Glam Gerry makes his handicap debut after three runs in novice company and looks well treated on the best of his hurdles form. China Goes Green hasn't had too much racing and is just 5lb higher than when landing a Gowran handicap in April. A recent spin over timber will have put him straight and he should go well as should Noble Commander, who looks ready to win soon judged on a recent run at Fairyhouse. Torre Del Greco has produced some decent efforts in similar grade but this can go to the front-running LION NA BEARNAI, who would no doubt prefer a longer trip and more testing conditions but looks well enough treated to lead all the way in this grade under Andrew Thornton, who is one of the more experienced pilots in the event.
Imperial Shabra (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Led, ridden entering straight, headed 3 out, under pressure in 5th 2 out, moderate 3rd last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 21l behind Foildubh (11-2) at Navan 2m 1f nov chs.
Scouting Party (GER) 25-1 (11-12) Soon towards rear, never a factor, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Cloughmile (10-6) at Gowran Park 2m 2f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Nov, 18 ran.
Island Oscar (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, headway after halfway, 6th 3 out, no impression when jumped left 2 out, very slow jump last, 10th of 16, well behind Rockyaboya (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs gd in Nov.
Glam Gerry (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 6th 5 out, no impression from next, 7th of 9, 46l behind Sir Des Champs (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs sft.
Lion Na Bearnai (IRE) 11-1 (9-10) Led or disputed lead, headed before 6 out, 4th 3 out, no extra after next, 5th of 16, 24l behind Smoking Aces (10-7) at Fairyhouse 3m 5f hcp chs 0-140 sft.
Parnell Street (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Always behind, mistake 3rd, no threat from 4 out, 8th of 9, 42l behind Hans Crescent (9-9) at Cork 2m hcp chs 0-140 hvy in Nov.
Prince Of Leisure (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, ridden and no extra before 3 out, weakened, 8th of 10, 35l behind Dedigout (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f nh nov hdl.
China Goes Green (IRE) 7-2fav (11-3) Chased leaders, 8th approaching 3 out, soon no extra, 15th of 17, well behind Killogan Lass (11-2) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Sep.
Knocklayde Euro (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, lost place approaching 5 out, soon no extra, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by In Great Form (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 hvy, 16 ran.
Scavenger Lad (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Soon close up and disputed lead, dropped to 3rd before straight, no extra in 4th approaching 2 out, 4th of 15, 41l behind Up The Beat (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs hvy.
Noble Commander (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, no impression under pressure in 4th and kept on same pace from before last, 4th of 16, 14l behind In Great Form (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 hvy.
Talab 33-1 (11-5) Fell 1st, in a race won by Crash (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs, 14 ran.
Ard Agus Fada (IRE) 14-1 (10-1) Mid-division best, never a factor, 12th of 18, well behind Cloughmile (10-6) at Gowran Park 2m 2f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Nov.
Torre Del Greco (FR) 25-1 (10-0) Towards rear, closer in 7th 5 out, ridden into moderate 3rd and kept on same pace approaching straight, 3rd of 14, 18l behind Lookoutnow (10-11) at Thurles 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 80-109 hvy.