Dermot Weld will be hoping to get another Flat victory out of Unaccompanied before the Triumph Hurdle runner-up reverts back to timber. The last time she ran on the level she landed a Listed event at the Curragh so a mark of 98 may not prove too much of a burden. Castle Bar Sling has been in very good form all season and just found a mile too short last time from his current mark, though he scored over that trip on faster ground in August. Swampfire has been finding 1m4f too far but Certerach should be better suited by some give in the ground as he hung badly when scoring on fast going at Clonmel. TOBAR NA GAOISE has had just four runs so far and shown enough ability to suggest a decent handicap is within his capabilities. He ran well for a long way under an apprentice here last time and Kevin Manning can steer him into the winner's enclosure this time. The consistent Hadrian's Waltz tackles the trip for the first time but should be suited while stablemate Azores makes her handicap debut after showing up well in decent maiden company.
Unaccompanied (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden to lead under 2f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, won at Curragh 1m 2f Listed stks (1) sft in Apr beating Cilium (8-12) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Castle Bar Sling (USA) 20-1 (9-10) Towards rear, some headway from early straight, kept on well without threatening, 5th of 20, 5l behind Take It To The Max (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m App hcp in Oct.
Swampfire (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, no extra early straight, weakened, 10th of 13, 38l behind Sapphire (8-11) at Curragh 1m 4f Listed stks (1) sft in Oct.
Certerach (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, challenged approaching straight, led 2f out and soon asserted, hung badly left final 100 yards, won at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn gf in Sep beating Crystal Highness (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Reiteration (USA) 22-1 (9-4) Held up in rear of mid-division, never a factor, no extra in straight, eased when beaen, tailed off, last of 18, well behind Gimli's Rock (9-3) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gd in Jun.
Strandfield Lady (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Mid-division on outer, no threat from under 2f out, 12th of 14, 16l behind Jazz Girl (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-85 pol in Oct.
Mountain Pride (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 13, 10l behind Midnight Music (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp 60-95 in Oct.
Headford Lady (IRE) 12-1 (9-13) Towards rear, kept on same pace under pressure without threatening from under 3f out, 8th of 15, 10l behind Cul A Dun (8-10) at Killarney 1m hcp 50-85 gd in Aug.
Tobar Na Gaoise (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Prominent, 4th halfway, 2nd entering straight, no extra from 1f out, weakened, 9th of 20, 6l behind Take It To The Max (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m App hcp in Oct.
Ultra Cool (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, never a factor, 8th of 9, 13l behind Zaminast (8-13) at Leopardstown 1m 2f Listed stks (1) in Oct.
Un Hinged (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Towards rear, ridden along entering straight, some headway 1f out, kept on inside final furlong without reaching leaders, 5th of 14, 3l behind Denny Crane (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 60-90 pol in Oct.
Puttore (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong without reaching leaders, 4th of 12, 2l behind Miranda's Girl (9-3) at Dundalk 1m flls cond stks pol in Oct.
Sadler's Mark 6-1fav (9-7) Never a factor, eased when well beaten final furlong, last of 18, 45l behind Jills Ballet (9-2) at Curragh 1m app hcp 50-85 sft in Oct.
Hadrian's Waltz (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Waited with, 7th approaching straight, moderate 4th from 3f out, ridden into moderate 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Sikara (9-1) at Cork 1m fll hcp 60-90 sft in Oct.
Azores (IRE) 5-2fav (9-0) Mid-division, 8th approaching straight, headway under pressure to go moderate 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong but no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 19, 4l behind Atlantic Swing (9-0) at Curragh 1m 1f 3yo fll stks sft in Oct.
Moveable Asset (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway in 7th 4f out, 3rd 3f out, led 2 1/2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 3rd of 18, 3/4l behind Tugboat (9-5) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo mdn sft in Oct.