Dancers Dilemma won a Ballinrobe bumper in May and will have come on for a couple of recent runs on the Flat while Barrow Island, who has won four times on the level, is an interesting newcomer to hurdling. Mumbo Jumbo will attract support after a fine hurdling debut at Listowel where he just failed to hold off Ted Veale on very testing ground. He'll take some beating but this looks the day when CELTIC CALIN finally gets her reward. Jessica Harrington's mare has now run 13 times over timber without winning though she did manage to get her head in front at Downpatrick in August only to lose the race in the stewards' room. She's raced against strong opposition and her allowance can see her home this time. Fire Belt could prove best of the remainder.
Ballyroe Rambler (IRE) 6-4 (12-0) Rcd 4th/5th, cl up aftr 3out, on terms 2out but not qckn, ko onepce, 3rd of 13, 9l behind Serious Mixture (12-0) at Grennan 3m ire ptp gd in Nov.
Barrow Island (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Prominent, led halfway, ridden and headed under 2f out, weakened, 8th of 14, 6l behind Certerach (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Oct (flat).
Blimey O'Riley (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Mid-division, no extra from 3 out, 11th of 15, well behind Ballycasey (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f Amateur Maiden Hurdle (4yo+).
Dancers Dilemma (IRE) 4-6fav (12-0) Chased leaders, closer order under 2f out, challenged final furlong and eased ahead from over 100yds out, stayed on well, easily, won at Ballinrobe 2m N H flat gd in May beating Dale Street (11-7) by 2l, 16 ran.
Dutsdale Dawn (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, weakened from 4 out, 8th of 15, well behind Don Cossack (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Fire Belt (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, 4th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 10, 24l behind Speed Dial (10-7) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Monelissio (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Waited with towards rear, progress to chase leaders from 3 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from before straight, 5th of 10, 17l behind Kilavalley (11-12) at Galway 2m 5yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Mumbo Jumbo (IRE) 7-4fav (11-12) Made most, pressed and not fluent 2 out, headed before last, rallied and on terms with every chance run-in, just denied on line, 2nd of 16, ns behind Ted Veale (11-12) at Listowel 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Sep.
Raise The Beat 6-1 (11-12) Waited with, closed to track leaders 4 out, no impression in moderate 4th when fell 2 out, in a race won by Run 'n' Jump (11-0) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Aug, 22 ran.
The Bugler (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Waited with towards rear, moderate 7th into straight, closed in 5th 3 out, no impression from next, moderate 3rd and kept on same pace approaching last, 4th of 10, 16l behind Wingtips (11-9) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Time Travel 16-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, weakened before 3 out, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Mountain Heather (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs gd in Oct '10, 15 ran.
Wells China (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, 8th of 16, 36l behind Moscow Mannon (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Celtic Cailin (IRE) 10-1 (10-2) Mid-division, ridden into 6th 2 out, 2nd approaching last where slight mistake, no impression winner run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind King Of Queens (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl sft.