Mrs Mac Veale is still a maiden and may need a confidence booster after falling over fences at Listowel. VALOURS MINION is still a maiden after 22 career starts but has been running well enough to finally lose that maiden tag in a poor contest. Zara has shown a little bit of potential while it would be no surprise to see an improved run from Drive On Locky, who had a recent run on the Flat behind stablemate Caim Hill. He Is Top Class has form figures that hardly inspire but he has bits and pieces of form that would put him into the frame.
Charging Indian (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 16th of 18, well behind Pink Coat (11-10) at Listowel 2m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (5yo+) in Sep.
Mrs Mac Veale (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Disputed early, mistake 2nd and chased leaders, 3rd when fell 8th, in a race won by Owega Star (11-12) at Listowel 2m 6f beg chs sft in Sep, 11 ran.
Roman Numeral (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Rear when hampered 1st, never a factor, behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by John The Soldier (11-2) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in May, 16 ran.
Benefitthewest (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Chased leaders and 6th halfway, headway to go 2nd 3 out, ridden in 3rd after next and soon no extra, weakened, 8th of 16, 17l behind Vicalus (11-5) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Sep.
Bad And Mad (FR) 25-1 (10-7) Soon mid-division, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 14th of 17, 22l behind Big Generator (11-1) at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Sep.
Gone Wrong (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Towards rear, ridden and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 13, 37l behind Only Exception (10-10) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Pivot Bridge 12-1 (10-6) Chased leaders on outer and 7th halfway, ridden and no impression in moderate 6th after 2 out, no extra and weakened in straight, 11th of 16, 25l behind Ancient Sands (11-10) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Sep.
Valours Minion (IRE) 10-1 (10-1) Prominent, not always completely fluent in jumping, on terms approaching 2 out, 2nd before straight, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 19, 4 1/2l behind Paudi The Punter (10-9) at Galway 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Sep.
He Is Top Class (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Harangue (12-2) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 in Aug, 16 ran.
Native Palm (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 12th of 18, 21l behind Invincible Don (11-6) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Sep.
Watchthesteps (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 4th approaching 2 out (usual 3 out), soon lost place under pressure and no impression, 9th of 16, 36l behind Croghill Tuppence (11-2) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f Conditional Maiden Hurdle (5yo+) gd in Aug.
Zara (IRE) 18-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 9th 4 out, soon ridden and no impression, 11th of 17, 42l behind Paddy The Celeb (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Black Waterfall 33-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, never a factor, 13th of 16, 47l behind Key Account (10-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Aug '12.
Porthaw (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Waited with in rear of mid-division, 11th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 8th of 15, 27l behind Wells China (11-3) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Jun.
Steviekey (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, hampered 4th, weakened after 7th, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Frontier Vic (10-0) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Sep, 12 ran.
Drive On Locky (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Waited with, closer in 5th from 3 out, 4th 2 out, kept on same pace under pressure from before last, 4th of 16, 10l behind Underdefloorboards (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 in Oct '12.
Billybuster (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression before 3 out, weakened and pulled up before last, in a race won by Ballyreesode (11-9) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Apr, 12 ran.
Galboystown Lady (IRE) 28-1 (10-13) Chased leader on inner and 7th halfway, no extra from 2 out, weakened, 13th of 16, 45l behind Vicalus (11-5) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Sep.
Johnston's Best (IRE) 15-2 (10-12) Soon mid-division, 12th at 6th, no impression and kept on same pace from 3 out, 7th of 16, 21l behind I Never Knew That (10-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May '12.
Sweet Sylvia (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, headway on inner approaching straight and 9th 2 out, went 5th before last and kept on same pace run-in, 5th of 18, 6l behind Strain Of Fame (11-5) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Sep.
Flying Acrobat (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Prominent, jumped right 4 out, soon struggling and no impression from next, 10th of 18, 19l behind Invincible Don (11-6) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Sep.
Spot The Header (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Tracked leader and 2nd before halfway, ridden and no extra 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Vicalus (11-5) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Sep.
The Flying Doc (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Mid-division and 10th halfway, some headway into 5th after 2 out, ridden and no impression approaching straight, no extra when not fluent last, weakened, 7th of 16, 16l behind World Citizen (10-11) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Sep.