THE TWO JAYS appeared to appreciate dropping down to the minimum trip when successful here earlier this month but tonight's conditions will be ideal and a 6lb rise is manageable. Pocketfullapennies was beaten a long way when third at Clonmel and appears to need further but Givemeabuzz looks a real threat from her lowly spot in the handicap. She's benefited from a spell between the flags and produced her best run for a long time over a similar trip at Limerick on Sunday. News Show hasn't had much experience but makes her handicap debut from a lowly mark and can start showing some improvement.
The Bard O Tully (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) In touch, weakened from 8th, 9th of 12, well behind Corky Dancer (10-0) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Native Court (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Soon behind, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Ponmeword (11-4) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Jan, 14 ran.
I Never Knew That (IRE) 11-1 (11-3) (poor visibility in back straight) led, headed approaching 2 out and soon no extra, 8th of 16, 40l behind All Honours (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 in Apr.
Academic Accolade 33-1 (11-12) Not fluent 1st, waited with, mistake and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Johannisberger (11-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chase gd, 13 ran.
Brabazon (IRE) 11-2 (11-10) Always behind, no impression from 4 out, 10th of 16, well behind Kai Li (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Sep.
Lord Rory (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Always behind, 21st of 25, well behind False Messenger (11-1) at Naas 3m hcp hdl 80-109 in Mar '11.
Pocketfullapennies (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, some headway to chase leaders and no impression straight, kept on, 3rd of 17, 22l behind Sarah Battle (10-4) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-95.
The Two Jays (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to challenge before 2 out, disputed from 2 out, ridden to lead entering straight, kept on well from last, won at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft beating Hurricane Jojo (11-0) by 5l, 10 ran.
Eddie Zero (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, kept on same pace from between last 2, 13th of 18, 9l behind Carpet Elegance (11-4) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Breens Boy (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Towards rear, no impression and kept on straight, 14th of 21, 34l behind Living Next Door (10-10) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Apr.
Horseford Hill 16-1 (11-5) Mid-division early, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra after 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 18l behind Bill The Yank (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.
News Show 33-1 (10-4) Mid-division, moderate 10th halfway, 7th and no impression 4 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 43l behind Not For You (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl sft in Apr.
Givemeabuzz (IRE) 3-1fav (10-4) Waited with towards rear, closer order from before 3 out, 4th before straight, chased winner from before 2 out, closed and on terms before last where mistake, no extra and kept on same pace run-in, dropped to 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 17, 4l behind Slivegullion Girl (10-8) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 sft.