A low-grade handicap where the market may provide some clues. Sarah Battle created a shock when beating Whiskey And Red over 3m at Clonmel then found the minimum trip much too short on a return visit. Abolitionist reverts to hurdling after a couple of abortive attempts over fences and, as he's only 4lb higher than his victory at Sligo in the summer, he has to be on the short-list. It's almost two years since Paco Jack won a race but he's slipped to a lowly mark and Paul Carberry is a positive booking. TIN TOWN BOY was having his 20th start over hurdles when Ruby Walsh rode him for the first time at Thurles last month where his mount battled on over what looked a trip just too short. The combination are reunited here and are handed a speculative vote in a tough race to fathom.
Cheyenne Girl (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Towards rear early, soon mid-division, 8th approaching 5 out where mistake and unseated rider, in a race won by Maple Valley Gold (10-6) at Downpatrick 2m 5f mdn hdl gd, 12 ran.
False Prophet (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) In rear, ridden and no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 9th of 13, 13l behind Director's Forum (11-7) at Punchestown 2m nov hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
Moonlight Sapphire 8-1 (11-8) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, 15th of 19, 41l behind Mrs Mac Veale (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in Oct.
Another Challenge (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, weakened, 16th of 19, well behind Mrs Mac Veale (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in Oct.
Castle Lantern (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Mid-division and 8th halfway, pushed along and no impression in 9th entering straight, no extra, 9th of 15, 26l behind Presenting Beara (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
Abolitionist (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Led until slipped up after 3rd,, in a race won by Pals Leg (11-5) at Tramore 2m 5f beg chs gd, 6 ran.
Better Back Bob (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Chased leaders and 8th halfway, pushed along and no impression on easy winner in 3rd 2 out, no extra approaching last, 7th of 20, 23l behind The King Of Brega (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 in Nov.
Mines River (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 11th of 22, 40l behind Lady Of Glencoe (11-7) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gf in May.
Milan Ridge (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Soon towards rear, never a factor, 14th of 16, well behind The Job Is Right (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Nov.
Paco Jack (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear early, mid-division in 8th halfway, ridden into 6th entering straight, no impression in 4th before last, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 9l behind Sullane Chief (11-3) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116.
Tin Town Boy (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Towards rear, under pressure 4 out, 10th before straight, kept on without threatening run-in,, 5th of 15, 10l behind Sea Light (11-4) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Nov.
Volkis O'blue (FR) 20-1 (11-9) Towards rear, trailing and pushed along from 6th, soon no danger, behind when pulled up before 2 out,, in a race won by Kylecrue (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95, 14 ran.
Robbie Kaydee (IRE) 7-1 (11-8) Towards rear, no impression from 4 out, 13th of 17, 39l behind The King Of Brega (10-12) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Oct.
Whinstone Dee (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, headway before 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, well behind Simarthur (11-0) at Hexham 3m mdn hdl (5) sft.
Massinis Adventure (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, lost place after halfway and ridden in moderate 7th 3 out, no extra when mistake 2 out, kept on one pace,, 6th of 10, well behind Wicklow Gold (11-4) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl.
Quigleys Express (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, no impression from 3 out, 12th of 15, 40l behind Mr Shankly (11-2) at Limerick 3m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Mar.
Sarah Battle (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Mid-division, 6th halfway and soon pushed along, no extra from 3 out, 11th of 18, 35l behind Hard Bought (11-4) at Clonmel 2m am hcp hdle 80-95 sft in Oct.
Gurteen Flyer (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 3 out, no impression, 11th of 14, 23l behind Go Paddy Go (11-3) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
The Two Jays (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, 8th approaching 4 out, 6th before 3 out, no impression from before straight, 6th of 16, 14l behind Might Be Magic (11-3) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Nov.
Macetown Gale (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, no impression from 4 out, soon weakened, 11th of 19, 41l behind Urticaire (11-7) at Navan 2m mdn hdl.
Boherna Lady (IRE) 18-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, led and disputed from 4th, 2nd and slight mistake 6th, weakened quickly approaching 5 out where mistake, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Afram Blue (11-5) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov, 14 ran.