This looks quite a tough maiden in which Lambro is certain to come in for support after his success in a Clonmel bumper in September though the experience of CRASH may just prevail. Michael Hourigan's charge, a winning point-to-pointer and bumper, made a very promising hurdling debut at Fairyhouse and though beaten when favourite at Naas subsequently he was staying on at the finish of that 2m3f contest and this trip will suit. Grancore Girl stays the trip and loves the ground but she has now had 10 starts over timber without winning so it could be What An Flyer, who made a promising debut over hurdles at Limerick, who proves a bigger threat as this longer trip will be just what's required.
Crash (IRE) 9-4fav (11-12) In touch, 6th when slight mistake 4 out, ridden and no impression from 2 out, 5th approaching last, kept on, 3rd of 25, 7l behind Old McDonald (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl in Jan.
Lambro (IRE) 9-4 (12-0) Held up in rear of mid-division, headway on outer to go 7th 6f out, improved into 3rd entering straight where kept wide to stands side, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Clonmel 2m 4f N H flat in Sep beating Good Time Donie (11-7) by 4 1/2l, 18 ran.
Grancore Girl (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, dropped to 8th approaching halfway, 9th after 4 out, 7th under pressure 2 out, stayed on well, 3rd of 18, 7l behind Marlay Park (11-9) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in Jan.
What An Flyer (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 5th 6 out, ridden in 4th after 3 out, kept on same pace straight, 3rd of 15, 7l behind Maggie Connolly (11-4) at Limerick 2m 2f mares mdn hdl in Dec.
Alpha Class (IRE) 7-4 (12-0) Pr, disp from 7th until 2nd 6out, rddn aftr 5out & btn in 4th aftr 4out, no ex bef 3out, ko onepcd, 4th of 10, 15l behind Strawhall Maul (12-0) at Dawstown 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Blarney Highwayman (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, some headway approaching straight, hard ridden in 13th 2f out, kept on well from over 1f out, nearest at finish, 6th of 20, 6l behind Our Only Option (11-7) at Tipperary 2m 2f N H flat gf in Apr.
Carra Coranna (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden and weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Byerley Bear (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Down The Road (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Always behind, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Hampshire Express (11-12) at Thurles 2m beg chs sft in Nov, 15 ran.
Fair Dilemma (IRE) 25-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, driven along approaching straight, weakened from over 2f out, 7th of 12, 37l behind Vics Canvas (11-9) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat in Nov.
Flaming Sambuca (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Led, headed and ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 16, well behind Roi Du Mee (11-7) at Limerick 2m 6f beg chs in Dec.
Lord Rudi (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Chased leaders early, mid-division halfway, 7th 4 out, ridden in 6th and no extra 2 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 18, 22l behind Allee Garde (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Mr Caveman (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, no extra after 3 out, 10th of 30, 26l behind Raz De Maree (11-7) at Navan 2m 7f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Oscar's Ballad (IRE) 66-1 (11-9) Mid-division, fell 3 out, in a race won by Old McDonald (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl in Jan, 25 ran.
The Recovery (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, 12th of 18, 45l behind Marlay Park (11-9) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Try Stop Me (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Led before 3rd, driven along entering straight and headed 3 out, soon no extra, weakened, 12th of 30, 29l behind Raz De Maree (11-7) at Navan 2m 7f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Callisto Green (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Never better than mid-division, 12th of 18, 26l behind Dazzling Susie (11-0) at Thurles 2m mrs nh flat in Jan.
Metro Star (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Mid-division, no extra from under 4f out, 14th of 18, well behind Whatwillwecallher (11-2) at Limerick 2m mrs N H flat hvy in Jan.
Twin Plan (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Mid-division best, 10th approaching 6 out, soon no impression and kept on, 9th of 18, well behind Dare To Doubt (11-7) at Limerick 2m 3f mares mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Monart Lantern (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Towards rear, ridden ino moderate 9th entering straight, no impression and kept on one pace, 8th of 16, 24l behind Canaly (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Fernhurst Lad (IRE) 9-4 (12-0) Ww, closer order 6out, improved to led 2out, ko strongly run-in, easily, won at Nenagh 3m ire ptp hvy in Jan beating Bobby's Last (12-0) by 15l, 9 ran.
Tin Woodman 50-1 (11-7) Settled in mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and weakened after 3 out, 15th of 25, well behind Old McDonald (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl in Jan.