The Boat People was having only his fifth start over hurdles when making all and beating MASKED PHANTOM over slightly shorter here last month and a 6lb rise is unlikely to prevent another big effort,though the runner-up will appreciate the extra furlong and looks the one to beat in a tough handicap. Maid Of Malabar was staying on in that event and with the weights in her favour she can get into the firing-line. Sea Stallion was winning for the first time at Gowran a month ago and he hasn't had much experience for his age so there could be more to come. Moving On is consistent enough but three victories from 95 starts is a poor return and Raheenwood may have a better chance after a good run over a trip too short at Wexford. Prince Of Dubai has more scope than most and this longer trip could be just what he needs to get off the mark.
Alasty (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway entering straight, 6th last, no extra and kept on same pace, 6th of 22, 8l behind Passage Vendome (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Luke's Benefit (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Soon led, headed and not fluent 3 out, soon no extra, 11th of 12, 40l behind King Of Queens (11-12) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Oct.
Boxer Beat (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Mid-division, 8th 3 out and went moderate 5th next, ridden and kept on same pace in straight without troubling leaders, 4th of 13, 7l behind Big Generator (11-7) at Wexford 2m 1f beg chs gd in Oct.
Masked Phantom (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Soon mid-division, closer in 6th from 4 out, challenged in 3rd 2 out, every chance and stayed on well run-in, just denied, 2nd of 15, ns behind The Boat People (11-2) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-102 in Oct.
Moonlight Sapphire 20-1 (11-8) Always towards rear, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Roadtoabbeyfeale (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Oct, 17 ran.
Sea Stallion (IRE) 25-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders early, improved to lead at 6th, clear before 6 out, reduced advantage after 3 out, ridden and strongly pressed from 2 out, stayed on well from before last, won at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Oct beating Courtncatcher (10-13) by 3/4l, 20 ran.
Fearchar (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, weakened from 4 out, last of 12, dis behind Banellie (10-3) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gf in Aug.
Pigeon Creek (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, weakened 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Roadtoabbeyfeale (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Oct, 17 ran.
Andunowhat (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Never better than mid-division, 9th of 14, well behind Ballygill Gale (11-1) at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Oct.
Prince Of Dubai (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, pushed along from 3 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 8l behind King Of Queens (11-12) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Oct.
Raheenwood (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders on inner, 5th halfway, 4th 3 out, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 3rd of 15, 8l behind Celestial Prospect (11-1) at Wexford 2m 2f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gd in Oct.
The Boat People (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Soon led, strongly pressed and joined from before last, stayed on well run-in and just in front on line, won at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-102 in Oct beating Masked Phantom (11-10) by ns, 15 ran.
Thelifeof (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Towards rear, ridden in moderate 8th and no impression before straight, kept on one pace, 8th of 13, 31l behind Truckin All Night (11-9) at Listowel 2m mdn hdl hvy in Sep.
Bacher Boy (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Held up in mid-division, mistake 7th, no impression from next, tailed off, 13th of 17, well behind Beside The Fire (11-9) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Moving On (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Close up and disputed lead, in front and attempted to assert before straight, headed before last, soon no impression, 4th of 14, 5l behind Ballygill Gale (11-1) at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Oct.
Mullaghwillin Boy (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, 14th of 20, 26l behind Sea Stallion (11-8) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Oct.
Rior (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Prominent early, dropped towards rear before halfway, no threat after 4 out, 5th of 7, 46l behind Bombadero (11-4) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Small Is Beautiful (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, 6th before 3 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 20, 13l behind Dumbarton (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Oct.
Daggers Bond (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, slight mistake 7th and soon struggling in rear, completely tailed off, last of 15, well behind Celestial Prospect (11-1) at Wexford 2m 2f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gd in Oct.
Billytheblacksmith (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Towards rear for most, never a factor, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Kilmurry Kid (10-12) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 sft in Oct, 16 ran.
Maid Of Malabar (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Soon mid-division, 9th after 4 out, chased leaders from next, kept on without threatening under pressure from before last, 3rd of 15, 7l behind The Boat People (11-2) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-102 in Oct.
Snow Feather (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Prominent, 3rd before 3 out, no extra from next, 10th of 15, 19l behind The Boat People (11-2) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-102 in Oct.
Ballyfinboy (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, weakened from 4 out, last of 11, 37l behind Dactik (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Oct.
Live Trade (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Waited with towards rear, headway to chase leaders from 3 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2 out, 7th of 10, 20l behind Kilavalley (11-12) at Galway 2m 5yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.