CAHERONAUN wasn't the best of jumpers over hurdles but made a steady start over fences behind Cnoc Seoda at Thurles and with that experience under his belt should gain his first chase success. Evesham Star was beaten when unseating her rider that day and looks held. Sir Harry Cash was consistent enough in maidens over timber and ran well for a long way on his chasing bow at Cork while recent point-to-point winners Chance A Grand, Feabhra and Bee Fallon can make their presence felt.
Academic Accolade 20-1 (11-4) Mid-division, weakened from 3 out, 15th of 16, well behind Last Time D'albain (11-8) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Oct.
Chance A Grand (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Rcd 3rd, chall aftr 2out, went on last, kow, won at Maralin 3m ire ptp hvy in Oct beating Our Man Zebo (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Robbie Kaydee (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Rear of mid-division for most, never a factor, 13th of 20, 49l behind Tipped Up Harry (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Sir Harry Cash 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, slow jump 6 out, no impression in 5th 4 out, left 4th and kept on same pace from next, 4th of 13, 24l behind Snooze (11-9) at Cork 2m 5f beg chs sft in Nov.
Unoccupied 16-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden entering straight and soon dropped to 6th, no extra, 6th of 11, 12l behind Missie Ella (10-1) at Thurles 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 80-109 hvy.
Zekarya (FR) 6-1 (11-4) Waited with in mid-division, 7th 4 out, ridden to track leaders before straight, no impression when hampered 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 19l behind Home Farm (11-4) at Thurles 2m 2f Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) in Nov.
Bee Fallon (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Trkd ldrs, 7th 1/2way, prog 3out, 4th app str, ld app last, kow run-in, won at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp hvy beating Niki Royal (12-0) by 5l, 18 ran.
Caheronaun (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 10th halfway, sridden and ome headway on outer into 7th 4 out, kept on into 4th approaching last, no impression on winner run-in, 4th of 16, 10l behind Cnoc Seoda (11-2) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chs hvy in Nov.
Evesham Star (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, mistake and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Cnoc Seoda (11-2) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chs hvy in Nov, 16 ran.
Feabhra (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Ld from 3rd, clr 5th, 20l clr & no dngr of defeat aftr 4out, sow, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gs in Nov beating Suir View Girl (11-7) by 20l, 19 ran.
Timaras Princess (IRE) 25-1 (10-1) Always behind, pulled up before last, in a race won by Happy New Year (10-5) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy, 16 ran.