Winning point-to-pointer YOU MUST KNOW ME made a hugely impressive debut over fences when giving supporters of the classy Boston Bob a real fright at Navan in December. He started odds-on at Punchestown on New Year's Eve but faded quickly over that 3m trip though he was reportedly lame post-race. He's given an opportunity to put that behind him here though the likes of Turban, who hasn't quite done as well as expected so far over fences, and My Murphy, a Grade 3 winner over timber and a promising third behind Rupert Lamb at Leopardstown, will test his credentials. Stony Grey Soil has definitely improved with racing over fences while He's A Delight will have come on a great deal for his chasing debut at Limerick in October.
Carlos Fandango (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th 3 out, 4th entering straight but no extra from 2 out, 5th of 16, 22l behind Madam Bovary (11-5) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Jan.
He's A Delight (IRE) 2-1 (11-12) Led, challenge before straight, ridden and headed before 2 out, no extra before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 8l behind Sraid Padraig (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs sft in Oct.
Its The Ice I Like (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, ridden to go 3rd after 2 out but soon no chance with easy winner, no extra in straight, weakened, 7th of 24, 35l behind Whatever Jacksays (10-2) at Punchestown 3m Handicap Hurdle (95-130) (4yo+) hvy in Apr.
My Murphy (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, 5th last, soon ridden, kept on under pressure straight to 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Rupert Lamb (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 1f beg chase hvy in Jan.
Stony Grey Soil (IRE) 15-8 (11-12) Soon raced in 2nd, improved to be on terms before straight, not match winner from before last and beaten when fell, in a race won by Immediate Response (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chase hvy in Jan, 7 ran.
Too Late To Sell (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Savello (11-12) at Clonmel 2m beg chase hvy, 13 ran.
Turban (FR) 10-11fav (11-12) Chased leaders, off the pace, mistake 2nd, closed in 2nd from before last where pecked, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Beeverstown (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs hvy in Dec.
You Must Know Me (IRE) 9-10fav (11-12) Led, pressed 3 out and soon driven along, headed approaching straight and no impression on winner, blundered 2 out and dropped to moderate 3rd, no extra (lame post-race), 3rd of 5, 22l behind Vesper Bell (11-12) at Punchestown 3m beg chs hvy in Dec.
Back In A Tic (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, lost place from after 3 out, no impression from next, 10th of 11, 29l behind Fahamore (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hdl hvy in Jan.