Original Option, who was a very disappointing odds-on favourite over three miles here after an excellent run behind Mount Helicon at Cork, had an entry at Fairyhouse yesterday. Another to disappoint last time was Lean Times, who was beaten just a head by Ferris Bueller at Punchestown in October but finished tailed off behind Oscars Well on a return visit the following month. Winning point-to-pointer Portrait King showed ability in bumpers last season and will be suited by hurdling but Dessie Hughes may hold the key to this with Dun Masc and WHITE STAR LINE. The former looks one to follow this term but may just need the run and it's the latter who gets the vote as he has produced two excellent runs over timber in huge fields here and at Punchestown. Popmurphy was Listed class on the Flat and is one to note on his hurdling debut.
Barrackhillboy (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and weakened over 5f out, virtually pulled up final furlong, completely tailed off, 18th of 20, well behind Jessies Dream (12-0) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat sft in Jan '09.
Bennative (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Led, challenged 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra in 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 13l behind Eight Is My Number (11-8) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Nov.
Dun Masc (IRE) 3-1fav (11-2) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, headway in 6th 4 out, ridden and no extra before 3 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 18, well behind Cloughmile (10-13) at Thurles 3m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Greenandredparson (IRE) 5-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, in touch when hampered and brought down 5th, in a race won by Finbin (11-9) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in May, 5 ran.
Lean Times (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Mid-division, 7th 4 out, 5th and ridden 2 out, soon no extra, 8th of 14, 45l behind Oscars Well (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Lord Rory (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Tracked leaders in 4th, 5th and ridden early straight, no impression, moderate 4th and no extra from over 1f out, 4th of 8, 16l behind Sugar Bullet (11-9) at Naas 2m N H flat sft in Nov.
Loughmore Vic (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, 12th of 13, 30l behind Profit Margin (11-9) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Mr Bits And Pieces (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Prominent, 3rd approaching 4 out, weakened from before next, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Ballyhaunis (11-12) at Thurles 2m hdl in Nov.
Portrait King (IRE) 7-2 (11-13) Mid-division, 8th halfway, headway in 6th 6f out, 2nd 4f out, ridden 3f out, no extra in 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 2 1/4l behind De Dodger (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 1f N H flat sft in Feb.
Sam Hall (FR) 40-1 (10-9) Tracked leader, weakened 3 out, 15th of 16, well behind Torta Nel Cielo (10-9) at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Sparkling Tara 7-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 5th before straight, soon no impression under pressure, 6th of 14, 15l behind Pineau De Re (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.
The Big Mosquito (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, progress into 5th before 4 out, 3rd briefly entering straight, 5th under pressure after 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 19l behind Bishopsfurze (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Twentypoundluck (IRE) 7-2fav (11-0) Chased leaders, ridden 7th, weakened approaching 3 out, 7th of 13, 43l behind Spock (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Oct.
White Star Line (IRE) 4-1fav (11-7) Soon disputed lead, led from 5th, ridden and strongly pressed 2 out, headed last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 25, 3l behind Medical Card (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Kool Tool (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Soon trailing in rear, completely tailed off from 3 out, 13th of 15, well behind Mighty Whitey (11-4) at Sligo 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Popmurphy 33-1 (9-11) Raced well off pace in rear, went poor 4th and kept on same pace straight, 4th of 5, 17l behind Tactic (9-11) at Curragh 1m 6f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun (flat).
Bella Di Oscar (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, 9th of 11, 29l behind Carloswayback (11-8) at Limerick 2m cond mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Ms Cabrita (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Towards rear on outer, pushed along 4th, no impression from 3 out, 9th of 18, 32l behind Lonesome Dove (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Dec.
Utellme (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Never better than mid-division, 10th of 15, 21l behind What An Flyer (11-4) at Cork 2m mrs N H flat sft in Dec.
Original Option (IRE) 4-7fav (11-12) Led, mistake 3rd, headed before 4 out, driven along in 4th entering straight, soon no extra, 9th of 18, 47l behind Ballinahow Lady (11-7) at Naas 3m mdn hdl in Nov.
Mkenzy (IRE) Bach gelding out of Sara Black.
Mr Shankly (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division throughout, 14th of 25, 24l behind Medical Card (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl sft in Nov.