Teelin Star has been one of the 'talking horses' of the season but has failed to complete on either start after being sent straight over fences after landing a Listowel bumper in style on his seasonal reappearance. It seems a logical move to revert to hurdles to bolster his confidence and he may well be good enough. However, PRIDE OFTHE PARISH. lightly-raced for an 8-y-o, ran really well on his first start for around a year when an excellent second to the highly regarded Road To Riches on his hurdling debut, a long way clear of the third. He looks a useful performer in the making for Willie Mullins and receives the vote. Blissful Moment came to grief last time but was a useful handicapper on the level for Sir Michael Stoute and surely there is more to come from him over timber.
Blissful Moment (USA) 6-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, fell 4th, in a race won by Touch The Eden (11-12) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Nov, 18 ran.
Carpet Elegance (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden 3 out, 8th next, no extra, 9th of 11, 22l behind Dactik (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Oct.
Futuramic (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Disputed lead until led before 5th, driven along approaching straight and headed well before 2 out, soon no extra in 3rd, weakened, 3rd of 7, 41l behind Steady Ed (11-12) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Hunting Party (IRE) City Honours gelding out of Highland May.
Kiltartan (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Ld to 5out, 2nd next, sn no ex, kept going, 8th of 13, 50l behind Barnlands Boy (12-0) at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp sft in Nov '11.
Lortzing (IRE) Spartacus gelding out of Lowtown.
Los Amigos (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders in 3rd, mistakes 6th and 4 out, ridden 2 out, no extra in 4th entering straight, 4th of 7, 40l behind Road To Riches (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Pride ofthe Parish (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Led, headed 5 out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, closed on winner last, no impression run-in and kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Road To Riches (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Teelin Star (IRE) 3-1fav (11-9) Led, not jump fluently and tended to go left, joined 5 out and headed after next, no extra and pulled up entering straight, in a race won by Texas Jack (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f beg chs in Nov, 9 ran.
Walker Ridge (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Cl up until 3rd from 8th, cl en 4th but no ex when mstk last, so fin, 4th of 19, 6l behind Keppols Hill (12-0) at Athlacca 3m ire ptp gd in May '11.
Yellow Rock (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 6th 5f out, soon ridden and weakened, completely tailed off, last of 12, well behind Run With The Wind (8-8) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 50-80 gd in Mar (flat).
Hundred Stars (IRE) Xaar mare out of Lanelle.
Jennies Jewel (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Never better than mid-division, no impression from 2f out, 9th of 19, 23l behind Joanne One (10-13) at Navan 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) hvy in Nov.
Natural Ability (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Owen Mc (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat sft.
Perfect Gemstone (USA) 20-1 (10-6) Soon chased leaders in 8th, kept on same pace from before straight, 10th of 16, 50l behind Somedaysomehow (10-8) at Fairyhouse 2m mares mdn hdl in Oct.