Most of these enter the fray out of sorts including Zara, who was a disappointing beaten favourite at Thurles last week. Eddie Zero was also market leader when well beaten at Ballinrobe last May and hasn't been seen since while Goosing Around was beaten in a point-to-point in October and is making her handicap debut. Bad Cigar looks too high in the weights for what he's achieved so a chance is taken with MAD FOR ROAD. He was having just his third start over timber behind Money Spider at Punchestown and though well beaten he was impeded at a crucial stage before staying on. Paddy O Dee is much better over fences but runs here off a 24lb lower mark and with Mark Enright able to use his claim he looks the main threat.
Bad Cigar (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Waited with, closer in 5th after 3 out, struggling to get to leaders in 4th when not fluent 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 11l behind Goodtime Boy (11-0) at Limerick 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Goosing Around (IRE) 6-4 (11-7) Tr ldrs, 4th 1/2way, went 2nd 2out, on terms last, hdd and no extra run-in, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Breffni Gael (11-7) at Castletown-Geoghegan 3m ire ptp hvy in Oct.
Imperial Breeze (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Held up, 9th 4 out, moderate 7th after 3 out, no impression from next, 7th of 15, 42l behind Rating Queen (10-12) at Thurles 2m 2f cond hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov.
Monahans Girl (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Always behind, 10th of 14, well behind Ned Buntline (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Not For Changing (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 5th 4 out, ridden from 3 out, no impression, 7th of 16, 32l behind Moscow Mannon (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Powertakeoff (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, no extra from 4 out, weakened, tailed off, last of 8, well behind A Decent Excuse (11-7) at Naas 3m mdn hdl in Nov.
Let Me Fly (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, 8th of 10, 31l behind Speed Dial (10-7) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Dec.
Paddy O Dee 33-1 (9-8) Led until fell 5 out, in a race won by Jacksonslady (10-13) at Leopardstown 2m 1f hcp chs sft in Dec, 16 ran.
Whatdreamsrmadeof (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Prominent, 3rd halfway, 2nd after 4 out, ridden from 2 out, no extra early straight, weakened last, 5th of 16, 22l behind Happy New Year (10-5) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Dec.
Eddie Zero (IRE) 4-1fav (11-2) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4 out, lost place and no impression from after 2 out, kept on same pace, 7th of 15, 28l behind Turnonthegas (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.
Wells China (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Reluctant to line up and slowly away, towards rear, ridden into moderate 9th entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 48l behind Mumbo Jumbo (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Curraghroe Express (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Mid-division best, never a factor, 12th of 18, well behind Edeymi (10-7) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in Feb.
Zara (IRE) 11-4fav (11-1) Led, headed halfway but remained prominent, ridden and dropped to 4th early straight, soon no extra and lost another place run-in, 5th of 12, 18l behind Shanroe Society (10-10) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
Super Vic (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Towards rear, some headway from halfway, 7th approaching 2 out, kept on, 5th of 15, 18l behind Steel Park (10-11) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct '10.
Tom's Last Euro (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Soon mid-division, moderate 9th approaching 3 out, soon no impression, 10th of 18, 35l behind Doc Hollywood (11-4) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov.
Mad For Road (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, slightly hampered 4th, ridden in 5th and no impression after 2 out, kept on one pace to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 6, 23l behind Money Spider (10-3) at Punchestown 2m 3yo hdl hvy in Nov.