AFRAN BLUE looks the one to be on as he ran well over a slightly longer trip here in October then went one better at Limerick for which a 4lb rise looks fair. Allez Vic had been looking a likely future winner before falling at Navan and has to be considered while Preswell Lad, runner-up at Fairyhouse in January, reverts to hurdling after a short spell over fences. The four-year-old Redclue ran his best race to date behind Father Jack at Fairyhouse last month and should improve again but winning point-to-pointer Leanna Ban looks high in the weights for what he's achieved.
Leanna Ban 6-1 (11-12) Always prominent, slight mistake 5 out, ridden entering straight, soon no impression, dropped to 4th at last, kept on one pace run-in,, 4th of 14, 10l behind Kylecrue (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95.
Afram Blue 11-2 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway into 8th 3 out, 6th travelling well entering straight, pushed out to make progress in 5th 2 out, ridden to challenge last, led run-in and kept on well, won at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov beating Granny Riona (10-12) by 1l, 14 ran.
Allez Vic (IRE) 3-1fav (10-8) Tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, fell heavily 9th, in a race won by Pint Of Porter (9-10) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov, 22 ran.
Bouncing Betty (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 10th of 17, 44l behind Foxrock (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs in Nov.
Preswell Lad (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) In rear, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 9th of 15, 48l behind Foritsa (10-5) at Wexford 2m 6f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Nov.
Native Court (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Mid-division, lost place 7th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Amethyst Rose (10-0) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov, 17 ran.
Nell's Nan (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Close up, mistake 1st,, 2nd of 9, 24l behind Old Kilcash (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Udo's Choice (IRE) 3-1 (11-6) Bhnd mid div, some prog to tr main grp bef 4out, rdn & up when fell 2out in rr, in a race won by Final Pass (11-6) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gd, 14 ran.
Pairc Na Leasa (IRE) 15-2 (11-0) Held up towards rear, closer in mid-division into straight, moderate 8th 2 out, kept on same pace without threatening, 4th of 23, 13l behind Tidy Zag (11-6) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Redclue (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Soon towards rear, progress to chase leaders 3 out, ridden in 4th from 2 out, no impression last, went 2nd without troubling winner closing stages, 2nd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Father Jack (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Nov.
Personal Shopper 16-1 (10-2) Soon mid-division, moderate 6th and no impression from 3 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 39l behind Lash It On (10-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 gd in Sep.
Brian The Warrior (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 8th approaching 5 out, closed into 4th before straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 2 out,, 4th of 15, 8l behind Sea Light (11-4) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Nov.
Celtic Passion (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Soon close up and disputed lead, 2nd approaching 3 out, dropped to 6th and no extra from before straight, 7th of 13, 32l behind Emily Gray (11-2) at Gowran Park 2m 4f in Nov.
Flemany (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Soon mid-division, mistake 4th and slightly hampered, ridden from next, weakened from before 3 out, completely tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Balrath Hope (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov.
Swift Accordian (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Rear of mid-division, under pressure 4 out, moderate 12th before straight, no extra,, 12th of 15, 40l behind Sea Light (11-4) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Nov.
Garamor Boy (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Settled behind leaders in 4th, closer 6 out, 5th and mistake 4 out, ridden and no extra entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 26l behind Golden Ticket (11-5) at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109 in Nov.
Boherna Lady (IRE) 18-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, led and disputed from 4th, 2nd and slight mistake 6th, weakened quickly approaching 5 out where mistake, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Afram Blue (11-5) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov, 14 ran.
Better Back Bob (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Chased leaders and 8th halfway, pushed along and no impression on easy winner in 3rd 2 out, no extra approaching last, 7th of 20, 23l behind The King Of Brega (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 in Nov.