THE REAL ARTICLE, a dual winner in Grade 2 company over hurdles, jumped well until falling at Clonmel on his chasing bow and can make amends here. Lord Windermere did well over timber and should make an even better chaser judged by his two runs to date against stiff opposition. He'll be a threat but Marasonnien, who won the Grade 1 War Of Attrition Novice Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival in April, will need to jump better than he did when beaten a long way on his chasing debut at Navan. Prima Vista is a very useful hurdler who can do better over the bigger obstacles and Star Neuville made a promising start in what looked a very strong beginners' chase at Fairyhouse a couple of weeks ago.
A Fine Young Man (IRE) 10-1 (10-1) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Roi Du Mee (9-13) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl hvy, 19 ran.
Coolking 33-1 (11-11) Mid-division, dropped to rear 10th, remote 6th and ridden 2 out, went moderate 3rd from last, 3rd of 8, 37l behind The Westener Boy (11-11) at Navan 3m beg chase hvy.
Home Farm (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) In touch, mistake and dropped to rear 2nd, slight mistake and pushed along 3rd, trailing from before 3 out, completely tailed off, last of 5, well behind Too Scoops (11-9) at Punchestown 2m lst nov hdl (4yo+) (1) hvy.
Lord Windermere (IRE) 9-4 (11-12) Raced in 3rd, 2nd from before 6 out, ridden to keep in touch from 3 out, chance after 2 out, no extra before last, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Mikael D'Haguenet (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs hvy.
Marasonnien (FR) 4-6fav (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, jumped right 5 out, led after next, strongly pressed from 3 out, headed 2 out, no impression on easy winner before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 25l behind The Westener Boy (11-11) at Navan 3m beg chase hvy.
Pass The Hat 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division on outer, 7th halfway, no impression in 9th entering straight, kept on one pace, 8th of 16, 48l behind Marito (11-12) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chs hvy in Nov.
Prima Vista 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd when fell 4 out, in a race won by Mikael D'Haguenet (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs hvy, 6 ran.
Royalor (FR) 40-1 (11-5) Waited with, no impression from 8th, 5th of 8, well behind Boston Bob (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chs hvy.
Sheer Genius (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd approaching 4 out, soon driven along and no extra in 6th early straight, 6th of 16, 36l behind Marito (11-12) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chs hvy in Nov.
Star Neuville (FR) 20-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 1st, 6th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 5th of 11, 9l behind Canaly (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f beg chs sft.
The Real Article (IRE) 11-4fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd when mistake and unseated rider 7th, in a race won by Dream Function (11-5) at Clonmel 2m 3f beg chs, 15 ran.
Toner D'Oudairies (FR) 5-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, went 3rd before 4 out and closer 3 out where mistake, no extra after 2 out and dropped to 4th run-in, 4th of 11, 20l behind Aupcharlie (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chs hvy in Nov.