See Double You was in rude form at the back of last season but his winning run came to an end at Fairyhouse and its possible that the handicapper may finally have got his measure. THE BOYS DONT KNOW appears to have found considerable improvement since she has been dropped in trip and Arthur Goulding's mare can follow up an impressive victory at Thurles. She should confirm form with Get Off The Stage despite being 1lb worse off at the weights. Carlowsantana looked a future winner when finishing second in a decent handicap at Galway though he's been unable to run up to that form since. Ted Dolly makes his handicap debut on this occasion and the previous C&D winner should give a bold show off top weight. Man Of God wouldn't be out of this on some of his Flat form but he's struggled since switching to the winter game.
Ted Dolly (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Took keen hold, chased leaders, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden, weakening when hit next, tailed off, last of 8, 37l behind Dodging Bullets (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m nov hdl G2 (1) gs in Nov.
Cyprusormilan 9-1 (11-8) Led, headed and weakened quickly from 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by First Impressions (11-2) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 8Evens16 in Jul, 18 ran.
See Double You (IRE) 9-2 (10-13) Held up in mid-division and took keen hold, headway into close 2nd before 3 out, disputed lead before 2 out, soon ridden, headed at last, no extra run-in, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Aladdins Cave (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Nov.
The Book Thief (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Close up and led, headed 9th, ridden to challenge and on terms again approaching straight, headed and no extra approaching last where not fluent, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 14, 8l behind Raz De Maree (11-12) at Wexford 3m 1f beg chase sft in Jul.
Bonifacio (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, never a factor, some headway in 7th approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 17l behind Happy New Year (9-3) at Gowran Park 3m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Nov.
The Boys Dont Know (IRE) 10-3fav (10-13) Waited with well off the pace, went poor 5th and progress 4 out, niggled along to chase clear leader before straight, closed from before last, led and stayed on well run-in, won at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl in Nov beating Dubh Go Leir (10-13) by 2 3/4l, 17 ran.
Get Off The Stage (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Waited with well off the pace, closer in poor 6th at 5th, 4th 4 out, no impression in moderate 3rd and kept on same pace from before straight, 3rd of 17, 6l behind The Boys Dont Know (10-13) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl in Nov.
Man of God (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Lost ground start, held up towards rear, steady headway on outer from 4 out, 7th after 3 out, 3rd and effort after 2 out, no extra from last, 5th of 16, 6l behind Lough Roe Lady (11-2) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Nov.
Carlowsantana (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, 9th of 11, 29l behind Code Of The West (10-13) at Clonmel 2m 3f hcp chs sft in Nov.
Raven's Feather (IRE) 22-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, 7th 3 out, ridden in 6th and no impression before straight, kept on one pace from 2 out, 4th of 10, 9l behind Sands Cove (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Schindler's Pearl (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Mid-division, ridden before 3 out, kept on without threatening from 2 out, 6th of 19, 14l behind Misca Musca (10-11) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov.
Sanforized (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Prominent in chasing group, no extra from 3 out, 9th of 14, well behind Doc Hollywood (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Nov.
Thrupenny Blue (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Waited with, progress 4 out, 7th next, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 10th of 15, 41l behind High Desert (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.