THE PAPARRAZI KID will be at short odds for this and should lose his maiden tag over timber. A winning bumper, he's travelled well in his last two races over hurdles without finding much at the finish but came up against a potentially useful type in Anonis at Leopardstown last time. Golden Plan will be no pushover judged on his victory in a point at Tattersalls Farm early last month and a winning start under Rules in a Tramore bumper on New Year's Eve. He's the one to be on if the favourite comes up short as the remainder will need to find some improvement to trouble the principals with winning point-to-pointer Hard Bought possibly the best of them after a battling victory at Lisronagh.
Another Rebel (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Soon led, headed into straight, 3rd 3 out, 5th and no extra from next, kept on same pace, 6th of 17, 30l behind Midnight Oil (11-10) at Cork 2m mdn hdl.
Ballymonteen Wood (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Prominent, not fluent 2nd, on terms into straight, 2nd 3 out, dropped to 6th and no impression from 2 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 17, 22l behind Midnight Oil (11-10) at Cork 2m mdn hdl.
Balynaclash Warior (IRE) 33-1 (12-0) Prominent, struggling from before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 10th of 14, 48l behind Golantilla (11-5) at Cork 2m N H flat.
Canon Sheehan (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders on inner, 7th halfway, no threat from 3 out, 10th of 15, well behind Ballycasey (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f Amateur Maiden Hurdle (4yo+) in Dec.
Clay Boy (IRE) 14-1 (12-0) Always towards rear, no impression from 6f out, completely tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Pumbaa (11-6) at Limerick 2m nhf hvy in Dec.
Coolnagorna Giggs (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, slight mistake 3rd, reminders in 7th halfway, driven along in 9th approaching 3 out, no threat from 2 out and kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 34l behind Way Up In The Air (11-5) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Davy From Milan (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Ld/disp, ld 4out, jnd 3out & 2nd 2out, disp with ev ch bef last until no ex flat & held final 50 yards, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Final Gift (12-0) at Killeagh 3m ire ptp sft.
Fitzcarraldo 33-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, niggled along before 6 out, slow jump next, ridden after 4 out, soon no extra, 12th of 17, well behind Midnight Oil (11-10) at Cork 2m mdn hdl.
Golden Plan (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Soon chased leaders, closer order from over 3f out, challenged going well and on terms over 2f out, in front 1 1/2f out, stayed on well to draw clear inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Tramore 2m ldy N H flat hvy in Dec beating Silverpockets (11-2) by 6l, 10 ran.
Hard Bought (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Pr & ld, ev ch on terms 2out, ko best last, row, won at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp hvy in Dec beating Brighton Road (12-0) by hd, 12 ran.
Lord Orphan (FR) 12-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 6th before straight, soon weakened, completely tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Way Up In The Air (10-7) at Cork 2m N H flat hvy in Nov.
The Paparrazi Kid (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Always prominent, 2nd from before 3 out, close up travelling well 2 out, improved to lead when not fluent last, soon headed, kept on same pace under pressure, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Anonis (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Indeschemeofthings (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Prominent, led 2nd, headed and no extra entering straight, 5th of 10, 24l behind Goodtime Boy (11-0) at Limerick 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Kincora (IRE) Brian Boru gelding out of Rock On Girl.