ANNACARTON and Katie Walsh look the answer to this. Seven times a winner between the flags, he was an odds-on chance when landing a hunter chase at Tramore in April and also when falling while in the lead in a similar race at Cork the same month. Emergency Cover, who eventually won that race, has since run poorly at Killarney and doesn't look good enough. Jamsie Hall is definitely progressing and could prove a big threat as he followed a victory between the flags at Taylorstown with a very comfortable success in a maiden hunter chase at Downpatrick. The Baler is another very much on the upgrade as he proved when landing a Punchestown hunters' event a month ago and that was only his fifth career start so there's plenty more to come from the five-year-old.
Annacarton (IRE) 4-7 (12-0) Ld from 3rd, made rest, sow, unextended, won at Bartlemy 3m ire ptp fm in May beating French Accordion (12-0) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Code Of Silence (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, 5th approaching straight, kept on same pace under pressure from 3 out, 4th of 10, 11l behind Optimum Force (11-9) at Killarney 2m 6f hts chs gd in May.
Emergency Cover (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Prominent, not fluent 5 out, 2nd approaching straight, soon lost place and no extra, 7th of 10, 26l behind Optimum Force (11-9) at Killarney 2m 6f hts chs gd in May.
Jamsie Hall (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to challenge 2 out, ridden to lead last, kept on well run-in, won at Downpatrick 2m 7f hts chs gf in May beating Norwich Flyer (12-0) by 14l, 14 ran.
Ardghallan (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Pr early, wknd to rr 1/2 way, pu 4out, in a race won by Youralltalk (12-0) at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp sft in Jun '10, 14 ran.
Autumn Day (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Ld from 2nd, 8l adv 6out, hdd 4out, wknd bef 3out, 10th of 18, well behind Desertmore Valley (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Strand Street (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Trkd ldr in 2nd, 2nd 6out, ld aftr 4out, hdd bef 2out, no ex until 3rd 100 yards out, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Sergeant Dick (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Strategic Boy (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Mid div, 9th when b hmprd & ur at 18th, in a race won by Bringbackthebert (12-0) at Athlacca 3m ire ptp gd in May, 15 ran.
The Baler (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway into 7th before 4 out, 4th 4 out, 2nd next, improved to challenge 2 out, soon led, mistake and ridden last, kept on well run-in, won at Punchestown 2m 4f hnt chs gd in May beating Mr Goodenough (11-11) by 5l, 18 ran.
Chrisdonlady (IRE) 7-2 (10-11) Attempted to make all, clear, reduced lead approaching straight, pressed 2 out, headed and no extra from last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 6l behind Merchant Royal (11-4) at Tipperary 2m 7f nov hunt ch gf in May.
Coffey's Pub (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, closer in 4th 5f out, 2nd under 4f out, 3rd over 2f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 7th of 19, 8l behind Sligo Publican (11-2) at Tipperary 2m 2f mrs N H flat gf in May.