A very tough one to call but Happy New Year will attract support as he bids for a four-timer, though he's been put up another 8lb for his victory at Punchestown. He's very tough and should get into the mix though he now looks vulnerable off his new mark as does Dactik, who completed a Fairyhouse double before beaten from today's mark on his hat-trick attempt. BLAZING SONNET has been unfortunate to come up against a couple of in-form rivals in her two recent races and hasn't been beaten far. She's a progressive type and just gets the vote though connections won't be too pleased with being raised 7lb. Force Of Habit has only run three times over timber and looks the type to do better but The Boys Dont Know appeared anchored by his extra weight when fancied at Cork last time.
Six Stone Ned (IRE) 8-1 (9-13) Towards rear, 13th 4 out, soon no impression, 10th of 15, 40l behind Come To The Party (10-1) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl sft in Nov.
Force Of Habit 3-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, stumbled badly on landing 9th and dropped towards rear, pecked 4 out, moderate 7th approaching 2 out, no extra and virtually pulled up run-in, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Murchu (11-12) at Galway 2m 6f beg chase sft in Aug.
Masked Phantom (IRE) 4-1fav (9-10) Waited with towards rear, some headway from 6th, closer in 8th 4 out, ridden in 6th before straight, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 7th of 15, 37l behind Come To The Party (10-1) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl sft in Nov.
Leggy Lad (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, bad mistake and unseated rider 4th, in a race won by Highdownhill (10-5) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 hvy in Nov, 10 ran.
Miss Accurate (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Prominent early, settled back to 7th before halfway, pushed along in 5th 3 out and went 4th before last, no impression run-in, 4th of 10, 5l behind Top Madam (10-10) at Wexford 2m 4f hdl gd in Oct.
Mobile Sizer 5-1 (11-4) Always prominent, tracked leader until led before 4 out, ridden and strongly pressed when edged right at last, kept on best under pressure run-in, won at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl sft in Apr beating Sir Lynx (11-4) by nk, 20 ran.
Dibella (IRE) 18-1 (10-0) Towards rear, some progress 4 out, soon no impression, 9th of 19, 34l behind Roi Du Mee (9-13) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl hvy.
Labeille (FR) 20-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and weakened 3 out, 17th of 18, well behind Bog Warrior (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft.
Penny's Bill (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Chased leaders early, 9th halfway, slow 5 out, soon no extra and weakened, last of 15, well behind Any Bets (9-3) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs gd in May.
Majestic Oak (FR) 20-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 6th entering straight, soon ridden, 3rd 2 out, 2nd briefly before last, kept on same pace in 3rd run-in, 3rd of 19, 6l behind Misca Musca (10-11) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov.
King Malik (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 5th 3 out, soon ridden, 3rd 2 out, soon no extra and dropped to 4th at last, 4th of 15, 11l behind Rich Revival (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs sft.
Dactik (IRE) 9-4fav (11-8) Soon well off the pace in mid-division, moderate 6th 4 out, moderate 5th 3 out, ridden in pursuit of leaders but no impression from before straight, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 13l behind For A Finish (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Nov.
Ember Jack (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, distant 9th and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, well behind Rory O'Moore (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Happy New Year (IRE) 13-2 (10-5) Always close up, led from 5 out, ridden and stayed on well from 2 out, clear from last, won at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy beating Alasty (11-9) by 3 1/2l, 16 ran.
The Boys Dont Know (IRE) 3-1fav (10-12) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 9th 3 out, 8th 3 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 9l behind Carlowsantana (10-5) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 sft.
Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden and no impression in 5th early straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 8l behind Clashnabrook (9-10) at Gowran Park 2m 2f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Nov.
Shariyan (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, progress into 5th and ridden entering straight, moderate 3rd 2 out, went 2nd without threatening easy winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 13l behind Changing Times (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 8Evens16 hvy in Feb.
Sammy Black (GER) 40-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, some slight mistakes, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra after 3 out, 8th of 19, 41l behind Bright New Dawn (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl sft.
Definite Knockoff (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Mid-division, some progress into 7th 3 out, no impression from before next, 9th of 20, 16l behind Sea Stallion (11-8) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Oct.
Mullaghwillin Boy (IRE) 15-2 (11-5) Mid-division, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, never able to challenge, 4th of 12, 11l behind Sun Cloud (11-5) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Nov.
Blazing Sonnet (IRE) 4-1 (11-3) Soon chased leaders, improved to be on terms from 4 out, 2nd 2 out, soon struggling, kept on without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Doc Hollywood (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Nov.
Mac Tigue (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, kept on one pace, 8th of 15, 21l behind Celestial Prospect (11-1) at Wexford 2m 2f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gd in Oct.
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, 20 ran.
Andlau (FR) 16-1 (11-2) In rear, some progress 3 out, ridden and kept on one paced, 7th of 16, 35l behind Last Time D'albain (11-8) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Oct.
Daggers Bond (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Keen hold, on terms 3rd, soon led and clear, headed and weakened approaching 6 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Masked Phantom (11-10) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov, 15 ran.