A maximum field face the starter in this but few arrive in any kind of form. Drive On Locky is an exception having been placed in his last three starts. He kept on well enough at Fairyhouse last month to suggest he'll be thereabouts again, despite top weight. Granny Riona was second at Limerick in November but then fell here later that month and Fairyhouse fifth Mr Shankly is still 4lb higher than when scoring at Limerick last year. ISLEOFHOPENDREAMS left Henrietta Knight's yard almost two years ago and has his first start for Willie Mullins here. But he must have been kept in training for a reason and wouldn't need to be a world-beater to open his account on his return.
Drive On Locky (IRE) 7-2fav (10-8) Mid-division, progress into 4th when not fluent 4 out, ridden to challenge 2 out, no impression on winner approaching last, kept on under pressure run-in, 2nd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Rightville Boy (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-109 in Jan.
Blue Dynasty (USA) 12-1 (9-12) Always rear, ridden and trailing 3rd, behind when pulled up before 5th,, in a race won by Sterling Stuff (11-0) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-102 sft in Dec, 18 ran.
The Wee Girl (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden 3 out, soon no impression, 8th of 13, 21l behind Chancol (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy.
West Of The Edge (IRE) 14-1 (10-8) Soon rear of mid-division, closer in moderate 6th 4 out, ridden to go 5th before last, kept on without threatening run-in, 3rd of 16, 5l behind Mini Vic (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Jan.
Mr Shankly (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, reminders early, 8th halfway, progress approaching straight and 4th 2 out, ridden and no impression in 5th before last, no extra run-in, 5th of 16, 23l behind Day Dream Boy (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 in Jan.
Isleofhopendreams 5-1 (11-9) Prominent, weakened approaching 7th, tailed off 4 out, pulled up after, in a race won by Liscahill Karella (10-5) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr '12, 14 ran.
Easy To See (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, not fluent 6th and reminders, 7th halfway, 5th 3 out, soon ridden and no extra, 11th of 18, 37l behind Don Poli (11-1) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl in Jan.
Get In Pat (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Towards rear, slightly hampered 3rd, 11th halfway, some progress into 6th before 2 out, no extra approaching last where left moderate 4th, kept on one pace, 4th of 16, 25l behind Bothair Clei (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Jan.
Provincial Pride (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Prominent and disputed lead, led briefly before 4 out, headed and dropped to 3rd 3 out, ridden early straight and no impression on easy winner in 4th before last, kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 7l behind Luddsdenene (11-4) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Jan.
Annamult (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, pushed along and dropped to rear halfway, soon trailing and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Pint Of Porter (9-10) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov, 22 ran.
Granny Riona (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, progress to chase leaders when fell 3 out,, in a race won by Sea Light (11-4) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Nov, 15 ran.
Seaboru (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, ridden in 3rd approaching straight, no impression in 4th 2 out and kept on one pace,, 4th of 17, 16l behind Dream Crusher (10-11) at Thurles 2m 6f cond hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov.
Quigleys Express (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Chased leaders in 6th, pushed along and no impression in 8th entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 35l behind Bothair Clei (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Jan.
Beneficial Banks (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 10th of 23, 33l behind Tidy Zag (11-6) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Dec.
Lady Sunshine (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Never a factor, driven along in rear after 4th, no threat from 3 out, 6th of 8, well behind Yachvili (10-12) at Downpatrick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Nov '12.
Mooney's Cottage (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Soon led, headed before 4th where ridden and mistake, weakened 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by De Chissler (11-1) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec, 17 ran.
Sligo Tsaritsa (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Mid-division, 12th halfway, no extra after 4 out, 16th of 18, well behind Getoutwhenyoucan (11-3) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Jan.
Sweet Vic (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders and 6th halfway, pushed along and no extra approaching straight, 8th of 16, 45l behind Misty Lady (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Jan.
Strideout Euro (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Mid-division, some progress 4 out, 5th approaching straight, no impression from 3 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 23, 17l behind Tidy Zag (11-6) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Dec.
Jim Bowie (IRE) 9-4fav (10-10) Towards rear, fell 6th, in a race won by And The Man (11-12) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan, 6 ran.
Curraghchase (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Mid-division, ridden before 3 out, no impression before straight, 13th of 18, 37l behind Kylestyle (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.