No winners in five years then two in a couple of weeks for young jockey Adam O'Neill, who teams up again with John Berry on board CIVENA. His mount produced a career-best performance to score at Punchestown last week and with the assessor likely to hit her hard it's no surprise to see her running here with a 4lb penalty and the move can pay off. Ballygill Gale scored over fences last month before reverting to hurdles and completing a double at Roscommon last week. He's been raised 7lb but is still well handicapped over timber and looks a big threat. Mister Farmer is better known as a chaser but his stamina can carry him into the frame while Come To The Party also stays marathon trips, though he may just need this after an absence. Away We Go has his first start for Willie Mullins and given his record of improving horses expect a better show than the form figures would suggest.
Civena (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Mid-division, 8th approaching 3 out, smooth headway to challenge after 2 out and led entering straight, asserted early run-in and kept on well, won at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 hvy beating Rawnaq (11-5) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.
Carabinier (FR) 16-1 (11-5) Towards rear, ridden and weakened 5 out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Bat Masterson (11-0) at Navan 2m 6f hdl sft in Sep.
Away We Go (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, tailed off, 21st of 25, well behind Groody Hill (10-3) at Navan 3m hcp chs 0-150 sft in Nov.
Come To The Party (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Led, headed before 5th, ridden along 5 out, under pressure in 3rd entering straight, kept on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 18, 2 1/2l behind Cry For The Moon (11-2) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in May.
Bourbon Ellie (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, 5th 5 out, ridden in 6th and no impression after 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 17, 35l behind Roadtoabbeyfeale (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Ballygill Gale (IRE) 5-2fav (11-1) Soon mid-division, closed to track leaders from before straight, 2nd before 2 out, challenged and led before last, stayed on well, won at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy beating Noble Pageant (11-3) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.
City of Doral 20-1 (10-2) Towards rear for much, never a factor, 11th of 16, 37l behind Acriveen (10-7) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16.
Academic Accolade 20-1 (11-7) Soon chased leaders, ridden in 7th 2 out, in pursuit of winner from last, kept on without getting there, 2nd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Underdefloorboards (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95.
Ponmeoath (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Towards rear for much, never a factor, kept on from 3 out, 8th of 18, 25l behind Faltering Fullback (9-12) at Listowel 3m hcp chs hvy in Sep.
Kerrib Castle (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Prominent in chasing group, lost place approaching straight, soon no impression, 6th of 16, 26l behind Benevolent (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl.
Mister Farmer (FR) 7-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 3 out and no extra next, weakened and pulled up before last, in a race won by Caduceus (10-2) at Punchestown 3m 1f hcp chs 0-150 sft in May, 14 ran.
Jack The Ref (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division for most, never a factor, 16th of 27, 50l behind Hidden Shamrock (11-2) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Sep.
Whatdreamsrmadeof (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Mid-division, weakened 4 out, 22nd of 27, well behind Hidden Shamrock (11-2) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Sep.