CHEAP AS CHIPS provided a real shock over hurdles at Clonmel last month, leading all the way and coming home an easy winner. Not surprisingly she's gone up 10lb so connections are taking advantage of her lower chase rating and has to be the selection in the hope of a repeat. Magnetic Force has some decent form over timber but needs better ground and has a long absence to overcome. Matsukaze was in the process of running his best race for some time when falling at the second last at Thurles, a race in which El Mondo finished fourth without unduly threatening the leaders.
Coldstonesober (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Always behind, adrift in remote 4th from 3rd, dropped to poor last at 6th, trailing when slow jump 8th and pulled up, in a race won by Bright New Dawn (11-10) at Naas 2m 4f nov chs Grd 3 (1) sft in Mar, 5 ran.
Coolharbour Breeze (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Led, headed after 4 out and soon weakened quickly, soon trailing, last of 5, 33l behind Diyala (10-11) at Wexford 2m mrs nov hdl sft in Nov.
Magnetic Force (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Waited with towards rear, impeded by faller 5 out, no impression 2 out, 9th of 15, 31l behind Bridgequarter Girl (10-12) at Galway 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gf in Sep.
Matsukaze (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, closer in 6th 3 out, 5th when fell 2 out, in a race won by Fiery Oscar (11-8) at Thurles 2m hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Mar, 9 ran.
El Mondo (FR) 13-2 (11-7) Slight mistake 1st, chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden entering straight, under pressure in 6th approaching 2 out, left 5th, kept on one pace to 4th run-in, 4th of 9, 8l behind Fiery Oscar (11-8) at Thurles 2m hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Mar.
Safari Sunup (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Held up, 14th before halfway, went moderate 8th before straight, no extra, 8th of 20, 38l behind Sydney Thompson (10-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Mar.
Cheap As Chips (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Soon led, asserted into straight, clear from before 2 out, stayed on well, easily, won at Clonmel 2m in Mar beating Lead Kindly Light (11-3) by 10l, 13 ran.
Yeoman (FR) 66-1 (9-7) Prominent early and disputed lead, headed after 3rd, losing place when not fluent 5th, pushed along in rear 4 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Court Jester (10-8) at Navan 2m cond hcp hdl (80-109) hvy in Feb, 14 ran.