Little Arrows, five times a winner on Turf, has yet to score on this track in 10 starts and has been well beaten over hurdles recently. Clare Harrier was in superb form at this time a year ago and though not seen since May he goes well fresh so should be considered. NED'S INDIAN beat Noble Call last month and did his best to defy a 7lb rise a fortnight ago when runner-up to Goal. He had Stynes a length back in third and the favourite Gun Shoot half-a-length away in fourth and there's no reason why he shouldn't confirm the form and take this.
Ned's Indian (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Chased leaders in 6th, headway to challenge early straight and led under 2f out, soon challenged and headed 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Goal (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-75 pol in Nov.
Gun Shoot (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders in 5th, ridden 2f out and 3rd 1f out, under pressure and no impression in 4th final 150 yards, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Goal (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-75 pol in Nov.
Clare Harrier (IRE) 6-1 (9-12) Towards rear, ridden entering straight, went moderate 9th 1f out, kept on one paced, 7th of 16, 8l behind Pepparpot (9-7) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 47-65 sft in May.
Little Arrows (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Mid-division and 13th halfway, 8th and ridden entering straight, went 3rd early final furlong and kept on same pace under pressure to snatch 2nd on line, no impression on winner, 2nd of 22, 1 1/4l behind Ancient Sands (10-3) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gd in Oct.
Theonewiththeleg (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, moderate 4th 5f out, lost place and no extra approaching 2f out, 10th of 13, 31l behind Mireya (10-2) at Galway 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) hvy in Oct.
Waterloo Sunrise (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) A little awkward leaving stalls, ran very wide on bend away from stands and soon behind, in contact with field again 4f out, no impression from before straight, 13th of 14, 23l behind Wyoyo (9-3) at Roscommon 1m 4f app hcp 50-70 gd in Sep.
Stynes (IRE) 9-4fav (9-3) A little short for room early, chased leaders, challenged and on terms 1 1/2f out, soon slightly impeded and edged left coming in contact with rival, dropped to 3rd near line, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Senyuman (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol.