Bothair Clei is still a maiden under Rules but his latest third at Limerick was an improved effort and he's only a pound higher here. Milestone Miss was third in a maiden hurdle over course and distance last month and has place claims again as she was seventh at Cork earlier in a race in which STERLING STUFF was a faller. However, Robert Tyner's charge would have been placed at least had he not come down and he's won over fences here since in impressive fashion. Though 7lb higher now, he looks the one to beat. Pint Of Porter sprang a surprise at Navan in November but reverted to type again at Fairyhouse subsequently and Drive On Locky would need three to come out to get a run.
Paul Kristian 8-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, closer in 6th at 6th, improved to be prominent 4 out, 3rd approaching straight, soon no extra, 6th of 17, 37l behind Horendus Hulabaloo (11-8) at Limerick 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Miss Island (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Towards rear, pushed along in 10th entering straight, went moderate 7th approaching last, kept on run-in,, 5th of 18, 17l behind The Cookie Jar (10-8) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Bothair Clei (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, improved to lead early straight, headed 2 out, dropped to 3rd and no impression last, kept on same pace run-in,, 3rd of 18, 6l behind Day Dream Boy (11-5) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Dec.
Sterling Stuff (IRE) 4-1fav (11-0) Rear of mid-division, progress approaching 11th and left 3rd 5 out, led 3 out and asserted after next, stayed on well to draw clear run-in, easily,, won at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-102 sft in Dec beating Miss Palm (11-12) by 9l, 18 ran.
Kozani (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, trailing 3 out, completely tailed off,, last of 10, well behind Wicklow Gold (11-4) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Milestone Miss (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Led, challenged approaching straight and headed 2 out, ridden in 3rd at last, no impression run-in and kept on one pace,, 3rd of 18, 3 1/2l behind Thunder And Roses (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Once In A Lifetime (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Held up, 9th approaching 6 out, no extra from before straight,, 6th of 18, 29l behind Day Dream Boy (11-5) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Dec.
Olor (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Towards rear, no impression approaching straight, hampered last, kept on same pace, 11th of 24, well behind Rathvinden (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Pint Of Porter (IRE) 13-2 (9-12) Led, slight mistake 3rd, joined from before 4 out, headed and no extra straight, 11th of 13, 34l behind Boss Croaker (10-9) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Nov.
Charging Indian (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, not fluent 5 out and pushed along, not fluent 4 out, soon lost place and no extra approaching straight,, 8th of 14, 31l behind Federici (11-8) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-103 hvy in Dec.
Merry In Moscow (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Held up, a little slow at 3rd, moderate 6th when fell 7 out, in a race won by Castle Wings (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f beg chase hvy, 7 ran.
Preswell Lad (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Held up, soon in mid-division, closer in 7th after 3 out, no impression from before next, 6th of 14, 26l behind Thats The Dream (11-8) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 hvy.
Annas Back (IRE) 66-1 (10-6) Towards rear, never a factor, pushed along in moderate 14th after 3 out, kept on one pace in straight,, 10th of 18, 33l behind Thunder And Roses (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Get In Pat (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 8th approaching 6 out, no extra approaching straight, badly hampered last, 16th of 24, well behind Rathvinden (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Quigleys Express (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, soon ridden, weakened after 3 out, 14th of 18, well behind Another Challenge (11-10) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Dec.
Volkis O'blue (FR) 16-1 (10-13) Prominent in chasing group, slight mistake 7th, lost place from 3 out, soon no impression, no extra from before 2 out, 7th of 16, 31l behind Mini Vic (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy.
West Council (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, moderate 5th from before 7 out, soon no danger, left a place better from 2 out, kept on without troubling winner into moderate 2nd near finish, 2nd of 7, 24l behind Castle Wings (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f beg chase hvy.
Udo's Choice (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Led and disputed, mistake and headed 2nd, 2nd halfway, ridden in 5th before 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, 8th of 15, well behind Allez Vic (11-3) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Dec.
Pairc Na Leasa (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden into 6th before 2 out, 3rd 2 out, no impression last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 15, 10l behind Allez Vic (11-3) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Dec.
Bluegrass Bid (USA) 25-1 (10-10) Settled towards rear, some progress to go 7th entering straight, no impression 2 out and went moderate 5th run-in,, 5th of 17, 19l behind Dream Crusher (10-11) at Thurles 2m 6f cond hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov.
Drive On Locky (IRE) 9-2fav (10-11) Prominent, slight mistake 3 out, 3rd and no impression from before next where pecked, left moderate 2nd and badly hampered last, kept on same pace run-in, dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 23, 11l behind Tidy Zag (11-6) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Dec.