Pink Goddess has scored just once over hurdles in 20 starts, over this C&D in July. She's better on quicker ground and has run poorly on soft going recently. Breeze With Ease has also won here though that was over two years ago and he's another arriving out of form. SCHINDLER'S PEARL looks the obvious solution after his fine run behind Carlowsantana at Cork and though he's hardly consistent a repeat of that run should see him home. Not For Changing has had little experience and looks high enough in the weights while Al Dafa should do better when sent back over fences.
Driveheron (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, 16th of 19, 45l behind Misca Musca (10-11) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov.
Not For Changing (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 5th 4 out, ridden from 3 out, no impression, 7th of 16, 32l behind Moscow Mannon (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Schindler's Pearl (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Chased leader, pushed along after 4 out, kept on under pressure, ridden and kept on same pace from 3 out, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Carlowsantana (10-5) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 sft.
West Ship Master (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, weakened from 4 out, 6th of 18, 31l behind Senior Again (10-8) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Dec '11.
Pink Goddess (IRE) 28-1 (11-5) Prominent, slight mistake 2nd, soon chased leaders, no extra 5 out, 13th of 16, 47l behind Tillahow (11-12) at Thurles 2m beg chs in Nov.
Al Dafa (USA) 25-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, no extra from 3 out, 10th of 14, well behind Doc Hollywood (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Nov.
Bally Folan Girl (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Led, ridden and headed before straight, soon no extra, 11th of 20, 42l behind Tipped Up Harry (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Breeze With Ease (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Soon well off the pace in mid-division, closer in 8th approaching 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 11th of 15, 32l behind Claragh Native (11-10) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Sep.