Turnonthegas won this a year ago but is 10lb higher this time. Followmeuptocarlow was raised 7lb for winning at Down Royal and though on the upgrade this is tougher. Dr Proctor is running very well but continues to climb the weights without winning unlike Big Jemmy, who is probably still on a reasonable mark after his two victories and again ran well over this trip at Limerick last time. TOO LATE TO SELL was heavily supported at Fairyhouse earlier this month and though finding Clashnabrook too strong that was no disgrace as the winner followed up from a 10lb higher mark. Fran Flood's charge can take this though Up The Girls should pose a threat as she was racing over a trip much too short when runner-up to another subsequent winner, Immediate Response, at Clonmel.
Followmeuptocarlow (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Rear of mid-division, 7th 4 out, good headway to challenge 2 out, soon led and kept on well run-in, won at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy beating Miss Xian (10-11) by 3l, 13 ran.
Turnonthegas (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, 5th from 5 out, struggling and kept on same pace from after 3 out, 5th of 13, 19l behind Volkis O'Blue (10-13) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Dec.
Ask Me Sister (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Ran out 1st, in a race won by Carrigeen Lechuga (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f mrs beg chs hvy, 16 ran.
Dr Proctor (IRE) 10-3fav (10-12) Soon tracked leaders, led before 3 out, attempted to assert before straight, headed at last, not match winner and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 18, 3 1/2l behind Killcara Boy (11-1) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Jan.
Hold Em Cowboy (IRE) 28-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 5th 3 out, driven along in 3rd entering straight, soon no extra, 5th of 20, 15l behind Ros Brin (10-8) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Jan.
Big Jemmy (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, challenged in 3rd approaching 2 out, soon every chance, a bit slow at last, no extra and kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 18, 4 1/2l behind Killcara Boy (11-1) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Jan.
Smile Crocodile (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Mistake 2nd, towards rear for most, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Lookoutnow (10-11) at Thurles 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Dec, 14 ran.
Too Late To Sell (IRE) 4-1fav (11-5) Led and disputed, ridden and strongly pressed entering straight, headed after 2 out, no impression on winner before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 6l behind Clashnabrook (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy.
Andrea's Answer (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 3rd 7 out, no extra from 5 out and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Carrigeen Lechuga (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f mrs beg chs hvy, 16 ran.
Eddie Zero (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Led and disputed, ridden and strongly pressed entering straight, headed after 2 out, no extra before last, 4th of 16, 7l behind Clashnabrook (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy.
Rather Curious (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, 7th 4 out, ridden from next, 5th 2 out, no extra, 5th of 16, 7l behind Clashnabrook (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy.
Tornant (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, soon ridden and weakened quickly, last of 16, well behind Clashnabrook (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy.
Volkis O'blue (FR) 20-1 (10-12) Soon chased leaders, closed 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 4th of 12, 27l behind Immediate Response (11-7) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy.
Second Alliance (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Mid-div, 7th 1/2way, no impress from 2out, 6th of 12, 15l behind The Flying Column (12-0) at Kilfeacle 3m ire ptp sft in Jan.
Up The Girls (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Soon prominent, on terms 4 out, headed 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 7l behind Immediate Response (11-9) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy.
Chellah (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 8th 4 out, no impression from next, 14th of 15, well behind Onzo Mor (11-1) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Jul.
Torre Del Greco (FR) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, no extra from 3 out, 14th of 20, well behind Ros Brin (10-8) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Jan.
Grey Area (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Attempted to make all, headed from 6th, ridden in 2nd from 3 out, no impression on winner from next, dropped to moderate 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 15l behind Changing Times (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 8Evens16 hvy.
Baynes Cross (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Behind from 5th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Promise Maker (10-6) at Tramore 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jun, 14 ran.
Happy New Year (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, 6th 5 out, no impression from next, 7th of 13, 49l behind Fiery Oscar (11-4) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Jan.
Denver John (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden and no impression from 3 out, 7th of 16, 13l behind Clashnabrook (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy.
Flamenco Prince 50-1 (11-7) Prominent, close 3rd halfway, no extra approaching 2 out, weakened, 14th of 17, 48l behind One In A Milan (11-12) at Naas 3m mdn hdl in Nov.
Noble Commander (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division and never a factor, no impression in 7th after 4 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 22l behind Code Of The West (11-8) at Down Royal 2m 4f cnd hcp chs (0-109) hvy.
Insan Flyer (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division, mistake 2nd, soon lost place and towards rear, last of 16, well behind Lucky Spring (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Oct.
Last Whistle (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 9th 4 out, no impression from before 3 out, 8th of 13, 34l behind Mini Vic (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy.