Jansboy was in fine form over hurdles last autumn and has been chasing this year, though only showing a modicum of ability. He should do better back over timber while Fairy Court has been in winning form on the Flat since landing a Tramore maiden hurdle in August. Jack The Hat reverts to hurdles after a couple of moderate efforts over fences and he was running well on fast ground last summer. Wontbelongnow appears to want soft ground and though Count Salazar is very well handicapped compared to his chase rating he has been unable to take advantage on several occasions. Magical Moon is still a maiden after 24 career starts so the vote in a tricky contest goes to WHATEVER IT TAKES, a dual hurdles winner and placed in his last two starts on the Flat.
Blossom Gate (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Prominent until fell 4 out, in a race won by Takeyourcapoff (11-3) at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp hdl in Jun, 11 ran.
Jansboy 5-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, hampered 6th, mistake 5 out, moderate 5th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 28l behind Dushybeag (11-12) at Clonmel 3m beg chase gf in Jun.
Count Salazar (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Mid-division, closer in 4th 4 out, ridden 4th after next, kept on same pace from last, 4th of 16, 11l behind Sammy Black (10-9) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f hcp chs gd in May.
Memories Of Milan (IRE) 9-4fav (11-1) Held up, soon towards rear, some headway in 7th approaching straight, moderate 5th before 2 out, soon no extra, 4th of 17, 18l behind Some Hawk (11-6) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-116 in May.
Mister Benedictine 20-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, progress into 2nd 5 out, ridden before straight, under pressure in 4th 3 out, no extra before next, 7th of 13, 28l behind Protaras (11-7) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 gf in May.
Sir Harry Cash 20-1 (10-7) Soon mid-division, 17th before 3 out, soon no impression, 19th of 25, 31l behind Macnicholson (11-11) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 88-123 in May.
Fairy Court (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders and 6th halfway, progress to lead after 3 out, headed and dropped to 3rd next, soon no extra, weakened run-in, 5th of 9, 26l behind Gold Patrol (11-9) at Tramore 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Dec.
Holeinthewall Bar (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Mid-division, 6th 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, 10th of 11, well behind Kilcarry Bridge (9-10) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl gd in May.
Best Value (IRE) 11-1 (10-0) Led, headed 5th, 3rd 3 out, soon ridden, no impression from 2 out, 5th of 14, 8l behind Celestial Prospect (11-0) at Gowran Park 3m hcp hdl gd in Jun.
In A Nutshell (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear, ridden in rear 4 out, no impression next, 7th of 9, well behind Kilcarry Bridge (11-5) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in May.
Jack The Hat (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Towards rear, slight mistake 5th, never a factor, left moderate 8th 2 out, kept on one pace in straight, 6th of 15, 24l behind Shake The Bucket (11-9) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chase gf in Jun.
Magical Moon 10-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, pushed along approaching 3 out, soon no impression, not fluent in moderate 4th at last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 14, 18l behind Queen Alphabet (11-5) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Wontbelongnow (IRE) 9-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 4th, hampered and stumbled slightly after 4 out, soon under pressure, no impression in 5th when not fluent 2 out, hit last, kept on same pace run-in, 5th of 11, 21l behind Takeyourcapoff (11-3) at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp hdl in Jun.
Whatever It Takes (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, 2nd before 6 out, led from 3 out, headed and dropped to 6th approaching straight, no extra, last of 13, 25l behind Danequest (11-3) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Oct.
Stolberg (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Soon towards rear, reminders and behind from 3 out, soon no extra, 15th of 17, well behind Our Man Zebo (11-4) at Listowel 3m hcp hdl gd in Jun.
All Or Now (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, never a factor, 14th of 19, 49l behind Mojito Royale (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jun.
Creadan Mist (IRE) 33-1 (9-12) Prominent, on terms from 3 out, narrow leader into straight, headed from 2 out, one pace from before last, 5th of 18, 5l behind Cordelia Belle (11-0) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Jun.
Taken Twice (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Rear of mid-division, towards rear before 6 out, ridden and no impression 3 out, 11th of 15, well behind Namarama (11-3) at Clonmel 3m hcap hdle sft in Oct.
Rory's Brother (IRE) 12-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, mistake 7 out, ridden after 5 out, soon weakened, left remote 2nd 2 out, 2nd of 8, 37l behind Diocles (11-8) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Apr.
Bell's Cross (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, reminders 4th, bad mistake 6th, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Kilnockin Lady (11-7) at Cork 2m 4f mares mdn hdl in May, 21 ran.
Udo's Choice (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Soon mid-division, headway under pressure from 3 out, 9th approaching straight, 6th and no impression under pressure from before last, kept on same pace, 6th of 18, 6l behind Fantastic Bob (11-1) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.