Spot Fine has the form to win this but he's now had 18 races over hurdles without winning and finds precious little off the bridle. Here For The Craic carries a penalty for his bumper victory and connections will be hoping the rain stays away as his best form has come on quick going. Dun Scaith's best effort came over a much longer trip while Illtakeitfromhere looked a bit one-paced when producing his effort at Cork so a chance is taken on the fitness of MOLLIES GENT. He showed much-improved form when attempting to make all at Punchestown in October and, with more progress likely, can lead this field home.
Coach Bombay (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Held up in 5th on inside, headway over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, tailed off, 7th of 8, 40l behind Father Shine (9-0) at Ayr 1m 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May (flat).
Here For The Craic (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Soon prominent, led 3rd, headed next, 2nd and every chance 2 out, kept on same pace under pressure from before last, 3rd of 22, 6l behind Time For A Pint (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl gf in May.
Brian's Express (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, chasing leaders when brought down 3 out, in a race won by Time For A Pint (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl gf in May, 22 ran.
Dane Sir Henery (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, moderate 7th after 9th, no extra approaching straight, 11th of 20, dis behind Kerrieonvic (11-9) at Cork 3m in Apr.
Dun Scaith (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Led, slight mistake 1st, headed entering straight and soon no extra, weakened,, 12th of 13, 29l behind Sea Light (10-10) at Leopardstown 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Dec.
F B A House 66-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, 16th of 18, 32l behind Midnight Music (8-12) at Navan 1m 2yo mdn aut gd in Oct '10 (flat).
Illtakeitfromhere (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, jumped right 1st, 5th 3 out, soon no impression, kept on one pace, 5th of 24, 17l behind Shield (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in May.
Joe Garry (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Towards rear, slightly impeded 3 out, soon no danger, 14th of 22, 45l behind Time For A Pint (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl gf in May.
Little Wing Man (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, moderate 12th before halfway, no extra 3 out, 14th of 16, well behind Bishopslough (11-4) at Thurles 2m gd in Oct.
Moenchengladbach (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, progress into 7th before 2 out, ridden approaching straight and 5th at last, kept on one pace run-in, 5th of 16, 7l behind Noble Call (11-11) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Apr.
Mollies Gent (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Led and 6 lengths advantage halfway, reduced advantage before 3 out and headed entering straight, dropped to 3rd approaching last and no extra run-in, 3rd of 14, 8l behind Somethingwonderful (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Skehana Bridge (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, slight mistake 5th, some progress into 8th 4 out, ridden into moderate 6th after 3 out, no impression before 2 out, eased ater 2 out, virtually pulled up run-in, completely tailed off, last of 11, well behind Back To Bracka (11-12) at Sligo 2m 4f in May.
Son of Annie (IRE) 80-1 (11-12) Soon towards rear, ridden along after 8th, pulled up before 6 out, in a race won by Thekingofconnemara (11-12) at Cork 3m mdn hdl in May, 24 ran.
Spot Fine 7-2 (11-4) Soon tracked leaders, led on inner after 3 out, joined approaching straight, headed 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before last, 2nd of 16, 4 1/2l behind Long House Hall (10-11) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl gd in May.
Dolly Varden (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, tailed off, 23rd of 24, well behind Shield (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in May.
Captains And Kings (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 4 out, weakened next, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Back To Bracka (11-12) at Sligo 2m 4f in May.
Cill Tseadhna (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Mid div, lst pl & pu 8th, in a race won by Rainbow Sally (11-11) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp gs in May, 17 ran.