After improving for an introduction to this trip and ground last time FRANKLY SMART looks the stand-out runner in this Maiden Hurdle while Waltzing Tornado has also improved in a couple of runs this season and Emergency Cover should also feature. A winner between the flags the pick finished third in a big field at Cork last time. That was a career best and more is expected. Waltzing Tornado has looked progressive this term and after placing last time could build on that. Emergency Cover put in his best when fourth on his last outing but that gives him form to overturn on the pick and Maple Court can be considered if lasting the trip. Not an easy end to the card but while Frankly Smart is a little short of that description he should be good enough in win this.
Dr Roselier (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Never better than mid-division, 10th of 17, 48l behind Dooney Rock (10-13) at Killarney 2m 6f mdn hdl gd.
Emergency Cover (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Mid-division, 8th 4 out, 4th and no impression on winner 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 23, 8l behind Bootlegger (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl (6yo+) gf.
Frankly Smart (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Always prominent, led after 3rd until 5th, 2nd entering straight, no impression on winner from before 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 23, 7l behind Bootlegger (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl (6yo+) gf.
Ice Cool Cookie (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind Bruach Na Mara (10-11) at Killarney 2m 4f mdn hdl gd.
Knockraha Lad (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 8th approaching straight, no impression from 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 20, 7l behind Our Only Option (11-7) at Tipperary 2m 2f N H flat gf in Apr.
Maple Court (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th 3 out, kept on same pace from 2 out, 5th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Morotai Marauder (10-11) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Rare Commodity (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Mid-division, 11th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 11th of 22, 46l behind Our Gar (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f hdl gd in Apr.
Son Of Moyne (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th 4 out, moderate 5th approaching next, no extra and kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 43l behind Quadrillon (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Tommy Kelly (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 10th approaching 3 out, soon no extra, 15th of 25, 47l behind Benash (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl (6yo+) hvy in Apr.
Touch Of Gold (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 4f out, soon no extra, 9th of 12, well behind Cottrelsbooley (12-0) at Naas 2m N H flat in Mar.
Waltzing Tornado (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Prominent, on terms approaching 6th, headed 3 out, no impression in 3rd and kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 16, 5l behind Bruach Na Mara (10-11) at Killarney 2m 4f mdn hdl gd.
Besties Babe (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway in 8th 2 out, no impression before straight, 7th before last, kept on same pace (lame post race), 6th of 14, 15l behind Be Definite (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Crevelea Lass (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Mid-division best, closer in 8th over 4f out, kept on same pace from under 3f out, 7th of 14, 13l behind Cailin Oran (11-2) at Tramore 2m mrs N H flat gf in Aug.
Kayanna's Back (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, led 5f out, ridden and headed entering straight, no extra in 3rd under 2f out, 3rd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Flamingos Gold (11-9) at Wexford 2m 4f mrs NH flt (5-7yo) gd.
Miss Anderson (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Soon behind, pulled up halfway, in a race won by Cyborg (11-5) at Ballinrobe 2m 6yo mdn hdl gd, 15 ran.
Patseysister (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Towards rear, ran out 3rd, in a race won by Equation (10-13) at Sligo 2m 2f mares mdn hdl gd, 16 ran.
Safety Gliss (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, 11th of 15, well behind Accord Aris (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl (6yo+) gd.
Tornado Lilly (IRE) Golden Tornado mare out of Lizzy's Girl.
Havoohapin (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Mid div, prog to tr ldrs 3out, cl 3rd aftr 2out, eff bef last, row, won at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp gd in Jun beating Norwich Flyer (12-0) by nk, 16 ran.
Witness Hill (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division, 11th when fell 6 out, in a race won by Mossey Joe (11-2) at Tipperary 2m 7f nov hunt ch gf in Apr, 18 ran.
Drominvir (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Mid-division, progress after 4 out, chased leaders and no impression from after 3 out, kept on same pace, 7th of 26, 22l behind Ballinvassa (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Sep.