Fernhurst Lad can race off a lower mark back over timber on his first start for Tony Martin. A maiden hurdle winner, he can go close on his return to action but SILVER SHUFFLE could have the edge on him after finishing a close-up fourth behind a subsequent winner over track and trip last month. He gets the nod to finally get off the mark over timber. Dancers Dilemma was placed in a maiden at Clonmel last month but found the competition too tough on his handicap bow at Naas and College Boy has a shout on his earlier fourth at Listowel. Bahati Boy opened his account in a maiden at Downpatrick in August while Tynaghs Trooper posted a better effort at Wexford last time.
Fernhurst Lad (IRE) 3-1fav (11-12) Soon close up and disputed lead, mistake 6th, soon led, clear from 5 out, reduced lead into straight, headed and no extra from before 2 out, dropped to 4th closing stages, 4th of 13, 18l behind Zekarya (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chase hvy in Jan.
Silver Shuffle (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, some headway in 8th entering straight, ridden in th before last and kept on well run-in, not reach principals, 4th of 15, 2l behind Top Spin (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gf in Oct.
Shesonlyahorse (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Always behind, niggled early to go pace, trailing and pushed along 3rd, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Rocky Wednesday (11-6) at Ballinrobe 2m hdl sft in Apr, 7 ran.
Dancers Dilemma (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Chased leaders and 6th halfway, pushed along in 4th entering straight and soon no extra, 10th of 15, 31l behind Baresi (10-13) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl in Oct.
College Boy (IRE) 9-2fav (11-1) Chased leaders, moderate 6th at 3rd, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 10th of 18, 30l behind Hurricane Ridge (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Oct.
Bahati Boy (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Held up, 5th from 2nd, 4th 5 out, headway to challenge and mistake 2 out, soon led and travelled best, ridden after last, kept on and tired slightly run-in, strongly pressed close home and just held on, won at Downpatrick 2m 5f mdn hdl gf in Aug beating Bowfinger (11-12) by nk, 6 ran.
The Hamptons (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, never a factor, no impression from 2 out, kept on one pace, 12th of 15, 18l behind Alpha And Omega (11-4) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Oct.
Blue Vic (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Always behind and trailing, pulled up before 6 out, in a race won by Darroun (11-10) at Tipperary 2m 7f beg chs gd in Oct, 9 ran.
Tynaghs Trooper (IRE) 8-1 (10-3) Settled behind leaders, towards rear halfway, good headway on inner into 3rd 4 out, pushed along 2 out, ridden to lead briefly entering straight, under pressure in 2nd before last where slight mistake, kept on same pace run-in and lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Sizing Australia (10-13) at Wexford 2m cond hcp hdl (80-109) sft in Oct.
Cave Artist (IRE) 11-1 (10-8) Mid-division, 7th halfway, no threat in straight, 8th of 12, 27l behind Clancy Strand (10-12) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Aug '12.
Mags Millar (IRE) 9-1 (10-10) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden in 4th entering straight, no extra and kept on one pace, 7th of 19, 16l behind Moon Prince (10-7) at Tipperary 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Oct.
Lord Rory (IRE) 28-1 (11-6) Waited with in rear of mid-division, progress 3 out, close up and every chance before next, no extra into straight, 8th of 12, 28l behind I Never Knew That (11-3) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in May.
Amala (IRE) 50-1 (10-4) Mid-division best, 8th before 5 out, soon no danger, 11th of 16, well behind Cherish The Pear (10-11) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl sft in May.