Living Next Door carried a huge weight to victory over fences in May and could have been feeling the effects when well beaten over hurdles subsequently. He has an obvious chance if ready for this, a remark that also applies to Miss Pepperpot, who is 6lb higher for her victory at Killarney the same month. COUNT SALAZAR has no such fitness concerns having been in fine form all summer. His latest effort behind Minella For Value at Gowran suggests he's ready for this. Goonyella just got up over 3m6f at Punchestown in April and is unlikely to get enough of a stamina test here.
Whodoyouthink (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Led and clear, not fluent 5th and reduced lead, clear again when hit 8th, advantage eroded 5 out, joined next, headed from 3 out, lost place and no extra from before straight, 11th of 15, 45l behind Double Seven (11-4) at Limerick 3m gd.
Goonyella (IRE) 13-2 (10-0) Settled towards rear, ridden in 11th entering straight and good headway to go 2nd at last, kept on under pressure to lead on line, won at Punchestown 3m 6f hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Apr beating Vesper Bell (11-4) by hd, 19 ran.
Count Salazar (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Soon chased leaders, improved to lead and slight mistake 2 out, jumped a bit right at last and joined, kept on well run-in, headed closing stages, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Minella For Value (11-11) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 gd.
Glenquest (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, ridden in 5th 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 45l behind Courtncatcher (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens30 sft.
Caduceus (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Prominent, disputed lead from 10th, ridden 3 out, headed before next, no impression, 7th of 16, 25l behind Sword Fish (9-11) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135 in Apr.
Mazuri Cowboy (IRE) 5-1 (11-10) Held up in touch, reminder 11th, struggling next, driven after 3 out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 10l behind Sweet My Lord (11-10) at Tramore 2m 6f chs sft in Apr.
Bruff (IRE) 7-2fav (11-4) Chased leaders, 5th before straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from before last, 4th of 11, 6l behind Minella For Value (11-11) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 gd.
Fever Pitch (IRE) 5-1fav (10-2) Tracked leaders, no extra from 3 out, 15th of 18, well behind Johannisberger (10-9) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs gf in Jun.
Miss Pepperpot (IRE) 7-1 (9-13) Led early, headed after 3rd, 3rd halfway, ridden in 3rd entering straight, challenged 3 out, soon 2nd, kept on to lead last, kept on well under pressure run-in, won at Killarney 2m 6f hcp chs sft in May beating Carlingford Lough (11-1) by 1l, 11 ran.
Gonebeyondrecall (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) Tracked leader, 3rd before 6 out, dropped to 9th approaching straight, soon no impression, 11th of 13, 23l behind Danequest (11-3) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd.
Living Next Door (IRE) 7-4fav (11-6) Held up towards rear, headway in 11th 4 out, ridden in 10th entering straight, no impression and kept on one pace, 7th of 18, 39l behind Irish Soul (11-3) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-116 sft in May.
Hans Crescent (FR) 25-1 (11-5) Waited with, 14th 7 out, no impression and kept on same pace approaching straight, 10th of 15, 30l behind Dick Dundee (11-9) at Listowel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 in Sep.
Unoccupied 10-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, no extra 3 out and soon weakened, 15th of 17, well behind Brian Who (9-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 in Apr.
Dazzlers Day (FR) 11-4 (11-0) Led and disputed, not fluent 7th, went on from before 2 out, steadied into last and slow jump, pressed and stayed on well run-in, won at Limerick 3m hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Mar beating Cherrys Son (11-7) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.