The decision to put Start Me Up back over hurdles hasn't really paid dividends and he's worth opposing again here. Derg Princess has been prolific in point-to-points and has shown some ability under Rules but doesn't look particularly well treated and more interesting is Tyrone House, who won three times over fences in the UK and ran better than expected in a Kilbeggan novice hurdle last month. JOHN THE SOLDIER had Court Knee back in third and Tales Of Milan fourth when springing a surprise at Tramore at the end of May. But that win was long overdue and he may just find the necessary to follow up here.
Start Me Up (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, ridden along in 9th from 4 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 9th of 18, 24l behind Courtncatcher (11-5) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gs in Jun.
Your Busy (IRE) 11-1 (11-9) In touch and raced wide, weakened after 4 out, tailed off before 3 out, last of 6, 43l behind Seven Is Lucky (11-0) at Ayr 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Feb.
Derg Princess (IRE) 4-5 (11-2) Ww, gd prog to ld 2out, easily, impsve, won at Necarne 3m ire ptp sft in May beating Backstage (10-11) by 7l, 5 ran.
John The Soldier (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders in 5th, went 3rd 3 out and headway to lead next, soon ridden and kept on well run-in, won at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in May beating Drumlister (11-0) by 2 3/4l, 16 ran.
Substitute (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Soon towards rear, progress 4 out, soon chased leaders, kept on same pace from before last, 7th of 19, 7l behind Miranour (11-0) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jun.
Tyrone House (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Led, a bit slow 1st, strongly pressed 2 out, headed run-in and dropped to 3rd near finish, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Akatara (10-10) at Kilbeggan 3m nov hdl gf in Jun.
Russian Regent (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, closed up 5 out, 2nd 2 out, 3rd and kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Carmels Boy (10-11) at Down Royal 2m 7f hnt chs gd in May.
Tales Of Milan (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Mid-division, 8th halfway, headway 3 out and soon went 4th, ridden and no impression from next, 4th of 16, 16l behind John The Soldier (11-2) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in May.
Court Knee (IRE) 7-2fav (10-12) Tracked leaders in 6th, pushed along in 7th approaching 4 out, went 3rd 2 out, kept on under pressure run-in without reaching leaders, 3rd of 16, 3 1/2l behind John The Soldier (11-2) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in May.
Drop Anchor (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Held up in rear, headway approaching 2 out, went 2nd flat, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 13, 4l behind Bondage (11-3) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Sep.
Ocean Bright (USA) 16-1 (11-6) Led and disputed, ridden 3 out, under pressure in 2nd before 2 out, no extra entering straight, 9th of 16, 22l behind Ballyreesode (10-9) at Wexford 3m hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Apr.
Anthem Royale (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) In rear, no impression from 4 out, moderate 13th 2 out, kept on one paced, 11th of 19, well behind Mad Brian (11-5) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Kalico Kim (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, never a factor, tailed off, 10th of 16, well behind Sweeney Tunes (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs in Oct.
Tulachsarain (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) 4th to halfway, 6th 5 out, weakened after next, 8th of 16, 35l behind Happy New Year (10-5) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Dec.
Dream Crusher (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Mid-division best, dropped behind from before 6th, pulled up before 8th, in a race won by Dante Anna (11-5) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in May, 13 ran.
Killegney 8-1 (11-4) Alw rr, last by 7th, rddn 5out, sl prog bef 4out, to bef 2out, 8th of 16, 25l behind Manogue Supreme (11-4) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp gd in Jun.
Blaze Of Fire 12-1 (10-8) Waited with, closer in 5th 3 out, moderate 4th next, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 21l behind Kennoway (10-1) at Cork 2m hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Apr.
Pint Of Porter (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) In rear, no danger 4 out, tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind Benemeade (11-12) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Lake Return (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, closer order from before 3 out, 4th before 2 out, no impression in 3rd and kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 14, 9l behind Court Knee (10-11) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.