2m. 1f. 165yds. 12 Declared.
Tote Always SP Or Better H'cap H'dle of €11,000.00 4-y-o plus
1st - €6,600.00 2nd - €2,200.00 3rd - €1,100.00 4th - €550.00 5th - €330.00 6th - €220.00
FormscanBy Tom Weekes - TIPP FOR MAC makes his handicap debut and ran reasonably well in an unplaced horses' maiden last month. His form is just ordinary but seemed to show a little more at Clonmel where some untidy jumps didn't help, but the fourth-placed horse subsequently improved his rating to 102, which suggests the selection has a few pounds in-hand. Trishknowsbest failed in her audacious black-type attempt at Naas but has form at this level and seems ground-versatile. Steppenwolf is also proven at this level but is 3lb higher than when finishing second when last last seen in December and is without his rider's 5lb claim. Well-bred Carlton Gardens disappointed on the flat but drops in grade on handicap hurdle debut.
An extended handicap hurdle for four years old and upwards rated 80-109Penalties - Winner of a hurdle race after calculation of the handicap shall carry 7lb extra for each hurdle race won.