Ballygill Gale won this a year ago and, as he's only 1lb higher and looked on the way back at Kilbeggan last time, he comes into the reckoning. Blaze Of Fire jumped really well and had little problem scoring at Killarney but he's 7lb higher which makes things more difficult and BALLYLIBERT, who beat him narrowly on the same track in June and has since run well behind Cool Warrior at Roscommon, looks the one to be on. The Lobstercatcher has never won in 18 starts over fences but produced a very good run at Kilbeggan last time and enters the equation.
Tales Of Milan (IRE) 11-4fav (11-10) Chased leaders until pulled up before 6th, rider reported that his mount never travelled, post race normal, in a race won by Fourth Class (11-12) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gd in Aug, 14 ran.
Limerick Lane (IRE) 8-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, hampered 4 out, ridden and no extra before next, 9th of 11, well behind Double Seven (11-6) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp chs gd in Aug.
Carlos Fandango (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders and 6th halfway, 8th approaching 2 out but no extra early run-in, weakened, tailed off, 10th of 17, well behind Bruff (10-1) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs hvy in Aug.
Montoya's Son (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Mid-division, moderate 7th 4 out, soon no impression, 8th of 11, 46l behind Muzak (11-3) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 gd in Aug.
Thelobstercatcher 14-1 (11-5) Bustled along early, rear of mid-division, closer in 7th approaching 3 out, soon moderate 4th, no impression under pressure in 3rd and kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Fourth Class (11-12) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gd in Aug.
Killcara Boy 14-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, switched left to outer approaching 2 out and some headway into 9th before last, ridden and kept on run-in, 5th of 18, 12l behind Reafadda (11-11) at Galway 2m 2f am hcp hdl 88-109 hvy in Aug.
Ballygill Gale (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, improved to lead before 3 out where not fluent and headed, 2nd when bad peck 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 17l behind Fourth Class (11-12) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gd in Aug.
Blaze Of Fire 7-2fav (11-0) Mid-division, headway into 4th entering straight, ridden in 3rd 3 out, challenged and mistake 2 out, led last, kept on well run-in, won at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Aug beating Old Supporter (10-11) by 4 1/2l, 15 ran.
Captain Luke (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Mid-division and 8th halfway, 9th and still in touch when fell 2 out, in a race won by Bruff (10-1) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs hvy in Aug, 17 ran.
Ballylibert (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Prominent throughout, ridden in 3rd when slight mistake 2 out, every chance from before last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 15, 2l behind Cool Warrior (10-5) at Roscommon 3m hcp chs 0-95 gf in Aug.
Railway Storm (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 17th of 18, well behind Flatfoot Boogie (11-12) at Cork 2m 3f mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Naughty Molly (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, no impression under pressure from before 2 out, fell last, in a race won by Leblon (11-7) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chs gd in Aug, 10 ran.
Tory Hill Lad (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Soon led, mistake 3 out, soon headed and no impression, 7th of 16, 22l behind Jack The Hat (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Aug.
Breffni Gael (IRE) 4-1fav (11-0) Led, ridden and headed 3 out, no extra next, 9th of 15, 22l behind Ballylibert (10-13) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gf in Jul.
Kilmurry Kid (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, moderate 5th halfway, ridden and weakened 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Hansupfordetroit (11-2) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 sft in May, 15 ran.
Kilbane River (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Prominent, 4th after 4 out, soon no extra, tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Cool Warrior (10-5) at Roscommon 3m hcp chs 0-95 gf in Aug.
Ard Agus Fada (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Waited with, closer in 9th after 4 out, ridden to chase leaders from 2 out, kept on same pace from before last, 7th of 15, 10l behind Mount Sion (11-1) at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 gf in Aug.
Cherryantor (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Soon mid-division and niggled along at stages, no impression from 3 out, moderate 7th at last, kept on without threatening run-in, 4th of 16, 13l behind Katys Girl (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Aug.
Code Dancer (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression before 4 out, 10th of 15, well behind Blaze Of Fire (11-0) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Aug.
Molinero (IRE) 10-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, headway into 8th 4 out, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 27l behind Blaze Of Fire (11-0) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Aug.