This is a poor-quality handicap and DOUBLE WINDSOR, who alternates between hurdles and fences and is 11lb lower over the smaller obstacles, can gain a rare victory after a very good run at Cork last month. Johnny Sue, who was racing in points and hunter-chases last year, returned to action with a very good run over a trip too short at Fairyhouse so has to be on the shortlist. Bitofalright, a winner between the flags, made her handicap debut over hurdles at Wexford last month where she looked ideally suited by heavy ground. Frere Fontaine showed massive improvement on what she had shown previously when third at Clonmel and wouldn't need much more here.
Double Windsor (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Waited with, 11th from 3rd, closed up and prominent approaching straight, on terms approaching 3 out where led travelling smoothly, pressed from before 2 out, soon joined, headed before last, one pace run-in, 2nd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Flooring Porter (11-4) at Cork 3m hcp Yielding in Oct.
Mossy White (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Waited with, 9th from 7th, slight mistake 5 out and reminder, slightly slow 4 out, no impression approaching straight, soon switched right and some headway, slightly impeded run-in and switched left, kept on, 5th of 11, 9l behind Allduckornodinner (11-4) at Punchestown 3m 1f hcp Yielding in Oct.
Beeper's Ruby (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Chased leaders on inner, pushed along briefly from 4 out, pushed along again from next, no impression before 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 8, dist behind Bye Bye O Bye (11-6) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp Yielding in Jul.
Johnny Sue (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Mid-division, progress into close 3rd 3 out, ridden in 2nd 2 out, led before last, headed inside final furlong, no extra and dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 16, 3 1/4l behind Solar Heat (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hvy in Nov.
Letter Of Credit (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Rear, 12th halfway, weakened 2 out, never a factor, 14th of 16, dist behind Georgieshore (10-12) at Galway 2m 3f hcp sft in Oct.
The Reaping Race (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Towards rear, pushed along after 3 out, reminder after 2 out, kept on same pace, never a factor, 8th of 13, 16 3/4l behind Tiger Twenty Two (10-10) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp Good - Yielding in Oct.
Aileens Joy (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra before 3 out, 8th of 16, 28 3/4l behind Theatre Run (11-3) at Thurles 2m hcp Yielding - Soft in Nov.
Bitofalright (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Prominent, on terms from 2nd, headed approaching 6th, some slight mistakes after and remained prominent, led into straight, headed 2 out, soon no impression, one pace, 2nd of 14, 8l behind Caddy Shack (11-2) at Wexford 3m hcp hvy in Oct.
Stolen Moment (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Towards rear, 12th after 7th, no impression approaching straight, 8th of 13, 36 3/4l behind Lucky Road (11-5) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp gd in Jul.
The Grey Guy (IRE) 9-1 (10-5) Rear of mid-division, pushed along in mid-division approaching straight, ridden and no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 9th of 17, 12 3/4l behind West Is Best (10-7) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hvy in Mar.
Golden Symphony (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Mid-division on outer, 9th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 16, 15l behind The Chapel Field (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Sabichi (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, bad mistake 2nd, mistake 3rd and jumped right at 4th, not jump well, weakened from 4 out, 8th of 13, dist behind Caravation (11-7) at Navan 2m mdn Yielding - Soft in Mar.
Daisy's Hollow (IRE) 50-1 (10-1) Mid-division, 9th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 11th of 21, 16 1/4l behind Treacysenniscorthy (11-3) at Punchestown 3m hcp sft in Nov.
Frere Fontaine (FR) 20-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden to challenge entering straight, under pressure in 4th 2 out, kept on one pace from last, 3rd of 14, 7 1/2l behind Robin Gold (11-6) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp sft in Oct.
Our Majella (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, hampered 1st, rear of mid-division halfway, mid-division approaching straight, ridden and no impression on outer after 2 out, kept on run-in to go 4th closing stages, 4th of 17, 15l behind Robin Gold (10-9) at Thurles 2m 7f hcp Good - Yielding in Oct.
Dicey (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, towards rear halfway and no extra after 4 out, weakened, tailed off, 16th of 17, dist behind Robin Gold (10-9) at Thurles 2m 7f hcp Good - Yielding in Oct.
Betterask Jj (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight, 11th of 18, 31 1/4l behind Burlesque Queen (10-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp Yielding in Oct.
Megara 33-1 (10-0) Pushed along to soon lead, reminders approaching halfway, narrowly headed 5 out, ridden next, no extra before 3 out, 7th of 16, 23 1/4l behind Theatre Run (11-3) at Thurles 2m hcp Yielding - Soft in Nov.
Goulane Jessie (IRE) 4-1 (11-11) Mid-div, 4th 1/2way, 3rd appr str, wo 2out, hdd bef last, ko strongly & ld again cl hm, won at Knockmullen House 3m mdn sft in Nov beating Delice Du Chenet (12-2) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Fourina (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) 9th of 16, 21 1/2l behind Turbo (12-3) at Punchestown 1m 7f sft in Nov.
Sea Scorpion (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, lost place 4 out, ridden in 7th entering straight, no impression before 2 out, 7th of 12, 17 3/4l behind Fiveaftermidnight (10-7) at Naas 2m 4f hcp Soft - Heavy in Nov.