GEORGIE came in for strong support at Thurles on Thursday after an impressive victory at Galway but he was badly impeded and could never get into contention - compensation awaits here. Baily Dusk gained a surprise victory at Clonmel last week where he jumped very well. That was his first real sign of form over fences and he's still on a lowly mark despite an 8lb rise. Too Late To Sell is another who lost his maiden tag when scoring comfortably over 3m1f at Punchestown, though whether this shorter trip will suit is another matter. Carhue looks high enough in the weights for his handicap debut over fences but Shantalla still looks reasonably treated despite completing a double in September.
Carhue (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Led, slow 4th, ridden and headed after 2 out, no extra in 4th before last, left moderate 3rd last, 3rd of 12, 22l behind Hospital (11-11) at Wexford 2m 1f beg chs sft in Oct.
Classic Event (IRE) 14-1 (11-11) Held up in rear, headway into 7th 4 out, pushed along 3 out, 4th after 2 out, ridden into 2nd before last, no impression winner approaching last, disputed 2nd when fell last, in a race won by Hospital (11-11) at Wexford 2m 1f beg chs sft in Oct, 12 ran.
Its All Hush Hush (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Always towards rear and never a factor, no threat from 4 out, 13th of 16, 41l behind Lapse Of Reason (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Oct.
Cherrys Son (IRE) 6-1 (10-1) In rear, weakened 6 out, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Sword Fish (9-11) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135 in Apr, 16 ran.
Golden Ticket (AUS) 7-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th before 2 out, under pressure in 3rd 2 out, kept on in 4th run-in, 4th of 8, 5l behind Coldstonesober (11-12) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chs gd in Oct.
Rory's Brother (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 4 out, left 4th 3 out, no impression on leaders from 2 out, 4th of 14, 33l behind Back Off Mate (11-11) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs in Oct.
Too Late To Sell (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Mid-division, some headway in 7th soon after halfway and went 4th approaching 4 out, led before 2 out where jumped right, soon asserted and stayed on well run-in, won at Punchestown 3m 1f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Oct beating Bendala Bleu (11-6) by 10l, 16 ran.
Shantalla (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Mid-division, headway 3 out, 6th 2 out, improved to challenge entering straight, ridden in 3rd approaching last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 19, 6l behind Mrs Mac Veale (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in Oct.
Georgie 2-1fav (10-9) Mid-division, hampered 5 out and ridden in moderate 4th next, 3rd but no impression on first 2 entering straight, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 33l behind Musawama (11-7) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109 gd.
Lascalahall (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, no threat in straight, weakened, last of 15, well behind Alpha And Omega (11-4) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Oct.
Baily Dusk (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Prominent and made most, led from before 2nd, slight mistake 2 out (normally 3 out) pushed along and asserted approaching last, kept on well run-in, won at Clonmel 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Oct beating Thelobstercatcher (11-3) by 4 1/2l, 18 ran.
Martin Cash (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Soon prominent and raced in 3rd, slight mistake 4 out, moderate 4th 3 out, no extra from next, completely tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Georgie (9-12) at Galway 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Oct.
Baraka Boy (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) 5th of 8, 24l behind Ipsos Du Berlais (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 7f beg chs sft in Oct.
Cross To Boston (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always behind, never a factor, no impression from 4 out, 10th of 14, well behind Back Off Mate (11-11) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs in Oct.
Garamor Boy (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, 4th approaching 5 out where mistake and reminders, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 26l behind Pat Garrett (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Oct.