Skorcher is certain to do better in time and was impeded early when making his chasing debut at Punchestown. Grade 1 winning hurdler BERTIES DREAM had three runs over fences last season without troubling the judge but all were against very strong opposition and he should have learnt enough from the experience to take this. Carloswayback jumped well enough on his chasing bow at Down Royal and that should have done him the world of good while Start Me Up has the potential to do better than he's shown to date over fences. Prolific point-to-point winner Carrigeen Lechuga has been finding life tough under Rules while Representing will need to have progressed from her opening run over fences to take a hand.
Accordion To Paddy (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Mid-division best, never a factor, 9th of 16, well behind Bishopsfurze (11-12) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chs hvy in Nov.
Berties Dream (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Led, ridden and headed 3 out, no extra and weakened before next, 6th of 8, 18l behind Voler La Vedette (11-3) at Navan 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) in Nov.
Boxing Along (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, headway to dispute lead before halfway, led briefly from 9th until headed after 5 out, soon driven along and no threat in straight, 7th of 12, 34l behind Twelfth Of Never (11-0) at Cork 2m 5f beg chs hvy in Nov.
Carloswayback (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden before 2 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 23l behind Four Commanders (11-11) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chs sft in Nov.
Chairmanforlife 11-2 (11-6) Chased leaders, closed in 4th before 2 out, ridden to challenge and gain narrow lead before last where slight mistake and left clear, stayed on well, won at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Oct '10 beating Fairhaven (10-11) by 6l, 18 ran.
Instant Impacked (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, took keen hold, led approaching straight, strongly pressed and headed over 2f out, soon no extra, weakened, 5th of 8, 20l behind At Fishers Cross (10-11) at Cork 2m N H flat in Nov.
Inverglen (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway into 6th 3 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out, left moderate 4th, 3rd last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 15, 19l behind Leggy Lad (11-3) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Nov.
Skorcher (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, hampered 1st, 6th halfway, no impression in 5th 3 out, no extra, 5th of 14, 41l behind Raptor (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs sft in Nov.
Start Me Up (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Soon chased leaders, 7th before straight, left a couple of places better from 3 out, soon no impression, mistake last, 5th of 18, 21l behind Call The Police (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chs sft in Nov.
Ask Me Sister (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Ld, hdd bef 3out, ld again bef 2out, sow, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gs in Nov beating Effortless (11-4) by 3l, 18 ran.
Carrigeen Lechuga (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Waited with, poor 5th 5 out, soon no danger, left a place better from last and kept on well without threatening run-in, 3rd of 7, 36l behind Apt Approach (11-6) at Thurles 3m chs hvy in Nov.
Lonesome Dove (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 6th 4 out, no impression approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 24l behind Knockfierna (11-7) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs sft in Nov.
Noble Way (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Hampered 1st, towards rear, 8th after 5 out, soon no impression, 9th of 16, 34l behind Long Strand (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chase in Mar.
Oh So Gogo (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Towards rear, unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Call Box (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f beg chs gs in Oct, 12 ran.
Representing (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression before 3 out (disqualified - lost lead cloth and weighed in a stone light), in a race won by Selection Box (11-6) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Nov, 20 ran.