Prince Roco continues to disappoint and has fallen in three of his last four starts over fences though he would have to be respected if putting in a clear round. Ireland's Call was making his chasing debut when down the field at Tipperary a month ago but that was only his second start in almost a year and he had been in good form over timber previously. TURF WAR progressed nicely over hurdles last year and was at his best on good and fast ground. He made a promising start over fences behind Tribes And Banner at Tipperary last month and should make a chaser. Armaramak and Celtic Strand have enough experience of the bigger obstacles to make their presence felt and the former ran well behind Warcraft at Clonmel last time.
Alabama Banjo (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Soon mid-division, closer in 5th after 3 out, 4th before 2 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 12l behind Who's Deal (10-13) at Tramore 2m hcp chs 0-109 fm in Jun.
Apache Country (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Led, headed 6th, left in lead 5 out, headed 3 out, soon weakened quickly, in a race won by Lucky At Last (11-9) at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chs gf in Jun, 16 ran.
Armaramak (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Held up in touch, 5th 5 out, headway after 3 out, 2nd 2 out, ridden to challenge approaching last, no impression last 100 yards, kept on, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Warcraft (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f nov chs gd in Jun.
Clifton Pier (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 7th approaching halfway, weakened after 4 out, completely tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Tribes And Banner (11-9) at Tipperary 2m 1f beg chase gf in Jun.
Ireland's Call (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Mid-division, 8th on outer halfway, no extra after 3 out, 9th of 16, 33l behind Tribes And Banner (11-9) at Tipperary 2m 1f beg chase gf in Jun.
Noble Rising (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Mid div, bhnd ldrs 4out, no further prog, ko bhnd, 7th of 13, 33l behind Sea Halo (12-0) at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp sft in Jun.
Norther Bay (FR) 4-1 (11-12) Bad mistake 2nd, soon raced in 4th, 5th 4 out, no extra straight, last of 6, 24l behind Adajal (10-8) at Roscommon 2m hcp chs 0-123 gf in May.
Outback Man (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Mid div, 8th 1/2 way, 5th from 9th, 7th 5out, up in 5th from 3out, no ex from 2out, 5th of 17, 26l behind Briarsfield Paddy (12-0) at Ballybunion 3m ire ptp sft in Apr.
Pom Flyer (FR) 16-1 (9-13) Soon chased leaders, 9th 3 out, no extra from after next, 14th of 25, 26l behind Jigalo (10-5) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 gd in Apr.
Popular Demand (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Towards rear, kept on same pace from after 3 out, 13th of 22, 19l behind Valain (10-12) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 0-102 gd in Oct '07.
Prince Roco (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Mid-division when fell 6th, in a race won by Strongpoint (11-12) at Tipperary 2m 7f beg chase gf in Jun, 15 ran.
Rookery Rebel (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, weakened approaching last, 13th of 21, 28l behind Dee Ee Williams (11-12) at Aintree 2m cond hcp hdl (2) gd in Apr.
The Fox's Frolic (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Towards rear, kept on one pace from 4 out, 7th of 16, 36l behind Mister Bishop (11-1) at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chs gf in Jun.
Turf War (FR) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, jumped well apart from mistake 4 out, headway to lead approaching straight, pressed after 2 out and soon headed, no extra run-in, 4th of 16, 6l behind Tribes And Banner (11-9) at Tipperary 2m 1f beg chase gf in Jun.
Celtic Strand (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Held up, moderate 5th and ridden early straight, soon no impression, 6th of 7, 18l behind Adajal (9-8) at Cork 2m 1f hcp chs gf in May.
Bonny Isle (IRE) 9-1 (10-13) Never a factor, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Mossey Joe (11-2) at Tipperary 2m 7f nov hunt ch gf in Apr, 18 ran.
Mahrajaan (USA) 12-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, 2nd 3 out, mistake next and ridden, upsides leader and every chance when fell last, in a race won by Don't Be Bitin (12-0) at Wexford 2m 1f hcp chs gd in Jun, 11 ran.
West Is Best (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Always behind, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Baily Rock (11-10) at Tipperary 3m hdl hvy in Jul '09, 20 ran.
Rathnageera Star (IRE) 33-1 (9-10) Soon prominent, 2nd halfway, weakened from 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Ilringuback (11-3) at Punchestown 2m 6f ire ptp gd in Nov '07, 15 ran.