Dessie Hughes must be despairing of getting a chase victory out of STONEMASTER, four times a winner over timber but yet to score in 13 outings over the bigger obstacles. He's thoroughly exposed now and doesn't have much in the way of pace but this is his easiest opportunity to date and that elusive first victory should be his. Raajih was behind him over this track and trip last month and fell in the race won by Playtime Ben at Wexford where the selection finished runner-up. He can prove a threat if getting his jumping together while Present Potential has plenty of scope and it was over hurdles where he fell at Roscommon after a very narrow defeat over fences at Wexford. Castle Fall's won twice between the flags and showed his first sign of ability under Rules at Limerick when last seen in October.
Castle Fall's (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway into 6th 5 out, 5th 3 out, ridden in 4th and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 4th of 16, 20l behind Sraid Padraig (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs sft in Oct.
Charlie Swift (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Soon chased leaders, brought down 4 out (normal 5 out), in a race won by Playtime Ben (11-7) at Wexford 3m 1f beg chase gf, 13 ran.
Eirland (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Waited with, poor 9th approaching 4 out, ridden into moderate 5th and hampered last, kept on without threatening run-in, 4th of 14, 28l behind Absolutlyfantastic (11-6) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f beg chs gf in May '12.
Happy Tobe Here (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Waited with, moderate 6th and no impression from before 3 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 40l behind Tom Horn (11-12) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f beg chase gf in Jun.
Im Cool Too (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Mid-division, took wrong course after 5th and turned, rejoined tailed off, always behind, completely tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Arabella Boy (11-4) at Punchestown 3m crs cntry chs (5yo+) hvy in Nov.
Present Potential (IRE) 9-1 (10-8) Chased leaders on outer and 6th halfway, ridden along 10th and trailing 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Landero (11-5) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl gf, 16 ran.
Refused A Name 20-1 (11-4) Prominent and tracked leader in 2nd, driven along approaching straight and no extra after 3 out, weakened, 10th of 18, 38l behind All Or Now (11-0) at Roscommon 2m 4f Conditional Maiden Hurdle (6yo+) gf.
Stonemaster (IRE) 11-4 (11-12) Soon tracked leaders, not go with principals from 4 out, chased winner approaching straight, closed from before last, kept on without ever looking like getting there run-in, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Playtime Ben (11-7) at Wexford 3m 1f beg chase gf.
Tom's Last Euro (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, lost touch with leader from halfway and moderate 5th entering straight, soon no extra, 12th of 17, 39l behind Sweetheart Susan (11-1) at Roscommon 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Doesheeverstop (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, ridden early straight and no impression from over 2f out, dropped to moderate 4th near line, 4th of 18, 24l behind Rally (11-7) at Roscommon 2m 4f N H flat gf.
Raajih 8-1 (11-6) Soon settled towards rear, brought down 4 out (normal 5 out), in a race won by Playtime Ben (11-7) at Wexford 3m 1f beg chase gf, 13 ran.
Monks Return (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders until no extra and pulled up before 4 out (normal 5 out), in a race won by Ballyhampshire Man (11-5) at Wexford 3m 1f beg chase gf, 15 ran.
Nearly A Dream (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, 11th early, no impression 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 15, well behind Ballyhampshire Man (11-5) at Wexford 3m 1f beg chase gf.
Our Ned (IRE) 3-1 (11-9) Alws pr, ld from 4out, easily, won at Ballysteen 3m ire ptp gd in Apr beating Finish The Story (11-4) by 15l, 6 ran.
The Three Colleens (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 9th of 15, well behind Weslife (11-7) at Galway 2m 6f beg chs sft in Sep.
Theboyschoice (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, 12th of 16, 39l behind Rodeo Rocket (11-6) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.