Onzo Mor has been racing on the Flat and over fences but is well enough handicapped on his return to hurdles. Courtncatcher has been going really well lately but just can't get his head in front and continues to climb the weights. LAST TIME D'ALBAIN hasn't raced over timber since May last year but has improved dramatically over fences in the meantime. He can revert to the smaller obstacles on a massive 36lb lower mark and is impossible to oppose despite an absence since May. The Boat People made a very satisfactory handicap debut at Tramore in June though that was on fast ground while Serra Nova has improved with every run and a 7lb rise for scoring over a slightly shorter trip here last time shouldn't prove a problem.
Shariyan (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, progress into 5th and ridden entering straight, moderate 3rd 2 out, went 2nd without threatening easy winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 13l behind Changing Times (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 8Evens16 hvy in Feb.
Masked Phantom (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, 8th after 5 out, no extra after 3 out, 12th of 13, well behind Ordinary Man (11-10) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Onzo Mor (IRE) 6-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, 5th halfway and closer from 8th, 3rd and ridden after 2 out, went 2nd at last but no impression on winner, 2nd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Shabra Charity (10-3) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp chs gd in Aug.
Courtncatcher (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Towards rear, 12th and progress 3 out, 5th 2 out, stayed on well from last, 2nd of 20, 3/4l behind Sea Stallion (11-8) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Last Time D'albain (FR) 4-1 (11-0) Chased leader mainly 4th, ridden entering straight and no impression in 4th before last, left 3rd run-in and no extra, 3rd of 10, 19l behind Un Hinged (10-1) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs sft in May.
Shinahwil (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th 3 out, 4th 2 out, no impression before last, kept on same pace, 4th of 20, 12l behind Tasitiocht (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Plan In Action (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, no impression in 5th from before straight, kept on same pace, 6th of 16, 18l behind Ted Veale (11-12) at Listowel 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Sep.
Whiskey And Rye (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Prominent, dropped to 4th and no impression straight, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 11l behind Datokepe (10-13) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl in Apr '11.
Charlie Swift (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd approaching straight, soon no impression, tailed off, 8th of 16, well behind Roadtoabbeyfeale (11-12) at Listowel 3m mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Born To Benefit (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Towards rear, some headway from 4 out, ridden and kept on without threatening from 3 out, 6th of 15, 16l behind Slim To None (10-8) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in Jul.
The Boat People (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Soon mid-division, improved 4 out, closer in 5th after 3 out, 3rd before next, no impression in 4th and short of room close home, 4th of 15, 2 3/4l behind The Rossmeister (11-9) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jun.
Serra Nova (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Soon chased leaders along way off the pace, closed from before straight, challenged and led last, stayed on well run-in, won at Cork 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 in Aug beating Ballylibert (11-5) by 2l, 18 ran.
Ever Dreaming (USA) 16-1 (11-7) Chased leaders early, no extra from 4 out, 16th of 18, well behind Drumlister (10-6) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Sep.
Snow Feather (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3 out, 6th approaching next, soon no impression, 9th of 15, 27l behind Flying Bella (10-6) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl gd in Aug '10.
Maid Of Malabar (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) Prominent, in front approaching straight, soon joined, headed and no extra from before 2 out, reported to have not acted on the going, 9th of 12, 20l behind Mackey Boy (10-7) at Listowel 2m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (5yo+) hvy in Sep.
A Good Guess (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division on outer, never a factor, 15th of 16, well behind Sonapour (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Keep Movin (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Mid-division, close enough in 10th when slight mistake and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Kai Li (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Sep, 16 ran.
Kalmez (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Always towards rear, never a factor, 11th of 16, 33l behind Key Account (10-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Aug.