After finishing first past the post in a Fairyhouse bumper only to be disqualified, winning point-to-pointer Rogue Angel easily landed a Galway maiden before disappointing against better company. He makes his handicap debut and could be better than these but has to concede weight all round and may find ALF WRIGHT too strong on these terms. He easily won over fences in October and probably just needed the run on his reappearance over hurdles last month and looks well treated on the balance of his form. Vics Canvas ran very well behind Tennis Cap at Naas over a trip too short so has to enter the equation as does Followmeuptocarlow, who was a bit disappointing behind Happy New Year at Punchestown having beaten the winner on his previous start. Special Token is by no means out of this with her low weight as she is 16lb better off than over fences.
Rogue Angel (IRE) 6-1 (10-9) Settled behind leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and dropped to rear 5 out, soon no extra, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Road To Riches (11-0) at Cork 3m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) sft in Dec, 7 ran.
Vics Canvas (IRE) 14-1 (10-8) Chased leader on inner, some mistakes, 6th halfway, 4th when blundered 2 out, ridden to go 2nd approaching last but no impression on winner, no extra run-in and dropped to 4th, 4th of 11, 7l behind Tennis Cap (11-1) at Naas 2m hcp hdl hvy in Jan.
Alf Wright (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Tracked leader in 2nd, 3rd halfway but dropped to 6th 3 out, ridden early straight and no impression in moderate 4th last, 4th of 11, 22l behind Rory Anna (11-8) at Gowran Park 2m 1f Conditional Handicap Hurdle (80-123) (4yo+) hvy in Jan.
Followmeuptocarlow (IRE) 9-4fav (11-2) Held up, smooth headway after 4 out, close 6th travelling well next, 5th 2 out, soon ridden and no response, 7th of 16, 24l behind Happy New Year (10-5) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Dec.
Walker Ridge (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Waited with, closer in 6th before straight, no impression and kept on from before last, 4th of 12, 9l behind Carsonstown Bridge (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Luck Pennie (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, no extra from 4 out and behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Missie Ella (10-4) at Thurles 3m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy, 13 ran.
Special Token (IRE) 13-2 (11-0) Led early, soon tracked leaders, 2nd before straight, 4th 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on, 3rd of 14, 4 1/2l behind All The Way Home (10-13) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Jan.
Sumkindasuprstar (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden early straight and no extra from 2 out, 5th of 18, 16l behind Jadanli (10-7) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hcp chs hvy in Jan.
Swift Lady (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Soon chased leaders, dropped to 10th before 6 out, no extra and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Ponmeword (11-4) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Jan, 14 ran.