Tony Martin has had a brilliant Festival and Nearest The Pin will be expected to go well for the yard, especially with Ruby Walsh in the saddle. He's only won once in his career but has competed at a high level and his most recent performance behind Sizing Italy at Killarney was an improved effort. Aughnacurraveel, three times a winner over hurdles, has run twice over fences, both times in Grade 3 company where he wasn't disgraced. He looks a threat but it's DARWINS FOX, who has been placed in four of his five starts over fences and ran well on the Flat here on Wednesday, who gets the vote under Andrew Lynch. Pass The Hat hasn't done as well as expected over fences but could prove best of the remainder.
Aughnacurraveel (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Chased leaders early, soon held up, 6th halfway, ridden in rear 3 out, soon no impression, 5th of 7, 16l behind Silk Hall (11-0) at Tipperary 2m hdl Grd 3 (1) gf in Jul.
Ballyburke (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders early, 7th halfway, ridden in 5th 3 out, stayed on into 3rd after 3 out, no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th from last, 4th of 13, 13l behind Rebel Fitz (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f beg chs sft in May.
Captain Canada 11-1 (11-9) Soon tracked leaders, on terms 7th, soon led, headed approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 29l behind Tom Horn (11-12) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f beg chase gf in Jun.
Cloone Springs (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) Led and disputed, in front circuit to go, joined before straight, headed before 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before last, 2nd of 9, 7l behind Theshowisover (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs gf in Jul.
Darwins Fox (FR) 9-2 (11-6) Led, not fluent 3 out, joined next, soon headed and no extra in 5th from before last, 5th of 10, 16l behind Shadow Catcher (11-6) at Down Royal 2m hdl gf in Jun.
Derryarkin (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, weakened before 4 out, 8th of 16, well behind Ocean Bright (11-9) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jul.
Dr Tommy (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Always behind, no impression from 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Jack The Hat (10-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul, 16 ran.
I Am Great (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Led, joined 3 out, soon headed and no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 14, 13l behind Blue Cannon (11-6) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chase gf in Jun.
Letter Of Credit (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Mid-division early, headway into 5th halfway, improved to lead 4 out, mistake 3 out, soon ridden and headed, no impression winner before next, kept on same pace, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Rebel Fitz (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f beg chs sft in May.
Maggie's Boy (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Soon towards rear, went 5th after 3 out, soon no impression, moderate 3rd and kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 9, 20l behind Theshowisover (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs gf in Jul.
Nearest The Pin (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Soon led, ridden and headed 2 out, no extra in 3rd before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 7l behind Sizing Italy (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs gf in Jul.
Pass The Hat 6-1fav (10-7) Waited with, mistake 5th, no extra 5 out, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Mr Cracker (11-5) at Listowel 2m 3f hcp chs gd in Jun, 18 ran.