KERRIEONVIC was returning from a lengthy absence and making his hurdling debut at Limerick nine days ago. But he only found one too good having attracted market interest and, providing that hasn't taken too much out of him, may go one better here as he has plenty of scope. Desertmore Stream and The Pounds both catch the eye. The former is a winner between the flags and was third in a Grade 2 bumper at Navan last month and is less exposed than the latter, who was placed six times in nine bumpers but is already an eight-year-old. Moreece was beaten less than a length when a 100/1 chance over 2m4f at Punchestown in November but weakened quickly at Leopardstown next time.
Battling Spirit (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, slipped up bend after 3rd, in a race won by Indian File (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec, 18 ran.
Billy Dunne (IRE) Majestic Missile gelding out of Berkeley Bay.
Desertmore Stream (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Held up in rear early, went moderate 3rd after 6f, ridden 3f out, no impression from over 2f out, 3rd of 6, 27l behind Fine Rightly (12-0) at Navan 2m nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) in Dec.
Kerrieonvic (IRE) 5-2fav (11-12) Raced a little keenly, held up, moderate 6th from 7 out, went moderate 3rd from 3 out, soon closed, chased winner before straight, soon no impression in moderate 2nd,, 2nd of 10, 17l behind Captainofthefleet (11-12) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Knocknacurra (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Alw last, b mstk 1st & to by 5th, cto when pu bef 5out, in a race won by Fletchers Flyer (12-0) at Kilworth 3m ire ptp in Mar, 11 ran.
Lord Black (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Ch ldrs, 6th 1/2way, no extra from 4out, pu 2out, in a race won by On Tour (12-0) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp gd in May, 17 ran.
Royalor (FR) 12-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, no extra after 5 out and moderate 9th 2 out, kept on one pace,, 7th of 18, 39l behind Sterling Stuff (11-0) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-102 sft in Dec.
The Pounds (IRE) 15-8fav (11-7) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd 6f out, challenge 4f out, ridden to lead 2 1/2f out, headed under 2f out, no extra in 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Herons Heir (11-7) at Wexford 2m N H flat sft in Oct.
A Pint Ahead (IRE) 50-1 (11-8) Soon mid-division, moderate 9th into straight, soon no extra, 8th of 17, 44l behind Horendus Hulabaloo (11-8) at Limerick 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Doire Na Sagart (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Helenium Gale.
Indian Rupee (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, ran freely, 11th halfway, pushed along entering straight and kept on one pace final furlong,, 9th of 16, 16l behind Noble Endeavor (11-2) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf sft in Dec.
Instruct (USA) 25-1 (9-13) Mid-division and 7th halfway, ridden and no extra approaching straight, weakened, completely tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Egyptian Warrior (9-13) at Listowel 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo mdn hvy in Sep (flat).
Moreece (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, slight mistake 3 out, dropped to 6th entering straight and no extra approaching last, weakened,, 12th of 17, 24l behind Western Boy (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Deise Dasher (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, moderate 5th before halfway, no extra from before 4 out, pulled up entering straight, in a race won by Real Steel (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Nov, 19 ran.
Reign Of Gold (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Held up, mistake 4th and ridden towards rear, moderate 10th and no impression 3 out, weakened, 10th of 18, well behind Indian File (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Wate And Sea (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Soon chased leaders, not fluent 6 out, no extra 4 out, soon weakened, completely tailed off,, 13th of 18, well behind Romantic Fashion (11-7) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Wild Blueberry (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Tracked leader in 2nd, led 5th until headed approaching 3 out, ridden and no impression in 3rd before last, weakened run-in,, 7th of 18, 21l behind The Cookie Jar (10-8) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Idontdalaay (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Never better than mid-division, no extra 3 out, tailed off,, 13th of 17, well behind Theatre Bird (10-13) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Dec.
Baroque Style (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Mid-division best, ridden and no extra before 3 out, 13th of 20, 45l behind Roll It Out (11-4) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Do Be Doin' (IRE) 66-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, dropped behind approaching 2 out, completely tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Double Irish (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Ballyine (IRE) 100-1 (11-9) Soon mid-division, 15th early, no impression approaching straight, hampered last, kept on same pace, 12th of 24, well behind Rathvinden (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.