Tony McCoy has had some success on Jered in the past and though his mount was well beaten in the Paddy Power here at Xmas he will have found that three miles testing his stamina. JAYO was a short-priced favourite when runner-up in this a year ago. He's on a 2lb higher mark now and looks to have been primed to perfection to go one better after a nice comeback over a trip too short at Fairhyouse. Stablemate Dooneys Gate ran well in the Topham at Aintree on his final start last year but may just need this, a remark that also applies to Askmeroe, unraced since a poor run on ground too fast at Aintree in May. Silent Creek ran well at Limerick recently and is at the right end of the handicap unlike Follow The Plan, a Grade 1 winner here in 2008 but arriving here on the back of two mishaps.
Rare Bob (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) In touch on inside, close up 4 out, weakened after next, 8th of 16, 20l behind Midnight Chase (11-3) at Cheltenham 3m 1f listed hcp chs (1) gd in Dec.
Follow The Plan (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Majestic Concorde (11-9) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Dec, 28 ran.
Dooneys Gate (IRE) 28-1 (11-3) In touch on inner, blundered 3 out, one pace, 4th of 27, 21l behind Always Waining (10-0) at Aintree 2m 5f lstd hcp chs (1) gs in Apr.
Jayo (FR) 14-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, good progress entering straight, 2nd 2 out, soon ridden and no chance with winner from last, kept on one pace under pressure, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Peak Raider (9-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f hcp chs sft in Dec.
Lenabane (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Prominent, raced towards outer and lost place from before 9th, lost touch from after 5 out, behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Elysian Rock (11-1) at Thurles 3m chs sft in Nov, 7 ran.
Jered (IRE) 22-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, some progress 3 out, 12th 2 out, no extra before last, 13th of 28, 33l behind Majestic Concorde (11-9) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Dec.
Paco Jack (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Held up, ridden into 5th 3 out, no extra in 7th 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 21l behind Bale O'shea (10-10) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Dec.
Venalmar 9-1 (10-7) Mid-division, 9th and ridden 3 out, soon no extra, pulled up before last, in a race won by Majestic Concorde (11-9) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Dec, 28 ran.
Organisedconfusion (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Towards rear, headway approaching straight, kept on from 2 out without threatening, 6th of 12, 13l behind Peak Raider (9-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f hcp chs sft in Dec.
Got Attitude (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Mid-division on inner, bad mistake 5th, no extra from 3 out, 17th of 28, well behind Majestic Concorde (11-9) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Dec.
Conem (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, 6th before straight, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 7l behind Questions Answered (9-11) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs sft in Dec.
Silent Creek (IRE) 5-1 (10-1) Soon tracked leaders, moderate 7th after 3 out, progress to lead approaching next, headed and carried left run-in, one pace, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Questions Answered (9-11) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs sft in Dec.
Askmeroe (IRE) 9-4 (11-5) Led until 1st, tracked leader, led 5th until 8th, ridden after 3 out, weakened 2 out, 3rd of 4, 36l behind Miss Sarenne (10-5) at Aintree 2m nov chs (4) gd in May.