Balnaslow has scored between the flags as well as winning a bumper and a hurdle but he's always looked like a chaser and has to be considered. Golanbrook has already shown good form over fences which should stand him in good stead though he's up against a couple of potentially useful performers in TOO SCOOPS and Art Of Logistics. The former has fitness on his side having run very well in the Galway Hurdle, his first start since landing a Listed hurdle at Punchestown in December. He just gets the nod over Dessie Hughes' very useful and progressive hurdler, who hasn't been seen since running reasonably well behind the top-class Jezki in the Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown in April.
Bailito Bay (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression halfway, soon weakened, 11th of 13, well behind Sizing Machine (11-8) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chs gd in Aug.
Balnaslow (IRE) 9-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, dropped off leading trio 3 out, ridden into 3rd and closer 2 out, no extra before last, 6th of 17, 10l behind Blackwell Synergy (11-4) at Listowel 3m hcp hdl sft in Sep.
Get More (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Waited with, niggled along and progress from 3 out, wide next, 7th and no impression from before straight, kept on same pace, 6th of 9, 16l behind Rockshandy (11-5) at Galway 2m 6f beg chs gd in Sep.
Golanbrook (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Soon chased leader in 2nd, mistake 3rd, ridden in 4th 5 out, no extra in 5th 4 out, weakened, 9th of 15, well behind Felix Yonger (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs in May.
Louisville Lip (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 5 out, ridden in 4th 3 out, no extra, 6th of 10, 23l behind Hidden Future (11-12) at Naas 2m beg chase sft in Mar.
Princeton Plains (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Towards rear, no extra 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by The Paparrazi Kid (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Apr, 22 ran.
Too Scoops (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 2nd before 2 out, ridden in 6th 2 out, no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 20, 12l behind Missunited (10-8) at Galway 2m hcp hdl sft in Aug.
Art Of Logistics (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden from 3 out, no impression on leaders from next, went moderate 4th from last, 4th of 6, 21l behind Jezki (11-12) at Punchestown 2m nov hdl G2 (1) sft in Apr.
Knockanarrigan (IRE) 6-1 (10-1) Mid-division, headway after 7th, no impression before 2 out, 8th of 12, 20l behind Emily's Flyer (11-0) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Sep.
Thats The Dream (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Soon chased leaders, 6th 3 out, some progress when not fluent 2 out, soon no impression, not fluent and kept on same pace from last, 4th of 18, 9l behind Hazariban (10-4) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 in Apr.