Baidin Fheilimi won this last year and scored again on the track earlier this month before two poor runs over fences. He's not out of this despite a big weight while Oscar Vespasian had the pace to score over 2m at Tramore and has no problems with this trip so should get competitive. Gretzky hasn't had much luck but is rarely beaten far and has to be considered though DRIVE THE BUS is handed the vote. Denis Hogan's charge has disappointed on a couple of occasions but looked to be making progress when a very good third at Sligo last time and this looks a good opportunity. Kinneagh Cross was well supported but fell at the fifth in that latter event and connections will be looking for compensation.
Baidin Fheilimi (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Chased leaders early, mid-division from 4th, towards rear from halfway, no impression from before 4 out, pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Valours Minion (9-10) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gd, 11 ran.
Sports Line (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace from 2 out, 11th of 14, 22l behind Curragh Golan (10-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116.
Good Decision (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) In rear, headway from 4 out, went 7th and ridden 3 out, soon no impression, 6th of 17, 20l behind Sizing Solution (11-9) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jul.
Silver Chief (IRE) 10-3 (11-7) Chased leader in 2nd, slight mistakes 5 out and 4 out, ridden in 3rd before 2 out, no extra before last, lost 3rd closing stages run-in, 4th of 5, 10l behind Royal Flight (11-2) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs gd.
Oscar Vespasian (IRE) 9-2 (10-13) Mid-division, progress into 2nd after 3 out and closed on leader, ridden to challenge 2 out, led before last, kept on well run-in, won at Tramore 2m mdn hdl gd beating Alileo (11-4) by 2l, 10 ran.
Fitzgutentyte (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Prominent until fell 4 out, in a race won by Survival (10-3) at Clonmel 2m 3f hcp chs 0-102 gf in Jun, 17 ran.
Gretzky 2-1fav (10-12) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, not fluent 1st, improved on inner 6th, not fluent next, 2nd 3 out, no impression from after 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 5l behind Leibniz (10-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jun.
Kilcross Boy (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Waited with, soon in mid-division, progress to challenge 2 out, 2nd approaching last, soon no impression, 8th of 19, 9l behind Miranour (11-0) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jun '13.
Routes Delight (IRE) 7-2fav (11-9) Prominent in chasing group, moderate 6th from 4 out, 8th next, soon weakened, eased 2 out, 12th of 16, well behind Baidin Fheilimi (11-7) at Cork 2m 3f mrs hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Stop Road Lad (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Mid-division, behind leaders when short of room and stumbled on bend before 3 out, soon ridden, 7th 2 out, no extra, 6th of 16, 23l behind Royal Shot (11-6) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-95 in Jul.
Vic Approach (IRE) 9-1 (10-7) Soon mid-division, slight mistake 4th, 13th after 5 out, pushed along after next, went moderate 5th when not fluent 2 out, kept on without threatening run-in, 5th of 16, 13l behind Lucky Pigeon (10-13) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Clara More (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, mistake 2nd, moderate 3rd halfway, closer before 4 out, ridden in 4th 4 out, no extra before next and weakened, 7th of 13, 47l behind Sarabad (11-9) at Downpatrick 2m 7f beg chase gd in Jun.
Kinneagh Cross (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) Chased leaders, 4th when fell 5th, in a race won by Glen Orchy Lad (10-4) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95, 14 ran.
Drive The Bus (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Raced in rear, improved on outer after 3 out and ridden before next, disputed briefly before last, headed run-in and kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Glen Orchy Lad (10-4) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95.
Razia (IRE) 10-1 (9-11) Towards rear, progress into 7th 4 out, ridden in 8th next, went 3rd when slight mistake at last, no extra run-in, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Hell Cat Maggie (11-10) at Roscommon 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 80-109 gf.
The Bold Beckey (IRE) 13-2 (10-9) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th after 3 out, no impression before 2 out, 5th of 15, 15l behind Cut The Corner (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Vasco Des Bieffes (FR) 20-1 (10-12) Towards rear, pushed along approaching 6 out, soon no danger, 11th of 16, 44l behind Supreme Vic (10-9) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.
Dolly Varden (IRE) 100-1 (10-13) In rear and slightly hampered 2nd, ridden after 4th, not fluent 3 out, no impression after 2 out, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Rodger Roo (10-13) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mares mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Sheadogue Molly (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, ridden along halfway, never a factor, 9th of 10, well behind Cerca Trova (10-6) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Explosive Issues (IRE) 9-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, dropped to 8th halfway, no extra from 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 13, well behind Wate And Sea (11-8) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
Mad Money (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Towards rear, 9th halfway, 6th when slipped up after 3 out, in a race won by I C Gold (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul, 13 ran.
Siobhans Belle (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Raced 6th, 4th after 4 out, ridden after 3 out, kept on from 2 out without matching principals, 5th of 16, 5l behind On My Own (11-5) at Killarney 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Ydal (IRE) 40-1 (10-11) Towards rear, no impression approaching straight, soon no extra, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Baidin Fheilimi (11-7) at Cork 2m 3f mrs hcp hdl 80-95 gd.