Five Point Plan should have more to give but makes his handicap debut with a big weight and it's difficult to see him conceding a stone, which includes Mark Enright's claim, to SHERIKA. Grainne O'Connor's mare didn't have much to do to score at Gowran but did it in good style and this doesn't look any tougher despite an 8lb rise. Thepartysover has been gradually dropping to a reasonable mark and ran much better over the C&D last time when The Sneezer made too many mistakes and finished behind. Special Token is better over fences but can race from a 19lb lower mark and has to be respected.
Five Point Plan (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Always behind, 14th of 18, well behind Touch The Eden (11-12) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
The Sneezer (IRE) 13-2 (11-5) Chased leader in 2nd, 3rd and ridden after 3 out, no extra from early straight, weakened, finished 6th and placed 5th, 5th of 10, 17l behind Liszt (11-6) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov.
Special Token (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Led, strongly pressed and headed entering straight, no impression in 4th when mistake last, weakened, 6th of 15, 14l behind Fever Pitch (11-8) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116.
Thepartysover 25-1 (10-10) Chased leader in 4th, 3rd halfway and went 2nd 3 out, challenged briefly entering straight but soon no impression on winner, kept on one pace, 2nd of 10, 6l behind Liszt (11-6) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov.
Sherika (IRE) 13-8fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, headway 3 out and challenged next, led before last and stayed on well to draw clear run-in, won at Gowran Park 2m 4f Mares Handicap Hurdle (80-116) (4yo+) sft beating The Blarney Rose (10-1) by 6l, 10 ran.
Moving On (IRE) 25-1 (11-10) Rear of mid-division, moderate 8th approaching straight, no extra from 2 out, 7th of 14, 41l behind Happy New Year (11-6) at Limerick 2m 5f am hcp hdle 80-95 hvy in Nov.
I'lltelimar King (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Soon led, headed before 4 out, soon no extra, 16th of 20, well behind Latin Connection (11-5) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 gs in Nov.
Forjoethepainter (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Rear of mid-division for most, never a factor, 9th of 13, 44l behind Followmeuptocarlow (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov.
Quigleys Express (IRE) 28-1 (10-6) In rear, some progress from 3 out, ridden in moderate 8th next, kept on one paced, 7th of 19, 14l behind Misca Musca (10-11) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov.
Cheap As Chips (IRE) 100-1 (10-2) Held up and took keen hold, went 3rd before halfway, no extra and dropped to moderate 6th before 3 out, weakened, 5th of 7, well behind Reine Angevine (11-2) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo nov hdl hvy in Nov.
Erins Lady (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs in 3rd until 2nd 5out, 5th & wknd from 4out, bhnd when pu bef 2out, in a race won by Takemetotheisland (12-0) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp sft in Jun, 17 ran.