Caolaneoin has generally performed with credit in decent company but again comes up against some useful rivals. Dushybeag is certainly one of those and he wasn't disgraced in Grade 2 company when last seen at Limerick in December. He has an obvious chance though finished around 4l behind OPERATING when they weren't too far behind the very useful Foxrock at Fairyhouse in November and Jessica Harrington's charge is taken to confirm the form and land this. Bearly Legal was making his chasing bow and having his first start since winning over hurdles in July when a close fourth to Never Complain at Down Royal last month so he's one to note along with Kashline, who was still there with every chance when falling at the last at Thurles. Jansboy won twice over hurdles in October and has been waiting for better ground to begin his chasing career.
Bearly Legal (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Held up, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th 3 out, 5th 2 out, 4th last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 9, 2l behind Never Complain (11-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chase in Mar.
Caolaneoin (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Prominent and led after 1st, jumped right 3 out and headed next, 4th entering straight and no extra run-in, 4th of 8, 13l behind Djakadam (11-1) at Leopardstown 2m 3f beg chs in Dec.
Cnoc An Cheo (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders and 3rd 4 out, no extra after next, weakened, tailed off, 11th of 16, well behind Pairofbrowneyes (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl in Jan.
Dushybeag (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Towards rear, 5th before straight, soon no impression, 5th of 7, 15l behind The Paparrazi Kid (11-6) at Limerick 2m 3f nov chs Grade 2 (1) hvy in Dec.
Glen Ode (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, weakened 4 out, completely tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Ludo Et Emergo (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chase.
Jansboy 11-4fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, improved to dispute lead approaching straight, headed from last, got up again on line, won at Limerick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Oct beating Friendly Society (11-0) by shd, 16 ran.
Kashline (IRE) 3-1 (11-9) Held up, bad mistake 2nd, progress into 4th at 6th, 5th before 4 out, improved to 3rd entering straight, ridden 2 out, switched inside approaching last, kept on same pace when slightly hampered and fell last, in a race won by Coole Avenue (11-5) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chase hvy in Mar, 8 ran.
Leading The Life (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Towards rear, mistake 1st, ridden in moderate 9th after 3 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 19l behind Preswell Lad (11-4) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95.
Operating (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, improved to lead approaching straight, headed 3 out, no extra in 3rd when jumped left 2 out, 3rd of 9, 36l behind Toon River (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chase sft in Mar.
Sacre Malta (FR) 7-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, progress into 7th 5 out, ridden in 6th before straight, no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 9l behind Rightville Boy (11-5) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109.
Saddlers Job (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, jumped left and not fluent 10th, no extra and bad mistake 5 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by My Murphy (11-12) at Fairyhouse 3m beg chs sft in Dec, 12 ran.
Third Opinion (IRE) 3-1fav (11-5) Led, clear from 7th, mistake and unseated rider 6 out, in a race won by Ballysteen (11-7) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chase sft in Mar, 15 ran.
Totally Couture (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Soon trailing in last and pushed along, tailed off when pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Maguire's Glen (10-6) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft, 15 ran.
Beeper's Milan (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Led, headed 4 out, weakened quickly from next, 7th of 10, well behind Knock Beauty (10-2) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Mar.