Betterthanalright looked to be progressing over fences when last seen in the spring and may have won at Limerick but for unseating his rider at the last. FIERY OSCAR was winning for the sixth time over hurdles at Listowel last time and can revert to fences on a 28lb lower mark so should prove very difficult to beat. Sherika has won between the flags and twice over hurdles but has yet to score over the bigger obstacles so Goodoldhonkytonk looks more of a threat as she hasn't been disgraced in her two starts over fences and makes her handicap debut from a lenient mark.
Drumlister (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Soon mid-division, not fluent 2nd, no extra and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by The Book Thief (9-12) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd in Sep, 11 ran.
Coldstonesober (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) In rear, ridden from 3 out, no impression, 8th of 14, 36l behind Queiros Bleu (11-5) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-123 gd in Aug.
Fiery Oscar (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway into 9th 5 out, pushed along in 6th entering straight, ridden to lead last, kept on well run-in, won at Listowel 2m hcp hdl sft in Sep beating Blacklough (10-9) by 2 3/4l, 14 ran.
Tipped Up Harry 12-1 (11-2) Towards rear, 9th approaching 3 out, soon no extra, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Wise Oscar (11-8) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 sft in May.
Tico (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, 8th after 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace from after next, 13th of 17, 16l behind Big Generator (11-1) at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Sep.
Moncherie (IRE) 9-1 (10-9) Prominent, lost place with a circuit to go, soon no danger, 12th of 15, 36l behind Dick Dundee (11-9) at Listowel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 in Sep.
Betterthanalright (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Soon mid-division, not fluent 4th, closed to track leaders from 3 out, 3rd into straight, just over a length down and still every chance when mistake and unseated rider last, in a race won by Hillman (11-4) at Limerick 3m hcp chs 0-109 sft in May, 15 ran.
Goodoldhonkytonk (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Chased leaders early, slightly slow and not fluent, rear and reminders 5th, pushed along in 4th 5 out, ridden and no impression next, kept on one pace straight, 3rd of 6, 14l behind Shadow Eile (11-7) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs gd in Aug.
Old Supporter (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Soon mid-division, 7th when slight mistake 7th, no impression when not fluent 3 out, 7th of 14, 40l behind Lash It On (10-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 gd in Sep.
Sherika (IRE) 11-2 (10-9) Chased leaders, moderate 3rd halfway, ridden after 3 out, no impression and kept on one pace, mistake last, dropped to 4th run-in, 4th of 15, 19l behind Hansupfordetroit (11-2) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 sft in May.
Baily Dusk (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along in 5th before 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 42l behind Sizing Machine (11-8) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chs gd in Aug.
Foritsa (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Prominent, mistake 5th, 3rd when mistake 4 out, soon 4th, no impression when hampered 2 out, kept on same pace, 7th of 12, 19l behind Breffni Gael (10-6) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 in Jun.
Like The Da (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Mid-division, headway into 6th 6 out, ridden and no extra entering straight, weakened, 11th of 15, well behind Blaze Of Fire (11-0) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Aug.