DOMINETTA VITALI tackles her first handicap and is conceding weight all round but this isn't as competitive as the numbers might suggest and Myles Sunderland's mare, who has been showing promise in beginners' chases and has already won a point-to-point, looks the one to beat under Davy Russell. Blissful Moment has been a big disappointment over fences while Leading The Life isn't getting any younger but Leopardstown fourth Cherryantor might have place claims with a similar effort and Code Dancer hasn't been disgraced lately. She looks the pick of the remainder.
Dominetta Vitali (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) In touch, headway to track leaders 3 out, ridden to chase winner next, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Tonvadosa (10-10) at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Blissful Moment (USA) 16-1 (11-6) Always in rear, slow 2nd and soon detached, completely tailed off,, 9th of 18, well behind A Decent Excuse (10-9) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Nov.
See Double You (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Soon prominent, lost place 3 out, soon behind, 14th of 16, 48l behind Blazing Sonnet (10-13) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-116 sft in May.
Monty Blue (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) In rear, no danger 5 out, kept on straight,, 6th of 13, well behind Page Turner (11-5) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs hvy in Dec.
Soaring High (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Soon towards rear, never a factor,, 7th of 13, well behind Page Turner (11-5) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs hvy in Dec.
Leading The Life (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 3 out, no impression before straight, 10th of 16, well behind The Paparrazi Kid (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs sft in Nov.
Major Mongo (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden into 2nd before straight, under pressure in 4th 2 out, left 3rd, no extra before last, 5th of 16, 16l behind Burren River (12-0) at Limerick 2m 6f hts chs hvy in Dec.
Dante Anna (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, lost place 8th, soon towards rear and no danger, tailed off, 8th of 14, well behind Thats The Dream (11-8) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 hvy.
Mr Bb (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden in 6th after 3 out and no impression from next, kept on one pace,, 5th of 18, 21l behind Sterling Stuff (11-0) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-102 sft in Dec.
Carrigeen Kariega (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Towards rear, never a factor, pushed along in 11th after 5 out and moderate 8th when jumped right 2 out, kept on one pace,, 8th of 18, 41l behind Sterling Stuff (11-0) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-102 sft in Dec.
Offside Rule (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Always rear, trailing 5 out and pulled up before next, in a race won by Saoirse Dun (10-12) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Nov '12, 16 ran.
Happy New Year (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, lost place and mistake 5 out, no extra, tailed off,, 8th of 14, well behind Thelobstercatcher (11-2) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123.
Cherryantor (IRE) 33-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2 out, 5th and no impression last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 18, 10l behind Wrong Turn (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 5f cond hcp chs 0-116 in Dec.
Code Dancer (IRE) 10-1 (10-3) Mid-division, 9th halfway, some progress into 7th 3 out, ridden and went 4th before last, kept on one pace,, 4th of 18, 14l behind Sterling Stuff (11-0) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-102 sft in Dec.
Monks Return (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Soon chased leaders, led after 3 out, headed next, no impression and kept on same pace from before last, 2nd of 14, 10l behind Thats The Dream (11-8) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 hvy.
Torremuelle (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Soon tracked leaders, close up 10th, soon led and ran off bend, ridden to get prominent again, dropped to moderate 4th and no impression from before 2 out, 4th of 14, 15l behind Thats The Dream (11-8) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 hvy.
Gibbstown (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Prominent, led 8th, fell 10th, in a race won by Thats The Dream (11-8) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 hvy, 14 ran.
Robertstown Rover (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Tracked leader, slight mistakes 7th and 8th, left 4th and slightly hampered 5 out, went 2nd and ridden approaching 2 out, soon no impression on winner, no extra run-in,, 3rd of 18, 10l behind Sterling Stuff (11-0) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-102 sft in Dec.
Givemeabuzz (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Held up, improved 4 out, 6th after 3 out, no impression from before next, 5th of 14, 22l behind Thats The Dream (11-8) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 hvy.
Balaic Storm (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, dropped behind 7th, no impression from 5 out, 8th of 10, well behind Morning Assembly (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs in Oct.
Steady Ed (IRE) 8-1 (10-2) Always towards rear, never a factor, no extra from 5 out,, 12th of 13, well behind Foritsa (9-12) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Dec.