Big Secret may have beaten Island Wood at Tipperary but for falling at the second last, though that was over fences and he appears to need a stiffer test than this. Tullymackan and Unwanted Gift have both won between the flags and would also be expected to do better over further while Carra Coranna, who has shown plenty of ability in bumpers, hasn't run since last May. LUDDSDENENE is only moderate but this shouldn't take much winning and he hasn't performed badly against better opposition than he's likely to meet here.
Andlau (FR) 16-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden in 8th and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 10th of 16, 23l behind Talk About Miltown (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Big Secret 11-4 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd 3 out, ridden to challenge 2 out where fell, in a race won by Island Wood (11-12) at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chs in Oct, 16 ran.
Carra Coranna (IRE) 6-4fav (12-0) Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd 4f out, kept on same pace in 3rd from 2f out, 3rd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Woodmore (11-11) at Wexford 2m N H flat sft in May '09.
Clara More (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always behind, 21st of 22, well behind Revelling (11-0) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Donnachas Chant (USA) 20-1 (10-13) Settled in rear of mid-division, pulled way to track leaders approaching 6th, hung badly and pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Steel Park (10-11) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct, 15 ran.
Forty Foot (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 9th halfway, weakened before 3 out, 18th of 20, well behind Anshan Dreams (11-12) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl in Oct.
Luddsdenene (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Held up, progress into 7th 4 out, 4th 2 out, no impression when blundered last, one pace, 5th of 14, 20l behind Bishopsfurze (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft.
Millstream Mist 33-1 (11-12) Never better than mid-division, 14th of 22, 35l behind Revelling (11-0) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Romantic Lead 11-2 (11-7) Held up in moderate 6th, ridden and no impression from 4f out, 5th of 7, 40l behind Mississippi River (11-7) at Cork 2m N H flat sft in Nov.
Royal Manndar (IRE) Manndar gelding out of Anchorena.
Sheer Genius (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Towards rear, kept on without threatening from before straight, 6th of 22, 32l behind Shop Dj (11-7) at Cork 2m 3f mdn hdl sft.
Sligo 100-1 (7-8) Led, ridden and headed over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 19th of 23, 39l behind Charm School (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) sft in Nov '09 (flat).
Tullymackan (IRE) 6-4 (12-0) Ld for most, alw gng best, row, won at Loughrea 3m ire ptp gd in Oct beating Sea Halo (12-0) by 6l, 12 ran.
Unwanted Gift (IRE) 11-2 (10-11) Took keen hold in rear, headway 3f out, went 2nd entering final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 10l behind Vesey Lodge (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jul.
Brookville (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, 15th of 17, well behind Gagewell Flyer (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Sara Cara (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 14th of 18, well behind Fists Of Fury (11-4) at Thurles 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Nov.