Gordon Elliott won this last year and TORN ASUNDER can repeat the process despite disappointing when favourite at Navan. His earlier run behind Inish Island pointed to his chances that day but he appeared to find the 2m7f on testing ground just too far so today's trip should prove ideal. The lightly raced Share Wood looks a threat though the dual point-to-point winner would probably prefer further and his future lies over fences. Carsonstown Bridge has shown a decent level of form though an absence since March won't aid his cause and though Los Amigos looked a promising type in bumpers he's been beaten a long way in both starts over hurdles. Tyrone Tiger looks best of the remainder though punters would need to forgive a poor run when favourite at Cork.
Maccas Lad (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Slight mistake 4th, 7th before halfway, kept on same pace from before straight, 6th of 15, 37l behind Miriam's Dream (11-4) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Carsonstown Bridge (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Held up towards rear, 6th 8f out, improved to 4th 3f out, ridden 2f out, no impression in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Gold Ability (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f N H flat gd in Mar.
Hallstown Lad (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Mid-div best, pu 3out, in a race won by Mr Shankly (12-0) at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp hvy, 17 ran.
Itsy Bitsy Spider (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 4th 4 out, ridden and weakened entering straight, 7th of 10, 42l behind Bonisland (11-8) at Down Royal 2m 6f mdn hdl gd in Nov.
Jamies Benefit (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) (poor visibility) always in rear, no impression from 4 out, 5th of 10, well behind Drawn N Drank (11-12) at Navan 2m 7f mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Los Amigos (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders in 5th, 6th and driven 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 28l behind Pride Ofthe Parish (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy.
Share Wood (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, moderate 3rd 4 out, ridden form next, no impression on leaders after 2 out, went 2nd close home, not threaten easy winner, 2nd of 11, 12l behind Seefood (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Some Drama (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Soon tracked leaders, 4th from 1 mile out, no extra into straight, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, well behind Defy Logic (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f N H flat sft in Nov.
Torn Asunder (IRE) 11-10fav (11-12) (poor visibility) tracked leaders, improved to lead early straight, soon ridden, headed before last, 3rd at last, no impression run-in, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Drawn N Drank (11-12) at Navan 2m 7f mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Tyrone Tiger (IRE) 10-3fav (11-10) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, headway into 4th 4 out, ridden in 6th before straight, no impression and kept on one pace, 9th of 20, 32l behind Tipped Up Harry (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Paddys Angel (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, no extra in 6th from 3 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 7, 31l behind Tasitiocht (11-7) at Wexford 2m mrs nov hdl.