Isle View ran well for a long way before fading behind Apache Jack at Punchestown and that will have put him straight for this. Rudolf was just behind and looks held but Sunsetstorise ran a fine race over hurdles at Sligo in May before reverting to a bumper there in July. SEANCILL OIR is well exposed having been competing in handicaps but arguably produced her best performance to date at Downpatrick last time and can make her fitness and mares' allowance count. Noel Meade has his horses in top form so Couleur France, who is making his hurdling debut, must be a threat after showing up well in bumpers.
Ad Man (FR) 33-1 (11-12) Towards rear, pushed along 5th, no danger approaching straight, 27th of 30, well behind Sizing Tennessee (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl.
Bumbee (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Mid-division, pushed along towards rear 5 out, ridden into moderate 5th entering straight, no impression and kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 40l behind Azorian (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Couleur France (IRE) 7-4fav (12-0) Tracked leaders on inner, short of room and switched left away from rail 3f out, dropped to 8th over 2f out, soon ridden in pursuit of leaders, 2nd and kept on closing stages without getting to winner, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Back To Bracka (11-7) at Galway 2m N H flat hvy in Oct.
Der Kaiser (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, closer in 2nd before 4 out, slight mistake 3 out and ridden, 4th before straight, soon no extra,, 11th of 15, 38l behind Oscar Chimes (10-11) at Thurles 2m 2f mdn hdl gd in Nov.
Isle View (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd 2 out, ridden and no impression winner entering straight, kept on same pace, slow last and dropped to 3rd, 3rd of 17, 14l behind Apache Jack (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Man With Van (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, moderate 14th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on well without threatening run-in, 5th of 30, 19l behind Sizing Tennessee (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl.
Masterofdeception (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, no extra from before straight, 22nd of 30, well behind Sizing Tennessee (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl.
Probably Not (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, trailing halfway, no impression after, last of 10, well behind Dr Schultz (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Quickasyoucan (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 9th halfway, progress into 7th after 4 out, ridden into 5th 2 out, no impression in 4th entering straight, kept on same pace, 5th of 17, 16l behind Apache Jack (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Ri Uladh 50-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, stumbled after 4 out, 10th before straight, soon no impression, 11th of 18, 31l behind Fantasy King (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl gf in Sep.
Rudolf (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Mid-division early, headway to chase leaders at 4th, 8th halfway, ridden in 6th 2 out, no impression in 5th entering straight, kept on same pace, 4th of 17, 16l behind Apache Jack (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl.
San Pietro (FR) 8-1 (11-4) Prominent, led after 5th, headed 3 out, no extra and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by The Housekeeper (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov, 15 ran.
Sunsetstorise (IRE) 5-1 (11-11) Led, strongly pressed and headed approaching straight, soon dropped to 3rd and no threat to first 2, kept on one pace under pressure, 3rd of 12, 23l behind Some Officer (11-7) at Sligo 2m 2f N H flat gd in Jul.
Tama Taskin (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ridden 4f out, soon weakened, never a factor, 11th of 14, well behind Chancol (11-11) at Navan 2m N H flat.
Golan Native (IRE) 100-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, no impression when mistake 3 out, weakened,, 11th of 12, well behind Sunday Serenade (11-7) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl.
Nosey Box (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Towards rear, 6th approaching 3 out, soon pushed along and no extra in moderate 7th entering straight, 7th of 10, well behind Faugheen (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl in Nov.
Rory's Rainbow (IRE) 66-1 (10-10) Chased leaders and 9th halfway, dropped to rear before 4 out, no danger and kept on one pace in straight,, 8th of 14, 50l behind Our Katie (11-7) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl in Nov.
Seancill Oir (IRE) 4-1 (10-8) Led, disputed from after 3rd, led halfway, ridden and headed before 2 out, regained narrow lead last, headed run-in, kept on, no extra close home, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Maple Valley Gold (10-6) at Downpatrick 2m 5f mdn hdl gd.
Whinstone Dani (IRE) 22-1 (10-5) Held up towards, in rear from 4th, soon tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Seeyouatmidnight (10-12) at Hexham 2m nov hdl (4) sft.
Without Wings (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, progress into 3rd after 3 out, soon ridden, no extra in 4th before 2 out, weakened, 6th of 12, 47l behind Maple Valley Gold (10-6) at Downpatrick 2m 5f mdn hdl gd.