Ephorus continues to go well despite climbing the weights and produced another fine effort when runner-up to Ghareer at Leopardstown on Sunday. He's been raised another 2lb for that run and may be in the handicapper's grip, a remark that also applies to Lucky Spring, who has struggled since scoring at Navan in December. The Buck is better over further so SENSATIONAL SEMA is given a tentative vote on his handicap debut as he has been noted making late headway on his last two starts in maiden company. Both he and Whatever Jacksays are point-to-point winners and the latter looks a threat as he has also shown ability in maidens and looks on a fair enough mark.
Ephorus (USA) 7-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, 9th 5 out, ridden into 7th entering straight, under pressure in 6th last, kept on well run-in to 2nd close home, 2nd of 15, 2 1/2l behind Ghareer (10-0) at Leopardstown 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 8Evens16 sft in Feb.
Who's Deal (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 6th after 3 out, soon no impression, 7th of 9, well behind Organisedconfusion (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 1f chs hvy in Feb.
King Keano (IRE) 11-8fav (11-0) In touch, chased leader approaching 6, switched right before 2 out, led and hung left approaching last where mistake, hard pressed flat, all out, won at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (4) gf in Jun '09 beating Alesandro Mantegna (10-8) by shd, 16 ran.
Lucky Spring (IRE) 11-1 (11-1) Mid-division, 8th after halfway, ridden after 4 out, no extra from next, 9th of 15, 37l behind Concrete And Clay (11-3) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 sft in Jan.
Sensational Sema (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 11th entering straight, kept on from 2 out without threatening, 8th of 22, 17l behind Johnny McGeeney (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Feb.
Hassanali (IRE) 14-1 (12-0) Always towards rear, pulled up before last, in a race won by Kalellshan (12-3) at Galway 2m 2f am hcp hdl 88-109 gf in Jul, 18 ran.
Ready To Rocknroll (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, no impression from 3 out, 7th of 11, 32l behind Ned Of The Hill (11-2) at Leopardstown 2m 2f hcp hdl 8Evens16 sft in Dec.
Carlowsantana (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Mid-division, 9th after halfway, no extra from 3 out, 10th of 19, 41l behind Benash (11-12) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Jan.
Pocket Reader 40-1 (11-9) Rear of mid-division throughout, never a factor, completely tailed off, 9th of 16, well behind Bayross (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f Maiden Hurdle (4-6yo) hvy in Jan.
Sky Captain (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Led, ridden and headed 3 out, soon no extra, 6th of 15, 28l behind Concrete And Clay (11-3) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 sft in Jan.
Rassi Maguire (IRE) 50-1 (11-6) Mid-division, 10th 3 out, no extra in straight, 14th of 22, 35l behind Johnny McGeeney (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Feb.
Whatever Jacksays (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Towards rear, pushed along into moderate 10th before straight, ran on without threatening, 4th of 18, 44l behind Down In Neworleans (11-9) at Clonmel 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) in Feb.
Soldier Bay 16-1 (11-10) Never a factor, 12th of 23, well behind Bold Present (10-9) at Navan 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Feb.
The Buck (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Mid-division, headway into 7th 3 out, ridden into 5th 2 out, kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 19, 6l behind Lascalahall (10-8) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Feb.
Islanmore (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Never better than mid-division, 9th of 17, well behind Magen's Star (11-7) at Clonmel 2m mrs nov hdl in Feb.
Career Move (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden and no impression before 3 out, kept on one pace straight, 10th of 19, 36l behind Lascalahall (10-8) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Feb.
Clan Music (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 11th of 15, well behind Glenstal Abbey (11-12) at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chs gd in Jul.
Karlu (GER) 33-1 (10-2) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 12th of 17, 31l behind Odonimee (10-0) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Feb.
Owennacurra Milan (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 2nd 3 out, soon ridden, disputed lead entering straight, headed and soon no impression, 5th of 16, 15l behind Stowaway Pearl (10-0) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Feb.
Lisagore Lady (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Chased leaders on outer, 7th halfway, no threat in straight, 7th of 14, 21l behind Apache Drums (11-0) at Navan 2m 3yo mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Carra Coranna (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) Rear of mid-division, closer in 8th 3 out, kept on same pace straight, 6th of 18, 33l behind Crash (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Feel Good Factor 20-1 (10-12) Led, ridden and headed after 3 out, soon no impression, 8th of 18, 19l behind Ach Aye Surely (11-2) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in May.
Beta Blocker 16-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, 4th 4 out, ridden from next, no impression, 10th of 16, 33l behind Stowaway Pearl (10-0) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Feb.