YES WAY HOSAY is a bright prospect having followed victories in a point-to-point and a bumper with a fine effort in Cheltenham's Champion Bumper. He made a cracking start over timber when just touched off by Digeanta at Gowran and with this longer trip in his favour is the one to beat. Bonisland scored by 12l between the flags at Sligo in May and won a Roscommon bumper on his reappearance last month. He should do well over hurdles as should Romeo Is Bleeding, who has improved with every run and wasn't stopping when close-up behind Defence Of Duress over 2m4f at Gowran. Dushybeag has alternated between hurdles and bumpers and has shown enough to suggest he's no forlorn hope.
Yes Way Hosay (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, improved to lead travelling well after 2 out, ridden at last, strongly pressed run-in, headed line, 2nd of 20, ns behind Digeanta (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Bonisland 7-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, closer in 2nd from over 4f out, led 1 1/2f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Roscommon 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Oct beating Thunder And Roses (11-0) by 1l, 11 ran.
Seaneen Mac Ri (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, moderate 3rd halfway, closer approaching 3 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 19, 16l behind Flemross (11-10) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.
Dushybeag (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Close up and disputed lead, headed over 2f out, soon no extra, 9th of 18, 19l behind Elegant Statesman (12-0) at Cork 2m N H flat in Oct.
Itsy Bitsy Spider (IRE) 22-1 (11-11) Always towards rear, completely tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Balnaslow (12-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f NH flat gs in Apr.
Romeo Is Bleeding (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Prominent, disputed lead and ridden entering straight, headed after 2 out, kept on one paced, 4th of 20, 3 1/2l behind Defence Of Duress (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Sep.
Tighty Whities (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden in 2nd 3f out, weakened, 8th of 13, 33l behind Road To Riches (11-7) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat hvy in Oct.
No More Vino (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, 6th of 11, 27l behind Seefood (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Over Presented (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Ran out on 1st bend after 2nd hurdle, in a race won by Sizing Machine (10-13) at Down Royal 2m 4yo mdn hdl gs in Aug, 14 ran.
Pennyforthem (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden in moderate 7th 2 out, kept on one pace straight to moderate 4th closing stages, 4th of 13, 27l behind Flying Light (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl sft in Sep.