Leish Oscar was flattered by her proximity to Rebel Fitz on her chasing bow at Ballinrobe in May but reverted to hurdles at Down Royal earlier this month and ran another fine race. She will be winning soon while Lough Roe Lady has shown enough over fences to make her mark. Speckled Wood, a progressive hurdler, hasn't had much luck in two starts over the bigger obstacles and should prove a threat but Sugar Bullet could just need this as he hasn't been seen since falling at the second last when holding every chance at Listowel in June of last year. Littletown Lass is another to consider but in an open event it's BLAZING SONNET, a winner over hurdles at Limerick in May, who gets the vote after a very promising chasing debut in what looked a strong beginners event at Thurles a couple of weeks ago.
Blazing Sonnet (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Chased leaders and 4th halfway, 3rd 4 out, ridden approaching last and no impression on winner run-in, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Gentleman Duke (11-12) at Thurles 2m beg chs gd.
Civena (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Mistake 1st and soon towards rear, behind when pulled up after 6th, in a race won by Backinthere (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chs in Oct, 15 ran.
Flemankor (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden along in 10th 6 out, no impression next, 11th of 18, well behind Road To Riches (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f beg chs.
Glen Beg (IRE) 14-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, 3rd after 3 out, dropped to 4th and no extra last, 4th of 8, 12l behind Nearly Nama'd (10-10) at Galway 2m hcp hdl hvy in Oct.
Leish Oscar (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Settled towards rear, good headway from 2 out to dispute approaching last, mistake and headed last, kept on under pressure run-in but no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Doesheeverstop (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 6f mdn hdl.
Littletown Lass (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) 4th of 9, 6l behind More Madness (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs sft in Oct.
Lough Roe Lady (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Chased leaders and 7th halfway, left 4th after 4 out, ridden entering straight and no impression in 3rd from 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 15, 16l behind Backinthere (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chs in Oct.
Love The Memories (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Towards rear, no impression from 4 out, 11th of 16, well behind Mr Fiftyone (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft.
Manogue Supreme (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Alw twrds rr, pu 3out, in a race won by Pops Well (12-2) at Glenbane 3m ire ptp gs in Oct, 13 ran.
Speckled Wood (IRE) 5-2fav (11-5) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, close up when badly hampered and unseated rider 4 out, in a race won by Backinthere (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chs in Oct, 15 ran.
Sugar Bullet (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Prominent, 2nd into straight, on terms and every chance when fell 2 out, in a race won by Glibin (11-7) at Listowel 2m 3f mrs beg chs in Jun '12, 12 ran.
Treacy's Star (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Mid-division early, towards rear and no impression 6 out, 13th of 18, well behind Road To Riches (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f beg chs.
Whatdreamsrmadeof (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Mid-division, headway into 7th after 4 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out, 10th of 19, 29l behind Mrs Mac Veale (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in Oct.
Fennis Moll (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) 7th of 8, 36l behind Renneti (11-9) at Downpatrick 2m 2f 4yo mdn hdl gs in Oct.