PRESWELL LAD doesn't win very often but is running well enough to gain his second success over timber. He scored over fences at Tramore before a fine effort over hurdles here when runner-up to Miss Xian and can go one better. Caballo De Marcus produced a much-improved effort when runner-up in a Limerick maiden last time but hasn't been done any favours for his handicap debut. Get Off The Stage has threatened to win a race on a few occasions without actually getting there but Shattered Dream hasn't shown enough in maidens to suggest he can make a winning handicap debut.
Maccas Lad (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 5th 3 out, soon ridden and no extra, 5th of 17, 30l behind Jennies Jewel (11-2) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl.
Bonifacio (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Waited with towards rear, 9th approaching 5 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 7th of 12, 16l behind Dazzlers Day (10-9) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Dec.
Caballo De Marcus (USA) 9-1 (10-13) Tracked leader in 2nd, took keen hold, led 4 out, ridden and strongly pressed early straight, kept on well under pressure from before last, no extra and headed final strides, 2nd of 9, hd behind Living Next Door (11-4) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Get Off The Stage (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Soon towards rear, progress from before straight, moderate 6th 2 out, soon no impression, kept on without threatening, 3rd of 15, 5l behind Backinthere (11-7) at Cork 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 9-109.
Ocean Bright (USA) 16-1 (11-8) Soon chased leaders, 7th before halfway, no impression and kept on same pace from after 4 out, 9th of 15, 48l behind Backinthere (11-7) at Cork 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 9-109.
Julie Prince (IRE) 22-1 (10-7) Towards rear, headway 2 out and close 6th early straight, ridden and no impression run-in, 5th of 14, 8l behind Flying Light (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m nov hcp hdl sft in Dec.
Shattered Dream (IRE) 11-4 (11-8) Led, bad mistake and joined from 4 out, 2nd approaching straight, no extra in 3rd from before 2 out, 3rd of 10, 33l behind Kilcrea (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Whosaidso (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, no impression straight, 12th of 15, 32l behind Thepartysover (10-11) at Naas 2m cond hcp hdl (80-109).
Its All Hush Hush (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 8th halfway, fell 5 out, in a race won by Klepht (11-12) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs gd in Oct, 14 ran.
Volkis O'blue (FR) 5-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, fell 5th, in a race won by Ballyquin Queen (11-7) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec, 10 ran.
Yachvili (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Waited with towards rear, niggled along approaching 4 out, no extra from before next and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Miss Xian (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy, 9 ran.
Eddie Zero (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Towards rear, went moderate 8th before 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, moderate 4th and kept on from last, 4th of 15, 13l behind Whatdreamsrmadeof (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy.
In The Haven (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, moderate 4th after 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before next, 4th of 9, 23l behind High Desert (11-12) at Tramore 2m beg chase hvy.
Preswell Lad (IRE) 4-1 (10-5) Keen hold, held up towards rear, closed to chase leaders before straight, kept on under pressure without quite getting to principals closing stages, dead-heated for 3rd but promoted to a share of 2nd, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Miss Xian (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy.
Premier Steel (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, slight mistake 3rd, 6th halfway, no extra 4 out and weakened, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Shanroe Society (10-10) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95.