Tony Martin and Ruby Walsh are a formidable partnership and GALLANT OSCAR looks another for the team. A winner over fences in March, he was having his first start since that month when noted staying on over the minimum trip at Down Royal last month and, with that under his belt, can gain his first hurdles victory. Sacre Malta loves heavy ground and has been only narrowly beaten in those conditions on his last two starts while Pencilhimin was having only his fourth start when runner-up to Carrow Queen in similar conditions at Limerick. Drive On Locky has yet to win a race but couldn't go much lower in the ratings and did much better at Cork last time.
Memories Of Milan (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Always behind, jumped slowly and left, never a factor, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Lord Ben (11-12) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chase gs in Apr, 9 ran.
Follow The Sign (IRE) 14-1 (10-3) Prominent, disputed lead from 4th, led after 4 out, ridden and strongly pressed next, headed entering straight, soon no impression on leaders, 4th of 12, 12l behind Gilgamboa (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Dec.
Cybersnow (USA) 33-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, pushed along approaching 3 out and soon deatched, weakened, completely tailed off,, last of 12, well behind Off The Charts (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-116.
Pencilhimin (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Prominent, led before 4th, clear 6th, raced a little wide approaching 6 out and advantage reduced, headed before 2 out where left in lead again and clear, strongly pressed last, headed and kept on same pace run-in,, 2nd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Carrow Queen (9-10) at Limerick 3m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Dec.
Sacre Malta (FR) 3-1fav (11-5) Held up towards rear, closer in moderate 9th 4 out, progress to chase leaders approaching 2 out, soon 3rd, led before last, no extra and kept on same pace run-in, headed closing stages, 2nd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Mini Vic (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy.
Doctor Deejay (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Soon chased leaders, slow jump 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Luke's Benefit (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Dec.
Kostar (FR) 25-1 (10-2) Prominent early, pushed along and lost place 5th, reminders after next, no extra approaching straight, pulled before 2 out, in a race won by Questions Answered (10-7) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl in Nov, 12 ran.
Lascalahall (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Mid-division, fell 5th, in a race won by Refused A Name (10-10) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 sft in Dec, 16 ran.
Mick The Man (IRE) 5-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, no extra after 5 out, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Stewarts House (10-4) at Leopardstown 2m 5f Ext hcp ch sft in Feb '10, 16 ran.
On My Own (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Dont Tell Pa (10-4) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Oct '12, 16 ran.
County Champions (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Soon behind, never a factor, pulled up after 5 out, in a race won by Mini Vic (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy, 16 ran.
Doctor Jim (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Mid-division, closer in 7th 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, 15th of 24, 28l behind Followmeuptocarlow (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 in Nov.
Drive On Jim (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Soon tracked leaders, closed up to be on terms when collided with rival jumping 4 out, headed and no extra straight, hampered 2 out and pulled up after, in a race won by Doctor Woodfield (11-4) at Limerick 3m hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Mar '12, 16 ran.
Marshim (IRE) 10-1 (9-13) Chased leaders in 5th, ridden approaching straight and no impression on clear leader when left moderate 4th 2 out, no extra and kept on one pace,, 4th of 9, 33l behind Wooly Tom (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl.
Swantykay (IRE) 33-1 (11-8) Mid-division, no impression from 4 out, soon weakened, 16th of 17, 36l behind Festive Felon (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Better Back Bob (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) In rear, headway from 4 out, 9th and ridden 3 out, 7th next, kept on without threatening, 5th of 18, 15l behind Another Challenge (11-10) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Dec.
Gallant Oscar (IRE) 4-1fav (10-13) Held up early, mid-division halfway, progress into 4th 3 out, ridden in 2nd before 2 out, no extra in 3rd last, kept on same pace, 4th of 17, 5l behind Royal Flight (11-7) at Down Royal 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Dec.
Obispo (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, ridden from 3 out, moderate 7th 2 out, no impression, never a factor, 8th of 13, well behind Getoutwhenyoucan (10-10) at Naas 2m cond hcp hdl (80-109) sft.
Pint Of Porter (IRE) 13-2 (9-12) Led, slight mistake 3rd, joined from before 4 out, headed and no extra straight, 11th of 13, 34l behind Boss Croaker (10-9) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Nov.
Ad Man (FR) 25-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, last of 18, well behind Man With Van (11-1) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Moneyteigue Lad (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Disputed early, tracked leader in 2nd from 3rd, ridden 3 out and no extra in 6th next, eased run-in and virtually pulled up close home, 12th of 19, well behind Tango Moll (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Jun '12.
Drive On Locky (IRE) 9-2fav (10-11) Prominent, slight mistake 3 out, 3rd and no impression from before next where pecked, left moderate 2nd and badly hampered last, kept on same pace run-in, dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 23, 11l behind Tidy Zag (11-6) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Dec.
Fureys Cross (IRE) 25-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along after 3 out, ridden in 6th and no impression entering straight, no extra, 7th of 15, 40l behind Namarama (11-3) at Clonmel 3m sft in Oct.
Personal Shopper 12-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, mistake 9th, ridden and no extra before 4 out, 10th of 16, well behind Refused A Name (10-10) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 sft in Dec.