Lipinski showed much improved form when second in a handicap at Leopardstown 12 days ago. A repeat of that effort would see her in the firing-line but ASITSOHAPPENS appears to have the best overall form having gone close at Cork and Gowran last month. Davy Russell can steer Moses McCabe's charge to a deserved first victory here. Bentelimar showed promise at Killarney last May but hasn't been seen since and more interesting is Macnicholson, only beaten half-a-length in a similar contest over track and trip last month.
Call To Battle (IRE) 2-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden and joined leader 3f out, every chance when not much room over 1f out, stayed on one pace, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Mickdaam (8-12) at Chester 1m 4f 3yo Grp 3 (1) sft in May '12 (flat).
Asitsohappens (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Led after 1st, challenged 3 out, ridden and headed after 2 out, kept on, pressed leader run-in, no extra close home, 3rd of 20, 3/4l behind The Winkler (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Detank (IRE) 18-1 (11-5) Towards rear, headway to chase leaders approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 2 out, 6th of 25, 23l behind O Maonlai (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Fetter Lane (IRE) 16-1 (12-0) Soon prominent, almost on terms from 4f out, travelling well in 2nd straight, soon challenged and on terms, headed over 1f out, soon no impression, 5th of 14, 9l behind Gocheck (11-7) at Thurles 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
Glenteeneasaigh (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no extra approaching straight, weakened, 14th of 18, 43l behind Don Poli (11-1) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl in Jan.
Knocknacurra (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, never a factor, completely tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Pairofbrowneyes (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl in Jan.
Master Oscar (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 10th and ridden 3 out, 8th next, no impression, 7th of 17, 24l behind Festive Felon (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Sydney Thompson (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along and no impression after 4 out, 13th of 18, well behind Synchronicity (11-2) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
The Gentler (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Towards rear, no impression from before 4 out, kept on, 8th of 14, 41l behind Davinia's Tip (10-6) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Bentelimar (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Towards rear, slight mistake 3rd, ridden into 8th 2 out, 7th and not fluent last, stayed on well without threatening run-in, 5th of 13, 7l behind Age Of Glory (11-2) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo mdn hdl sft in May.
Fast On (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Towards rear, slight mistake 4th, pushed along after 4 out and some progress entering straight, no extra after 2 out, 9th of 18, 38l behind Synchronicity (11-2) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Jimmy Two Times (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, slight peck 2nd, not fluent 4 out, no impression from next, ran on well without threatening run-in, 5th of 20, 12l behind Shantou Ed (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Macnicholson (IRE) 7-2 (10-11) Tracked leader, 3rd halfway, 2nd after 4 out, ridden early straight and no impression before last, kept on under pressure run-in, not reach winner, 2nd of 18, 1/2l behind Synchronicity (11-2) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Mexican Border (GER) Sholokhov gelding out of Moricana.
Simple Sums (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from 3 out, 18th of 25, well behind O Maonlai (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Incisal Tip (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, 9th halfway, no extra approaching straight, weakened, tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Miss Mardan (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m mares n h flat in Jan.
Lipinski (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Led, joined halfway, led again entering straight, not fluent last, kept on under pressure run-in, headed close home, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Lughnasa (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 2f mares hcp hdl 8Evens23.
Niece Haw Haw (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, 16th of 19, well behind Back Before Dawn (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Roders Love Shack (IRE) Great Exhibition gelding out of Shesnotthefirst.
Patrick Jane (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Mid div until wknd 7th, to last up 6out, cto when pu bef 4out, in a race won by Wilcos Mo Chara (12-0) at Dawstown 3m ire ptp gd in May, 12 ran.
Flowerhillyoshi (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, 16th of 21, 44l behind Dromnea (11-4) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy.