Big Jemmy would have to be considered if getting a run from his reserve spot after a fine comeback at Tramore last month. SAOIRSE DUN had shown virtually nothing before landing a novices' handicap at Naas earlier this month and though a massive 11lb higher he's the type to go on improving and looks capable of winning off higher marks. Sensational Sema was fancied to land a 2m4f handicap at Punchestown last time but probably found the trip just too short and this should be more to his liking. Jolily won a handicap over 3m here last December and his 7lb rise in the weights is wiped out by Martin Burke's claim so he has to be on the short-list along with the very useful hunter Annacarton, who has run well here on his two latest starts.
Jolily (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Soon mid-division, moderate 7th before 4 out, hampered next, soon no impression, kept on, 5th of 13, 7l behind Best Of Bocelli (11-3) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109.
King Of Ardcarne (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, never a factor, 8th of 15, 45l behind Saoirse Dun (9-10) at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109.
Annacarton (IRE) 9-2fav (11-6) Soon chased leaders, moderate 5th before 4 out, left in pursuit of winner and no impression from after next, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 7l behind Best Of Bocelli (11-3) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109.
High Way Hunter (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Waited with, 6th approaching 3 out, soon no extra, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Banjaxed Girl (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs hvy.
Spot The Boss (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Led, joined at 4th when bumped badly and lost considerable ground, soon mid-division, ridden in 6th 4 out, weakened, 8th of 10, 44l behind Mr Goodenough (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Oct.
Sensational Sema (IRE) 10-3fav (10-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, ridden entering straight, 5th on outer 2 out, kept on in 3rd run-in, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Mr Goodenough (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Oct.
Borolee (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Soon mid-division, 7th 5 out, no extra from next, 10th of 14, well behind Liberty Counsel (11-4) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gd in May.
Shellys Creek (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, bad mistake 9th, soon weakened pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Caduceus (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-123 gs in Apr, 20 ran.
Amber Knight (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Towards rear, some headway into 8th 4 out, no impression in moderate 6th when fell last, in a race won by Molly's Boy (10-13) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Mar, 12 ran.
Mattara (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, off the pace 6 out, some headway when not fluent 3 out, soon no impression, left poor 2nd from 2 out, mistake last and soon dropped to 3rd, 3rd of 7, 40l behind Dedigout (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs hvy.
Offside Rule (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, kept on same pace from before 4 out, 8th of 16, 20l behind Tillahow (11-12) at Thurles 2m beg chs.
Saoirse Dun (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Settled in rear, some headway after halfway and 8th entering straight, good progress into 3rd at last and soon led run-in, stayed on well, won at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109 beating Lascalahall (10-8) by 4 1/2l, 15 ran.
Valley Of Thrushes (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway into 4th entering straight and led 2 out, soon strongly pressed and headed before last where nodded on landing, soon no extra and weakened run-in, 4th of 15, 24l behind Saoirse Dun (9-10) at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109.
Saigheada Beaga (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, no impression approaching 2 out, 8th of 13, 44l behind Lyreen Legend (11-10) at Galway 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Oct.
Ponmeword (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Rear of mid-division, 12th halfway, some headway into 6th approaching 4 out where left 4th, went 2nd entering straight but no impression on winner from 2 out, no extra run-in and lost 2 places closing stages, 4th of 18, 7l behind Son Of Moyne (10-2) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Oct.
Flying Windsor (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, fell 5 out, in a race won by Golden Sunbird (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs sft in Nov '11, 13 ran.
Under The Spell (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Mid-division, weakened from 5 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Bruff (10-6) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f cnd hcp chs (0-109) sft in Sep, 15 ran.
The Shoe Doctor (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Rear of mid-division, 7th 4 out, moderate 6th next, soon ridden, some progress into 4th when fell at last, in a race won by Mr Goodenough (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Oct, 10 ran.
Big Jemmy (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, closer in 6th after 3 out, ridden to chase winner and kept on well without getting there run-in, 2nd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Kilmurry Kid (10-12) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 sft in Oct.
Popaflora 12-1 (10-3) Soon towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 13, 33l behind Best Of Bocelli (11-3) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109.
Code Dancer (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Mid-division best, weakened 4 out, 14th of 17, well behind Carries Darling (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl.