Pink Goddess won this last year so if she gets a run from her reserve spot has to be considered. Daytime Dreamer doesn't have the greatest of strike-rates as the assessor is unable to drop him through consistency but he's generally thereabouts at this level and goes on the short-list. PUMPED UP KICKS suffered a poor run when favourite at Ballinrobe and connections will be hoping for compensation. His earlier effort over this course and distance entitles him to the vote as he hasn't had much experience. Blue Ridge Lane is a specialist on this type of ground and though beaten off this mark twice recently looks certain to get into the mix.
Daytime Dreamer (IRE) 7-2fav (11-5) Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, ridden in 5th after 2 out, 4th last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 4l behind Rodeo Rocket (11-6) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
Pumped Up Kicks (IRE) 7-2fav (11-9) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, close up 3 out, led 2 out, ridden and headed after 2 out, no extra entering straight, 7th of 16, 10l behind Revolutionary Road (11-6) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
Blue Ridge Lane (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 7th after 4 out, improved to 3rd 3 out, ridden in 4th and no extra before 2 out, kept on same pace to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 16, 12l behind Definite Knockoff (11-5) at Bellewstown 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-102 gf.
Hit The Road Jack (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Ww, prog 4out, rdn on terms bef 2out, eff last & mstk, no ex run in, ko, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Bumbee (12-0) at Toomebridge 3m ire ptp sft in Sep.
Jabus (IRE) 13-2 (11-5) Soon mid-division, 10th circuit to go, no danger from before 3 out, completely tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Luimneach Abu (11-9) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Pennyforthem (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Never better than mid-division, 12th of 18, 36l behind Alderimli (10-6) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.
An Spailpin Fanach (USA) 18-1 (11-5) Took keen hold, led after 1st and soon well clear, headed before 3 out, weakened quickly, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Storm To Pass (11-5) at Fakenham 2m 4f hcp hld 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Carlyan (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Soon mid-division, moderate 9th and kept on same pace from after 3 out, 8th of 17, 20l behind Howwoulduno (10-13) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Hollymount King (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, ridden and dropped to 4th before 2 out, soon no extra, 9th of 16, 15l behind Revolutionary Road (10-13) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.
Known Witness (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) In rear when mistake 1st, never a factor and behind when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Revolutionary Road (10-13) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May, 16 ran.
On A Jetplane (IRE) 7-2 (10-13) Chased leaders, mistake 4th, weakened from 6 out, 12th of 14, well behind Chinook Run (10-8) at Wexford 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jun.
Toca Deed (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) In rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 11th of 12, well behind Norah Starr (11-11) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in May.
Ta Blazes (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Led and soon clear, reduced lead approaching 3 out, headed before next, soon no extra, 8th of 10, 27l behind Point The Toes (10-13) at Downpatrick 2m 2f Mares Handicap Hurdle (80-116) (4yo+) gf in Jun.
Danikhali (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders in 4th, 6th 3 out and moderate
Hu Ha Jo (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Soon mid-division, 10th approaching 4 out, kept on same pace from before straight, 11th of 17, 15l behind Not For Burning (11-10) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
Pink Goddess (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Tracked leader in 2nd, pushed along in 3rd approaching 2 out and soon no impression, no extra and dropped to 4th run-in, 4th of 12, 7l behind Paddy O Dee (11-2) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Mar.
King's Jester (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Always towards rear, no threat from 3 out, 11th of 12, 39l behind Treat Yourself (11-2) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Nov.
Deputy Consort (USA) 50-1 (10-13) Towards rear, niggled along from halfway, no impression from 4 out, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Shadow Catcher (11-6) at Down Royal 2m hdl gf in Jun.