A huge field but few can be seriously fancied and PIQUE SOUS will be at short odds to make a winning debut over timber. Willie Mullins' charge, a close third in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham, has looked a tremendous prospect in his two latest bumper starts and is expected to make a successful start. Ted Dolly won a couple of races on the Flat and has run really well over timber without quite getting there. He'll ensure the likely favourite has a tough introduction while Roisin Dubh, who was a surprise bumper winner at Kilbeggan, has some experience over timber so could snatch a place.
Anla (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Prominent, ridden and disputed lead from over 3f out, headed and no extra over 2f out, 7th of 24, 7l behind Teach Nua (11-3) at Cork 2m N H flat gd in May '08.
Fardrum Flyer (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, 8th 6f out, no impression approaching straight, 12th of 14, 48l behind Ut Love (10-4) at Tipperary 2m 4yo nhf gd in Jun '11.
Hangersonallgone (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, well off pace, ridden in moderate 4th approaching 4 out, no extra and pulled up before next, in a race won by Moyaliff (11-4) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl gd in May, 17 ran.
Houndscourt (IRE) Court Cave gelding out of Broken Rein.
Joe Reed (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Never better than mid-division, 8th of 14, 20l behind Realt Den Chathair (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl gf in Jul.
Lions Charge (USA) 16-1 (11-3) Towards rear, no impression in 8th 4f out, kept on one pace from over 2f out, 7th of 10, 20l behind Koko Lane (11-10) at Downpatrick 2m 2f N H flat gs in Oct.
Original Empire (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Led and disputed, headed after 4 out, soon weakened, 14th of 22, 42l behind The Great Shanghai (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Jul.
Pique Sous (FR) 2-7fav (12-3) Tracked leaders, closed up going well approaching straight, led over 1f out, stayed on well, very easily, won at Tipperary 2m N H flat hvy in Jul beating Reafadda (11-7) by 2l, 5 ran.
Plan In Action (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, no impression from 5 out, 11th of 22, 43l behind Run 'n' Jump (11-0) at Cork 2m mdn hdl.
Ted Dolly (IRE) 5-4fav (11-12) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden into 5th after 2 out, stayed on under pressure into 3rd before last, kept on to 2nd run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 5l behind Mallowney (10-11) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jul.
Tic Tac Jack (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 9th halfway, headway in 7th 3 out, 3rd next, ridden in 2nd after 2 out, no extra before last, 6th of 13, 23l behind Mallowney (10-11) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jul.
Corbally (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, moderate 11th 2 out, no impression, 10th of 14, well behind Font Of Wisdom (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl.
Swampfire (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Led, mistake 4 out, ridden and joined approaching straight, headed before 2 out, still every chance when bad mistake last, kept on without quite getting back to winner run-in, 2nd of 22, 1/2l behind Run 'n' Jump (11-0) at Cork 2m mdn hdl.
Up Sluggarh (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Always behind, 12th of 16, 34l behind Sonapour (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Benefit Days (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Soon tracked leaders, led approaching 4f out, clear approaching straight, reduced lead and headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 18, 2l behind Oscars Joy (11-7) at Limerick 2m N H flat gd in Jul.
Ginger Genie (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, no impression from 3 out, 11th of 14, 35l behind Realt Den Chathair (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl gf in Jul.
Local Knowledge (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Rear of mid-division, no extra from 3 out, 7th of 12, 37l behind Dysart Dancer (11-5) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Paddys Pride (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from 4 out, 10th of 22, 41l behind Run 'n' Jump (11-0) at Cork 2m mdn hdl.
Perfect Gemstone (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 13th of 15, 33l behind Dusty Trail (9-12) at Roscommon 1m 4f app hcp 50-70 sft in Sep (flat).
Roisin Dubh (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, headway to lead approaching straight, ridden and kept on well in straight, won at Kilbeggan 2m N H flat gd beating Jabus (11-9) by 1 3/4l, 15 ran.
World Beater (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Close up and disputed lead at ordinary pace, no extra into straight, 12th of 13, well behind Magic Spear (12-0) at Killarney 2m 1f N H flat gd in Jul.
Ballyhug (IRE) 40-1 (10-7) Towards rear, some late headway straight, 8th of 16, 22l behind Gallant Tipp (11-2) at Roscommon 2m 4yo nhf sft.
Profoundly (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Always behind, 14th of 15, 39l behind Roisin Dubh (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m N H flat gd.
Treacy's Star (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and weakened before straight, 12th of 16, 43l behind Gallant Tipp (11-2) at Roscommon 2m 4yo nhf sft.
Rior (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Soon chased leaders, 8th approaching halfway, no extra from before straight, 15th of 17, well behind Vintage Supreme (12-0) at Cork 2m 3f N H flat.
Bridgequarter Girl (IRE) Presenting filly out of Bridgequarter Lady.