These are a moderate bunch and mainly out of form. The betting may tell us more but Hello Louie should give us a good run after a fine effort over a slightly longer trip here last time where he faded in the closing stages. Serra Nova ran well at Limerick though she's still 7lb higher than for her only success over hurdles and Easy Vic continues to disappoint after being disqualified from first at Limerick in May - he's been a beaten favourite on several occasions. Hold Em Cowboy didn't enjoy the fast conditions at Fairyhouse in October and can do better while Shantalla is much better over fences though he's rated accordingly and could get into the frame. KILLEEN ELEGANCE is the least experienced of these but made a very encouraging handicap debut behind Presenting Beara at Punchestown last month and won't need to improve much to gain her first success.
Appletime (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, close 2nd 3 out, soon ridden, dropped to 5th 2 out, no extra, 6th of 14, 13l behind Go Paddy Go (11-3) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
Hold Em Cowboy (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Mid-division, not fluent 3rd, dropped towards rear when hampered 6th, behind when slight mistake 3 out, completely tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Top Spin (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gf in Oct.
Hello Louie (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, headway approaching straight and disputed lead 3 out, mistake next and headed before last when carried right, no extra under pressure run-in and dropped to 4th, 4th of 22, 4l behind Pint Of Porter (9-10) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
City of Doral 20-1 (10-6) Rear of mid-division, 10th 3 out, soon ridden, kept on one paced on outer straight, 6th of 17, 8l behind Glenconkeyne (11-0) at Galway 2m 2f in Aug.
Pep Talk (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Waited with, moderate 8th approaching 5 out, soon no impression, kept on, 6th of 14, well behind Sizing Sahara (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl sft in May.
Vivaldi (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 6th at 5th, dropped towards rear 4 out, behind next, 15th of 16, well behind Not For Changing (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Nov.
Volt Sun (FR) 10-1 (10-5) Led, joined 8th, headed 3 out, weakened, 14th of 16, well behind Not For Changing (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Nov.
Regal Athlete (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, stumbled badly on landing 4 out and soon dropped towards rear, pulled up before next, in a race won by Presenting Beara (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov, 15 ran.
Serra Nova (IRE) 5-1 (11-6) Mid-division, 8th halfway, pushed along into 5th after 3 out, ridden to challenge entering straight, under pressure in 3rd 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind La Femme Blanche (10-8) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov.
Seancill Oir (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Disputed early, soon chased clear leader in 2nd, closed 3 out and slight mistake, ridden entering straight, no extra in 3rd last, kept on same pace, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 16, 6l behind Mrs Mac Veale (10-13) at Naas 2m mares hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Nov.
Easy Vic (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Held up, 9th at 5th, improved to track leaders from 3 out, kept on same pace under pressure from before last, 4th of 13, 8l behind Boss Croaker (10-9) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Nov.
Gold Not Silver (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, ridden in 5th 3 out, kept on same pace from before last, 4th of 13, 9l behind Director's Forum (11-7) at Punchestown 2m nov hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
Shantalla (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Held up, headway into 5th 3 out, ridden in 3rd 2 out, no extra last, kept on one pace run-in, 3rd of 14, 14l behind Golden Ticket (11-5) at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109 in Nov.
Waterloo Sunrise (IRE) 16-1 (9-11) Mid-division, headway to lead at 6th, ridden and strongly pressed 2 out, headed at last, no extra run-in, 4th of 14, 5l behind Go Paddy Go (11-3) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
Brave Glen (IRE) 66-1 (11-9) Rear of mid-division for most, ridden and no impression entering straight, 13th of 20, 29l behind The Tullow Tank (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Catcher On Themoon (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, no impression before 5 out, 12th of 16, well behind Bendanella (11-4) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Financially Loose (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Mid-division, ridden and no extra 5 out, weakened, 14th of 16, well behind Bendanella (11-4) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Killeen Elegance (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Rear of mid-division and 10th halfway, pushed along after 4 out and 6th entering straight, no impression in 4th before last and kept on same pace into 3rd run-in, 3rd of 15, 7l behind Presenting Beara (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
La Femme Blanche (IRE) 8-1 (10-2) Soon mid-division, pushed along briefly after 5th, 9th approaching 3 out, no extra from before straight, 9th of 13, 42l behind Emily Gray (11-2) at Gowran Park 2m 4f in Nov.
Spider Baby (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Mid-division, jumped slowly 7th and 8th and pushed along, 8th approaching 3 out, no extra in 7th approaching straight, 6th of 13, 30l behind Emily Gray (11-2) at Gowran Park 2m 4f in Nov.
Try It Sometime (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 7th 4 out, soon no extra, 9th of 16, 46l behind Bendanella (11-4) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Valley Of Stars (IRE) 11-1 (10-8) Soon mid-division, no extra in 9th from before straight, 9th of 16, 46l behind Father Jack (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Nov.
On The Shannon (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Close up, on terms 4 out, headed before 3 out, dropped to 8th before straight, no extra,, 10th of 15, 31l behind Sea Light (11-4) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Nov.
Sweet Vic (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Always rear, never a factor, trailing from 4 out, 17th of 22, well behind Pint Of Porter (9-10) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
Gortmore Express (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, dropped to rear after 5th and soon reminders, no threat from 3 out, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Presenting Beara (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.