On My Own went up 7lb for his victory over 2m2f here in November and ran poorly over today's trip at Punchestown subsequently. He probably wants further but Masterofthebree is best over the minimum and on testing ground so should go well. Diamond Shower finished a long way behind On My Own here but was in touch at today's trip and can get much closer as he had run very well on his previous start at Limerick. Fiery Oscar fell at the last when staying on strongly over this trip at Gowran before finding 2m6f much too far when strongly fancied at Navan. MARK ME UP has always looked better over further but reverted to today's trip at Limerick last time and produced his best effort over hurdles so gets the vote to go one better.
On My Own (IRE) 9-4fav (11-12) Mid-division, headway in 7th 3 out, ridden in 5th 2 out, no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 38l behind Sorted (11-10) at Punchestown 2m cond hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.
Tulla Emerald (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, mistake 4th, pulled up next, in a race won by Beckwith Star (11-12) at Tramore 2m beg chase hvy, 14 ran.
Cloch Mor (IRE) 18-1 (11-12) Mid-division, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Come To The Party (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 in Dec, 13 ran.
Masterofthebree (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, 5th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 18, 27l behind Satwa King (10-11) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.
Hu Ha Jo (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Rear of mid-division when fell 4th, in a race won by Uncle Taffy (10-9) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 8Evens02 gd in May, 22 ran.
Celtic Carol (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Well off pace in mid-division, no extra after 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Spring Wine (9-12) at Tramore 2m nov hcp hdl 80-109 hvy, 11 ran.
Diamond Shower (USA) 8-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, closer in 2nd after 4 out, no extra and kept on same pace approaching last, 6th of 17, 15l behind On My Own (11-5) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Nov.
Some Dude (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Led and disputed, ridden in 2nd approaching 7 out, soon weakened and pulled up 5 out, in a race won by Barel Of Laughs (11-9) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109 gd in Oct, 18 ran.
Fiery Oscar (IRE) 5-1fav (10-12) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden into 5th 3 out, no extra before next, kept on one pace, 8th of 16, 35l behind Strange Encounter (11-2) at Navan 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Dec.
Morethanafeeling (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Mid-division best, never a factor, 12th of 20, 14l behind Bobby John (10-9) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Mar.
Millenarys Lady (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Never better than mid-division, 11th of 23, well behind Trifolium (11-9) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Dec.
Happy New Year (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Mid-division, 6th 4 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out, 7th of 13, well behind Sorted (11-10) at Punchestown 2m cond hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.
Mark Me Up 6-1 (10-6) Waited with towards rear, 11th 5 out, good headway to be close up before 3 out, 3rd before straight, no impression in 2nd from before 2 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 18, 12l behind Satwa King (10-11) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.