Troll D'Oudairies is making his handicap debut over timber with a big weight and hasn't run since May. Father Jack has been making gradual progress and there looked more to come when he scored over 2m4f here a fortnight ago. Pint Of Porter had shown absolutely nothing before his shock victory over a big field in a Navan handicap where he made almost every yard. DAZZLERS DAY is perfectly capable of winning this despite running a shocker over fences at Galway. He won here last December and over fences at Limerick in March and looks well enough handicapped to go in again. Easy Vic has been very unfortunate not to lose his long-standing maiden tag as he was disqualified after finishing first past the post at Limerick in May then beaten a short-head at Downpatrick in July. He looks to have a decent opportunity here and is a major threat.
Troll D'Oudairies (FR) 11-4fav (11-0) Towards rear at ordinary pace, last when pace quickened before 4 out, moderate 6th next, no impression from before 2 out, moderate 5th and kept on same pace into straight, 4th of 9, 18l behind Castletown Bridge (11-12) at Sligo 2m 2f hvy in May.
Tico (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway after halfway and 5th 2 out (normally 3 out), 3rd entering straight but no extra in 4th before last, 5th of 18, 16l behind Baily Dusk (9-12) at Clonmel 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Oct.
Never Complain (IRE) 9-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, ridden into 9th after 4 out, no impression in moderate 7th before straight, no extra 3 out, 6th of 20, well behind Sullane Chief (10-6) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Father Jack (IRE) 9-2fav (11-6) Soon mid-division, improved on outer before 4 out to be prominent, challenged and on terms 2 out, soon led, clear last, stayed on well run-in, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft beating Redclue (10-5) by 3 1/2l, 16 ran.
Pals Leg (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Mid-division, headway in 7th 5 out, led after 4 out, soon clear, reduced advantage and challenged 3 out, soon ridden, headed before 2 out and no extra, kept on same pace, 2nd of 20, 12l behind Sullane Chief (10-6) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Dazzlers Day (FR) 12-1 (9-5) Prominent, 3rd for much, no extra from before 2 out, 10th of 14, well behind Count Salazar (10-13) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs hvy in Oct.
Shabra's Bertolini (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, disputed from 7th until headed approaching straight, soon weakened, 15th of 22, well behind Pint Of Porter (9-10) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109.
Boss Croaker (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Settled behind leaders, moderate 6th halfway, closer 6 out, ridden and no extra 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 20l behind Keep On Track (10-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in Oct.
Vincent Row (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression after 3 out, weakened entering straight, tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind The Blarney Rose (10-12) at Limerick 3m hcp hdl 80-102 sft in May.
Pint Of Porter (IRE) 33-1 (9-10) Led, joined 7th, led again briefly approaching straight, ridden before 2 out and regained lead approaching last where jumped right, kept on under pressure run-in, held on, won at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 beating Oscar Fiain (11-5) by nk, 22 ran.
Easy Vic (IRE) 2-1fav (11-5) Soon mid-division, reminder 8th, soon towards rear, pulled up before 4 out, lame, in a race won by Cool Warrior (10-5) at Roscommon 3m hcp chs 0-95 gf in Aug, 15 ran.
Oxalido (FR) 16-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 3 out, ridden into 9th 2 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 7th of 19, 16l behind Mrs Mac Veale (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in Oct.
Bobsthewizard (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, ridden along approaching 4 out, no extra in 8th from before straight, 7th of 16, 45l behind Father Jack (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft.