MUZAK is no youngster and has been chasing but he's a decent hurdler and looks well enough treated to score again as he's just 6lb higher than for an easy win at Galway in August. Happy New Year has returned to form though has gone up in the weights without winning but Monelissio looks more of a threat. He won a maiden over the minimum trip at Down Royal before a fine run at Sligo where he just failed to catch Personal Shopper over a slightly shorter trip than this with Paco Jack behind. Moscow Storm looked a few pounds high in the weights at Naas after landing a Roscommon maiden.
Moscow Storm (IRE) 11-2 (11-6) Towards rear, never a factor, moderate 7th entering straight, kept on one pace to go 4th on line, 4th of 9, 14l behind Beau Michael (10-13) at Naas 2m 3f hdl in Aug.
See Double You (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Slowly away and always behind, ridden and no impression before 3 out, 15th of 17, well behind Fiery Oscar (11-4) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 sft.
Truckin All Night (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Prominent, no extra and kept on same pace from 2 out, 10th of 21, 27l behind Living Next Door (10-10) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Apr.
Sligo Publican (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Always towards rear, no impression 4 out, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Roman Numeral (9-8) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Mar.
Courageous Cry (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Rear of mid-division, ridden into 11th and no impression entering straight, soon no extra, 10th of 17, 26l behind Fiery Oscar (11-4) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 sft.
Ancient Days (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, 4th 3 out, soon ridden, weakened straight, 10th of 22, 26l behind Acapulco (11-4) at Punchestown 3m Handicap Hurdle (95-130) (4yo+) hvy in Apr.
Bale O'shea (IRE) 16-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, no extra after 3 out, weakened, 14th of 25, well behind Jetson (10-9) at Leopardstown 3m hcp hdl sft in Dec '11.
Gudnis Gracious Me (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Led, headed 6th and 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th 3 out and soon no extra, weakened, 8th of 10, well behind Sherika (9-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4f Mares Handicap Hurdle (80-116) (4yo+) sft in Dec.
Happy New Year (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Led, headed before 2 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, under pressure in 5th last, kept on again run-in, shared 4th on line, 4th of 25, 4l behind Beau Michael (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Hurdle (95-123) (4yo+) sft in Apr.
Monelissio (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden before 2 out, stayed on to press winner last, kept on, no extra close home, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Personal Shopper (10-1) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Paco Jack (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Held up behind leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 4th 3 out, ridden and no impression 2 out, 4th of 8, 20l behind Personal Shopper (10-1) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Blazing Sonnet (IRE) 7-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, no impression from before 2 out, kept on same pace, 7th of 14, 26l behind Byerley Babe (11-0) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 in Mar.
Muzak (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Led, ridden and challenged 2 out, kept on, narrowly headed after last, no extra close home, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Living Next Door (11-11) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 sft.
Friendly Society (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Never a factor, behind when pulled up after 8th, in a race won by Bangonform (11-0) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Aug, 11 ran.
Realta Rathcabhain (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Soon chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 4th 3 out, ridden 2 out, under pressure in 3rd last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 20, 2 1/4l behind Blue Vic (10-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jun.
Girlie'sdream (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Held up behind leaders, moderate 4th halfway, closer in 5th after 5 out, headway into 3rd 3 out, ridden to dispute briefly approaching 2 out, 2nd and no extra entering straight, kept on same pace, lost 2nd on line, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Chiltern Hills (11-3) at Sligo 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft.