Dog Barrel Hill and Miss Palm occupied the places behind Floritsa in a similar race to this at Wexford last month and there's little between them on the revised terms. The former can confirm the form as the latter didn't get going until much too late after making mistakes. However, it's BETTERTHANALRIGHT who looks the one to be on despite a couple of moderate runs at Clonmel since his return to action as he was in good form in the spring and might have scored at Limerick but for unseating his rider at the last. The veteran Torremuelle has only ever won once but ran his best race when runner-up on this track a year ago and has dropped to such a lowly mark that he wouldn't be a shock winner.
Lady Olwyn (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Chased clear leaders and remote 5th halfway, no impression in 4th after 2 out, kept on one pace, never a factor, 4th of 9, well behind Defy Logic (11-12) at Naas 2m beg chs in Oct.
Betterthanalright (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight without threatening, 8th of 18, 27l behind Baily Dusk (9-12) at Clonmel 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Oct.
Urban Gale (IRE) 33-1 (10-3) Prominent, not fluent 2nd, 3rd approaching 4 out, no extra next, 12th of 16, well behind Not For Changing (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Nov.
Miss Palm (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, headway from 4 out, ridden in moderate 5th 2 out, went 4th before last, kept on without threatening in 3rd close home, 3rd of 15, 8l behind Foritsa (10-5) at Wexford 2m 6f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Nov.
Lake Return (IRE) 10-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, mistake 1st, hampered 6th and lost place, soon towards rear, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Baizically (10-12) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 gd in Aug, 15 ran.
Dog Barrel Hill (IRE) 13-2 (10-9) Tracked leaders, went 3rd after 4 out, ridden in 3rd 2 out, led briefly entering straight, headed before last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 15, 3l behind Foritsa (10-5) at Wexford 2m 6f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Nov.
Thats The Dream (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, no impression before 5 out, 14th of 18, well behind Road To Riches (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f beg chs in Nov.
Schindlers Rock (IRE) 8-1 (12-2) Ww in mid div, prog to tr ldrs 4out, hmprd 3out, steady prog 2out, eff aftr last, sow, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Liberty One (12-2) at Lingstown 3m ire ptp gd in Nov.
Royalor (FR) 8-1 (9-8) Always towards rear, mistake 7th, soon trailing, slow next, tailed off when pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Keep On Track (10-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in Oct, 14 ran.
Wild Salmon (IRE) 6-1 (12-2) Twrds rr, mstk 3rd, sl prog from 9th, cl 5th 3out & lft 4th bef 2out, fair 3rd bef last where lft 2nd, no ex flat, 3rd of 13, 8l behind Sam Cavallaro (12-2) at Cregg 3m ire ptp gf in Oct.
Torremuelle (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Held up, 9th before 7 out, no impression 5 out, soon no extra, pulled up before 2 out,, in a race won by Baily Dusk (10-10) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 gd in Nov, 12 ran.
Writers Block (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders on outside, mistake 4th, not fluent next, ridden and lost place 7th, mistake and well beaten next, 13th of 15, well behind Royal Peak (11-10) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.