Howwoulduno has won over hurdles at Hexham and Perth over the past few weeks so at least will be fit enough but he's up against some potentially useful performers here. RATTAN has had a couple of runs over fences without success but there should be much more to come from Willie Mullins' useful hurdler who ran really well in a strong event at Galway a couple of weeks ago. He is handed the verdict over Mackeys Forge, another decent hurdler, who gave Datokepe a fright when last seen over fences at Kilbeggan in May. Rodriguez may prove best of the remainder after a good run behind Minella For Value at Listowel.
Cool Klan (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Soon led, joined approaching straight, headed and no extra 2 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 18, 9l behind Balynaclash Warior (11-12) at Listowel 3m mdn hdl.
Mackeys Forge (IRE) 6-1 (11-10) Chased leader, slight mistake 2nd, soon 4th, ridden 2 out, soon no extra, 5th of 7, 29l behind Hunting Party (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hdl sft in May.
Rattan (USA) 6-1 (11-7) Waited with in rear, niggled briefly 5 out, pushed along from next, ridden into moderate 3rd entering straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Captain Arceus (11-8) at Galway 2m 4f hdl gf.
Reafadda (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, hampered 4 out, soon no impression, 7th of 16, 30l behind Minella For Value (11-12) at Listowel 2m 4f beg chs.
Rodriguez (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 6th approaching 3 out, no impression from next, stayed on well without threatening run-in, 5th of 16, 7l behind Minella For Value (11-12) at Listowel 2m 4f beg chs.
Howwoulduno (IRE) 2-1 (11-12) Tracked winner until 3rd, chased winner before 2 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Smart Ruler (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Westhaven (IRE) 13-2 (11-5) Soon mid-division, 8th after 4 out, closed into 5th 3 out, no extra and kept on same pace from before last, 8th of 15, 11l behind Mount Sion (11-1) at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 gf in Aug.
Dranagold (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Towards rear, slight mistake 6 out, closer in 6th 4 out when fell, in a race won by Owega Star (11-12) at Listowel 2m 6f beg chs sft, 11 ran.
Good Time In Milan (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Waited with, closer in 6th 3 out, moderate 5th and no extra from before 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 14l behind Leblon (11-7) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chs gd in Aug.
Ultra Light (FR) 8-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, headway into 6th 3 out, ridden before 2 out, stayed on into 4th approaching last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 8l behind Lily Of Killarney (10-11) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Aug.