CHEAP AS CHIPS was handed a soft lead when coming home an easy winner over hurdles at Clonmel a fortnight ago. She's very well handicapped over fences and if in the same mood would be difficult to oppose. Andrew Ring, who rode her that day, is on board Philip Rothwell's other runner Mark Me Up, who found 2m4f too far at Gowran after his victory over the minimum at Down Royal. Matsukaze has shown nothing in three starts over fences but makes his handicap debut from a very fair mark compared to his hurdles rating. The latter remark also applies to Fiery Oscar, who looks the main threat as he's on a 28lb lower mark and has the form to take this at his best.
Coldstonesober (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Always behind, adrift in remote 4th from 3rd, dropped to poor last at 6th, trailing when slow jump 8th and pulled up, in a race won by Bright New Dawn (11-10) at Naas 2m 4f nov chs Grd 3 (1) sft, 5 ran.
Fiery Oscar (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along entering straight, ridden in 3rd 2 out, no extra before last, 8th of 9, 18l behind Time To Work (10-11) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 0-150 in Nov.
Dactik (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Always in rear, no impression from 4 out, never involved, 11th of 15, well behind Hold Em Cowboy (10-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Jan.
Matsukaze (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) In rear, some progress from 4 out, moderate 6th next, no impression on leaders from 2 out, 5th of 10, 40l behind Si C'etait Vrai (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chase in Feb.
An Dearthair Og (IRE) 4-1fav (10-1) Chased leader in 3rd, went 2nd before 4 out, led 2 out, ridden and kept on well in straight, won at Wexford 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-123 beating Decade Player (11-2) by 6l, 7 ran.
El Mondo (FR) 8-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, progress into moderate 8th after 5 out, ridden into 6th 3 out, under pressure in 5th 2 out, 3rd bypassing last and kept on same pace closing stages, 3rd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Refused A Name (10-12) at Navan 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116.
Louisville Lip (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, some slight mistakes, no impression from before 5 out, weakened from 3 out, completely tailed off, 11th of 12, dis behind More Madness (10-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f.
Mark Me Up 14-1 (10-9) Never better than mid-division, 13th before halfway, trailing and no danger when hit 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Sydney Thompson (10-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft, 20 ran.
Leap Dearg (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Mid-division, progress into 5th after 4 out, ridden and no impression 3 out, soon no extra, 9th of 14, 38l behind Some Tikket (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 2f beg chase in Jan.
Cheap As Chips (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Soon led, asserted into straight, clear from before 2 out, stayed on well, easily, won at Clonmel 2m beating Lead Kindly Light (11-3) by 10l, 13 ran.
Shesonlyahorse (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Prominent, on terms 6 out, lost place approaching straight, soon no extra, 11th of 17, 40l behind Sir Harry Cash (11-1) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy.