Bawntameena lacks a finishing burst but that shouldn't be a problem in these conditions and he should be thereabouts. Sonny B almost beat Aerlite Supreme at Galway in October before a poor run when tackling much further at Limerick though the form of that earlier run hasn't worked out. Macnicholson has been plugging on at one pace and may need further, a remark that also applies to Moreece, whose best run was over 2m4f. SYNCHRONICITY came in for support at Cork despite facing the potentially useful Wicklow Brave and though he couldn't get to the latter he had the remainder well beaten off and this should provide compensation. Desertmore Stream would have to be considered if getting a run from his reserve spot.
Afterclass (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Chased leaders in 5th, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 13, well behind Moonshine Lad (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Bawntameena (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Mid-division, some progress to chase leaders approaching 3 out, soon 4th, no impression and kept on same pace from after 2 out, 4th of 14, 7l behind Davinia's Tip (10-6) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy.
High Rebel (IRE) 33-1 (12-0) Held up early, took keen hold and led after a couple of furlongs, joined approaching straight, soon headed and weakened, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Vicangelome (11-5) at Cork 2m N H flat hvy.
Lilshane (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, badly hampered 6th, 7th approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 3 out, 6th of 23, 28l behind Aklan (11-10) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft.
Mardar (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Held up, 14th early, no extra approaching straight, 11th of 16, well behind Benrouge (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Oscar Vespasian (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, moderate 5th approaching 5th, closer order next, dropped to 10th approaching straight, pecked slightly 2 out, soon no impression, kept on, 4th of 23, 22l behind Aklan (11-10) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft.
Sonny B (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, not fluent 6th, mistake 6 out, 2nd from 3 out, dropped to 3rd and no extra into straight,, 3rd of 10, 39l behind Captainofthefleet (11-12) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Sydney Thompson (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching straight, soon lost place and no extra,, 7th of 9, 21l behind Lord Adare (11-11) at Limerick 2m 2f N H flat hvy in Dec.
A Pint Ahead (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) Towards rear, unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Kylestyle (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl sft, 18 ran.
Ever So Much (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, 10th halfway, no extra 3 out, weakened,, 21st of 22, well behind Lieutenant Colonel (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl.
Fast On (IRE) 40-1 (10-8) Soon well off pace towards rear, no extra 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Djakadam (11-7) at Limerick 2m 4yo hdl hvy in Mar, 7 ran.
Macnicholson (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, closer approaching straight and 3rd when not fluent 2 out, under pressure and soon no extra, slight mistake last and kept on one pace run-in,, 3rd of 22, 20l behind Lieutenant Colonel (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl.
Moreece (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Chased leaders and 5th halfway, progress 3 out and went 2nd before next, ridden and no impression on winner approaching last, dropped to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 18, 10l behind The Pounds (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Synchronicity (IRE) 4-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, moderate 2nd approaching 2 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 7l behind Wicklow Brave (11-10) at Cork 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Bell's Cross (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, pushed along before halfway, tailed off, 11th of 16, well behind Beluckyagain (11-9) at Thurles 2m mares n h flat hvy.
Inarticulate (IRE) 28-1 (10-11) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, moderate 7th entering straight, kept on one pace into remote 5th run-in, 5th of 18, well behind Urano (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy.
Posh Frock (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, closer in 7th at 7th, ridden in 6th 2 out, kept on same pace under pressure straight, 5th of 21, 8l behind Apache Stronghold (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Teresa Lisbon (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Soon mid-division, closed to chase leaders approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 3 out, 5th of 14, 17l behind Wicklow Brave (11-10) at Cork 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Fennis Moll (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 8th of 13, well behind Aibrean (11-7) at Naas 2m 3f mrs beg chs sft.
Desertmore Stream (IRE) 11-8fav (11-4) Tracked leader, progress to lead before 2nd, mistake next, ridden and headed approaching straight, no extra in 4th between final 2, fell last, in a race won by The Pounds (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy, 18 ran.
Eye Lied (AUS) 80-1 (11-5) Soon towards rear, never a factor, 17th of 23, 48l behind Aklan (11-10) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft.