BELL WEIR is a progressive type who landed a Cork bumper last month before a fine debut over timber at Tramore where he may have won but for a mistake at the last. He gets the vote in an open maiden in which Time Please is just one of several dangers. He looked certain to win at Limerick last month only to hang in the closing stages through inexperience. Another Charm won a Galway bumper in August but hasn't run on ground this testing so Silverpockets may prove more of a threat as she was staying on very strongly in a Tramore bumper last time. Curvacious was behind the selection at Cork but has since run well when attempting to make all over slightly further at Limerick and winning point-to-pointer Mac Idol ran her best race so far over hurdles in very heavy ground at Tramore on New Year's Eve.
Bobby's Last (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, weakened before 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Mallowney (10-11) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jul, 13 ran.
Brave Glen (IRE) Persian Brave gelding out of Mulligans Glen.
Firstiheardofit (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Mid-division, ridden in 11th and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 9th of 18, well behind Blissful Moment (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Fort Carson (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Prominent, lost place 4f out, no impression in moderate 6th 3f out, 6th of 8, well behind Fade In (11-0) at Limerick 2m 2f N H flat hvy in Dec.
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.
Rafi De Triana (FR) 40-1 (11-5) Always behind, tailed off from 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Anonis (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Dec, 10 ran.
Snowell (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Mid-division, weakened 4 out, 20th of 23, well behind Captain Arceus (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Zane Grey (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Prominent, 4th after 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before next, 6th of 15, 40l behind Waydownsouth (11-12) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Bell Weir 8-1 (11-5) Soon chased leaders, 5th after 3 out, 2nd and challenged approaching last where mistake, stayed on well closing stages without quite getting to winner, 2nd of 15, nk behind Waydownsouth (11-12) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Betheholyman (IRE) Alkaadhem gelding out of Cush Na Mhan.
Thundering Steel (IRE) 25-1 (11-10) Always towards rear, 13th of 17, well behind Midnight Oil (11-10) at Cork 2m mdn hdl.
Time Please (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Waited with, closer in 6th after 3 out, challenged in 2nd 2 out, led last, drifted about a bit run-in and headed closing stages, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Goodtime Boy (11-0) at Limerick 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Another Charm (IRE) 7-2 (11-6) Held up towards rear, ridden in moderate 6th 3f out, no impression, 5th of 7, 31l behind Annie Power (11-1) at Wexford 2m mrs N H flat sft in Aug.
Clarabunda (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Never better than mid-division, 11th of 16, well behind Somedaysomehow (10-8) at Fairyhouse 2m mares mdn hdl in Oct.
Curvacious (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Led and disputed, headed before 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 11l behind Caoimhe's Delight (11-0) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
K T Molly (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Caoimhe's Delight (11-0) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Mac Idol (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Soon mid-division, no impression in 6th before 2 out, kept on without threatening under pressure, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Chasing Shadows (10-8) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Silverpockets (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Waited with, closer in 6th over 3f out, 4th over 2f out, no impression under pressure 1 1/2f out, kept on, 2nd of 10, 6l behind Golden Plan (11-7) at Tramore 2m ldy N H flat hvy in Dec.
The Muddy Hill (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 10th after 4 out, soon no extra, 14th of 17, well behind Midnight Oil (11-10) at Cork 2m mdn hdl.
Celtic Passion (IRE) 100-1 (10-10) Always behind, never a factor, completely tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Un Atout (11-7) at Naas 2m nh nov hdl hvy.
Testoftime (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) In rear, some progress 3 out, no impression, 12th of 16, well behind King Of Firth (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Station Closed (IRE) Kutub mare out of Laser Supreme.
Bar Stool Bob (IRE) 9-4 (11-7) Twrds rr until prog bef 4th to disp aftr 4th, ld from 6th, hdd aftr 4out, ld bef last, went on flat, snugly, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Dec beating Line D'aois (11-7) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.