CHEAP AS CHIPS has found her form and followed a victory over hurdles at Clonmel with a cracking effort over fences from the front at Tramore. She's been raised 8lb but Andrew Ring's claim takes care of most of that and she can complete a hat-trick. Lough Roe Lady had been threatening to win before getting off the mark over fences at the 13th time of asking at Clonmel. She still looks well treated and is a threat but Miller Of Glanmire hasn't run since New Year's Day where he jumped well to land a minor event. He isn't badly treated for his handicap debut, however, while Sitcom was probably just in need of her latest effort after a break and her victory at Thurles in November was a fine effort. Araglen Lad doesn't appear to have improved from his victory at Gowran in November but New Phase will find this less daunting than the Grade B handicap he ran in at Limerick in December.
Armaramak (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no extra 4 out, weakened next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Make A Track (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Dec, 16 ran.
Sitcom (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Chased leaders, 4th 5 out and went 3rd before 3 out, ridden and no impression on winner in straight, no extra, 3rd of 7, 10l behind An Dearthair Og (10-1) at Wexford 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-123 in Mar.
Miller Of Glanmire (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, closer in 3rd 4 out, tracked leader in 2nd approaching 2 out where led, stayed on well run-in, won at Tramore 2m beg chase hvy in Jan beating Ring Ben (11-7) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
New Phase (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, weakened, 10th of 16, well behind Make A Track (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Dec.
Araglen Lad (IRE) 11-2 (10-10) Led, not fluent 1st, ridden after 3 out, headed approaching last, weakened flat, 3rd of 7, 15l behind Too Cool To Fool (9-10) at Ayr 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs.
Lough Roe Lady (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, progress into 2nd after 3 out, improved to lead 2 out, ridden and kept on well from before last, won at Clonmel 2m beg chase hvy beating Rafi De Triana (11-12) by 4l, 14 ran.
Cheap As Chips (IRE) 5-2 (10-2) Led and disputed and soon well clear of 3rd, led from 4 out, ridden before 2 out, stayed on well from last, won at Tramore 2m hcp chs 0-109 beating Coolharbour Breeze (11-4) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Louisville Lip (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Always towards rear, mistake 4th, ridden and trailing 6 out, weakened and tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Fiery Oscar (11-8) at Thurles 2m hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Mar.
Imperial Joey (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden and no extra after 2 out, moderate 8th when hampered last, weakened, 11th of 13, well behind Back Off Mate (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Mar.