Lookoutnow has been raised 13lb for his latest success at Gowran in February and faces a difficult task on his reappearance. CAIM HILL has won 13 of his 47 races and is extremely versatile. He's been in fine form on the Flat this summer and though high enough in the weights his jockey's claim is a bonus so this could be victory number 14. Skibabe won a maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse last October but was a bit disappointing when strongly fancied at this meeting a couple of weeks later. He makes his handicap debut and the betting should be monitored. Malt Gem is another having his first start in a handicap and he looked in need of a marathon when scoring at Cork in April.
Lookoutnow (IRE) 2-1fav (11-1) Soon led, not fluent 6 out, held upper hand from before last where mistake, stayed on well run-in, won at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Feb beating Gates Of Rome (11-10) by 2l, 9 ran.
Caim Hill (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, led before 3 out, ridden before 2 out where slight mistake, headed after 2 out, no extra in 3rd last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Giant's Quest (11-2) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl gd in Aug.
Coole Avenue (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) In rear, no impression from 3 out, kept on one paced straight, 11th of 22, 30l behind Acapulco (11-4) at Punchestown 3m hvy in Apr.
Skibabe (IRE) 7-4fav (11-6) Chased leader in 2nd, improved to lead before 2 out, strongly pressed, ridden in lead after 2 out, disputed last, headed run-in and no extra, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Free To Dream (10-13) at Galway 2m 4f nh nov hdl in Oct '12.
Aranhill Chief (IRE) 9-1 (11-10) Waited with, last of the 5, 4th from 7 out, ridden 5 out, soon no extra, 4th of 5, well behind Coolmill (11-3) at Cork 3m nh nov hdl gd.
Clashnabrook (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, mistake 4 out and no extra from next, 9th of 12, well behind Solstice Knight (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-123 in Apr.
Malt Gem (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Waited with, closer in 7th approaching 6 out, 3rd after 3 out, in pursuit of eventual 2nd approaching last, stayed on well run-in to lead close home, won at Cork 3m in Apr beating Wedding Present (11-5) by 3/4l, 17 ran.
Dooney Rock (IRE) 25-1 (10-1) Chased leaders early, lost place and reminders 5 out, no extra from next, tailed off, 11th of 16, well behind The Crafty Butcher (11-2) at Gowran Park 3m.
Viaduct Joey (IRE) 11-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, pushed along 4 out, moderate 8th after 3 out, ridden and no impression before straight, 7th of 11, 32l behind Kennoway (9-10) at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-123 sft in May.
Two In A Row (IRE) 7-1 (10-3) Waited with, closed to chase leaders from 3 out, kept on same pace under pressure from after next, 4th of 16, 11l behind Coole Avenue (11-2) at Galway 2m 6f hcp hdl 8Evens30 sft in Oct '12.
De Glebe Star (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, 6th 6 out, mistake 4 out, soon ridden and no extra, 7th of 8, 26l behind Coldstonesober (11-12) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chs gd.
Define (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Soon mid-division, stumbled entering back straight, 13th before straight, soon no impression, 12th of 18, 49l behind Celestial Prospect (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 gf in Sep.
Ravished (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, 8th approaching straight, soon no impression, 8th of 20, 21l behind Tabac Brun (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl.
West Council (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, weakened and tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Sox's Girl (11-5) at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chs gd.