Conor O'Dwyer has been unable to find a victory over hurdles for bumper winner Blow The Doors Off but he had some decent performers behind when runner-up to Chicago at Limerick in December. Dromnea's second to Rathvinden at Cork was a good effort and he didn't appear to last out the 2m2f at Leopardstown subsequently. Knockrea has improved with racing and was suited by dropping back to the minimum trip at Gowran when a close fourth to The Winkler. Cracking Chap has come up against smart opposition without being disgraced but if PAINTED LADY consents to do her best she looks the one to be on. She's not the most straightforward but her second to Back Before Dawn at Leopardstown was a fine effort and her allowances can see her home.
Blow The Doors Off 5-2fav (11-7) Soon mid-division, 8th before halfway, ridden to go moderate 5th 3 out, soon no impression, moderate 3rd before 2 out, kept on without troubling winner to go 2nd close home,, 2nd of 16, 11l behind Chicago (11-7) at Limerick 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Zeftan (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 4 out, kept on one pace straight, 11th of 17, 36l behind Sea Beat (10-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl.
Bonzo Bing (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Chased leaders, closer in 3rd over 2f out, in pursuit of winner and no impression final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 11, 8l behind Milsean (11-12) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Jan.
Boom Hall (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 4 out, 11th of 20, well behind Champagne James (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl.
Chief Of Panama (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, no extra from 3 out, completely tailed off, 22nd of 25, well behind O Maonlai (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Coolaghknock Glebe (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Chased leaders and 6th halfway, some headway approaching straight and went 3rd 2 out, no impression on winner before last, kept on one pace run-in, 3rd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Gallant Tipp (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Dromnea (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Led until headed 2nd, tracked leader in 2nd, ridden and no extra in 4th early straight, weakened, eased run-in,, last of 6, 40l behind Clondaw Court (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Flowerhillyoshi (IRE) Atraf gelding out of La Fandango.
Golan Sun (IRE) 4-1 (11-6) Pr early, wknd 4out, not qckn 3out, ko, in a race won by Bridge End (12-2) at Tyrella 3m ire ptp sft, 16 ran.
Kisha Lad (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, pushed along from halfway, weakened under 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind No More Heroes (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 4f N H flat sft in Dec.
Knockrea (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway into 5th 3 out, ridden in 4th entering straight, 3rd 2 out, kept on same pace from before last, 4th of 20, 2 3/4l behind The Winkler (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Vicsaflia (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Waited with towards rear, pushed along from 3 out, no impression approaching straight, kept on same pace without threatening, 5th of 9, 26l behind Castlerock Rose (11-5) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Dec '12.
Behemoth (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd 3 out, soon no impression, 6th of 11, 40l behind Briar Hill (11-12) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Bob's Call (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Towards rear, no danger from 3 out, kept on straight, 8th of 20, 25l behind Shantou Ed (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Cloonacool (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Newhall.
Cracking Chap (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 6th 4 out, soon ridden, 6th 2 out, no impression, 5th of 30, 17l behind Vautour (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Dec.
Ever So Much (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Mid-division, 11th halfway, slightly hampered and left moderate 7th 2 out, no extra, 7th of 18, 33l behind Synchronicity (11-2) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Star Question (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, ridden 4 out, kept on one pace straight, 9th of 18, 22l behind Kylestyle (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Last Doe (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 12th of 16, 32l behind Sizing Codelco (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Fennis Moll (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 8th of 13, well behind Aibrean (11-7) at Naas 2m 3f mrs beg chs sft in Jan.
Painted Lady (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, progress to challenge and dispute before 2 out, ridden entering straight, narrow lead before last, headed run-in and no extra, kept on same pace, 2nd of 19, 2 1/4l behind Back Before Dawn (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Sligo Girl (IRE) 50-1 (10-5) Soon towards rear, pushed along halfway, weakened and tailed off, last of 10, well behind Hurricane Ridge (10-12) at Killarney 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl sft in Aug '12.
Ballyfair (IRE) Gamut gelding out of Afdala.
Rebel Laker (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along in 6th 2 out and no impression in 5th approaching last, no extra run-in, 9th of 16, 19l behind Sizing Codelco (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Incisal Tip (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, 9th halfway, no extra approaching straight, weakened, tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Miss Mardan (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m mares n h flat in Jan.