Richard Johnson has been fortunate in the draw again as Morning Ireland has been running well enough during the summer to suggest he can reach the frame. Jason Maguire looks to have got on the right one as SEAN AIRGEAD comes here on a 23lb lower mark than over fences where he's been running well. His recent hurdles form is nothing to shout about but he could hardly be better handicapped and gets the vote. Drumlister has real problems with his jumping but if Slippers Madden can get him in the right frame of mind he'll be in the mix while a big weight shouldn't prevent a good run from Dusty Trail, who won on the Flat in August.
Dusty Trail (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Held up in mid-division, headway into 6th 4 out, ridden bypassing 3 out, no impression before next, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 13l behind The Bold Beckey (9-12) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 gd.
Morning Ireland (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 4th for much, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 18, 11l behind Celestial Prospect (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 gf in Sep.
Streets Of Newyork 20-1 (11-7) Almost unseated rider 1st, soon behind, not fluent 4th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Paudi The Punter (10-9) at Galway 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Sep, 19 ran.
Sean Airgead (IRE) 7-2fav (11-3) Mid-division, moderate 5th 5 out, closer in 5th 3 out, ridden and went 3rd before next, improved to dispute lead at last, headed run-in, kept on same pace close home, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Muzak (11-4) at Sligo 2m 1f hcp chs hvy.
Save My Blushes 7-1 (11-5) Ridden to lead from 3rd, soon clear, reminders and reduced lead before 5 out, soon headed, weakened and eased from after 4 out, pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Gudnis Gracious Me (11-1) at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp chs gf in Sep, 11 ran.
Of The Hook (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Waited with towards rear, closer order before straight, no impression in moderate 5th and kept on same pace from 2 out, 6th of 8, 32l behind Sir Vincent (11-12) at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chs gf in Sep.
Drumlister (IRE) 4-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 3rd when fell 6th, in a race won by The Bold Beckey (9-12) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 gd, 13 ran.
Windwood Lad 20-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, weakened 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Magnetic Force (11-2) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Aug, 14 ran.
Bye Bye O Bye (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Soon rear of mid-division and well off pace, impeded a fraction 3 out, ridden into moderate 7th approaching last, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 20l behind Roja Dove (11-1) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gf in Sep.
Station Closed (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Held up, headway after 5th, ridden to chase clear leader briefly before 2 out, no impression, weakened before omitted last, 3rd of 8, 19l behind Mysteree (10-12) at Perth 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Georgie 11-1 (10-2) Soon chased leaders, 8th before straight, soon no impression, hit last, kept on same pace run-in, 7th of 19, 11l behind Paudi The Punter (10-9) at Galway 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Sep.
Wildcatted (GER) 12-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 7th 4 out, ridden and weakened from next, 12th of 20, 43l behind Fresh By Nature (11-8) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft.
Live Trade (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, never a factor, 12th of 17, well behind Baidin Fheilimi (11-6) at Killarney 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Aug.