JAMSIE HALL has been in fine form over fences, scoring at Aintree in October, so the fact that he can revert to hurdles on a 27lb lower mark suggests he's well up to landing this. Dream Crusher won a point-to-point by 15l than a handicap hurdle at Thurles by 10l so it's hardly surprising he's been handed a 14lb rise. However, he's only a five-year-old and still has time on his side so should get into the frame if he gets a run from his reserve spot. Not For Burning has been running well but is 12lb higher than his victory at Listowel in June and Father Jack appeared to struggle over this course and distance last time after scoring over 2m4f here.
Baracas (FR) 20-1 (10-1) Chased leaders until brought down 6 out, in a race won by The Crafty Butcher (11-2) at Gowran Park 3m in Oct, 16 ran.
Leblon (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Close up, ridden 3 out, soon lost place and no impression, 7th of 12, 9l behind Questions Answered (10-7) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl in Nov.
Malt Gem (IRE) 15-2 (11-0) Waited with towards rear, no impression approaching 2 out, 13th of 14, well behind Viaduct Joey (10-9) at Galway 2m 6f hcp hdl 8Evens30 hvy in Oct.
Bangonform (IRE) 16-1 (10-3) Soon mid-division, brought down 6 out, in a race won by The Crafty Butcher (11-2) at Gowran Park 3m in Oct, 16 ran.
Annie Oakley (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Chased leader, led approaching 2nd, headed 2 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra before last, 5th of 7, 16l behind Glens Melody (11-2) at Leopardstown 2m 2f mares Listed nov hdl (1) in Jan.
Harold's Cross (AUS) 25-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd when fell 5th, in a race won by Tabhachtach (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Oct, 17 ran.
Jamsie Hall (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Towards rear, some progress and ridden 3 out, 9th 2 out, no impression, 10th of 20, 18l behind Cootamundra (10-2) at Navan 3m hcp chs 0-150 in Nov.
Good Fella (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) In rear, trailing from 3rd, pulled up before 5th, in a race won by Dont Back Down (11-1) at Punchestown 3m hcp chs 0-123 gf in May, 14 ran.
Miss Xian (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, ridden and no extra entering straight, 13th of 16, 23l behind Mrs Mac Veale (10-13) at Naas 2m mares hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Nov.
Cool Oscar (IRE) 4-1fav (10-10) Always towards rear, hampered on bend after 8th, no threat from 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Truckin All Night (11-3) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Oct.
Not For Burning (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Soon mid-division, improved to be close up 8th, led before straight, pressed from before last, stayed on well run-in, headed close home, 2nd of 16, nk behind Not For Changing (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Nov.
Pencilhimin (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Soon mid-division, improved to track leaders before straight, no extra 2 out, 5th of 16, 23l behind Not For Changing (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Nov.
Lord Of Isenay (FR) 11-4fav (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along approaching 3 out and no impression in 5th after 2 out, no extra in straight, 7th of 15, 15l behind Presenting Beara (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
Andiamos (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Towards rear, slight mistake 3rd, pushed along in 12th entering straight, kept on one pace from 2 out without troubling leaders, 8th of 22, 13l behind Pint Of Porter (9-10) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
Father Jack (IRE) 9-4fav (11-2) Soon mid-division, 7th halfway, no impression and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 5th of 13, 10l behind Boss Croaker (10-9) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Nov.
Mini Vic (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Chased leaders and 7th halfway, pushed along when not fluent 3 out and no impression in 8th entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 13l behind Presenting Beara (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
Dream Crusher (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Settled in mid-division, progress 4 out and went 2nd before straight, led approaching 2 out and soon clear, stayed on well, comfortably,, won at Thurles 2m 6f cond hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov beating Bank Bonus (11-2) by 10l, 17 ran.
Baily Dusk (IRE) 13-8fav (10-10) Soon led, joined 2 out, narrowly headed when left clear last, stayed on well run-in,, won at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 gd in Nov beating Tico (11-5) by 8l, 12 ran.
Knock Beauty (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 2nd 4 out, soon ridden, weakened before straight, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Lord Alfie (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 gs in Apr, 20 ran.