Givemeabuzz has been runner-up four times between the flags recently but has yet to reach a place over regulation fences. Kilmurry Kid won a handicap here last October and returned to form when just touched off by Rory's Brother at Limerick over Christmas. He could have done without an extra 4lb but should get competitive. THATS THE DREAM has yet to win under Rules but looks ready to open his account judged on his latest effort behind Miss Palm over this course and distance. Preswell Lad won this a year ago so with just 2lb more he can make a bold bid for a follow-up.
Dante Anna (IRE) 66-1 (10-10) Soon tracked leaders, reminders in 4th approaching 5 out, no extra in moderate 5th before 3 out, tailed off,, 5th of 7, well behind Foildubh (11-10) at Thurles 2m 6f hdl gd in Nov.
Urban Gale (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, 9th after 5th, 8th when mistake 5 out, jumped left next, soon detached and weakened, completely tailed off,, 7th of 12, well behind Miss Palm (11-5) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 in Dec.
Thats The Dream (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 4th, 3rd halfway, 2nd after 3 out, slight mistake next and ridden in 3rd approaching last, no impression run-in,, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Miss Palm (11-5) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 in Dec.
Kilmurry Kid (IRE) 7-2 (9-12) Soon led, clear approaching straight, still travelling smoothly before 2 out but reduced lead, strongly pressed run-in and stayed on well, headed near line, 2nd of 9, hd behind Rory's Brother (10-7) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Dec.
Sweet Sylvia (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Prominent and disputed lead, 2nd from 4th, ridden approaching 2 out where not fluent, under pressure and no extra in 4th run-in,, 4th of 12, 9l behind Tidy Zag (11-12) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Dec.
Preswell Lad (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, ridden 3 out, no impression in moderate 7th before 2 out, left 6th, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 17l behind Allez Vic (11-3) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Dec.
Schindlers Rock (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, 5th after 5th, fell 8th,, in a race won by Miss Palm (11-5) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 in Dec, 12 ran.
Wild Salmon (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Towards rear, closer in 7th approaching 5 out, 4th 2 out, ridden and no impression when not fluent last, kept on one pace in 5th run-in,, 5th of 12, 8l behind Miss Palm (11-5) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 in Dec.
Givemeabuzz (IRE) 7-2 (11-11) Ww, steady prog on inner 1/2 way, rdn to chall 2out, not get to wnr, kow, 2nd of 16, 1l behind A Stray Shot (11-6) at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp sft in Dec.
Alright Benny (IRE) 7-1 (10-2) Prominent and chased leaders, 2nd halfway, disputed 4 out, ridden in 3rd 3 out, no extra approaching next, kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 25l behind Refused A Name (10-10) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 sft in Dec.
Monks Return (IRE) 7-1 (12-2) Alw in rr, pu 3out, in a race won by Pops Well (12-2) at Glenbane 3m ire ptp gs in Oct, 13 ran.
Torremuelle (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, dropped to 4th and no extra approaching straight, 4th of 9, 31l behind Rory's Brother (10-7) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Dec.
Fla's Long Shot (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Rcd 3rd/4th, rdn & no impress 3out, ko onepce, 6th of 13, 30l behind Chestnut Friar (11-11) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gd in Dec.
Gibbstown (IRE) 10-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 4 out, no impression entering straight, soon no extra, 8th of 16, 50l behind Refused A Name (10-10) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 sft in Dec.