Sara O'Brien has ridden a couple of winners and her mount, Noah Webster, looks well enough treated and has been going reasonably well over hurdles. She should be in the shake-up but CARRIED looked progressive when beating Queen Of Alba here last month with Cotteslow almost three lengths behind and Jane Mangan's claim wipes out the subsequent 3lb rise in the weights. Pru Dobbs' charge can follow up though Papa's Way beat what looked a decent field of maidens here last week and isn't harshly treated on his handicap debut. Nina Carberry's mount Protaras has pulled up in his last two starts over fences having won one at Cork in November.
Protaras (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Prominent, 2nd for much, no impression from 2f out, dropped to 4th and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 7, 12l behind Leah Claire (8-10) at Leopardstown 1m 4f stks 0-75 sft in Apr.
Mojito Royale (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Soon mid-division, closer in 5th before straight, challenged 2f out, no extra and kept on same pace from 1f out, 4th of 13, 5l behind Goal (10-3) at Limerick 1m 3f hcp 50-80 gd in Oct.
Carried (IRE) 5-4fav (9-6) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden to lead 2f out, challenged 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 4f stks (0-75) pol in Dec beating Queen Of Alba (9-9) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Papa's Way (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden 4f out, stayed on in 5th 2f out, 3rd over 1f out, kept on well final furlong to lead close home, won at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol beating Sceilg (8-7) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
News Show 22-1 (9-8) Mid-division, headway in 7th 7f out, 4th 4f out, ridden in 3rd 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 15th of 18, 36l behind Busted Tycoon (9-7) at Galway 2m hcp 55-80 in Jul.
Shaiyzar (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Held up, closer in 7th over 4f out, kept on without threatening under pressure from over 1f out, 5th of 14, 7l behind Ballyadam Brook (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Dec.
Cottesloe (IRE) 11-4 (9-9) Mid-division, 4th halfway, ridden to challenge 1 1/2f out, under pressure in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Carried (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f stks (0-75) pol in Dec.
First Friday (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Towards rear, wide straight, no extra in 10th and kept on same pace from 1f out, 8th of 14, 7l behind Bomber Jackson (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Noah Webster (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Led, reminder halfway, soon niggled along, joined 5f out, headed and no impression from 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Pastilla (9-2) at Dundalk 2m mdn stks pol in Apr.