Arzembouy Premier has been keeping decent company over hurdles but Gordon Elliott has wasted no time sending the four-year-old over the larger obstacles. He gets a hefty weight allowance at this time of year and should go very close if his jumping stands up but winning hurdler BISHOPSLOUGH also has plenty of scope now going chasing and he should be up to winning a race like this. Back To Balloo and Prima Vista are more exposed but The Engineer was second on his only previous start over fences and has few miles on the clock. Banana Flambe looks to have a bit to find.
Aranhill Chief (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, ridden along halfway, rear 5 out, weakened from next, 11th of 12, well behind Theatre Mill (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs gd in Apr.
Back To Balloo (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, headway approaching 4 out, mistake next, ridden, hanging left and found nil after 2 out, 4th of 7, 19l behind Too Cool To Fool (9-10) at Ayr 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Apr.
Banana Flambe (IRE) 66-1 (11-9) Mid-division, slight mistake 5th, 11th halfway, slow 8th, left remote 9th 2 out, kept on one pace,, 9th of 16, well behind Trifolium (11-12) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chs in Nov.
Bishopslough (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Mid-division, mistake 3rd, towards rear 4 out, no impression entering straight, hampered 2 out, some late progress from before last, 7th of 17, 19l behind Daneking (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl in Apr.
Dariak (FR) 14-1 (10-10) Prominent, close 3rd 4 out, ridden to lead next, headed before next and soon weakened, 8th of 19, 28l behind Good Egg (11-3) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in Dec.
Prima Vista 5-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along in 3rd after 2 out and no extra when mistake last, 4th of 10, 15l behind The Shepherd King (11-12) at Navan 2m beg chs in Nov.
Salahoona (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Indian File (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec, 18 ran.
The Engineer (IRE) 9-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, 7th 6 out, lost place from after 4 out, no extra approaching straight, 14th of 21, well behind Maguire's Glen (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Mar.
Arzembouy Premier (FR) 20-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, hampered 2nd, headway approaching 2 out, weakened before last, 16th of 24, 19l behind Hawk High (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m (1) gd in Mar.