Winning bumper DANCERS DILEMMA didn't appear to enjoy being sent over hurdles at Leopardstown but the experience should have done him good and this doesn't look much of a race. He should be good enough as the useful Flat performer Blissful Moment hasn't distinguished himself in five starts over hurdles. To The Sky has shown the occasional glimmer of form over timber though his recent runs haven't be inspiring so the newcomer A Word Apart could prove more of a threat as he had winning form on the level.
Allez Vic (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Held up, 11th and ridden over 4f out, soon no extra, 9th of 12, 29l behind Letter Of Credit (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat sft in Jan '11.
Blissful Moment (USA) 14-1 (11-12) Held up, 7th and effort 2 out, no impression, one pace, 5th of 10, 11l behind Anonis (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Dancers Dilemma (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, no impression in 8th before 2 out, ridden in moderate 6th entering straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 41l behind Mumbo Jumbo (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
De Benno (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, 8th after 4 out, 7th next, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 17, 30l behind Midnight Oil (11-10) at Cork 2m mdn hdl.
Firstiheardofit (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Seven Ages.
Highway To Hell (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, never a factor, 9th of 10, well behind Wingtips (11-9) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Mind The Pin (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) In rear, hampered 1st, no impression from 4 out, 11th of 16, well behind King Of Firth (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Mooney's Cottage (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, no extra in 7th after 3 out, weakened, 7th of 8, 48l behind Star Neuville (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec '11.
Mr Cosmopolitan (IRE) Basanta gelding out of Miss Topoftheworld.
Once Bitten (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, ridden and weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Benny's Fagartha (10-9) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov '11, 13 ran.
Shanroe Secret (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Led until 3rd, not fluent next, led 5th, headed before 3 out, soon beaten, 5th of 10, 36l behind Imjoeking (11-5) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy.
Smart Money (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Led and disputed, not fluent 5 out, headed and no extra straight, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 24l behind Courtly Conduct (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
A Word Apart (IRE) 13-2 (9-10) Soon chased leader in 2nd, ridden to lead 2f out, headed entering straight, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Dodging Bullets (8-11) at Galway 1m hcp 60-95 3yo gd in Jul '11 (flat).
Another Challenge (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Rear of mid-division when mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by King Of Firth (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy, 16 ran.
To The Sky (IRE) 25-1 (10-1) Always towards rear, 15th of 17, 28l behind Cairdin (10-12) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Dec.
Westerners Son (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 7th 4 out, no extra from next, 12th of 14, well behind Ned Buntline (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Black Spice (IRE) 66-1 (10-4) Never a factor, 14th of 15, well behind Waydownsouth (11-12) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Four Kicks (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Towards rear, mistake and unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Wee Sonny (10-6) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gd in Mar '10, 10 ran.