SARABAD, runner-up in a Listed hurdle at Auteuil last year, has been a short-priced favourite in his three starts for Willie Mullins but been beaten in them all. He's attempted to make all each time and was a long way clear before being passed by Sizing Jo'Burg over 2m2f at Downpatrick last time and the shorter trip can enable him to get off the mark. Ciarans Oscar had shown nothing before a tremendous effort when narrowly beaten by Call Rog at Wexford. That was over 2m4f and this may prove too short so Theshowisover may prove more of a threat back on testing ground as he found good going too quick last time. Back Off Mate gave a hint of promise at Down Royal last time and there should be more to come though probably when tackling further.
Carhue (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Never better than mid-division, 8th of 16, 17l behind Blossom Gate (10-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Explosive Issues (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4f out, soon weakened quickly, 14th of 20, 39l behind Pay The King (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
Flying Acrobat (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace from 3 out, 9th of 18, 31l behind Pique Sous (11-12) at Thurles 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) in Oct.
Fourmilewater (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Ran loose before start, prominent, not fluent and weakened 4 out, tailed off, last of 18, well behind Playtime Ben (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Sep.
Icthec (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs, 4th 1/2way & mstk 4out, wknd in 9th aftr 3out, jumped right in rr 2out, last of 10, 30l behind Ash Rowe (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Lions Charge (USA) 50-1 (11-12) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 17th of 23, 47l behind Ted Dolly (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Aug.
Rolling Rocket (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Never better than mid-division, last of 20, well behind Snow Spell (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Theshowisover (IRE) 7-2fav (11-4) Chased leaders in 3rd, driven along and no extra 3 out, weakened, 8th of 16, 39l behind Ontheground (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Urban Desert (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Always behind, mistake 3rd, weakened 4 out, completely tailed off, last of 5, well behind Shrapnel (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl in Oct.
Back Off Mate (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Waited with, closer in 9th after 3 out, not fluent next, soon no impression, 7th of 14, 10l behind Art Of Logistics (11-9) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gs.
Ciarans Oscar (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders on inner, 5th halfway, 4th 2 out and headway to challenge when wandered about approaching last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Call Rog (11-2) at Wexford 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Courageous Cry (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 8th approaching straight, pushed along in 6th but well in touch when fell 2 out, in a race won by Bullet Street (11-9) at Limerick 2m cond mdn hdl hvy, 16 ran.
Sarabad (FR) 2-1fav (11-4) Led, strongly pressed 2 out and headed last, ridden and soon no impression on winner, no extra, 2nd of 9, 10l behind Sizing Jo'burg (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f 4yo mdn hdl sft.
Caradan (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Never a factor, 8th of 9, 21l behind Newmarket Story (9-10) at Cork 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul '11 (flat).
Mala Beach (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Mid-division on outer, 7th halfway, pushed along and no impression in 9th 2 out, 9th of 11, 32l behind Call Rog (11-2) at Wexford 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Zane Grey (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Mid-division, progress into 5th on outer 3f out, ran slightly wide off bend entering straight, no extra from 1 1/2f out, 7th of 13, 19l behind Some Article (10-6) at Punchestown 2m nhf gs in Apr.
Foolish Notions (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Mid-division, no extra from 3 out, 12th of 16, 28l behind Bullet Street (11-9) at Limerick 2m cond mdn hdl hvy.