After a brilliant start in bumpers and over hurdles, DON COSSACK's form tailed off slightly though his introduction to the bigger obstacles has been long awaited and he's expected to make a winning start. Toon River has some decent form over fences but could just need this and is likely to do better over further but the main threat should come from Dressedtothenines, who beat Zaidpour over hurdles at Fairyhouse in April. She was expected to make a winning debut over fences at Sligo earlier this month but didn't jump well enough. She'll have learnt from the experience and looks potentially useful. Corbally Ghost looked a brilliant prospect when last seen in December 2011 and is another who could make his mark at the highest level over fences.
Ballysteen (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Settled in rear, no impression in 5th after 3 out and no chance with easy winner in moderate 4th entering straight, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 42l behind Miley Shah (10-11) at Punchestown 2m hdl Grd 3 (1) hvy in Oct '12.
Corbally Ghost (IRE) 10-3 (10-9) Waited with, closer in 3rd before straight, challenged and on terms 3 out, soon led, jumped left last, stayed on well under pressure run-in, won at Cork 3m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) in Dec '11 beating Best Served Cold (11-3) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Crowded Room (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, no impression from 3 out, ridden and kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 26l behind Clar Na Mionn (11-12) at Roscommon 2m beg chs sft in May.
Don Cossack (GER) 5-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden and went 3rd 2 out, no impression on leaders before last, 3rd of 6, 12l behind Annie Power (10-10) at Naas 2m nov hdl G2 (1) in Feb.
Dr Nana (IRE) 33-1 (9-10) Mid-division, headway into 5th after 4 out, ridden and no extra before 3 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 15, 15l behind Courtncatcher (11-6) at Bellewstown 3m hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Aug.
Dushybeag (IRE) 11-4 (11-12) Not fluent 1st, soon chased leader, left in front 6th, just in front 4 out, still going well before 2 out, soon ridden, good jump last, headed and not match winner closing stages, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Pass The Hat (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs gd.
Innocentman (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Ld til hdd 5th, ld 2out, rdn & row, won at Rathmorrissey 3m ire ptp sft in Mar beating With A Dash (12-0) by 3l, 15 ran.
Toon River (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Attempted to make all, not always fluent jumping, headed after 5 out, briefly in front again next, no extra when mistake 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Roi Du Mee (11-10) at Cork 3m chs Grade 3 (1) in Mar.
Dressedtothenines (IRE) Evensfav (11-7) Tracked leaders, 2nd from 5th, close 2nd 2 out, soon ridden, dropped to 3rd at last, no extra run-in, 3rd of 12, 10l behind Katys Girl (11-7) at Sligo 2m 1f beg chs sft.