Lisrose showed distinct signs of promise on her chasing debut at Kilbeggan last May and was made favourite on her reappearance at Tramore in October but ran poorly. She's better than that and has to be on the short-list though ZEKARYA may have her measure. His jumping was novicey when making his debut over fences at Tramore on New Year's Eve but he's been lightly raced and has enough scope for further progress to take this. Sir Harry Cash was behind in that latter race and looks held but Dazzlers Day is one to note on his debut over the bigger obstacles. Fernhurst Lad has had plenty of experience which could be put to good use in a race where much of the opposition is unexposed.
Battle Bound (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, rear halfway, completely tailed off and pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by El Fontan (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs hvy in Nov, 12 ran.
Dazzlers Day (FR) 11-8fav (10-13) Prominent, 3rd halfway, driven along 4 out and no extra in 7th next, eased when beaten in straight, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Moving On (10-11) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102.
Fernhurst Lad (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Prominent throughout, under pressure in 3rd from 4 out, left 3rd 3 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 23l behind Snooze (11-9) at Cork 2m 5f beg chs sft in Nov.
Kerrib Castle (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 7th of 16, 37l behind Madam Bovary (11-5) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chase hvy.
Killcara Boy 7-2 (11-6) Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th approaching 3 out, soon no impression, 5th of 10, 13l behind Ponmeword (10-6) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Dec.
Mattara (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, mistake 5 out, 6th approaching 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 16l behind Preswell Lad (10-12) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 hvy.
Scavenger Lad (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Led and disputed, slight mistake 2 out, soon headed and ridden, no extra entering straight, 7th of 13, 26l behind Tarquinius (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 5f cond hcp chs 0-116 sft in Dec.
Sir Harry Cash 6-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 3rd 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 15l behind Unoccupied (11-12) at Tramore 2m 5f beg chs hvy in Dec.
The Book Thief (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Prominent early, niggled along 5th, lost place and ridden 6 out, soon no impression, 7th of 9, 49l behind High Desert (11-12) at Tramore 2m beg chase hvy.
Too Late To Sell (IRE) 6-1fav (11-6) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, 3rd approaching 2 out, ridden approaching straight and no extra in 6th last, weakened, 8th of 22, 23l behind Volkis O'Blue (11-3) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb.
Zekarya (FR) 4-1 (11-12) Soon tracked leaders, slight mistake 8th, closer in 2nd after 3 out, no impression when very slow jump last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 11l behind Unoccupied (11-12) at Tramore 2m 5f beg chs hvy in Dec.
Knock Beauty (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, closer in 3rd from before 3 out, struggling to get there from 2 out, no extra and kept on same pace from before last, 6th of 9, 5l behind Miss Xian (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy.
Lisrose (IRE) 2-1fav (11-5) Prominent, led 6 out, soon joined, headed and no extra from before 2 out, 8th of 15, 50l behind Our Girl Lucy (11-5) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chs sft in Oct.