Tony Martin and Ruby Walsh are a formidable team so Galloping Gander has to be on the short-list as he reverts to hurdling on a 13lb lower mark than over fences. Fair Dilemma looked on the way back to form at Tramore last month though he's proved himself better on heavy ground in the past while Andalucia Lady has been running well enough and is just 5lb higher than her last victory. RORY'S BROTHER has never won a race but looked capable of landing a moderate handicap when placed twice at Tipperary in May. He's not been seen since but an absence is rarely a concern for one from his yard and this looks a good opportunity. Pink Coat has had a couple of recent runs on the level which should have put him straight for his return to hurdling.
Battling Boru (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Towards rear, 7th 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, 9th of 11, 31l behind The Boat People (10-1) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl gd in Aug.
Dusty Trail (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from before last, 6th of 17, 7l behind Big Generator (11-1) at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gf.
Gonebeyondrecall (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Mid-division, ridden in 9th 4 out, no impression in 8th 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 35l behind Shot From The Hip (10-13) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs gd in Aug.
Pink Coat 11-1 (11-6) Mid-division, 10th 4 out, ridden from next, kept on one paced, 5th of 20, 19l behind Norther Bay (11-10) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Sep '12.
Wither Hills (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Led and disputed, headed 3 out, soon weakened, 15th of 17, well behind Glenconkeyne (11-0) at Galway 2m 2f Conditional Handicap Hurdle (8Evens16) (4yo+) in Aug.
Eagle's Pass (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 4 out, 9th of 17, 35l behind Another Rebel (10-5) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 gd in Aug.
Fair Dilemma (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd 3 out, pushed along to challenge before 2 out, ridden and no extra in 3rd after 2 out, 5th last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Alf Wright (11-6) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Aug.
College Boy (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Soon chased leaders, 8th 3 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 8th of 16, 19l behind Rolling Rocket (10-12) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Apr.
Jonathan Wild (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, not fluent 3 out, no extra and kept on same pace from before last, 9th of 17, 17l behind Thomond (11-12) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Rory's Brother (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along in 5th before straight, 3rd 2 out, soon no impression leaders, kept on one pace, 3rd of 20, 20l behind Young Finnegan (11-12) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl hvy in May.
Galloping Gander (IRE) 5-2fav (11-9) Held up towards rear, some progress 4 out, ridden in 7th next, moderate 4th 2 out, left 3rd at last, kept on one paced, 3rd of 11, 12l behind Muzak (11-3) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 gd in Aug.
The Conker Club (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Mid-division, ridden in 7th after 2 out, soon no extra, 12th of 16, 21l behind Sir Lynx (10-10) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jun.
Joe Reed (IRE) 14-1 (11-11) Soon tracked leaders, 4th approaching 3 out, soon lost place and no impression, 7th of 16, 23l behind Katys Girl (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Aug.
Gris Ladera (IRE) 22-1 (11-3) Waited with in rear of mid-division, improved into moderate 6th on inner after 2 out (usual 3 out), 5th approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from before last, 5th of 16, 7l behind Croghill Tuppence (11-2) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f Conditional Maiden Hurdle (5yo+) gd in Aug.
Invincible Don (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Soon chased leaders, niggled along 5 out, jumped a little left last, no impression and kept on run-in, 4th of 17, 4l behind Big Generator (11-1) at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gf.
Andalucia Lady (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Led early, headed 2nd, tracking leaders when fell 4th, in a race won by Hurricane Jojo (11-2) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gs in Aug, 15 ran.
Charging Indian (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra before 3 out, 10th of 16, 39l behind Formal Bid (11-4) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Aug.
Faranadooney (USA) 16-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, 8th early, no impression from before straight, 15th of 16, well behind Killcara Boy (11-0) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jul.
Come Follow Me (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, on terms approaching 2 out, headed and no extra last, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 13l behind Formal Bid (11-11) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf.
Mirador Del Conde (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, 8th approaching straight, no impression under pressure 2 out, kept on, 5th of 20, 11l behind Lancing (11-3) at Cork 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Aug.
The Fitz Lady (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Soon mid-division, closer in 6th approaching 3 out, no impression under pressure from before last, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 9l behind Kauto Mill Rose (10-6) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gf in Aug.