Where's The Dosh looked potentially useful way back in 2009/2010 but his long absence has to be a concern and he ran poorly on his comeback just over a year ago. Aviatore won three times over hurdles but at a modest level and is a bit long in the tooth to begin a new career while The Book Thief has run 17 times over fences without winning. HIGH DESERT finished runner-up, though beaten 19l, to Flemenstar on his chasing debut just over a year ago but showed very little subsequently until scoring over timber at Fairyhouse in November. This isn't the strongest of races and he's taken to gain his first success over the bigger obstacles.
Aviatore (GER) 14-1 (10-13) Soon towards rear, dropped behind from before 7th, soon no danger, 10th of 13, 47l behind Ordinary Man (11-10) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Oct.
High Desert (GER) 8-1 (10-11) Always prominent, on terms 3 out, mistake next, led last and stayed on well under pressure run-in, won at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov beating Champagne Agent (11-12) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.
In The Haven (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden 4 out, no extra and weakened next, 7th of 9, 32l behind Chu Chu Thomas (11-9) at Clonmel 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Nov.
Luddsdenene (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Led, soon clear, jumped left 4 out, reduced lead from before 2 out, soon headed and no extra, 7th of 14, 21l behind Speed Dial (10-1) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Dec.
Mctaggart (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Soon chased leaders, 5th before straight, soon dropped to 6th and no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 18, 12l behind Zaralabad (10-5) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in May.
Rayhani (USA) 10-1 (11-12) Led, headed 5th, remained prominent until 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, 9th of 13, well behind Big Generator (11-7) at Wexford 2m 1f beg chs gd in Oct.
The Book Thief (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Towards rear for most, no extra straight, 7th of 8, well behind Matsukaze (10-9) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Dec.
Where's The Dosh (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Always towads rear, 19th of 22, well behind Ten Bob (10-11) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Oct '11.
William Wordsworth (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Our Girl Lucy (11-5) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chs sft in Oct, 15 ran.
Sweet Sylvia (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Led, headed from 3 out, no extra from before next, 8th of 18, 19l behind Doc Hollywood (11-4) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov.