Lash It On has never reached a place in eight attempts over hurdles but gained his first victory over fences at Downpatrick last month and this is such a poor race that he has to be considered. ALDERIMLI is 9lb higher than for her only success over timber but she ran well at Gowran last time and with Andrew Ring's claim to aid her cause she is handed the verdict. Coolking is better over fences as he showed when scoring in very heavy going at Sligo. He can revert to hurdles on a 15lb lower mark than the bigger obstacles so has to be a threat. Waterloo Chateau had a very long break after a good summer in 2010 but has returned in decent form and shouldn't be long in adding to his one success.
Coolking 7-1 (11-12) Prominent on outer, improved to dispute lead 2 out, soon ridden, led inside final furlong, stayed on well close home, won at Sligo 2m 4f beg chs hvy beating Kandinski (11-12) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.
Waterloo Chateau (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Led, ridden entering straight, headed after 2 out, no extra in 4th last, kept on one pace, 4th of 19, 11l behind Moon Prince (10-7) at Tipperary 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Lol Jk (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, lost place 5 out, rear 3 out, no impression, 9th of 15, well behind Namarama (11-3) at Clonmel 3m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (5yo+) sft.
Alderimli (IRE) 14-1 (10-8) Prominent, disputed lead from 6th, ridden from 3 out, headed after 2 out, soon no extra, 3rd of 20, 7l behind Fresh By Nature (11-8) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft.
The Colleen Ban (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, fell 4 out, in a race won by Molinero (10-4) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 gd, 12 ran.
West Ship Master (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden after 4 out and dropped to 6th next, no extra in straight, 7th of 13, 27l behind Moving On (10-11) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 in Jan.
Pint Of Porter (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) In rear, no danger 4 out, tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind Benemeade (11-12) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Annamult (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Towards rear, ridden from 4 out, no extra in 11th from before straight, 10th of 12, 25l behind Emily Gray (11-7) at Limerick 2m mares mdn hdl gd.
Double Edge 40-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division for most, never a factor, 11th of 24, 33l behind Starkie (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Subtitle (IRE) 18-1 (10-11) Led, headed briefly after 5th, disputed from 7th until headed approaching 3 out, no extra in 5th after 2 out, 5th of 16, 23l behind Lapse Of Reason (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Duc D'Anjou (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden along from 5th, weakened 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Push The Button (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gs in Apr, 22 ran.
Really Smart (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Rear of mid-division, no impression from before 3 out, 12th of 18, 43l behind Jansboy (10-13) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl gd.
Swift Lady (IRE) 13-2 (11-2) Chased leaders, moderate 7th approaching straight, soon no extra, 8th of 17, well behind Sarah Battle (10-4) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-95 in May.
Wyndcrest (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 3rd after 3 out, no extra in 6th when mistake 2 out, weakened and pulled up before last, in a race won by Moon Prince (10-7) at Tipperary 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gd, 19 ran.
Acclaimed Piper (IRE) 25-1 (10-3) Soon mid-division, 8th approaching 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before next, 7th of 15, 22l behind Ancient Sands (11-10) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Aug.
La Femme Blanche (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Waited with towards rear, some headway but no impression from before straight, went moderate 6th before 2 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 16, 9l behind Jansboy (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 gd.
Lash It On (IRE) 2-1fav (11-1) Mid-division early, rear and pushed along 5th, ridden and no impression 6 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 29l behind Molinero (10-4) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 gd.
Porthaw (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Rear of mid-division, ridden 4 out, soon no impression, 12th of 20, well behind Pivot Bridge (11-1) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Persian Hill (IRE) 40-1 (10-6) Chased leaders early, 6th at 3rd, no impression from 3 out, 8th of 12, well behind Skibabe (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl in Oct '12.
Bouncing Betty (IRE) 5-1fav (11-7) Chased leaders, 11th after 6 out, no extra from after 3 out, 11th of 15, well behind Hello Louie (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 sft.