SWEET MY LORD can hardly be described as a safe conveyance having falling in two of his four starts over timber but his overall form, particularly when runner-up to Askanna at Punchestown last month, looks good enough for this. Wilde Wit Pleasure has been a disappointment over hurdles and fences since his maiden success last November though he's generally taken on decent company while Ferris Bueller will need to step up a gear from his narrow success at Punchestown to trouble the selection. Special Token was well supported to make a winning return in a Cork handicap in October but ran a shocker and finished tailed off. He's better than that and will enjoy the testing conditions.
Wilde Wit Pleasure (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Chased leader in 2nd, 3rd approaching 3 out, soon no extra, weakened, 12th of 16, 13l behind Asigh Pearl (10-4) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl sft.
Wright Flyer (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, weakened from 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Colls Corner (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f nov hcp chs (0-116) sft in Feb, 13 ran.
Ferris Bueller 33-1 (11-4) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd after 2 out, progress to dispute lead inside final furlong, led near line, won at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Oct beating Lean Times (11-12) by hd, 13 ran.
Sweet My Lord (FR) 10-3 (10-10) Held up towards rear, smooth headway after 3 out, 3rd after 2 out, close 2nd travelling best entering straight, ridden to challenge when not fluent last, kept on without threatening winner run-in, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Askanna (10-4) at Punchestown 2m 6f hdl in Nov.
Special Token (IRE) 4-1fav (11-3) Tracked leaders, weakened from 4 out, 11th of 16, well behind The Buck (9-12) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Oct.
Miss Hilliers (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division, weakened 4 out, completely tailed off, 24th of 30, well behind Araucaria (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Tingamajig (IRE) 50-1 (10-4) Towards rear, dropped behind when mistake 4 out, 7th of 8, well behind Knockfierna (11-5) at Cork 2m mrs nov hdl sft.