Vital Plot was having only his second start over fences when falling at the last while in the lead at Tipperary on Sunday. If none the worse he'll take some beating but GOBAN SAOR should prove the safer option as he looked a sure-fire future winner when runner-up to Somatic here last month. Doransfirth was in the process of running a big race when falling at the second last in a strong event won by Paradis De Thaix at Tipperary on Sunday and looks a threat and chasing newcomer Granaruid wasn't far behind Goban Saor over hurdles at Tramore on New Year's Eve.
Commandment (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Soon led, joined 5th, slight mistake next, headed 4 out, soon weakened, 8th of 15, well behind Paradis de Thaix (11-9) at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chs gd.
Finns Cross (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Always towards rear, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Compton Court (10-8) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Jun, 16 ran.
Goban Saor (FR) 6-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, improved to lead before 2 out, joined last, headed and kept on without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Somatic (11-12) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chase gf in Jun.
Granaruid (IRE) 3-1fav (11-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, driven along in 5th after 3 out and soon no impression, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 18l behind Lonesome Maverick (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd.
Marky Bob (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Soon close up on strong pace, led approaching 5th, soon clear, headed approaching 2 out, soon no extra, 10th of 14, 25l behind Somatic (11-12) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chase gf in Jun.
Morotai Marauder (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always behind, 10th of 15, 47l behind More Claret (10-8) at Wexford 2m 1f beg chs in Oct.
Rokococo Palm (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Soon chased leaders, well off pace, slightly hampered 5th, closed from 3 out, no extra and kept on same pace from next, 8th of 14, 17l behind Somatic (11-12) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chase gf in Jun.
Try Stop Me (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, weakened from 4 out, 13th of 18, well behind Crash (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Vital Plot (USA) 14-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, 8th before 5 out, closed to track leaders next, challenged and on terms from 2 out, every chance in lead when fell last, in a race won by Paradis de Thaix (11-9) at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chs gd, 15 ran.
Leafy Arbour (IRE) 50-1 (11-8) Reluctant to race and lost considerable ground start, in touch at 3rd, always towards rear, 12th of 16, well behind Air Chief (11-7) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs gd.
Doransfirth (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Soon chased leaders, improved to be close up from 8th, on terms approaching 3 out, headed but still close up when fell 2 out, in a race won by Paradis de Thaix (11-9) at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chs gd, 15 ran.
Dromrua Lass (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Towards rear, no impression under pressure and kept on from before straight, 10th of 16, 17l behind Van Wyck (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
What A Bleu (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Soon towards rear, no extra 6 out, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Salesin (11-10) at Wexford 2m 3f chs gd, 11 ran.