Hop In has been very consistent in handicaps over hurdles on heavy ground and has the pedigree to make a chaser. Winning point-to-pointer Kandinski started favourite for his chasing debut over 2m4f at Sligo but couldn't handle Coolking and this may be on the short side. BLAZING SONNET did well over hurdles and has shown plenty of ability in her four starts over fences so gets a good chance to lose her maiden tag. Lough Roe Lady is taking a big drop in trip after pulling up over 3m1f at Punchestown and her earlier form had been over further. Turica has always been more likely to make a chaser and has shown enough to suggest she is one to keep an eye on. Kilcarry Bridge looks a big threat as his close second to Sitcom over 2m2f here in November is solid form and he's been found out over longer trips subsequently.
Appletime (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened from 4 out, soon behind, 22nd of 24, well behind Hold Em Cowboy (11-9) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in Dec.
Budwiser (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Always behind, no impression frm 6 out, 12th of 14, well behind Some Tikket (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 2f beg chase.
Gort An Chnoic (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Led, mistake and ridden 2 out, headed before last, no extra and kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 12l behind Sherika (10-5) at Thurles 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft.
Hop In (IRE) Evensfav (10-12) Tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, ridden and no impression on clear leader in 3rd when not fluent 2 out, no extra,, 3rd of 9, 24l behind Wooly Tom (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl.
Inch Rock (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression before 3 out, 11th of 17, 47l behind Apache Jack (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl in Dec.
Kandinski (IRE) 2-1fav (11-12) Tracked leaders on inner, improved to dispute lead travelling well 2 out, ridden at last, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Coolking (11-12) at Sligo 2m 4f beg chs hvy in Oct.
Kilcarry Bridge (IRE) 11-2 (11-9) Led, joined 6 out, narrowly headed 4 out, slight peck next, dropped to 4th approaching straight, soon no extra, fell 2 out,, in a race won by Jupitor (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Dec, 8 ran.
Late Vintage (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Towards rear, no impression from 4 out,, 12th of 15, 43l behind Oscar Chimes (10-11) at Thurles 2m 2f mdn hdl gd in Nov.
Mr Cosmopolitan (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Held up in rear of mid-division, remote 7th 5 out, no impression from next, 6th of 11, well behind Ballycasey (11-12) at Navan 2m 1f beg chs in Nov.
Pencilhimin (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Soon chased leaders, 10th approaching straight, no extra and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Gallant Oscar (10-10) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft, 24 ran.
Thepartysover 7-1 (10-9) Waited with, 8th 4 out, kept on same pace from next, 7th of 12, 11l behind Roman Numeral (9-8) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Mar.
Blazing Sonnet (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Mid-division, headway into 3rd 4 out, 2nd next, ridden and disputed lead briefly entering straight, 2nd 2 out, 3rd at last, kept on to regain 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Aibrean (11-7) at Naas 2m 3f mrs beg chs sft.
Lough Roe Lady (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, no impression 5 out, weakened and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Too Late To Sell (10-1) at Punchestown 3m 1f , 19 ran.
Tikka Light (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Held up, 9th approaching 7 out, no danger 5 out, kept on straight,, 5th of 13, 40l behind Page Turner (11-5) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs hvy in Dec.
Turica (IRE) 5-2 (10-11) Tracked leaders, closer in 2nd before straight, no extra from after 2 out, 5th of 14, 26l behind Ballyroe Rambler (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Pep Talk (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Mid-division, 10th and ridden 3 out, soon weakened, 18th of 24, 46l behind Hold Em Cowboy (11-9) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in Dec.
Stoney (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 6th when mistake and unseated rider at 6th, in a race won by Urano (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy, 18 ran.
Millcove Bay (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders on outer, 3rd halfway, ridden and no impression in 4th entering straight, no extra from 2 out, 5th of 12, 41l behind Daring Article (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl in Nov '11.
Luddsdenene (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Settled in rear of mid-division, kept wide, good progress to lead before 3 out, jumped left 2 out and soon asserted, clear at last where jumped left, kept on well, very easily, won at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy beating Gold Not Silver (11-4) by 6l, 14 ran.