Ruby Walsh's booking for Muzak catches the eye and his mount, who won over 2m1f at Ballinrobe in August, is probably better at around this trip after fading over 2m6f there last time. Tony Martin runs both Salute Him, who is still a maiden over fences, and Sensational Sema, who is well treated on his hurdling form though an absence since February won't help. CAIRDIN hasn't had much racing and makes his handicap debut over fences. He's made a few novicey mistakes in his three starts to date but he's a scopey individual who looks destined for better things so can carry his big weight to victory. In The Haven was only a couple of lengths behind Muzak at Ballinrobe but is still a maiden after a dozen starts over fences.
Cairdin (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, slight mistake 4 out, struggling in 5th 2 out, kept on without threatening under pressure run-in, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Fair Dilemma (11-9) at Listowel 2m 4f beg chs sft in Sep.
Salute Him (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Waited with towards rear, still plenty to do when fell 3 out, in a race won by Sumkindasuprstar (10-13) at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp chs 0-123 gd in May, 15 ran.
Bay Of Kotor (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 7th halfway, 6th 6 out, ridden and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 33l behind Argocat (10-13) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs sft.
Silver Canyon (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Towards rear and never a factor, kept on one pace from 2 out, 6th of 10, 36l behind Instant Impacked (10-5) at Tramore 2m hcp chs 0-123 sft.
Venture Lazarus (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd approaching 2 out, soon no extra and weakened, 5th of 10, 33l behind Instant Impacked (10-5) at Tramore 2m hcp chs 0-123 sft.
Take A Shot (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 8th halfway, no impression before 4 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 15, 38l behind Argocat (10-13) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs sft.
Muzak (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Prominent, disputed lead 6th, led 8th, headed 4 out, ridden and no extra after 3 out, 4th of 15, 18l behind Bruff (10-6) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f cnd hcp chs (0-109) sft in Sep.
In The Haven (IRE) 15-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden after 3 out and dropped to 6th before next, no impression when hampered and unseated rider last, in a race won by Instant Impacked (10-5) at Tramore 2m hcp chs 0-123 sft, 10 ran.
Sensational Sema (IRE) 3-1fav (10-13) Waited with in mid-division, mistake 5th, some headway from 7 out, moderate 6th and no impression from before straight, 6th of 14, 22l behind Whatdoyousay (10-12) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109 in Feb.
Valley Of Thrushes (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Always behind, bad mistake 3 out, 12th of 14, well behind Special Tiara (11-10) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f beg chs sft in Sep.
Georgie 16-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, 4th before straight, no extra from before 2 out, 8th of 14, 50l behind Ballygill Gale (11-1) at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy.
Yeoman (FR) 10-1 (10-13) Soon chased leaders, 6th approaching 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next, 7th of 16, 24l behind Dactik (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95.
Rakamasi 12-1 (10-4) Raced in 5th, 6th briefly after 3 out, 4th under pressure 2 out, slightly hampered last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Muzak (10-9) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Aug.