Asockastar is one of the few arriving in form having landed a Listowel maiden last month though he's been done no favours at the weights and has to concede over two stone to CATAWOLLOW. A winner at Wetherby for Richard Guest in April, she ran well for new connections at Cork in July and with a nice break behind her looks well enough treated to get back on the winning trail. Montrel looks a big threat on his handicap debut over hurdles as he ran well on the Flat at Roscommon last time and is on a very fair mark. Whatever It Takes is only 2lb higher than his last winning mark and is capable of going well in what is a moderate contest.
Asockastar (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, reminder after 2nd, headway to chase leaders approaching straight, challenged between horses last and a little impeded, stayed on well run-in to lead closing stages, won at Listowel 2m 5yo mdn hdl sft in Sep beating The Mooch (11-12) by 2l, 16 ran.
Gonebeyondrecall (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Attempted to make all, pressed 3 out, headed approaching straight, soon no extra, 8th of 18, 21l behind Pink Coat (11-10) at Listowel 2m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (5yo+) in Sep.
Whatever It Takes (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, slight mistake 6th and nudged along, 6th before straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 2 out, 6th of 18, 14l behind Celestial Prospect (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 gf in Sep.
Black Zero (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Mid-division, ridden in 7th after 3 out, no impression in 6th 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 20, 17l behind Arctic Fire (11-8) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl gd.
Second Glance (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden and no extra after 3 out, weakened, 12th of 16, 30l behind Ancient Sands (11-10) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Sep.
Sir Harry Cash 14-1 (11-9) Mid-division early, headway to chase leaders after 3rd, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra before 3 out, 7th of 18, well behind Lagan Canal (11-12) at Listowel 2m mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Danequest (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along and no extra approaching straight, weakened, 13th of 20, 32l behind Treacy Hotels Boy (11-4) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl sft in May.
Montrel 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 6th 3 out, ridden in 5th next, moderate 4th at last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 14l behind Gentleman Duke (11-12) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl gs in Aug.
Silver Chief (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, keen hold, 7th before 4 out, 4th before next where not fluent, no extra from 2 out, kept on same pace, 9th of 16, 21l behind Killcara Boy (11-0) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jul.
Alpha And Omega (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Rear of mid-division, niggled along and improved from 4 out, moderate 6th approaching straight, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 6th of 18, 17l behind Quick Jack (10-13) at Listowel 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 in Sep.
The Bugler (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Soon tracked leaders, improved to lead approaching straight, headed and no extra 2 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 18, 14l behind Quick Jack (10-13) at Listowel 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 in Sep.
Catawollow 14-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, headway into 8th 3 out, ridden into 5th 2 out, no impression last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 15, 7l behind Invincible Don (10-13) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jul.