Alelchi Inois wasn't overly impressive when landing a maiden and a novice hurdle and was put in his place when stepping into Grade 2 company last time. He was a long way behind today's rival LOTS OF MEMORIES on that occasion and there appears no reason for a form reversal so Paul Fahey's charge, a Grade 3 winner over the course and distance earlier, should take this. He earlier had Some Officer over 10l behind when scoring at Listowel and though with the exception of Tullintain the remainder have recent winning form all will need to improve in this better company.
Lots Of Memories (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Held up in touch, mistake 4th, ridden from 4 out, 6th next, moderate 5th next, kept on without threatening from last, 4th of 8, 12l behind Apache Stronghold (11-3) at Navan 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) in Nov.
Alelchi Inois (FR) 7-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, 4th 4 out, soon ridden, no impression from 3 out, 7th of 8, 27l behind Apache Stronghold (11-3) at Navan 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) in Nov.
Band Of Blood (IRE) 7-2fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, 5th 6 out, lost place 4 out, beaten when impeded 3 out, 7th of 10, 35l behind Coolmill (10-3) at Cork 2m 4f in Nov.
Ballyroe Rambler (IRE) 5-2 (11-4) Mid-division, closer in 6th approaching 4 out, improved to challenge in 2nd from before 2 out, led before last, ridden out to assert closing stages, comfortably, won at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov beating Captainofthefleet (11-12) by 6l, 14 ran.
Oscar Chimes (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Soon mid-division, improved 4 out, 2nd before straight, led approaching 2 out, in command last, stayed on well, comfortably,, won at Thurles 2m 2f mdn hdl gd in Nov beating Outlawed Tunes (11-4) by 6l, 15 ran.
Some Officer (IRE) 3-1 (11-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, disputed 7th and led next, ridden and headed before 2 out, no impression in 3rd last, kept on one pace,, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Gallant Tipp (11-10) at Thurles 2m 6f nov hdl in Nov.
The Job Is Right 10-3 (11-12) Tracked leaders, led before 4 out, strongly pressed and slight mistake 2 out, soon headed, led again from last and stayed on well run-in, won at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Nov beating Unic De Bersy (11-12) by 1 3/4l, 16 ran.
Tullintain (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Held up, 7th halfway, headway into 5th 5 out, 4th 4 out, ridden in 3rd before straight, no impression leaders before 2 out, kept on one pace, weakened run-in, 5th of 8, 18l behind Come To The Party (11-0) at Limerick 3m hcp chs (10yo+) in Nov.