After a promising bumper debut here, Quickpick Vic started odds-on for a similar event at Limerick but found Pumbaa too strong. Winning point-to-pointer GIRL IN BLUE ploughed through the Limerick mud to land a bumper last month and with those conditions prevailing here she can make a winning debut over timber. Captain Lob ran well on his only start over timber back in May and has been confined to bumpers subsequently while Davyroy showed a bit of promise on his hurdling debut here on New Year's Day.
Captain Lob (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway into 4th 5f out, ridden and no extra 3f out, 8th of 15, 16l behind Mullaghanoe River (11-10) at Leopardstown 2m 4f N H flat sft in Dec.
Coolnagorna Giggs (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, slight mistake 3rd, reminders in 7th halfway, driven along in 9th approaching 3 out, no threat from 2 out and kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 34l behind Way Up In The Air (11-5) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Davyroy (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, r5th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 5th of 16, 10l behind King Of Firth (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Garuda Flyer (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, led from 5f out, joined over 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon no extra, 9th of 10, well behind Golden Plan (11-7) at Tramore 2m ldy N H flat hvy in Dec.
Hallstown Lad (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Never better than mid-division, 9th of 12, 40l behind Carsonstown Bridge (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy.
Quickpick Vic (IRE) 4-7fav (12-0) Held up in rear, closer order 6f out, much closer in 3rd 3f out, ridden from 2f out, no impression on winner and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Pumbaa (11-6) at Limerick 2m nhf hvy in Dec.
Definite Daly (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Towards rear, pushed along 5th, never a factor, 13th of 16, well behind Mister Hotelier (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Girl In Blue (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Soon tracked leaders, in front over 6f out, joined and marginally headed approaching straight, soon back in front and clear from over 2f out, stayed on well, reduced lead and holding on at the finish, won at Limerick 2m mrs N H flat hvy in Dec beating Young Ambition (10-13) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Takemeandbreakme (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, lost place 3 out, soon no impression, 12th of 16, well behind Mister Hotelier (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Carrow Queen (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Towards rear, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2f out, 6th of 8, 23l behind Prideofthecastle (11-9) at Limerick 2m N H flat hvy in Dec.