Winning point-to-pointer Coole Avenue had some strong form in bumpers before a promising debut over timber at Galway but that was last August on soft ground and he may just need this. Hidden Diamond has shown enough ability to suggest a moderate affair like this should be within his capabilities but NAPA STARR, five times a winner on the flat including over a mile at Navan a week ago, gets the vote to make a winning start over timber.
Be Humble (IRE) 40-1 (11-9) Rear of mid-division, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 16th of 25, well behind Cottage Oak (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in May.
Colonel Mortimer (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Classic Material.
Coole Avenue (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) In touch, 7th 4 out, ridden 2 out, kept on same pace from last, 5th of 19, 6l behind First Trim (11-0) at Galway 2m mdn hdl in Aug.
Court Brack (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Mid div, rddn brfly in 4th 4out, hmprd on inner on bend bef 3out, mod 3rd bef 2out, ko onepcd, 3rd of 12, 18l behind Sandpit House (12-0) at Dawstown 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Deckhand (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Led when attempted to run out and very slow at 1st, soon tracked leaders, 7th after 4 out, ridden and weakened straight, 19th of 23, 48l behind Satu (11-12) at Cork 2m 5yo mdn hdl in Aug.
Don't Think Twice (IRE) 22-1 (11-7) Held up mid division and keen, led 3rd, headed after 3 out, outpaced approaching next, 11th of 15, 23l behind Vincenzio (11-12) at Towcester 2m 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (4) gd in Oct.
Hidden Diamond (IRE) 66-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 7th and no extra 2 out, kept on same pace, 8th of 22, 29l behind Our Gar (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f hdl gd in Apr.
Like A Comet (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden in 4th 2 out, no extra in 5th entering straight, weakened, 10th of 25, 44l behind Cottage Oak (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in May.
Monthly Medal 33-1 (11-12) Prominent, 3rd for much, weakened from before straight, tailed off, 16th of 20, well behind Oligarch Society (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Nov '08.
Napa Starr (FR) 20-1 (10-13) Raced in poor 2nd, slight mistake 3rd and 5 out, 4th and no extra from before straight, weakened, behind when fell last, in a race won by Desert Abbey (11-7) at Limerick 2m hdl gf in Jul '08, 8 ran.
Oscarsgift (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Mid-division best, no danger from 7 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 13th of 16, well behind Silent Creek (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chase in Mar.
Saddlebag (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Led early, prominent, dropped to 7th 6f out, weakened from 4f out, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Bold Buccaneer (11-11) at Sligo 2m N H flat sft in Jul.
Theglenbeighdancer (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division for most, never a factor, 12th of 15, well behind Greengables (10-8) at Sligo 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 in Oct.
Geneva Silver (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Led, headed after 3f, led again 8f out, ridden and headed over 3f out, no extra and weakened, 6th of 10, well behind Araucaria (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 2f N H flat hvy in Dec.
Moira's Girl (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Held up in touch, 7th halfway, no impression from over 3f out, 6th of 11, 31l behind Benefique (11-6) at Downpatrick 2m 2f N H flat gd in May.