Lilywhitedancer was raised in the weights again after finishing second at Navan last month while Munsaab was well beaten at Leopardstown after winning at Wexford in October. Fairyhouse winner Schinkel was brought down next time at Leopardstown but this is a slight drop in grade, while Narima wasn't disgraced back over timber at Naas though tries a new trip today. Selection Box, Sacre Malta and OCEAN BRIGHT all bring winning form into the race and it's the latter that gets the vote to double up as she's proven over ground and trip and still appears to be on an upward curve. Ghareer is a consistent sort and looks the pick of the remainder.
Schinkel (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 6th when brought down at 4th, in a race won by Jetson (10-9) at Leopardstown 3m hcp hdl sft in Dec, 25 ran.
Baily Rock (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, dropped to moderate 5th 7 out, soon no extra and pulled up before 6 out, in a race won by Mossey Joe (11-10) at Killarney 2m 6f nov chs gd in May, 10 ran.
Selection Box (IRE) 9-4 (11-10) Chased leader in moderate 2nd, ridden to close after 2 out, led run-in, kept on well, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f cond in Dec beating Liszt (10-9) by 4l, 10 ran.
Lilywhitedancer (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway into close 3rd 3 out, ridden in 4th 2 out, 3rd last, kept on same pace run-in to go 2nd, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 6l behind Bay Of Kotor (10-9) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Dec.
Forty Foot Tom 6-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 9th halfway, ridden in 8th 2 out, no extra entering straight, 11th of 16, 49l behind Cairdin (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Munsaab (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden entering straight and no extra in 5th before last, weakened, 7th of 13, 21l behind Star Of Aragon (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m nov hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Dec.
Maca Rince (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Chased leaders in moderate 4th, 3rd 3 out, ridden and no extra before 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 17l behind Springfield Way (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hdl in Dec.
Ocean Bright (USA) 11-1 (11-1) Made all, clear approaching 2 out, stayed on well, eased and reduced lead close home, comfortably, won at Cork 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 9-109 hvy beating Norah Starr (10-5) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.
Narima (GER) 16-1 (11-2) Always prominent, 3rd halfway, headway to lead before 2 out, headed under pressure last and no extra run-in, 4th of 22, 9l behind Ten Bob (10-11) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Oct.
Sacre Malta (FR) 20-1 (11-4) Waited with towards rear, rapid headway on outside approaching 2 out where led, ridden clear approaching last, stayed on well, won at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl sft in Dec beating Alf Wright (11-4) by 4l, 9 ran.
De Dodger (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, close 3rd 3 out, improved to almost dispute lead with every chance when fell 2 out, in a race won by Golanbrook (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Dec, 20 ran.
Ghareer (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Mid-division, 8th 3 out, ridden and no impression in 7th approaching last, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 7l behind Askthemaster (11-11) at Leopardstown 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Dec.
Labeille (FR) 14-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, challenged before 2 out, ridden and weakened entering straight, 8th of 10, 12l behind Cass Bligh (11-4) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 in Dec.
Rockers Field (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Led, clear 6 out, soon reduced lead, headed approaching straight, soon no extra and kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 13l behind Hidden Crack (11-11) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-103 hvy in Dec.
Paco Jack (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Soon tracked leaders, 5th 4 out, no extra after next, 9th of 11, well behind Vast Consumption (11-5) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy.
Royal Chukka (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, pecked 7th, 4th approaching 4 out, soon no extra, 8th of 12, 37l behind Bronte Bay (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f beg chs gd in Aug '10.
Clifton Pier (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Mid-division best, pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Bulls And Mortar (9-11) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 gd in Apr, 16 ran.
Pampered Jack (IRE) 7-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, on terms before straight, soon headed and no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 15l behind Clashnabrook (10-0) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Dec.