Kalico Kalista's previous efforts under Rules have left a bit to be desired but she's been in fair form between the flags. Kick Start was just starting to struggle when falling at Fairyhouse on New Year's Day but he has claims on an earlier second at the same course and Gold Not Silver ran his best race so far under today's claimer when second at Limerick last month. LUDDSDENENE may have got a bit closer to Royal Flight at Down Royal on St Stephen's Day had he not been knocked sideways at the second-last. Paul Townend takes over the reins today and Philip Rothwell's charge is the most likely winner of this granted a clear round.
Claiming Benefits (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along and no impression in 13th after 3 out,, 13th of 18, 45l behind Thunder And Roses (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Jonathan Wild (IRE) 25-1 (11-8) Held up, soon towards rear, lost place 6 out, no extra and pulled up after 3 out,, in a race won by Day Dream Boy (11-5) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Dec, 18 ran.
Kalico Kalista (IRE) 10-1 (11-11) Ww, prog 5out, rdn bhnd ldrs 3out, eff 2out to disp, not go with wnr, kow, 2nd of 17, 4l behind Shesaportrait (11-11) at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp sft in Dec.
Kick Start 13-2 (9-12) Chased leaders, bumped by rival 4th, 6th 4 out, pushed along in 4th and no impression on clear leader when fell 2 out,, in a race won by Wooly Tom (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl, 9 ran.
Gold Not Silver (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Chased leaders, improved to lead before 4th, disputed from 3 out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, kept on same pace, 2nd of 17, 7l behind De Chissler (11-1) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.
Satwa King (FR) 16-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 8th approaching straight, soon no extra,, 9th of 14, 33l behind Federici (11-8) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-103 hvy in Dec.
Fiveinthemorn (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression before 4 out, weakened and tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind Definite Knockoff (11-5) at Bellewstown 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jul.
Luddsdenene (IRE) 25-1 (10-3) Held up, progress in 10th 3 out, ridden into 4th before 2 out where slightly hampered, 2nd last, kept on without reaching winner, 2nd of 17, 2l behind Royal Flight (11-7) at Down Royal 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Dec.
Venture West (IRE) 66-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression entering straight, last of 20, well behind The Tullow Tank (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Dfordarsi (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) In rear, ridden 3 out, left moderate 9th 2 out, kept on one paced from last, 6th of 14, 16l behind Wither Hills (11-8) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Dec.
Provincial Pride (IRE) 9-2 (9-10) Held up towards rear, progress when not fluent 3 out, dropped to moderate 9th and no extra approaching straight,, 8th of 14, well behind Carrow Queen (9-10) at Limerick 3m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Dec.
The Two Jays (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, 8th approaching 4 out, 6th before 3 out, no impression from before straight, 6th of 16, 14l behind Might Be Magic (11-3) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Nov.
Mini Budget (IRE) 4-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, niggled along 4 out, no impression next, eased when beaten, 7th of 11, 20l behind Western Man (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Feb.
Theatrical Queen (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders and 6th halfway, ridden before 5 out, soon no extra and pulled up before 4 out,, in a race won by Dream Crusher (10-11) at Thurles 2m 6f cond hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov, 17 ran.