B L Swagger has a penalty for his bumper victory and didn't run badly when reverting to hurdles last time after two poor runs over fences. Indian Road Runner is similarly penalised and fell at Fairyhouse but has plenty of scope and should put that mishap behind him. Dainty Diva has been very consistent in bumpers and got her just reward here in October but it's successful point-to-pointer BASHFUL BEAUTY who looks the one to be on. She made the odds-on Grand Partner pull out the stops at Cork last time and the winner has since gone on to land a much better race. Cacheofgold is another winner between the flags and though she disappointed when favourite on her hurdling bow at Sligo she should do better than that in time.
B L Swagger (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Held up, improved to be almost on terms 4 out, soon 4th, ridden straight, no impression when not fluent 3 out, one pace, 5th of 13, 23l behind Portrade (11-11) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Indian Road Runner (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Soon tracked leaders, ran slightly off bend approaching 3rd after loose horse, still in touch when fell 3 out, in a race won by Time For A Pint (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl gf in May, 22 ran.
Long Journey Home (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Never a factor, tailed off, 13th of 18, well behind Kilmainham (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan '13.
Dainty Diva (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Made all, went clear and ridden 2f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, all out to hold on close home, won at Wexford 2m in Oct beating Snatch Back (10-12) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Ballyine (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up, ridden and no impression 4 out, 11th 2 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 17, 9l behind He Is Top Class (10-9) at Roscommon 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Bashful Beauty (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) Held up, mistake 2nd, 6th approaching straight, progress travelling smoothly before 2 out where 3rd, challenged in 2nd at last, not match winner and kept on same pace closing stages, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Grand Partner (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gd.
Bawntameena (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, progress into 3rd after 2 out, dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 19, 14l behind Rich Coast (11-12) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl.
East Lodge (IRE) 100-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, no extra from before 4 out, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Davinia's Tip (10-6) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Green Grenello 10-1 (11-6) Ld, rcd kn, 5l clr 5th, jnd 1/2way, in tch when qckly pu 5out, in a race won by Shannon Smacker (12-2) at Durrow 3m ire ptp hvy in Mar, 8 ran.
Kilcunnahin Mor (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, no extra after 3 out, weakened, 10th of 20, 39l behind Much Wants More (11-4) at Tipperary 2m 4f mdn hdl gd.
Little Jimmy Brown (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Mid-division on inner, ridden and no impression from 6f out, never a factor, 14th of 19, well behind Dubh Eile (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4f NH flat gd in Jun.
Minella Tweet (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th approaching 4th, no extra from after 4 out, soon weakened, completely tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Sizing Granite (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Cacheofgold (IRE) 6-4fav (10-13) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd before 2 out, ridden 2 out, under pressure in 3rd entering straight, 4th last, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 15l behind Kindly Vinnie (10-13) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl sft in May.
Hard Fought (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Led, clear from 5th, strongly pressed after 2 out, ridden and headed after last, no impression from 1 1/2f out, 5th of 16, 13l behind Beach Of Falesa (11-7) at Wexford 2m 2f mares mdn hdl.
Queen Of Thecastle (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, tight for room in 6th when slipped up around 3f out, in a race won by Ask Vic (11-3) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f NH flat gf in Sep, 14 ran.