MISS PALM finished third to Foritsa, who runs in the opener, at Wexford then went to Tramore and beat the runner-up. That was only her fifth start over fences and she's capable of better despite her age so gets the vote. Mr Bb ran well in three quick races in April and though behind Lord Alfie at Fairyhouse he looks to have more scope than the winner. Winning point-to-pointer Mr Shankly scored over hurdles in March and will be better for last month's run over fences at Cork. Code Dancer started favourite at Fairyhouse last time but a bad error put paid to his chances while recent point-to-point winner Witness Of Fashion was fortunate as he was only third when two rivals departed at the second last.
Caddy Man (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, 3rd from 11th, in touch when unseated rider 3 out,, in a race won by A Decent Excuse (10-9) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Nov, 18 ran.
Miss Palm (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Towards rear early, left 5th after 8th, went 3rd 2 out, challenged approaching last and led run-in, kept on well closing stages,, won at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 gd beating Dog Barrel Hill (10-12) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.
Lord Alfie (IRE) 11-1 (10-7) Mid-division, ridden from 4 out, soon no impression, never a factor, 9th of 19, 31l behind Good Egg (11-3) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116.
Cnoc Na Gcon (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Mid-division, chased leader in moderate 6th halfway, no impression in 4th approaching 4 out and left remote 3rd 3 out, kept on one pace,, 3rd of 18, 43l behind A Decent Excuse (10-9) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Nov.
Carrigeen Kariega (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Mid-division on outer, ridden 4 out, soon weakened, 11th of 15, well behind Foritsa (10-5) at Wexford 2m 6f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Nov.
Mr Bb (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Mid-division early, improved to led and dispute 6th, ridden 3 out, under pressure in 2nd approaching last, kept on run-in, just held at line, 2nd of 15, ns behind Hillman (10-3) at Wexford 3m 1f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Apr.
Mr Shankly (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Soon behind towards rear, pushed along before 7th, never a factor, 7th of 10, well behind Ballyburke (11-12) at Cork 2m 5f beg chs sft in Nov.
Happy New Year (IRE) 8-1 (10-4) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, left remote 7th last, tailed off,, 7th of 18, well behind A Decent Excuse (10-9) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Nov.
Sterling Stuff (IRE) 13-2 (11-9) Soon mid-division, closed to track leaders travelling smoothly from 4 out, no impression in 2nd from before 2 out, fell last, in a race won by Tidy Zag (11-6) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-95 sft, 23 ran.
Dark Vagabond (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, 4th halfway, ridden 4 out and no extra in 8th entering straight, 7th of 14, 33l behind Thelobstercatcher (9-10) at Fairyhouse 3m 5f hcp chs 0-140.
Mrs Henderson 66-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, no impression from 5 out, never a factor, 13th of 17, well behind Foxrock (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs in Nov.
Treacy's Star (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Always behind, trailing under pressure 5th, never a factor, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Speckled Wood (11-7) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs sft in Nov.
Royalor (FR) 12-1 (10-1) Tracked leader and led after 3rd, extended lead to 7 lengths when mistake and almost unseated rider 5 out, headed next, dropped to 6th 2 out and soon no extra, pulled up before last,, in a race won by Miss Palm (11-5) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 gd, 12 ran.
West Ship Master (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Soon chased leaders, reminders after 4 out, soon lost place and no impression, 11th of 18, 48l behind Lash It On (10-8) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Oct.
Torremuelle (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Rear of mid-division when unseated rider 2nd,, in a race won by Miss Palm (11-5) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 gd, 12 ran.
Code Dancer (IRE) 4-1fav (10-2) Soon chased leaders, pushed along 8th, closer in 4th before straight, mistake 2 out, soon no extra, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 18l behind Flying Windsor (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Nov.
Blue Dynasty (USA) 5-1 (9-9) Soon towards rear, reminder after 3rd, ridden along from 5th, no danger in last and kept on from before straight, 6th of 13, 40l behind Flying Windsor (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Nov.
Robertstown Rover (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Mid-division early, a bit slow 2nd, not fluent 6th, towards rear and pushed along 8th, dropped behind from 4 out, pulled up entering straight, in a race won by Flying Windsor (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Nov, 13 ran.
Hill Rock (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, last early straight, soon no danger, tailed off,, 8th of 12, 43l behind Sitcom (11-5) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chs gd in Nov.
De Glebe Star (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) In rear, ridden entering straight, no impression from 3 out, 8th of 14, 21l behind Go Paddy Go (11-3) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
Witness Of Fashion (IRE) 6-1 (12-2) Ww, steady prog from 5out, went 3rd 3out, clr 3rd but bhnd when lft clr 2out, rdn & ko, won at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp sft beating Hix Fix (11-6) by 6l, 17 ran.