An interesting beginners event in which all eyes will be on BIG SECRET. A faller when in with a chance on his second start over fences at Tipperary in October, he was a long way clear at Thurles a couple of weeks ago when coming to grief at the last. He's a talented horse when getting his act together which hopefully will be today. Healys Bar's second to Noble Prince at Punchestown in October is comfortably the best form on view though he's struggled to retain that momentum and the ground could prove too testing. Uncle Junior has been making too many mistakes and may prefer further but one to definitely keep an eye on is Osirixamix, who was very well supported in the race at Thurles where Big Secret fell only to be withdrawn after being kicked at the start.
Big Secret 5-2 (11-12) Prominent, some quick jumps, led from 6 out, clear from 4 out, well clear and in command when fell last, in a race won by Just Friends (11-12) at Thurles 2m beg chase, 15 ran.
Foretto (GER) 33-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders on inner, 4th halfway, no extra approaching 2 out, 11th of 13, 25l behind Fool's Wildcat (10-13) at Leopardstown 2m Novice Handicap Hurdle (80-116) (4yo+) in Dec.
Healys Bar (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division on outer, headway before 2 out, close 4th entering straight, 3rd by-passing last, no impression and kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Rahan De Marcigny (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 1f beg chase sft.
Kilflora 20-1 (11-8) Mid-division, ridden and no impression before 3 out, 15th of 20, well behind Turner Brown (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 hvy.
Killary Bay (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Towards rear, no impression from 3 out, 8th of 17, 38l behind Ardglen (11-1) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 in Dec.
Koshere King (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Soon chased leader in 2nd, disputed from 5 out, took wrong course approaching 3 out, pulled up, in a race won by Drive On Jim (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy, 15 ran.
Like Your Style (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Towards rear, mistake 3rd, 9th but in touch entering straight, kept on one pace without threatening, 5th of 10, 11l behind Rahan De Marcigny (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 1f beg chase sft.
Marathon Leader (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Never better than mid-division, weakened from 4 out, 11th of 15, well behind Quito De La Roque (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chs in Dec.
Mick The Tooth (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway into 5th 4 out, ridden in 4th and no impression entering straight, weakened, 11th of 15, 49l behind Sam Adams (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f beg chase hvy.
Osirixamix (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Made all, edged clear from 2 out, mistake last, kept on well, comfortably, won at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Dec beating Fool's Wildcat (10-10) by 3l, 17 ran.
Outlaw Kid (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, headway to dispute lead 4th, headed approaching straight, soon ridden and no extra, last of 10, 36l behind Rahan De Marcigny (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 1f beg chase sft.
Pistol Jack (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Chased leaders early, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra before 3 out, weakened and tailed off, 9th of 15, well behind Drive On Jim (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy.
Uncle Junior (IRE) 15-8fav (11-9) Tracked leaders on inner, slight mistake 1st, slow 5 out and mistake 3 out, soon ridden, went moderate 3rd on outer entering straight, kept on one paced, 3rd of 16, 22l behind Roi Du Mee (11-7) at Limerick 2m 6f beg chs in Dec.
Yeoman (FR) 9-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 5th, left 3rd before 4 out, 2nd after 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 10l behind Ardglen (12-0) at Tramore 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.
False Messenger (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 4 out, 11th of 16, 48l behind For Bill (11-7) at Thurles 2m 6f mrs beg chs.
One Fine Morning 14-1 (11-0) Towards rear, no impression from 5 out, kept on same pace, 7th of 13, 43l behind Maryiver (11-4) at Tramore 2m 5f beg chs hvy in Dec.
Steady Ed (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Cl up, 6th 1/2way, b msk 6out, rddn & no response aftr 5out, bhnd when pu bef 4out, in a race won by Plan Of Action (12-0) at Kildorrery 3m ire ptp sft in Feb, 16 ran.
The Real Tyson (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression before 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 25l behind Sam Adams (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f beg chase hvy.
Prince Of Honour (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Mid-division best, weakened 5 out, tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Sam Adams (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f beg chase hvy.