Glasson Lad never won a race under Rules for Ferdy Murphy but landed a point-to-point for new connections at Lingstown, while LOCH DARA has been very lightly raced and was making his debut under Rules when successful in a hunter chase at Wexford. He has a penalty to carry but beat a decent yardstick in Ibetellingyoualie so can follow up. Davyroy would almost certainly have won at Loughanmore in October but for falling at the last and made no mistake when scoring at Maralin last month. Mattara didn't manage to reach the first two in 22 starts under Rules but made a successful start in a point-to-point at Toomebridge while Ian Ferguson gets plenty of winners here and James, who has been quite impressive in his two point-to-point victories, looks a big threat.
Loch Dara (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway 4 out, soon ridden, mistake in 5th 2 out, headway to dispute lead at last, led run-in, kept on well under pressure, won at Wexford 2m 6f hnt chs sft in Nov beating Ibetellingyoualie (11-4) by 1l, 13 ran.
Davy From Milan (IRE) 5-2 (12-2) In tch til b mstk & ur 4th, in a race won by James (12-2) at Maralin 3m ire ptp in Nov, 15 ran.
Davyroy (IRE) Evens (12-2) Ww, gd prog 4out, eff to ld aftr 2out, easily, won at Maralin 3m ire ptp in Nov beating Kerrib Castle (11-6) by 4l, 16 ran.
Fergiethelegend (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Held up towards rear, slight mistake 4th, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 8th of 13, 14l behind Loch Dara (10-11) at Wexford 2m 6f hnt chs sft in Nov.
Festies Pride (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, weakened 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Carry Each Other (11-12) at Thurles 2m 5f beg chase hvy in Feb, 16 ran.
Glasson Lad (IRE) 6-4 (12-2) Ww, prog to ld 2out on inner, ro best, won at Lingstown 3m ire ptp gd in Nov beating Robber Baron (12-2) by 1l, 11 ran.
Harpor (IRE) 5-2 (12-2) Chsd ldrs in 3rd until 5th 5out, prog in 3rd well bef 2out until 2nd from 2out, 3l 2nd & no ch with wnr last, kow, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Tammys Hill (12-2) at Ballindenisk 3m ire ptp gd.
Highly Unlikely (IRE) 12-1 (12-2) Ld & disp, adv 2out, ko best from last, won at Maralin 3m ire ptp in Nov beating Leggy Lad (11-6) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
James (IRE) 4-1 (12-2) Ww in rr, steady prog from 4out, eff aftr 2out, easily ld last, row, won at Maralin 3m ire ptp in Nov beating Truckers Banquet (11-6) by 2 1/2l, 15 ran.
Kerrib Castle (IRE) 4-1 (11-6) Mid div, rdn & steady prog from 5out, eff to chall 2out, not get on terms with wnr but kow, 2nd of 13, 4l behind Chestnut Friar (11-11) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gd.
Mattara (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Prominent, not fluent 7th and reminder, not fluent 4 out, soon no extra, 10th of 16, 40l behind Harangue (12-2) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 in Aug.
Micks Benefit (IRE) 8-1 (12-2) Tr ldrs, gd prog to disp 3out, ld bef 2out, no ex bef last, 3rd of 16, 2l behind A Stray Shot (11-6) at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp sft.
Sam Cavallaro (IRE) 3-1 (12-2) Alw pr, tr ldrs in cl 4th 3out, not qckn late, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Boxing Along (12-2) at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp gd in Nov.