Lough Roe Lady started off well over fences and would be a certainty if recapturing that sort of form but her recent runs haven't offered much encouragement. SUGAR BULLET has shown potential and wasn't beaten far in a handicap at Fairyhouse last week. In the context of this race and with her mare's allowance that could be good enough. Ivy Glen landed a Listowel handicap over timber in June before being well beaten in a better race at Limerick and Pals Leg has shown improved form over hurdles in his last two starts and, as a winning point-to-pointer, shouldn't have too many problems jumping fences.
Abolitionist (IRE) 33-1 (11-11) Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 11th of 17, 45l behind Foxrock (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs in Nov.
Classic Event (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) In rear when collided with rival after 1st and unseated rider,, in a race won by A Decent Excuse (10-9) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Nov, 18 ran.
Pals Leg (IRE) 13-2 (10-7) Held up, soon towards rear, improved to track leaders from 3 out, kept on same pace under pressure from before last, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Boss Croaker (10-9) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Nov.
Ivy Glen (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 6th and mistake 7th, pushed along in 8th 4 out, no extra next, 8th of 10, 47l behind Questions Answered (11-0) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Nov.
Lough Roe Lady (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Prominent, 2nd 4 out, soon ridden, no impression in 4th from before 2 out, 4th of 14, 31l behind Speckled Wood (11-7) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs sft in Nov.
Sugar Bullet (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, 6th 2 out, soon ridden and 4th last, no impression run-in, 5th of 9, 4l behind She's Got Grit (9-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp chs.