Boleybawn Cat had today's rivals Speed Dial, who is a reserve here, and Go Paddy Go, just behind when scoring at Wexford last month. There's nothing between them on that form and though it was a poor race this isn't much better so they must be considered. Brian The Warrior certainly did better behind MARSHIM last time but the winner won well enough and though subsequently beaten it was over a longer trip and he can return to winning ways. Short Grass hasn't run for a year but has some decent form and a check on the betting is advised.
Dazzlers Day (FR) 16-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 6th before halfway, kept on same pace from 3 out, 11th of 15, 44l behind Miriam's Dream (11-4) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Go Paddy Go (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Chased clear leader, 6th halfway, mistake 4 out, headway into 2nd 2 out and led briefly entering straight, soon headed and dropped to 3rd at last, no impression run-in, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Boleybawn Cat (10-5) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Oct.
Sanforized (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, moderate 5th approaching straight, soon no extra, 16th of 23, well behind Trifolium (11-9) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Dec.
Marshim (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division, headway from 3 out, 6th next, led narrowly travelling well entering straight, soon ridden and headed before last, weakened quickly run-in, 5th of 16, 15l behind Last Time D'albain (11-8) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Oct.
Whatsthecrack Jack (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, 11th of 18, 40l behind Pique Sous (11-12) at Thurles 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) in Oct.
Doc Hollywood (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Towards rear, never a factor, some headway 2 out and 9th early straight, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 15l behind Boleybawn Cat (10-5) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Oct.
Cher Tel Me (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, ridden into moderate 11th entering straight, no impression and kept on one pace, 6th of 17, 16l behind Chu Chu Thomas (11-7) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
Boleybawn Cat (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway 2 out and challenged entering straight, led before last where not fluent, edged left under pressure run-in, held on, won at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Oct beating Speed Dial (10-8) by shd, 14 ran.
Dashing Duchess (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, moderate 5th after 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next, 6th of 16, 16l behind Shady Pines (10-13) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl sft in May '11.
Rinn Ua Gcuanach (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Close up and disputed lead, dropped to moderate 4th from 3 out, no extra from before straight, 15th of 18, 41l behind Playtime Ben (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Sep.
Uneverknowwithjoe (IRE) 80-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 10th halfway, no extra from 3 out, 12th of 18, 42l behind Pique Sous (11-12) at Thurles 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) in Oct.
Blazing Sonnet (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Soon mid-division, no impression and kept on same pace approaching 2 out, 9th of 16, 27l behind Roving Lad (12-3) at Sligo 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.
Cuchullain (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 6th entering straight, no extra and kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 26l behind Like The Da (11-5) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in May '11.
Tom's Last Euro (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, disputed before 4 out and led next, strongly pressed and headed 2 out, soon no extra, 6th of 17, 17l behind Worldor (10-11) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Oct.
Brian The Warrior (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 2nd before 3 out, led briefly entering straight, headed and no impression on winner before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 3l behind Marshim (11-2) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Oct.
Strong Euro (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, never on terms, 4th of 8, 29l behind Ockey De Neulliac (10-9) at Hexham 2m 4f sell hdl (5) hvy in Oct.
Short Grass (IRE) 5-1fav (11-1) Soon chased leaders, 5th before 3 out, no impression from before straight, 6th of 19, 33l behind Buck Breeze (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Nov '11.
Sweet Sylvia (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Led early, 3rd halfway, ridden in 6th 3 out and no extra from next, 7th of 15, 24l behind Marshim (11-2) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Oct.
Zara (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Mid-division early, headway into 5th halfway, ridden and no extra before straight, 9th of 17, 30l behind Chu Chu Thomas (11-7) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
Speed Dial 7-2fav (10-8) Towards rear early, soon improved into mid-division, headway into 5th 3 out, improved to lead before 2 out, ridden before last where two length advantage and fell, in a race won by Chu Chu Thomas (11-7) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95, 17 ran.
Ms Cabrita (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Chu Chu Thomas (11-7) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95, 17 ran.