Lord Alfie created a shock when scoring at around this trip at Fairyhouse but couldn't handle the rise in weights and step up in trip at Thurles. Zekarya has been running over hurdles and is much better over fences so he could go well at a fair price, though TABHACHTACH looks the one to be on. He's also been running over timber and scored at Punchestown in October. He has a point-to-point and a chase victory to his credit and looks well enough handicapped to take this. Moncherie was unlucky at Gowran last time but a strike-rate of 1-21 over fences doesn't inspire confidence, nor does his jumping. Mark Me Up landed a handicap over fences at Wexford in March and a recent run over hurdles should have put him straight for this.
Loughnagall (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) In rear, tailed off when pulled up after 7th, in a race won by One Fine Morning (10-3) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 gd in Oct, 9 ran.
Zekarya (FR) 12-1 (11-10) Always behind, dropped behind 4 out, no impression, last of 14, 40l behind Go Paddy Go (11-3) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
Beckwith Star (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Waited with towards rear, mistake 5th, moderate 8th approaching straight, moderate 7th and no impression from before 2 out, 8th of 10, 16l behind Rubert (11-3) at Clonmel 2m 3f hcp chs in Nov.
Ross Na Righ (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear early, mid-division halfway, ridden in 10th after 4 out, no extra and weakened, 11th of 15, 49l behind Courtncatcher (11-6) at Bellewstown 3m hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Aug.
Tabhachtach (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Led, headed after 2nd, 3rd halfway, led 3 out, ridden and headed before straight, challenged again entering straight, under pressure in 3rd before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Questions Answered (11-0) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Nov.
Hans Crescent (FR) 20-1 (10-2) Mid-division best, no extra from before 2 out, 11th of 14, well behind Count Salazar (10-13) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs hvy in Oct.
Art Lord (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Prominent, slight mistake 4th, not fluent 8th, lost place before next, soon no extra, 6th of 10, well behind Ballyburke (11-12) at Cork 2m 5f beg chs sft in Nov.
Good Egg (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Held up mid-division, chased leaders before 6 out, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 18l behind Allerton (10-1) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.
Highdownhill (NZ) 16-1 (10-7) Towards rear, closer in 7th 5 out, slight mistake next, soon ridden and no impression, hampered and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Tinakellylad (10-12) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp chs 0-130 in Nov, 13 ran.
Dariak (FR) 33-1 (11-12) Chased leaders and 7th halfway, no impression approaching 4 out and moderate 8th entering straight, kept on one pace,, 8th of 16, 39l behind Trifolium (11-12) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chs in Nov.
Killeenmore (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, 7th 4 out, no extra from next and behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Panther Claw (11-11) at Punchestown 3m 1f hvy in Jan, 11 ran.
Lethal Weapon (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Towards rear, never a factor, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Son Of Moyne (10-2) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Oct '12, 18 ran.
Moncherie (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Soon tracked leader in 2nd, ridden before straight, soon no impression, hampered 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 20l behind Araglen Lad (10-10) at Gowran Park 2m 2f hcp chs 0-116 in Nov.
Down Under (IRE) 8-1 (10-2) Mid-division, mistake 5 out, soon ridden, no impression from 3 out, 7th of 13, 49l behind Tinakellylad (10-12) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp chs 0-130 in Nov.
Lord Alfie (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Rear of mid-division, moderate 7th halfway, no impression approaching 4 out and remote 4th entering straight, kept on one pace,, 5th of 18, 47l behind A Decent Excuse (10-9) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Nov.
Mark Me Up 20-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, never a factor, no threat from 2 out, 14th of 15, 32l behind Alpha And Omega (11-4) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Oct.
Second Glance (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Chased leaders and 5th halfway, hampered 5 out, moderate 6th when mistake next, kept on one pace in straight, 6th of 10, 38l behind Musawama (11-7) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109 gd in Nov.
Gris Lord (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 5 out, weakened from next, pulled up before last, in a race won by Twin Plan (10-9) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Apr, 10 ran.
Lascalahall (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Held up, ridden towards rear and no extra before 3 out, 11th of 14, 46l behind Golden Ticket (11-5) at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109 in Nov.
Terry Tibbs (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway to track leading pair 16th, lost place when hit 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Matmata de Tendron (10-6) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Nov, 9 ran.