The four-year-old Dougal Philps, a winner on the Flat, showed progressive form over hurdles and comes here with plenty of allowances for his chasing debut. Notimetoserve won a handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe in July and is expected to do well over the bigger obstacles but Treat Yourself hasn't improved on a fair chasing debut at Kilbeggan. Dual hurdles winner Namarama was in touch and going well enough when falling at Limerick and, as that was only his second start over fences, he can improve and get involved. Stop The Clock has come up against decent opposition since scoring over hurdles at Sligo in May and should find this a little easier but the vote goes to GOAL. Gordon Elliott's versatile performer will be having his 60th start but has already managed nine career victories. He makes his debut over fences after scoring on the Flat at Dundalk last week and can make a successful start.
Dactik (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight,, 11th of 16, well behind Trifolium (11-12) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chs in Nov.
Goal (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, left a place better and a little hampered 5 out, 4th into straight, challenged in 2nd and almost on terms from before last, not match winner and kept on same pace near finish, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Limpopo Tom (11-8) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Aug.
Namarama (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Mid-division, pushed along in 7th 3 out, kept on one pace into moderate 5th before 2 out, no impression when fell 2 out, in a race won by The Paparrazi Kid (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs sft in Nov, 16 ran.
Notimetoserve (IRE) 5-1fav (11-0) Prominent in chasing group, closer in 3rd after 4 out, no extra 2 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 16, 16l behind Cara's Oscar (11-6) at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 gs in Jun.
Treat Yourself (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Chased clear leaders in moderate 4th, jumped right, remote 4th halfway, no extra in 5th after 2 out, never a factor, 5th of 9, well behind Defy Logic (11-12) at Naas 2m beg chs in Oct.
Is Herself About (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Disputed early, led 2nd, soon clear, reduced advantage 3 out, ridden after 2 out, headed last, no extra, 6th of 16, 8l behind Mrs Mac Veale (10-13) at Naas 2m mares hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Nov.
Stop The Clock (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Mid-division, bad mistake 2nd, 8th halfway, closer in 7th entering straight, ridden and no extra 2 out, kept on one pace, 9th of 18, 26l behind Road To Riches (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f beg chs in Nov.
Dougal Philps 2-1fav (11-2) Always prominent, struggling to get to winner in 2nd from before 2 out, not great at last 2 hurdles and kept on same pace, 2nd of 18, 12l behind Spot The Pro (11-2) at Cork 2m mdn hdl hvy in Apr.