Fernhurst Lad is better known as a chaser and has only been dropped 1lb despite being beaten a long way over hurdles at Fairyhouse two weeks ago. Mojito Royale had been running well on the Flat before returning to hurdles and running Sizing Australia close over the course and distance last month when Tynaghs Trooper was a neck behind. The latter ran poorly subsequently though that didn't look his form and there should be little between the pair again. Isobella Blue completed a double in the summer of 2011 and is on a very fair mark if near her best after a long absence but TIPPED UP HARRY looks the one to be on. Denise Foster's charge had been chasing before finishing a close third behind Billybuster here last month and with a course and distance success to his credit he's obviously at home on this track. Wilde Sapphire makes her handicap debut after showing her first sign of ability in a Clonmel maiden and has to be respected from her lowly spot in the weights.
Fernhurst Lad (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Waited with towards rear, pushed along from 4 out, soon no impression, 9th of 12, 40l behind College Boy (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Wooly Tom (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Chased clear leaders in 3rd, closer halfway, pushed along and dropped to 7th 2 out, no extra, 12th of 18, 21l behind Spacious Sky (10-2) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-116.
Mojito Royale (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, closer in 6th after 3 out, pushed along 2 out, improved to challenge entering straight, under pressure in 3rd approaching last where slight mistake, kept on run-in to 2nd close home, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Sizing Australia (10-13) at Wexford 2m cond hcp hdl (80-109) sft in Oct.
Flemross (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Attempted to make all, soon clear, reduced lead 4 out, joined next, headed next, no extra from before last, kept on same pace, 5th of 6, 9l behind Arnaud (10-9) at Roscommon 2m chs gf in Jun.
Jacks Island (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Mid-division early, 7th halfway, fell 6 out, in a race won by Arabella Boy (12-0) at Punchestown 3m crs cntry chs (5yo+) hvy in Feb, 15 ran.
Expressaninterest (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Attempted to make all, drifted right going to 4th, strongly pressed 2 out, headed into straight, veered right towards wing going to last, soon no extra, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 5l behind Vinniespride (11-1) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gf in Sep.
Isobella Blue 12-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, 4th 2 out, 2nd but no impression on winner last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 17, 3l behind Satu (10-13) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Apr '12.
Clara Bel La (IRE) 4-1fav (10-4) Mid-division and keen hold early, ridden and no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 10th of 16, 15l behind Mrs Mac Veale (10-13) at Naas 2m mares hcp hdl 8Evens23.
Solidago (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) With leader, hit 1st, soon led, headed 2 out, weakened from last, 6th of 8, 27l behind Standintheband (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Apr.
The Fox Tully (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division best, 9th and no impression 4 out, weakened next, 14th of 18, well behind Jansboy (10-13) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Tipped Up Harry 11-2 (11-10) Always prominent, ridden in 2nd before 2 out, dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Billybuster (11-7) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Oct.
Wilde Sapphire (IRE) 11-2 (10-11) Always prominent, disputed lead and led before 5th, strongly pressed 2 out and soon headed, ridden and no impression on winner last, no extra run-in, 2nd of 15, 3l behind Gallant Tipp (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Tynaghs Trooper (IRE) 9-2 (10-1) Waited with, towards rear early, headway before 3 out, 9th and no extra from before straight, 8th of 12, 39l behind College Boy (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Dawn Flyer (IRE) 28-1 (11-5) Led, jumped left 2nd, headed 5 out, dropped to moderate 7th from 3 out, soon no impression, 6th of 10, 26l behind Devils Bride (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Aroy (IRE) 40-1 (10-6) Mid-division early, towards rear before halfway, trailing and pushed along before 4 out, no extra, 12th of 13, 33l behind La Femme Blanche (10-8) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-95.