Bell Weir is making his handicap debut and though in tremendous form both over timber and on the Flat this is by far his stiffest test to date. Sir Ector won over 2m here in August but is 15lb higher while Jamsie Hall, though very well handicapped over hurdles compared to his chase mark, might prefer a bit further on tonight's ground. Dark Prospect is also lower in the weights than over fences and should be respected while Shanpallas is better than we saw at LImerick. LANDERO scored on the Flat in Germany and has been steadily getting back to form after a bright start which saw him score on fast ground over 2m here. He's handed the vote in a very open contest.
Slew Charm (FR) 12-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 3rd approaching 3 out, soon no impression in 4th, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 18l behind Johannisberger (11-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chase gd.
Bell Weir 9-10fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, 2nd from 4th, pushed along entering straight, led 2 out, kept on well from before last, won at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Apr beating Kestrel (11-9) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Sir Ector (USA) 10-1 (10-10) Mid-division, remote 7th 4 out, no impression from next, 8th of 12, 44l behind Mount Colah (11-0) at Navan 2m hcp hdl hvy in Mar.
Sarteano (FR) 25-1 (11-5) Led, headed 6th, disputed lead again from 10th, headed 5 out, weakened from next, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Sword Fish (9-11) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135 in Apr, 16 ran.
Landero 28-1 (11-8) Mid-division, headway into 4th 4 out, ridden entering straight, no impression 3 out, kept on same pace from next, 4th of 18, 6l behind Irish Soul (11-3) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-116 sft.
High Gales (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Irish Soul (11-3) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-116 sft, 18 ran.
Jamsie Hall (IRE) 4-1fav (9-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 3 out, 3rd 2 out, kept on same pace from last, not match first two, 3rd of 16, 1 1/4l behind Cnoc Na Sioga (10-7) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl gd.
Shake The Bucket (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway into 4th entering straight, ridden in 7th and no extra last, kept on one pace, 8th of 21, 10l behind He's Our Man (11-0) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl gd in May '12.
Shanpallas (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Towards rear, headway on outer into 9th 3 out, ridden and weakened before straight, 14th of 17, well behind Fiery Oscar (11-4) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 sft.
Strongpoint (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Ww, gd prog 3out, eff 2out, not go with wnr, ko onepce, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Derg Princess (11-9) at Largy 3m ire ptp sft in Apr.
Dark Prospect 20-1 (10-5) Soon mid-division, progress and got room to track leaders from 3 out, kept on without getting to the principals run-in, 3rd of 17, 1l behind House Rules (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs gd.
Dave's Stamper (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Rear of mid-division, headway into 11th halfway, improved to 5th 5 out, ridden and no extra before 2 out, kept on one pace, 10th of 25, 15l behind Beau Michael (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Hurdle (95-123) (4yo+) sft in Apr.
Boxer Beat (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Mid-division, 8th 3 out and went moderate 5th next, ridden and kept on same pace in straight without troubling leaders, 4th of 13, 7l behind Big Generator (11-7) at Wexford 2m 1f beg chs gd in Oct.
Easy Mate (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Mid-division, progress from 3 out, ridden in 6th entering straight, no impression, 6th of 20, 15l behind Digeanta (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Hawk Flight (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd 4 out, ridden in 4th 2 out, no extra before last, kept on same pace, 5th of 23, 10l behind Captain Arceus (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Katys Girl (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway into 8th 4 out, ridden in 7th entering straight, no impression in 6th 3 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 18, 21l behind Irish Soul (11-3) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-116 sft.
Moncherie (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Close up, slight mistake 3rd, dropped to moderate 3rd approaching 3 out, soon no impression, 4th of 14, 21l behind Wither Hills (10-12) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Rock County (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Waited with, progress before 4 out, 8th before 3 out, kept on same pace from before straight, 7th of 13, 12l behind Save My Blushes (10-5) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-116 sft.
Sum Laff (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, hit 11th, mistake 4 out, 3rd and beaten when bad error 3 out, soon weakened, mistake 2 out, 3rd of 10, 23l behind Fairy Rath (11-10) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Nov.
The Boys Dont Know (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) Waited with towards rear, closer in 7th before 3 out, kept on same pace straight, 6th of 13, 8l behind Save My Blushes (10-5) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-116 sft.
Golan Go (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, no extra after 4 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Tilly Ann (9-12) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Nov '10, 18 ran.
Bottle Rattler (IRE) 22-1 (10-10) Towards rear, ridden in moderate 8th before straight, no impression, 7th of 10, 38l behind Whiskey And Rye (10-13) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Mar.
Call Box (IRE) 10-3fav (11-0) Settled in mid-division, headway into 2nd halfway, led after 3 out, ridden when hung badly left on bend after last, kept on under pressure on stands' side rail, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 in Mar '12 beating Pink Goddess (10-11) by 4l, 15 ran.