Sammy Black has improved with every run and gave supporters of Shariyan a fright in a Leopardstown handicap last month. He only faded close home over 2m2f that day so today's trip should be ideal. Never Enough Time made a decent start in a maiden here last month and will do better but along with winning point-to-pointer and bumper Girl In Blue he may be playing for a place as Willie Mullins' import from France UN DE SCEAUX is probably the one to be on. Unbeaten in two bumpers in the Provinces, the first by no less than 20l, his pedigree suggests he'll be at home over today's track and trip and looks yet another potentially useful performer for the champion trainer. Alexander Leaving hasn't been out for some time but may do best of the remainder.
Drumgooland (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Mid-division on outer, pushed along at 4th, no impression from 4 out, 8th of 17, well behind Jennies Jewel (11-2) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl in Jan.
Goal (IRE) 33-1 (11-11) Always towards rear, 16th of 18, well behind Rolly Baby (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Un De Sceaux (FR) (10-1) won at Saint-Brieuc(FR) 1m 4f 4yo nhf in Oct beating Upsala Collognes (10-8) by 7l, 9 ran.
Girl In Blue (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) A bit slow 1st, chased leaders, closer order approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 6th of 14, 24l behind Toye Native (11-5) at Limerick 2m 3f mares mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Alexander Leaving (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Cl up, 5th 6out & 3rd aftr 4out, no ex appr last, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Hadrian's Approach (11-7) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in Apr '11.
Blue Town (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, pulled up before last, in a race won by Born In Fire (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy, 13 ran.
Father Jack (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, ridden 7f out, soon struggling, tailed off final 5f, last of 10, well behind Ourmanmassini (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Hunting Winds 66-1 (11-4) Never better than mid-division, no impression from 4 out, 10th of 18, well behind Sarabad (11-3) at Clonmel 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) hvy.
Mauherclea (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Chased leader in 2nd, disputed briefly bend after stands, ridden 3f out, no extra 2f out and weakened, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Railway Tommy (11-6) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy.
Petit Garson (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Towards rear, fell 4 out, in a race won by Born In Fire (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy, 13 ran.
Softboiledsergeant (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, closer in 7th after 3 out, no impression from before next, fell last, in a race won by Waydownsouth (11-12) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan, 15 ran.
Soteira (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, weakened over 4f out, completely tailed off, 18th of 19, well behind Clondaw Kaempfer (10-6) at Fairyhouse 2m nhf gs in Apr.
Steel Knight (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Raced mostly 2nd , wknd from 4out, fell 3out, in a race won by Going Concern (12-0) at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp gs in Nov, 10 ran.
Watchmetail (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Prominent, slight peck 3rd, 5th before 5 out, no extra from next, 8th of 14, 38l behind Black Rock Lake (10-13) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul '11.
Bold Revenge (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 7th before straight, no impression over 2f out, 10th of 16, 27l behind Gallant Tipp (11-2) at Roscommon 2m 4yo nhf sft in Aug.
Long House Island (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Alw twrds rr, ko bhnd til pu 2out, in a race won by Bendanella (12-0) at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp sft in Jan, 16 ran.
Never Enough Time (IRE) 25-1 (11-10) Rear of mid-division, 9th halfway, some headway approaching 3 out and ridden in 6th 2 out, no extra early straight and kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 12l behind Way Up In The Air (11-5) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Sammy Black (GER) 5-1 (10-4) Mid-division, headway in 8th 3 out, 4th 2 out, ridden to challenge last, every chance run-in, no extra in 2nd close home, 2nd of 26, 1 1/2l behind Shariyan (11-1) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Jan.
Unbreakablespirit (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, no extra approaching straight, slipped up under 2f out, in a race won by Girl In Blue (11-2) at Limerick 2m mrs N H flat hvy in Dec, 16 ran.
Emily Gray (IRE) Flemensfirth mare out of Rose Island.
Gurtcreen Lady (IRE) Hilton Head mare out of Sweetwater.
Love The Memories (IRE) 50-1 (11-8) Always towards rear, completely tailed off, 16th of 20, well behind Oscars Joy (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.