COME TO THE PARTY landed a low-key corresponding race a year ago and he's only 6lb higher as his recent success at Downpatrick was over hurdles. He looks to have been found an ideal opportunity again as the opposition looks no stronger than last year. Code Of The West has been placed just once in nine starts over fences and appears better over hurdles but Model County Lass has been facing better rivals and her form figures shouldn't be taken too literally. Island Peak has yet to win a race of any description and his many supporters once again had their fingers burnt at Clonmel last time.
Kirbybroguelantern (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Prominent, 2nd halfway, led before 2 out, headed entering straight and soon weakened, 9th of 12, 23l behind Askthemaster (11-11) at Leopardstown 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 sft.
Model County Lass (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, no extra from early straight, 6th of 16, 37l behind Smoking Aces (10-7) at Fairyhouse 3m 5f hcp chs 0-140 sft.
Cranky Corner 14-1 (11-3) Soon tracked leaders, mistake 4 out, 4th before straight, soon no extra, 5th of 11, 18l behind Sumkindasuprstar (10-11) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 hvy.
Niki Royal (FR) 14-1 (11-5) Led and disputed, headed 4 out, dropped to remote 4th from 2 out, 4th of 9, 28l behind Sir Des Champs (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs sft.
Code Of The West (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, 4th approaching 3 out, ridden in 5th entering straight, no impression from before last, kept on one pace, 5th of 22, 12l behind Kyle's Turn (11-6) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109.
Come To The Party (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 9th halfway, pushed along in 7th 3 out, ridden into 3rd 2 out, stayed on to challenge approaching last, kept on run-in to lead closing stages, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 beating Whitehead Lad (11-4) by 2 3/4l, 13 ran.
Chasers Chance (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 8th of 14, 13l behind Big Jemmy (10-11) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Nov.
Island Peak (IRE) 9-2fav (9-13) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 8th of 18, 49l behind Senior Again (10-8) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 hvy.