This is for horses rated 109 or less over hurdles and YOUNG PADDYMC (NAP), who went up 10lb after winning a handicap hurdle off 102, has been dropped enough to squeeze in and he made a highly satisfactory debut over fences at Limerick. Roxboro Road attracted support on his chasing bow at Tramore and though never in contention will have come on for the experience. Smithscorner has been running quite well over hurdles and has had a run over fences while Guided By You has shown enough to suggest he can make his presence felt though may do better in handicaps, a remark that also applies to Loupgarou.
Ange D'Or Javilex (FR) 14-1 (11-1) Towards rear, 8th after 6th, progress before 8th, no impression on leaders in 5th after 3 out, weakened, pulled up before last, at Limerick 2m 4f hcp sft in Dec.
Arch Melody (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, never a factor, no impression approaching 4 out, no extra in straight, 10th of 13, dist behind Bridies Boy (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f sft in Jan.
Carlitos Bay (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, 4th at 4th, slight mistake 4 out, soon no impression, jumped left 2 out and no extra, pulled up before last, at Punchestown 2m 7f hcp gd in Nov.
Frankly All Talk (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, closer in 5th 4 out, ridden and no extra 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 21 1/2l behind Getaway Kid (11-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f Yielding in Dec.
Golden Silence (IRE) 40-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, never a factor, 16th of 22, dist behind Breesy Mountain (11-2) at Punchestown 2m hcp gd in Dec.
Guided By You (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Towards rear, 10th after 5th, not fluent at 6th, pushed along and headway after 3 out, not fluent in 6th 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace in 5th run-in, 5th of 13, 9 1/2l behind Se Mo Laoch (11-1) at Punchestown 3m 2f hcp Yielding in Dec.
Kayf Thou 50-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, slight mistake 5 out, no impression before 3 out, weakened and tailed off, 10th of 12, dist behind Getaway Kid (11-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f Yielding in Dec.
Liar's Dice (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Chased leader, 4th at 7th, 5th 3 out, no impression before 2 out, ridden and weakened after 2 out, 9th of 13, 26 3/4l behind Internal Transfer (11-3) at Limerick 2m 7f Yielding - Soft in Dec.
Loupgarou (FR) 10-1 (11-4) Soon led, took keen hold, bad mistake 4th, ridden and headed 2 out, soon weakened quickly, 7th of 9, dist behind Barna Venture (10-13) at Punchestown 2m hcp gd in Dec.
Roxboro Road (IRE) 10-3 (11-3) Soon raced in 5th, slight mistake 6th, slightly impeded 5 out, slight mistake 3 out and under pressure, no impression approaching next, left 4th and impeded last, 4th of 8, 20l behind Crazyheart (11-3) at Tramore 2m sft in Jan.
Smithscorner (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Held up, rear of mid-division, progress after 3 out, ridden in 8th 2 out, no impression in 7th before last, kept on one pace, 6th of 23, 23 1/4l behind The Church Gate (10-13) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hcp Good - Yielding in Dec.
Young Paddymc (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Tracked leader, dropped to 6th at 7th, headway before 10th, 3rd after 4 out, no impression after 2 out, ridden and stayed on to 2nd close home without threatening, 2nd of 13, 10l behind Internal Transfer (11-3) at Limerick 2m 7f Yielding - Soft in Dec.