Miss Faithful had gone 14 career starts without reaching a place until last weeks run at Sligo so she would go on the shortlist if getting a run from her reserve spot. KALICO KALISTA attempted to make all at Clonmel last week and only faded on the run-in. That was her best run to date and she may be capable of better so gets the vote. Trazar is 6lb higher than his only victory to date on this track last summer but that puts him in with a shout in a moderate contest. Royal Shot showed a bit of potential when placed in a maiden over the course and distance but was always struggling on his handicap debut at Tipperary. Waterloo Sunrise was running reasonably well on the Flat and over timber at the turn of the year and that sort of form should see him in the frame while Benefitthewest is 7lb lower than her last success though that was in 2011.
Trazar (FR) 14-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, 7th approaching straight, soon no impression, 7th of 17, 19l behind Cordelia Belle (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf.
Inarticulate (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Mid-division, dropped to 11th 4 out, soon no impression, 10th of 14, 27l behind Carpet Elegance (11-10) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Curragh Golan (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division on outer, ridden in 8th 3 out, soon no impression, 11th of 14, well behind Westerners Son (11-3) at Punchestown 2m cond hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.
Kalico Kalista (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Led, soon clear, joined approaching straight, strongly pressed and not fluent 2 out, dropped to 4th and no extra from before last where jumped left, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Roisin Dubh (10-6) at Clonmel 2m mrs hcp hdl.
Royal Shot (IRE) 9-1 (11-3) Towards rear for most, slight mistake 2nd, weakened 5 out, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Give Me A Break (11-5) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102, 20 ran.
Wisty (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Led, pushed along and headed entering straight, no extra and dropped to 8th before last where not fluent, 9th of 18, 14l behind Famous Ballerina (11-2) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Nov.
Thoonavolla (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Mid-division best, jumped right 1st, not fluent 5 out, soon no impression and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Gone Bust (10-13) at Limerick 3m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Mar, 18 ran.
Waterloo Sunrise (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Held up, soon towards rear, closed into 4th approaching straight, challenged between horses before 2 out, no extra in 4th from before last,, 4th of 14, 12l behind Federici (11-8) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-103 hvy in Dec.
See It As It Is (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, no impression 4 out, fell 3 out, in a race won by Aces And Kings (11-7) at Tramore 2m 6f hts chs in Apr, 15 ran.
Benefitthewest (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Soon led, joined approaching straight, soon headed, dropped to moderate 3rd and no impression 2 out, moderate 5th and kept on same pace from before last, 5th of 17, 17l behind Cordelia Belle (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf.
Rock On Brian (IRE) 100-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, slight mistake 4th, ridden and no impression 3 out, 15th of 17, well behind Moonlight Boy (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl in Apr.
Whitehead Lad (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and no extra approaching 3 out, weakened,, 9th of 12, 30l behind Tidy Zag (11-12) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Dec.
Gold Tantrum (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Towards rear, progress from 4 out, ridden in 7th next, kept on same pace from 2 out, 6th of 15, 20l behind Billybuster (11-7) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Oct.
Massabini (USA) 10-1 (11-6) Chased leader and moderate 5th after halfway, no extra from 4 out and weakened, 13th of 17, 46l behind Sweetheart Susan (11-1) at Roscommon 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jul.
The Two Jays (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, no extra 3 out and moderate 11th 2 out, 10th of 14, 44l behind Luddsdenene (11-4) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Jan.
Sweet Sylvia (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Soon towards rear, some headway 6 out, no extra from 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Thats The Dream (11-8) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 hvy in Jan, 14 ran.
Miss Faithful (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Mid-division, progress into 5th 4 out, improved in 3rd 2 out, 2nd entering straight, ridden last, no impression on winner, lost 2nd run-in, 3rd of 13, 6l behind Kindly Vinnie (10-13) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl.
Visible Light (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division early, moderate 10th after 3 out, kept on same pace under pressure from before straight, 9th of 18, 20l behind Mount Gunnery (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Ronava (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Towards rear, closer order 5 out, pushed along before 3 out, 5th approaching straight, no impression from before 2 out,, 6th of 14, 20l behind Kylecrue (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 in Dec.