Ta Blazes is only moderate over hurdles but wouldn't need to be a world-beater to make a winning start over fences. Littletown Lass is also a modest performer over timber but she didn't run badly on her chasing bow at Tramore and will have come on for the experience. Vapiano started off his career with quite a big reputation but has come nowhere near to living up to it so connections will be hoping jumping fences will bring about a change in fortune. LOOKOUTNOW was in fine form over hurdles at this time a year ago and has made steady progress in three runs over the bigger obstacles. He wouldn't need to progress much from his third behind Benefficient at Down Royal last time, though there's little between him and Blaze Of Fire on an earlier run at Tramore and Tommy Carberry's charge looks the main threat.
Black Zorro (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Led, ridden and headed 3 out, weakened quickly, 11th of 13, well behind Lady Olwyn (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft.
Blaze Of Fire 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 9th before 6th, soon no danger, 9th of 14, well behind Days Ahead (11-11) at Tramore 2m beg chs sft in Oct.
Lookoutnow (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division early, soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, 4th 5 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out where 5th, kept on run-in to 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Benefficient (11-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chs gd.
Paudi The Punter (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Mid-division, 7th halfway, no extra from 3 out, weakened, 9th of 14, 46l behind Klepht (11-12) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs gd in Oct.
Vapiano (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, not much room and lost place after 4th, soon well behind, pulled up after, in a race won by Dark Lover (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m hcp (3) gs in Oct, 22 ran.
Littletown Lass (IRE) 9-1 (11-6) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, no impression from 2 out, 7th of 14, 18l behind Boleybawn Cat (10-5) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Oct.
Ta Blazes (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened 3 out, 11th of 17, 41l behind Chu Chu Thomas (11-7) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95.