Tilabay has never really progressed from his victory over Siberian Tiger at Listowel a year ago though he has rarely had the soft conditions he needs. Dual point-to-point winner Askanna remains undefeated after victories in a Kilbeggan bumper and in a maiden over timber at Listowel where she defied a last-flight error. Moscow Breeze has been in poor form over timber and fences so this can go to BROG AN RI, who is progressing nicely and will have benefited from a recent run on the Flat at Listowel, his first since landing a Killarney maiden in July.
Brog An Ri (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Mid-division on inner, 7th 4 out, progress into 4th next, soon ridden, challenged 2 out, 2nd last, kept on well to lead close home, won at Killarney 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Jul beating Pops Rocket (11-4) by 3/4l, 18 ran.
Hans Crescent (FR) 14-1 (11-10) In touch towards rear, ridden into moderate 6th before straight, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 13l behind Cuan Na Grai (11-10) at Limerick 2m 4f hdl gd in May.
Roi Du Mee (FR) 12-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 9th halfway, ridden into 6th 2 out, no extra entering straight, kept on same pace, 7th of 22, 23l behind Our Gar (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f hdl gd in Apr.
Tilabay (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden after 4 out, weakened from next, 9th of 12, 25l behind Slieveardagh (10-12) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl gf in Aug.
Askanna (IRE) 9-4fav (11-2) Mid-division, headway into 3rd 3 out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, led from 2 out, mistake last, kept on well under pressure run-in, won at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jun beating Crevelea Lass (11-7) by 3l, 18 ran.
Bostons Gift (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, kept on one pace from 3 out, 10th of 29, 40l behind Dreadnot (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
Comicbookcharacter (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway into 5th approaching 3 out, 3rd when mistake 2 out, no impression from before last, 3rd of 18, 9l behind Stormyisland Ahead (11-4) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Going Nowhere Fast (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Towards rear, fell 6th, in a race won by Oneeightofamile (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Sep, 30 ran.
Moscow Breeze (IRE) 33-1 (10-3) Led and disputed, reminders 6 out, headed before straight, no extra when fell 2 out, in a race won by Clarkey (10-11) at Listowel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd in Sep, 16 ran.
Quite Simpley (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Chased leaders in 3rd, 4th under pressure before straight, moderate 4th 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 11l behind Mick The Man (12-0) at Navan 2m NH flat gs in Nov '06.
Mills Melody (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Prominent, 3rd approaching halfway, pulled up quickly before 6 out, in a race won by Super Daisy (11-4) at Navan 2m 6f hcp hdl sft in Sep, 30 ran.