A poor handicap which was won last year by Fiery Oscar, who should make a bold bid again despite poor recent form as he's only 3lb higher. Do The Bookies is consistent enough but still looks a few pounds high while blinkers will need to have the desired effect on Golden Firth, who didn't show much on his handicap debut at Navan. MOUNT VESUVIUS is back with his original handler after a couple of runs in the UK where he showed promise on his latest start at Plumpton. He wouldn't need to improve much to take this and, with his rider's claim taken into consideration, he could be a blot on the handicap. Zara hasn't been running as badly as her form figures suggest and she can make the frame.
Do The Bookies 7-1 (11-11) Soon close up and disputed lead, headed approaching straight, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 40l behind Sacre Malta (11-5) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.
Golden Firth (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 4th entering straight, soon ridden, no impression from 2 out, 8th of 19, 16l behind Misca Musca (10-11) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov.
Fiery Oscar (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) Waited with, 7th approaching 3 out (normal 4 out), no impression and kept on same pace next, 7th of 13, 34l behind Ransom (11-10) at Cork 2m hcp chs 0-109 sft in Apr.
Whatsthecrack Jack (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, 6th approaching straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 44l behind Sacre Malta (11-5) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.
C'est La Mode (IRE) 100-1 (10-6) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, kept on one pace, 10th of 18, 44l behind Unika La Reconce (10-13) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Shanroe Society (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Waited with towards rear, kept on without threatening from after 3 out, 6th of 14, 26l behind Doc Hollywood (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Nov.
Mount Vesuvius (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Took keen hold, chased leaders, outpaced soon after 3 out, left modest 4th last, 4th of 10, 18l behind Bathwick Junior (10-6) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec.
Pink Suitcase (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Chased leaders early, lost place when fell 5 out, in a race won by Luke's Benefit (10-9) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Dec '11, 7 ran.
Zara (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Led and soon clear, reduced advantage approaching 2 out and joined early straight, soon headed and weakened, 8th of 14, 22l behind Flying Light (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m nov hcp hdl sft in Dec.
Dream Talk (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Towards rear, no danger and kept on same pace from 4 out, 10th of 17, well behind He's Our Man (11-12) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl in May.
Oceananic Six (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Rear of mid-division, weakened 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Last Time D'albain (11-8) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Oct, 16 ran.
Premier Steel (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 4 out, no impression in 6th next, no threat when fell last, in a race won by Magnetic Force (11-1) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Aug '11, 9 ran.