Most of these enter the fray in excellent form. Fever Pitch won easily over the course and distance then just run out of steam when tackling further. Lethal Weapon, a Grade 1 winner way back in 2008, was gaining his first success over jumps since that day when landing a Ballinrobe handicap in May though he may have been a bit fortunate as a challenger fell at the last. Best Value made all for a convincing victory at Wexford but is up 9lb and Westhaven gained his first chasing victory at Tipperary for which he's been raised 7lb. QUARTON has joined Gordon Elliott from the UK and scored for the yard over hurdles at Bellewstown last month. He ran well at Killarney subsequently and can revert to fences on a 9lb lower mark so looks the one to be on. Dedoctorsdaughter hails from a yard firing in the winners and could hardly have been more impressive at Wexford so even a massive 12lb rise shouldn't prevent another big run. Canaly has plenty of weight but has generally performed at a higher level and shouldn't be discounted.
Canaly (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Soon mid-division, pushed along briefly 8th, 13th before straight, soon no impression, 9th of 17, 15l behind Our Man Zebo (11-4) at Listowel 3m hcp hdl gd in Jun.
Fever Pitch (IRE) 13-2 (10-9) Chased leaders, progress into 3rd 3 out, ridden in 2nd after 2 out, no impression in 3rd approaching last and kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Caim Hill (11-4) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs gd in Jul.
Lethal Weapon (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Always prominent, 3rd 4 out, improved on inner to dispute lead and bumped slightly 2 out, soon ridden, disputing lead when left clear at last, kept on run-in, won at Ballinrobe 2m 2f cond hcp chs 0-109 gd in May beating Doc Hollywood (11-3) by 4 1/2l, 12 ran.
Best Value (IRE) 6-1fav (10-12) Led after 1st, ridden clear after 2 out, mistake last, kept on well run-in, won at Wexford 3m 1f hcp chs 0-116 gd in Jul beating Jansboy (11-12) by 5l, 11 ran.
Westhaven (IRE) 10-1 (9-13) Chased leader in 4th, 3rd halfway, progress into 2nd at 8th, challenged leader on run to 2 out, led 2 out, strongly pressed at last, ridden and stayed on well, won at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp chs in Jul beating Big Generator (10-8) by 4l, 11 ran.
Quarton (IRE) 4-1fav (10-7) Held up, rear of mid-division, hampered 5th, slight mistake 8th, progress entering straight, 4th 3 out, soon ridden, under pressure in 5th 2 out, 3rd and no impression last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 7l behind Giant's Quest (11-2) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl gd in Jul.
Dedoctorsdaughter (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Mid-division, 6th halfway, progress into 4th 6 out, 2nd 4 out, led next, clear before 2 out, easily, won at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs gd in Jul beating Baidin Fheilimi (11-2) by 18l, 13 ran.