Drive On Jim continues on his merry way but it's getting tougher and another 6lb rise for a narrow victory at Fairyhouse could just prove his undoing though he's a real heavy ground specialist. Rakamasi had just over a length to spare when beating WICKLOW LAD over two miles at Naas last month but the runner-up, who scored over the C&D in November, can take his revenge despite unseating his rider at Fairyhouse subsequently. Code Of The West looks held on that Naas run but Gentleman Jim, who started favourite after a very easy victory at Punchestown, jumped poorly and can do much better.
Paddy O Dee 33-1 (9-13) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, towards rear halfway, never a factor after, 10th of 16, well behind By The Hour (10-1) at Leopardstown 2m 3f hcp chs 0-140 sft in Jan.
Drive On Jim (IRE) 4-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, headway in 8th 4 out, improved in 3rd entering straight, ridden 2 out, stayed on from last to lead closing stages, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Jan beating Supreme Builder (11-12) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Got The Urge (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Mid-division, 9th halfway, 6th 5 out, ridden and no extra entering straight, 14th of 16, 37l behind Chino Valdes (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Jan.
Rotorua 33-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway from 4 out, close 3rd 3 out, soon ridden, no impression from next, 4th of 16, 9l behind For Bill (11-7) at Thurles 2m 6f mrs beg chs in Jan.
Sitting Back (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Rear of mid-division, weakened 4 out, 14th of 16, well behind Montan (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chase sft in Jan.
Code Of The West (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 6th of 9, 45l behind The Sneezer (10-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Jan.
Oran Flyer (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, progress into 5th after 3 out, effort and no impression from next, 5th of 8, 21l behind Grand Lahou (11-12) at Tramore 2m beg chase hvy in Jan '10.
Wicklow Lad 9-2 (10-6) Rear of mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden into 4th 2 out when mistake and unseated rider, in a race won by The Sneezer (10-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Jan, 9 ran.
Gentleman Jim (IRE) 5-1fav (11-3) Led, slow 4th, mistake and headed 5 out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, well behind Rakamasi (9-11) at Naas 2m hcp chs 0-109 in Jan.
Rakamasi 16-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders in 5th, 3rd and headway after 3 out, led next, clear last, kept on well, comfortably, won at Naas 2m hcp chs 0-109 in Jan beating Wicklow Lad (10-8) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.
Rhinestorius (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 7th 4 out, no extra straight, 13th of 16, 37l behind Owennacurra Milan (11-8) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Dec.
Majic Moments (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 8th halfway, 5th 4 out, 2nd after 3 out, 3rd and no extra before last, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Tiernan's Terror (10-9) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Jan.
Florida Pet (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight without threatening, tailed off, 6th of 14, well behind Morning Supreme (11-7) at Cork 2m 4f mrs beg chs sft in Jan.