BAY OF FREEDOM, an easy winner of a Galway bumper in October, has run in the championship events at Cheltenham and Punchestown this year and hasn't been disgraced in either. He's taken to defy a penalty and make a successful start over hurdles. Winning point-to-pointer Cecil Corbett has shown a bit of potential over timber though may need a longer trip. New World's close second in a big field at Cork in December would be good enough but he disappointed at Thurles a month later and the ground may be too fast for him. Scorpion Star found 2m6f much too far last time and is better judged on a much better effort over this trip at Fairyhouse.
Bay Of Freedom (IRE) 50-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden over 3f out, no extra entering straight, 7th of 13, 22l behind Bellshill (12-0) at Punchestown 2m G1 NH flat (1) in Apr.
Caesar's Song (IRE) 9-4fav (11-7) Soon mid-division, progress to track leader over 3f out, led before straight, soon ridden clear, stayed on well, all out, won at Limerick 2m NH flat gd in May '10 beating Rugby Dunne De Biz (11-7) by hd, 15 ran.
Liberty Love (IRE) 11-8fav (10-12) Mid-division, headway in 6th after 3 out, led before 2 out, soon challenged, headed 2 out, ridden and no extra before last, kept on same pace, swished tail, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Hampstead Heath (10-12) at Tramore 2m 3yo mdn hdl sft in Aug '08.
Lios Tulcha (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) In rear, soon detached, tailed off, 17th of 20, well behind Space Ship (11-12) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl.
Our Sox (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 8th and no impression 5 out, jumped left next, ridden and no extra, 9th of 13, well behind Bishopslough (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs sft.
Aughavilly Sam (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Towards rear, mistake and unseated 1st, in a race won by Aunt Alice (10-8) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl, 14 ran.
Bach On Track (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, no extra after 3 out, weakened, completely tailed off, last of 13, well behind Windsor Park (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Cecil Corbett 33-1 (10-11) Mid-division, one pace from 2 out, 10th of 20, 22l behind Space Ship (11-12) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl.
Josh's Chance (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, led 5f out, ridden and headed 2 1/2f out, soon no extra, 7th of 10, 21l behind Fearachain (11-7) at Listowel 2m NH flat gd in Sep.
Mr Bien (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Cl up on inner, rcd 3rd, lost pl aftr 2out, wknd to poor 7th & pu last, in a race won by Alkaa Lion (12-2) at Monksgrange 3m ire ptp hvy in Mar, 12 ran.
New World 5-4fav (11-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 3 out, no impression before next, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 18l behind I'm All You Need (10-9) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Nidge (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) Took keen hold, held up, slightly slow 2nd, 14th halfway, soon dropped behind, completely tailed off, last of 15, well behind Killer Miller (11-4) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl.
Saint Elm (FR) 50-1 (11-0) Held up behind, no impression when mistake and unseated rider 4 out, in a race won by Shear Rock (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f NH mdn hdl (4) gd, 8 ran.
Scorpion Star (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, closer in 5th after 4 out, soon ridden and no impression, 8th of 14, well behind Better Back Bob (10-13) at Down Royal 2m 6f mdn hdl in Oct.
Seb's Choice (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 7th 5f out, ridden in 8th over 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 11, 13l behind Fill Your Hands (12-0) at Roscommon 2m NH flat gd in Sep.
Thornfield (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Mid-division, ridden and no impression after 4 out, 12th of 18, well behind Golantilla (11-12) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Yaha Fizz (IRE) Zagreb gelding out of Ross Dana.
Craiganboy (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, 9th of 10, 38l behind Wind Of Hope (10-11) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft.
Arbitrageur (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Mid-division and slight mistake 1st, soon chased leaders, lost place before halfway, soon towards rear, weakened 4 out and tailed off, 17th of 19, well behind Voices Of Spring (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Apr.