TWIN PLAN scored between the flags at Aghabullogue early last month and reverted to hurdling to gain her first success over timber at Fairyhouse last week. She's been raised 6lb, which doesn't seem harsh, and the longer trip will be in her favour so she can complete a hat-trick. Rating Queen went up 9lb for landing a handicap here in November and couldn't quite manage to overcome the extra when tackling a longer trip at Tramore. while Robbie McMahon is still a maiden and has enough weight. Cilliseal has been running consistently over fences in the UK and can revert to hurdles on a lower mark. Sun Fisher is still a maiden after 18 starts but well handicapped if anywhere near his best.
Robbie McMahon (IRE) 5-2 (11-5) Prominent, struggling from 3 out, moderate 3rd and no impression straight, kept on, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Dazzlers Day (10-9) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Dec.
Scrapper Jack (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Prominent, not fluent 6th, led after 3 out, headed before next, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 12l behind Ponmeword (11-4) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Jan.
Rating Queen (IRE) 2-1fav (11-4) Disputed lead for much, headed 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 10l behind Ballyquin Queen (11-7) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.
Cilliseal (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Mid-division, lost place when not fluent 4th, mistake next, headway from 13th, blundered 3 out, went 2nd next, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Shadow Boxer (10-3) at Ayr 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Vincent Row (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Rear of mid-division, some headway in 10th entering straight, 6th before last and kept on same pace without troubling leaders, 5th of 16, 11l behind Sherika (9-5) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Jan.
Volkis O'blue (FR) 16-1 (11-12) Mid-division, weakened to rear and ridden along from 4th, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Twin Plan (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy, 15 ran.
Unoccupied 8-1 (11-3) Chased leaders on inner in 5th, ridden and no extra after 4 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Panther Claw (11-11) at Punchestown 3m 1f Amateur Handicap Chase (0-123) (5yo+) hvy in Jan, 11 ran.
Willies Girl (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 9th entering straight, kept on same pace in 6th last, 6th of 26, 8l behind Shariyan (11-1) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Jan.
Clonmore Lad (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Soon led, slight mistakes 6 out and 3 out, soon headed, no extra and kept on same pace from before next, 4th of 14, 25l behind Ponmeword (11-4) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Jan.
Kerrib Castle (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Towards rear and under pressure from early, never a factor, 7th of 13, well behind Zekarya (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chase hvy in Jan.
Twin Plan (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Towards rear, headway into 5th 3 out, ridden to dispute lead next, soon led, kept on under pressure run-in, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy beating Super Vic (10-8) by 2l, 15 ran.
Another Flutter (IRE) 6-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden in 5th before 3 out, soon no impression, 5th of 7, well behind Drawn N Drank (10-13) at Limerick 3m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Dec.
Benefit Biddy (IRE) 28-1 (11-0) Towards rear, headway into 8th 3 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 8th of 17, 32l behind Midnight Oil (11-10) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Happy Tobe Here (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace from 2 out without threatening, 6th of 15, 49l behind World Citizen (10-11) at Punchestown 2m cond hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.
Sun Fisher (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Soon mid-division, dropped behind approaching 9th, pulled up after 6 out, in a race won by Our Girl Lucy (11-5) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chs sft in Oct, 15 ran.