Isobella Blue won a couple of minor handicaps in the summer before disappointing in her hat-trick bid at Downpatrick in August. She may just need this after her break and Sun Fisher has shown his best form when tackling further than this. Tinas Exhibition is still a maiden over hurdles and has had enough chances but Starling Lady produced a better effort last time and is at the right end of the handicap. ECHO BOB has plenty of weight but is in fact well in compared to his chase rating where he's 26lb higher. This isn't the toughest of races and, though returning from a break, he should have enough quality to defy his burden.
Echo Bob (IRE) 9-4fav (11-2) Bad mistake 1st, last until after 4th, went 3rd after 9th, 7 lengths down when fell 4 out, in a race won by West With The Wind (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m hcp chs (2) gf in Aug, 6 ran.
Prince Ludovic (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Led, headed before 5th, no extra after 3 out, weakened, 12th of 20, well behind Ros Brin (10-8) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Jan.
An Drummer Liath (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) In touch in rear, closer in 4th after 3 out, 3rd when fell next, in a race won by Safari Sunup (11-12) at Tramore 2m 6yo mdn hdl gf in Jun, 7 ran.
King Malik (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, awkward 1st and again 3 out when beaten, kept on same pace, 4th of 23, 33l behind Trifolium (11-9) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Dec.
Isobella Blue 2-1fav (10-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 6th before 2 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 7th of 9, 11l behind Black Rock Lake (11-1) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mare hcp hdl 8Evens16 gf in Aug.
City Line (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, trailing from 3 out, completely tailed off, 19th of 20, well behind Owennacurra Milan (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Tinas Exhibition (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Waited with in mid-division, hampered 1st, 5th 3 out, no impression under pressure approaching last, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 9l behind On My Own (10-8) at Navan 2m Conditional Handicap Hurdle (80-116) (4yo+) sft in Feb.
Not My Idea (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, ridden in mdoerate 5th approaching 3 out, soon closed in 3rd, no impression and kept on same pace from between last 2, 8th of 10, 22l behind Snow Spell (11-3) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 in Feb.
Regal Warrior (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division on inner, 11th halfway, 7th 3 out, no extra in 5th from next, kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 29l behind Mickelson (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Sun Fisher (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Chased leaders, well off pace, moderate 2nd before 2 out, no impression under pressure from last, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 11l behind Spring Wine (9-12) at Tramore 2m nov hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Jan.
Galzig (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Mid-division, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 18th of 24, 46l behind Madame Mado (11-11) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Dec.
Starling Lady 11-2 (10-3) Waited with, 7th after 3 out, 6th before straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on without threatening run-in, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Knockmehill Lady (10-7) at Clonmel 2m mare hcp hdl 8Evens16 sft.
Branch Relief (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Prominent, on terms before 4 out, lost place next, soon no extra, 14th of 24, 41l behind Madame Mado (11-11) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Dec.
Lady Olwyn (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden and kept on same pace from 3 out, 8th of 18, 26l behind The Bosses Cousin (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Academy Coolbawn (FR) 66-1 (11-3) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 15th of 18, well behind Lamb Or Cod (11-3) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Cometotheboardroom (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Towards rear, some headway after halfway, no extra from 2 out, 10th of 18, well behind Joxer (11-10) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Lord Accord (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Fell 1st, in a race won by Call Box (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95, 15 ran.
Mylerstown (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Chased leader mainly 3rd, no impression in 2nd before 3 out, distance behind winner 2 out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 31l behind Oscar Hill (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 80-109.