It must have been a disappointment to connections that JETSON couldn't find a race last season but his overall form is superior to any of these rivals and he's taken to get off the mark despite an absence since February. Winning point-to-pointer Daring Article ran very well on his only start over timber before landing a bumper at Tipperary from the consistent High Class Show. Both have fitness on their side and should get competitive. John The Soldier had some strong form to his credit last season and is on the short-list along with dual bumper winner Saint Gervais but the biggest threat may emerge in the shape of Shrapnel, a winning point-to-pointer who was beaten just a head in a Naas bumper when last seen in March. Andunowhat is progressing nicely and there was plenty to like about her victory in a Punchestown bumper last month while Spot Fine has shown enough to suggest she's one to keep an eye on in an open contest.
Archie Meade (IRE) 9-4 (12-0) Made all, 10l clr 3out, sow, won at Kinsale 3m ire ptp gf in Jun beating Two Euros (12-0) by 15l, 12 ran.
Askasilla Lane (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, never a factor, last of 16, well behind Savello (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Bulletproof (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, 8th over 4f out, soon no impression, tailed off, 10th of 16, well behind Maya Quest (12-0) at Roscommon 2m 4f N H flat in May.
Charlie Swift (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, pushed along 4 out, no impression in 8th before 3 out, moderate 5th 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 39l behind He's A Delight (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 6f mdn hdl gs in Oct.
Churchfield Champ (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Towards rear for most, never a factor, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind My Murphy (11-4) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Daring Article (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, closer in 7th over 6f out, ridden into 5th under 4f out, challenged on inner from 2f out, led from 1f out and stayed on well, won at Tipperary 2m 4f N H flat gs in Oct beating High Class Show (11-0) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Ghost Charger (IRE) 33-1 (11-11) Always towards rear, tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind Simonsig (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f NH flat gd in Apr.
Imperial Policy (USA) 4-1 (12-0) Ww, prog to 5th 5out, sn wknd, pu 2out, in a race won by Steady Counsel (12-0) at Oldcastle 3m ire ptp gd in Apr, 8 ran.
Jetson (IRE) 2-1fav (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead and dispute before 2 out, ridden and headed last, kept on run-in, 2nd of 21, 1l behind Lios A Choill (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
John The Soldier (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Always prominent, 4th halfway, headway to lead after 4 out, strongly pressed from early straight, headed after 2 out, soon no impression on winner in 3rd, no extra run-in, 4th of 23, 12l behind Bog Warrior (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar.
Lord Windermere (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Satellite Dancer.
Millcove Bay (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Soon mid-division, 8th before straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace without threatening, 5th of 20, 16l behind Flycorn (11-4) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl gs in Oct.
Saint Gervais (IRE) 4-5fav (12-3) Soon raced in 3rd, 4th over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, close 5th over 1f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 5l behind Shu Lewis (11-5) at Tipperary 2m N H flat sft in Oct.
Shrapnel (IRE) 7-4fav (12-0) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, headway to challenge entering straight, led over 2f out, strongly pressed from over 1f out, kept on under pressure, headed on line, 2nd of 12, hd behind Pride Of The Artic (11-7) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat in Mar.
Spot Fine 13-8 (11-4) Chased leaders, closer in 3rd before straight, soon no impression under pressure and kept on same pace, 4th of 18, 13l behind Sea Of Thunder (11-4) at Thurles 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) gd in Oct.
Temple Castle (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 9th of 11, 14l behind Letter Of Credit (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
The Same Again (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Ww rr, prog in 7th when mstk 4out, 3rd & up 2out, went 2nd bef last, no ch with wnr, 2nd of 17, 5l behind Brunswick Gold (12-0) at Kill 3m ire ptp gd in Apr '10.
Andunowhat (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) Mid-division, good headway to track leaders 4f out, ridden in 5th entering straight, headway to challenge and led inside final furlong, kept on well under pressure, won at Punchestown 2m 2f mares n h flat in Oct beating Ms Bliss (11-2) by 2l, 20 ran.
Beabus House (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Well off pace towards rear for most, never a factor, 11th of 15, well behind Mr Sykes (11-12) at Listowel 2m mdn hdl gd in Jun.
High Class Show (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Waited with in mid-division, headway to track leaders from 4f out, went 2nd before straight, soon challenged, led over 1f out, soon headed and kept on without matching winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Daring Article (11-7) at Tipperary 2m 4f N H flat gs in Oct.
Lisrose (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Prominent, on terms 6th, ridden in 2nd approaching straight, soon no extra, 6th of 17, 18l behind A Little Swifter (10-8) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Royal Robin (IRE) 18-1 (11-7) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 12th of 17, well behind Noras Fancy (11-2) at Galway 2m mares mdn hdl hvy in Oct.