Folsom Blue, runner-up in a Grade 2 over timber, has been racing over much longer trips though he's invariably at the head of affairs so may be suited by the minimum. Mount Colah looks as though he may be a better chaser than hurdler as he's performed with credit in his two runs over the bigger obstacles, the latest behind the classy Mozoltov at Fairyhouse. Dawerann should make a chaser in time but KALMANN is taken to recoup losses sustained when he fell at Clonmel. A winner on heavy ground over hurdles at Auteuil, he was travelling very easily on his chasing debut but came to grief two out and should have learned from the experience.
Abolitionist (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Soon led and clear, reduced lead approaching 2 out, headed and dropped to 3rd before last, no extra, 6th of 16, 11l behind Mini Vic (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy.
An Dearthair Og (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Soon chased leaders, 4th 3 out, no impression approaching straight, no extra in moderate 5th when fell 2 out,, in a race won by Page Turner (11-5) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs hvy in Dec, 13 ran.
Fairy Island (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, lost place and slow 10th, detached after 4 out and eased in straight, completely tailed off,, 7th of 9, well behind Civena (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chase.
Folsom Blue (IRE) 9-4 (11-12) Prominent and disputed lead, led after 6th, slow 9th, not fluent and headed 3 out, soon pushed along in 3rd and no impression approaching last, kept on one pace,, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Civena (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chase.
He Is Top Class (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, lost place 4 out, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by De Chissler (11-1) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec, 17 ran.
Katnap (FR) 40-1 (11-12) Chased leaders in 6th, progress and close 5th approaching straight, no extra run-in, 5th of 8, 13l behind Djakadam (11-1) at Leopardstown 2m 3f beg chs in Dec.
Ludo Et Emergo (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Waited with towards rear, progress 3 out, chased leaders from before next, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 15l behind Fahamore (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hdl hvy in Jan '13.
Moss Grove (IRE) 7-1 (12-2) Chsd ldrs, 3rd aftr a mile,
Mount Colah (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Led, not fluent 1st, slightly left 3 out, headed before straight, no extra in 3rd at last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 17l behind Mozoltov (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m beg chs in Dec.
Namarama (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, no impression from halfway, completely tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Ned Buntline (11-12) at Navan 2m 1f beg chs sft in Dec.
Not For You (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Soon towards rear, never a factor,, 8th of 13, well behind Page Turner (11-5) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs hvy in Dec.
Truckin All Night (IRE) 13-2 (10-11) Towards rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 9th of 12, 35l behind Gilgamboa (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Dec.
Whiskey And Rye (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 7th before straight, soon no extra and weakened, tailed off, 8th of 16, well behind Pumbaa (11-0) at Limerick 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Dec.
Cerca Trova (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Took keen hold, in touch in mid-division, ridden and lost place approaching 5th, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Weybridge Light (11-7) at Hereford 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun '12.
Dawerann (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden entering straight, no impression before last, kept on one pace, 8th of 10, 12l behind Sea Light (10-10) at Leopardstown 2m nov hcp hdl sft in Dec.
Kalmann (FR) 4-5fav (11-1) Soon raced in moderate 3rd, not fluent 2nd, jumped slightly left at times, 2nd and challenged from before 2 out where every chance when fell,, in a race won by Golanbrook (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 3f beg chs gd in Dec, 6 ran.