Big Jemmy hasn't had much racing for his age but came in for support when scoring here in November. He followed up from a lower mark over fences at Tramore on New Year's Day and is in such good heart that he looks certain to go well. Whiskey Hall is just 4lb higher than for his only success over timber and ran his best race for a long time at the Christmas Meeting here. Volkis O'Blue hadn't shown much before gaining a surprise victory in a Tramore handicap on New Year's Eve for which a 6lb rise doesn't appear harsh. Runner-up Up The Girls is 3lb higher and should get closer as that was her first start over hurdles in a very long time. DR PROCTOR is still a maiden over hurdles but signalled his turn wasn't far off when caught on the line by Clashnabrook here last month. He's 5lb higher but looks ready to strike.
Kerrib Castle (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, moderate 8th approaching 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next, 6th of 19, 34l behind Hats And Heels (11-3) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl.
Mister Watzisname (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, poor 6th approaching 4 out, soon no impression, 8th of 12, well behind Berties Dream (11-12) at Thurles 3m beg chase hvy.
Killcara Boy 6-1 (11-1) Chased leaders early, lost place before 3rd, soon towards rear, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Knocklayde Vic (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Oct, 16 ran.
Big Jemmy (IRE) 2-1fav (10-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge 2 out, led last, stayed on well run-in, won at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 hvy beating Son Of Moyne (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Dr Proctor (IRE) 7-4fav (10-7) Tracked leaders, on terms from before 2 out, kept on well, headed near finish, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Clashnabrook (10-0) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Dec.
Father Shine (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd 4 out, ridden before 2 out, no extra in 5th before last, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 46l behind Come To The Party (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 in Dec.
Railway Road (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 7th approaching straight, soon no extra and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Clashnabrook (10-0) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Dec, 15 ran.
Volkis O'blue (FR) 20-1 (10-13) Always prominent, led approaching 2 out, soon clear, stayed on well under pressure, won at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Dec beating Up The Girls (10-11) by 5l, 13 ran.
Whiskey Hall (IRE) 4-1 (9-12) Soon chased leaders, 5th before 6 out, closed up from 4 out, led and drew clear approaching straight, reduced lead 2 out, just headed last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 14, 6l behind Fahamore (11-0) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Dec.
Cochise (IRE) 7-2fav (10-8) Not jump well and tended to jump left, mid-division, improved to track leaders approaching 7 out, moderate 3rd approaching straight, closed under pressure 2 out, soon challenged in 2nd, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Torremuelle (10-3) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-102 hvy.
Bob West (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Towards rear, no danger from 5 out, fell 2 out, in a race won by Beckwith Star (11-12) at Tramore 2m beg chase hvy, 14 ran.
New Destination 25-1 (10-12) In rear on outer, ridden along from 7th, kept on one paced from 3 out, 9th of 18, 42l behind Derrinlanna (11-10) at Clonmel 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.
Maduma (IRE) 6-1 (10-3) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th 3 out, no impression, left moderate 5th run-in, kept on one pace to dispute 3rd closing stages, 4th close home, 4th of 10, 31l behind Selection Box (11-10) at Downpatrick 2m 2f cond in Dec.
Up The Girls (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Ridden away from start, towards rear, improved to be close up from before 7th, ridden to chase winner 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 13, 5l behind Volkis O'Blue (10-13) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Dec.
Cara Court (IRE) 50-1 (10-3) Niggled along early, prominent, weakened approaching 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Lookoutnow (10-11) at Thurles 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Dec, 14 ran.
Denver John (IRE) 25-1 (9-11) Led and disputed, 3rd before 6 out where mistake, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Fahamore (11-0) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Dec, 14 ran.
Freemans Leap (IRE) 50-1 (10-4) Always behind, 15th of 17, well behind Somatic (11-9) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.
Sherika (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Always prominent, mainly 2nd, dropped to 3rd and no impression under pressure 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 13l behind Ocean Bright (11-1) at Cork 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 9-109 hvy.
Suir View Girl (IRE) 7-1 (10-4) Mid-division, closer in 4th approaching 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, went 3rd near finish, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Sacre Malta (11-4) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Tullymackan (IRE) 5-1fav (11-12) Waited with in rear of mid-division, headway into 6th approaching straight, soon 5th and no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 18, 29l behind Satwa King (10-11) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.
Ask Me Sister (IRE) 13-2 (10-8) Prominent, dropped to 4th approaching straight, no extra when hit 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 18, 22l behind Glibin (11-2) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl hvy.