It's unlikely that third reserve Saoirse Dun will get a run but he'd be an obvious choice if doing so. FAR AWAY SO CLOSE is the classiest performer on view here and though having a weight to match his ability can come out on top if taking his chance. Paul Nolan's charge, a winner over hurdles at Aintree's Grand National meeting in April, has yet to score over fences but made a cracking handicap debut behind Lead Kindly Light at Fairyhouse and produced another excellent run behind Argocat here yesterday. Alf Wright is hardly consistent but couldn't have won more easily at Wexford though the assessor has had his revenge with a 13lb rise. Thouva is a young chaser with plenty of potential who makes his handicap debut with a lowly weight and can get involved while the likes of Hans Crescent, who looked right back to form at Clonmel last month, and Sumkindasuprstar, who wasn't far behind the selection at Fairyhouse, can also get competitive.
Far Away So Close (IRE) 4-1fav (11-0) Led and disputed, led 3 out, mistake and headed 2 out, ridden and no extra from before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Lead Kindly Light (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f hcp chs sft.
Start Me Up (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Mid-division, 7th 5 out, ridden from 3 out, no impression, 7th of 19, 29l behind Roi Du Mee (9-13) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl hvy.
Armaramak (IRE) 28-1 (11-2) Mid-division, fell 7th, in a race won by Lead Kindly Light (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f hcp chs sft, 14 ran.
Faltering Fullback 16-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, ridden entering straight, moderate 4th 2 out (usual 3 out), mistake at last, no extra run-in, 5th of 20, 23l behind Tofino Bay (11-4) at Navan 3m hcp chs 0-150 hvy in Nov.
Harpsy Cord (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Close up early, soon chasing leader, 5th before 3 out, soon no extra, 7th of 9, well behind Shrapnel (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hdl sft in Nov.
Jack Absolute (IRE) 18-1 (10-12) Mid-division, weakened 6 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Lead Kindly Light (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f hcp chs sft, 14 ran.
Monastrell 11-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 3 out, no extra entering straight, 10th of 14, 31l behind Lead Kindly Light (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f hcp chs sft.
Quarryvale (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Disputed lead early, led from 7th, ridden and strongly pressed after 3 out, headed 2 out, kept on one paced before last, 4th of 11, 16l behind Avondhu Lady (10-8) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp chs sft.
Sumkindasuprstar (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 6th entering straight, under pressure in 4th last, kept on to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Lead Kindly Light (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f hcp chs sft.
Tullintain (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Held up, 8th 3 out, soon no extra, 8th of 11, well behind Bishopsfurze (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f hdl in Nov.
Hans Crescent (FR) 12-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd before straight, stayed on to 2nd after last, no impression winner, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Code Of The West (10-13) at Clonmel 2m 3f hcp chs sft in Nov.
Alf Wright (IRE) 6-1 (10-6) Tracked leader in 2nd, led 4 out, ridden to assert early straight and in control when mistake last, kept on well, won at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 gd in Oct beating Code Of The West (10-13) by 13l, 15 ran.
Days Ahead (IRE) 4-1fav (11-8) Mid-division early, 6th halfway, 4th 5 out, ridden in 5th 3 out, no extra entering straight, eased and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Code Of The West (10-13) at Clonmel 2m 3f hcp chs sft in Nov, 11 ran.
Elysian Rock 16-1 (11-4) A bit slow 2nd, soon chased leaders, no extra from before 3 out, last of 14, well behind Wellforth (10-12) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs sft in Aug.
Thouva (FR) 13-8fav (11-12) Led and disputed early, in front 4th, went on approaching straight, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs beating King Of The Refs (11-12) by 5l, 7 ran.
Ballyburke (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Always behind, pulled up before 2 out (usual 3 out), in a race won by Tofino Bay (11-4) at Navan 3m hcp chs 0-150 hvy in Nov, 20 ran.
Kakagh (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Soon mid-division, moderate 5th approaching straight, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 10l behind Sole Witness (11-6) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 hvy.
Colls Corner (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Tracked leader on inner until left in lead after 5th, strongly pressed 2 out and headed approaching last, no impression on winner run-in, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Noras Fancy (11-6) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-116 hvy.
Saoirse Dun (IRE) Evensfav (11-9) Waited with early, closed up to be prominent from before 7th, went clear with eventual 3rd from 4 out, in front next, soon went on going well, in control when idled a bit before last, stayed on well, very easily, won at Wexford 2m 6f hcp chs 0-102 beating Flamingos Gold (10-2) by 11l, 7 ran.