The past two winners of this ultra-tough handicap have been 33/1 and 20/1. Galway Plate winner and runner-up Carlingford Lough and Quantitativeeasing meet again and there should be little between them on that form though the winner has much more scope and can confirm the form. Terminal, who was well beaten at Galway, looks held though should get closer with ground conditions very much in his favour. JACKSONSLADY finished third in the big one beaten 9l but she was having only her seventh start over fences and with the weights in her favour she can turn the tables and take this. Double Seven has completed a hat-trick in really good style and if handling the much softer ground will be a threat to all.
Carlingford Lough (IRE) 7-2fav (10-7) Mid-division and 11th halfway, mistake 3 out, soon ridden and went 7th after last, headway early straight to lead 1f out, kept on best under pressure final 100 yards, won at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs sft in Jul beating Quantitativeeasing (10-11) by 1 1/2l, 22 ran.
Forpadydeplasterer (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Blundered 21st and next (bechers), soon struggling, behind when pulled up before 24th, in a race won by Auroras Encore (10-3) at Aintree 4m 3f Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (7yo+) (1) gs in Apr, 40 ran.
Quantitativeeasing (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Settled towards rear on outer, good headway approaching 2 out to go 4th, led briefly early straight, headed 1f out and no impression on winner inside final 100 yards, 2nd of 22, 1 1/2l behind Carlingford Lough (10-7) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs sft in Jul.
Terminal (FR) 7-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders and 8th on inner halfway, pushed along in 7th 2 out and no extra early run-in, 10th of 22, 24l behind Carlingford Lough (10-7) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs sft in Jul.
Lambro (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Mid-division, 7th 3 out, ridden and no impression next, kept on one pace, 9th of 22, 24l behind Carlingford Lough (10-7) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs sft in Jul.
Jacksonslady (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders and 6th 3 out, ridden early run-in and no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on under pressure to go 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 22, 9l behind Carlingford Lough (10-7) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs sft in Jul.
Double Seven (IRE) 4-1fav (11-6) Mid-division, headway into 5th 3 out, ridden in 4th 2 out, stayed on into 2nd before last, challenged last and soon lead, kept on well run-in, won at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp chs gd in Aug beating Fisher Bridge (11-3) by 6l, 11 ran.
Gift Of Dgab (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Keen hold, prominent, dropped to 6th 4 out, fell next, in a race won by Flemenstar (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov chs G1 (1) gd in Apr '12, 7 ran.
Go All The Way (IRE) 11-2fav (11-10) Mid-division early, headway into 5th and mistake 8th, ridden in 8th 4 out, no impression in 7th before 3 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 15, 40l behind Shot From The Hip (10-13) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs gd in Aug.
Shot From The Hip (GER) 14-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd 4 out, pushed along to close on leader entering straight, ridden to challenge after 2 out, led before last, kept on strongly run-in, won at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs gd in Aug beating Another Ambition (10-3) by 9l, 15 ran.
He'llberemembered (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway into 6th 4 out, ridden in 4th 3 out, 3rd 2 out, challenged for 2nd before last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 17, 4 1/2l behind Another Rebel (10-5) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 gd in Aug.
Chartreux (FR) 11-10fav (11-5) Tracked leader, not fluent 8th (water), challenging when not fluent 4 out or 3 out, every chance when left in lead last, headed flat, no extra and eased, 2nd of 5, 8l behind Aneyeforaneye (10-13) at Perth 2m 4f Novice Handicap Chase (0-140) (5yo+) (3) gs in Apr.
Muirhead (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Settled in rear of mid-division, headway to go 5th 2 out, ridden and no impression in 4th early straight, kept on one pace under pressure, 4th of 22, 10l behind Carlingford Lough (10-7) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs sft in Jul.
Like Your Style (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, weakened before next, 12th of 14, 22l behind Top Madam (11-3) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl gs in Aug.
Romanesco (FR) 8-1 (10-9) Settled towards rear, in touch 4 out but ridden along and no impression after next, no extra and weakened, tailed off, 14th of 22, well behind Carlingford Lough (10-7) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs sft in Jul.
Jamsie Hall (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, lost place from 12th, last of 6, 24l behind Scotch Warrior (10-5) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd.
Questions Answered (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Settled behind leaders early, 12th halfway, ridden and no extra after 4 out, 16th of 25, 34l behind Beau Michael (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Hurdle (95-123) (4yo+) sft in Apr.
Sweet My Lord (FR) 4-7fav (11-0) Led after 1st, challenged 2 out, ridden and headed before last, no extra run-in, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Time To Work (11-3) at Roscommon 2m 4f hdl gd in Aug.
Themoonandsixpence (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Soon in rear, pulled up before 4th, in a race won by Faltering Fullback (9-12) at Listowel 3m hcp chs hvy in Sep '12, 18 ran.
Wise Oscar (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden into 6th 2 out, 5th before straight, stayed on in 3rd approaching run-in and soon pulled left to avoid rail, kept on to 2nd closing stages, no impression winner, 2nd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Double Seven (10-6) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs gf in Jul.
White Star Line (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway into 4th 5 out, ridden and no extra before 3 out, 7th of 17, 23l behind Another Rebel (10-5) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 gd in Aug.