MARYIVER loves heavy ground and her front-running tactics soon had her rivals strung out at Tramore last time. She tired in the closing stages over that 2m5f but hasn't been overfaced by the assessor with a mark of 114 on her handicap debut. Second Glance has struggled from his new mark after scoring over the minimum at Cork in November and isn't certain to get the trip. That won't be a problem for Darling Harbour, a winner over 2m6f at Down Royal in November, though he looked a few pounds high in the weights on his only subsequent start at Naas earlier this month. Top weight Fen Game has done nothing in four starts over fences to suggest he would be good enough for this and Skeheenarinky's best form is over much further.
Fen Game (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 6th 3 out, ridden in moderate 4th entering straight, no extra, 5th of 15, 32l behind Quito De La Roque (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chs in Dec.
Maryiver (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Made all, jumped well, clear from 4 out, ridden and reduced advantage before 2 out, kept on well under pressure, won at Tramore 2m 5f beg chs hvy in Dec beating Bobs Display (11-7) by 1l, 13 ran.
Skeheenarinky (IRE) 5-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 6th 4 out, no extra and weakened, 7th of 10, well behind Tullintain (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 hvy.
Quiamo Malta (FR) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, no impression from 5 out, 10th of 15, well behind Torphichen (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 1f beg chs in Dec.
Second Glance (IRE) 9-4fav (10-11) Led, headed before 4th, dropped to 3rd after 3 out, soon ridden and no extra before last, 3rd of 4, 8l behind Majestic Oak (11-4) at Cork 2m hcp chs 0-130 sft.
Darling Harbour (FR) 8-1 (10-8) Led, headed before 5 out, ridden in close 3rd 2 out, soon no extra, 6th of 11, 16l behind Imaalhall (10-7) at Naas 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 sft.
Golden Alou (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Chased leaders on outer, 5th halfway, mistakes 4 out and 3 out, soon ridden and no extra, 6th of 15, 29l behind Slippers Percy (11-9) at Thurles 3m beg chase sft.
Wright Flyer (IRE) 25-1 (11-11) Soon tracked leaders, 3rd when slow jump 6 out, soon lost place and weakened, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Sweet My Lord (11-5) at Limerick 2m 3f hdl sft in Dec.
Parnell Street (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, left 3rd at 5th, 2nd from next, disputed lead 4 out, headed 2 out, one pace, 5th of 13, 4l behind Carrigmartin (11-12) at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109 sft in Nov.