The front-tunning COME TO THE PARTY made all for a convincing victory at Limerick and though 7lb higher his rider can claim almost half back and another victory is anticipated. Tinakellylad also likes to be up with the pace as he was when scoring at Punchestown last month and he ran into all kinds of problems on his next start at Thurles. Troll D'Oudairies hasn't had much experience over fences but ran a cracker on his return from a long break when a short-head behind Boss Croaker over timber at Fairyhouse. He's on the shortlist as is Golden Ticket, an improver over the bigger obstacles though 14lb higher than when landing a minor handicap at Naas.
Come To The Party (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Led, headed 4 out, regained lead entering straight, asserted before 2 out, pushed out after 2 out, kept on strongly, easily, won at Limerick 3m hcp chs (10yo+) in Nov beating Caim Hill (11-10) by 9l, 8 ran.
Yes Tom (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leader in 2nd early, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened after 4 out, last of 6, 43l behind Smashing (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hdl in Nov.
Glenquest (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, 4th 4 out, ridden and weakened from next, 11th of 20, 22l behind Cootamundra (10-2) at Navan 3m hcp chs 0-150 in Nov.
Tinakellylad (IRE) 5-1 (11-10) Soon led, narrowly headed before 4 out, jumped back on terms when bumped 3 out and lost all chance, mistake next, virtually pulled up close home,, 3rd of 4, well behind Letter Of Credit (10-9) at Thurles 3m chs gd in Nov.
Seriatim (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Always rear, ridden along after 3rd, trailing from 5 out, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Decade Player (10-0) at Down Royal 2m hcp chs in Nov.
Hidden Crack 14-1 (10-6) Led and disputed, headed 5th, 5th next, soon lost further places, no impression and kept on same pace from 5 out, 8th of 18, 29l behind Mr Cracker (11-5) at Listowel 2m 3f hcp chs gd in Jun.
Bullock Harbour (IRE) 10-1 (9-13) Soon mid-division, some mistakes, pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Johannisberger (10-9) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs gf in Jun, 18 ran.
Jupitor (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, jumped left and reminders 4th, left closer in 3rd from 8th, jumped left 3 out, no extra and kept on same pace from before last, 4th of 9, 10l behind Los Amigos (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs sft in Nov.
Miss Pepperpot (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Led, headed 3rd, 7th halfway, ridden 4 out and no extra next, towards rear when hampered 2 out, 10th of 14, well behind Thelobstercatcher (9-10) at Fairyhouse 3m 5f hcp chs 0-140.
Troll D'Oudairies (FR) 14-1 (11-9) Held up, soon towards rear, steady headway on outer 3 out, on terms from before next, led last, kept on well run-in, headed near line, 2nd of 13, shd behind Boss Croaker (10-9) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Nov.
Golden Ticket (AUS) 9-1 (11-5) Mid-division, mistake 5th, 7th halfway, headway into 4th 6 out, slight mistake next, improved into 2nd 2 out, ridden to challenge last, kept on run-in to lead closing stages, won at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109 in Nov beating Baily Dusk (10-6) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Fernhurst Lad (IRE) 14-1 (11-11) Always behind, mistake 3rd, no impression from halfway, never a factor, last of 15, well behind Wilde Sapphire (10-12) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Nov.
Oscars Business (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, improve to lead and dispute 7 out, ridden in 3rd when bad mistake 3 out, no extra and weakened, 6th of 17, well behind Sword Fish (9-7) at Cork 3m 4f hcp chs 0-150 sft in Nov.
Tico (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Soon tracked leaders, 4th before 7 out, moderate 5th before straight and no impression, left moderate 2nd and kept on same pace from last,, 2nd of 12, 8l behind Baily Dusk (10-10) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 gd in Nov.
Pozyc (FR) 20-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway into 5th 5 out, ridden and no extra before 3 out where hampered, 9th of 14, 48l behind Keep On Track (10-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in Oct.