Liszt had been a bit unfortunate not to score over hurdles before finally losing his maiden tag at Limerick in November. A 6lb rise looks manageable and he should be in the mix. Your Busy is better known as a chaser these days and has done well in that sphere though he hasn't raced since March which could be a problem in a competitive event. Wise Oscar has won once in 31 career starts and connections won't be pleased with a 3lb rise for finishing 8l behind Bog Warrior over the C&D last time when Paradis De Thaix was behind. Playing won at Clonmel last month but couldn't defy a 9lb rise when only third to Miss Ellie at Thurles. BALLYFINBOY isn't the most consistent of performers though he did manage to beat subsequent winner Tarquinius at Navan in November and in the hope that he's in that kind of mood he's handed the vote to turn up at a decent price.
King Of Ardcarne (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, no threat when brought down 3 out, in a race won by Saoirse Dun (10-12) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Nov, 16 ran.
Liszt (IRE) 11-1 (11-6) Made all and set strong pace, pressed briefly entering straight before asserting again 2 out, not fluent last but kept on well run-in, won at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov beating Thepartysover (10-10) by 6l, 10 ran.
Your Busy (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Chased leaders early, 4th halfway, dropped to rear 8th, niggled before 4 out, ridden in 4th and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace to moderate 3rd last, 3rd of 6, 21l behind Whodoyouthink (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 6f chs gd in May.
Wise Oscar (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Disputed early, soon chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th entering straight, moderate 3rd 2 out, kept on to 2nd run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 18, 8l behind Bog Warrior (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Dec.
Paradis de Thaix (FR) 6-1 (11-9) Led and soon clear at fast pace, headed and ridden after 3 out, no impression from 2 out, 4th of 10, 15l behind Speed Dial (10-7) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Dec.
Playing (FR) 9-4fav (11-0) Tracked leaders mainly 4th, ridden early straight and no impression in 3rd before last, kept on one pace run-in, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Missie Ella (10-1) at Thurles 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Dec.
Miss Xian (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, driven along approaching straight and dropped to 8th 2 out, no extra and weakened, 9th of 15, 30l behind Glens Melody (11-3) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Dec.
Fair Lord (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway into 5th 3 out, no impression after next, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 19l behind Dante Anna (10-12) at Gowran Park 3m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Ballyfinboy (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden into 2nd 3 out, under pressure in 3rd 2 out, fell last, in a race won by Tipped Up Harry (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Dec, 20 ran.