Letter Of Credit last ran over hurdles two years ago but has been in very good form over fences and can race from a 16lb lower mark here. Handicap debutant Our Katie is very versatile and easily landed a maiden hurdle here in November before disappointing in a Haydock Listed event. Malt Gem, who was staying on at the finish over slightly shorter here a fortnight ago, will appreciate stepping up in trip. OFF THE CHARTS has been gradually improving and looked one to follow when beating subsequent winner Day Dream Boy at Fairyhouse on New Year's Day. He can defy a 10lb absence and continue his progress. Mireya has been running well and wasn't beaten far by the useful Gilgamboa at Punchestown last month though she's now gone up twice without winning. Kylecrue was tailed off in heavy ground at Tramore on his hat-trick attempt while Hazariban ran poorly at Leopardstown last month though he had some strong form last spring and shouldn't be dismissed. Vincent Row produced easily his best run to date behind Pumbaa at Limerick though he's still a maiden after 16 starts.
Our Katie (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Prominent, lost place 3rd, rallied after 4 out, stayed on approaching 2 out, never on terms, 4th of 8, 40l behind Carole's Spirit (11-0) at Haydock 2m 4f mares listed nov hdl (1) sft in Dec.
Adams Island (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, last of 12, well behind Gilgamboa (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Dec.
Letter Of Credit (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Chased leaders in 4th, slight mistakes 5th and 9th, left 3rd 4 out and progress into 2nd 2 out, soon ridden and slight mistake last, under pressure and no impression on winner run-in, 2nd of 4, 2l behind Toner D'Oudairies (11-10) at Thurles 2m 2f lst chs (1) hvy.
Hazariban (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, not fluent 4 out, ridden and no extra early straight, 11th of 21, 32l behind Courage (10-1) at Leopardstown 3m hcp hdl sft in Dec.
Malt Gem (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Held up, 10th halfway, ridden and no impression 3 out, under pressure in 8th before last, kept on run-in to go 3rd, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Sherika (10-5) at Thurles 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft.
Mireya (IRE) 11-2 (9-12) In rear, moderate 8th 3 out, headway after next, moderate 6th entering straight, headway into 3rd run-in and stayed on well close home, never nearer, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Gilgamboa (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Dec.
Betterthanalright (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Towards rear, left 6th after 8th and closer approaching 5 out, 5th 2 out and no impression before last, kept on one pace run-in,, 4th of 12, 5l behind Miss Palm (11-5) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 in Dec.
Off The Charts (IRE) 4-1fav (10-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, progress to challenge entering straight and led after 2 out, asserted before last where slight mistake, ridden and kept on run-in,, won at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-116 beating Day Dream Boy (10-13) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Kylecrue (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Led early, prominent, pushed along in moderate 3rd from 5 out, no extra 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 16, well behind Mini Vic (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy.
Vincent Row (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, progress into 6th before straight, ridden in 4th 2 out, stayed on to dispute 2nd run-in, kept on well, just held in 2nd close home, 2nd of 16, nk behind Pumbaa (11-0) at Limerick 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Dec.
Fast Exit (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Towards rear and 8th halfway, closer in 5th after 3 out, 4th and no impression when not fluent next, kept on one pace into moderate 3rd run-in,, 3rd of 9, 19l behind Gold Patrol (11-9) at Tramore 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Dec.