Winning point-to-pointer CHUTE HALL ran very well on his hurdling debut at Punchestown in April and is handed the vote in a race where the market should prove the best guide. Court Frontier was caught in the closing stages on his debut at Killarney last month and with that under his belt has to be considered along with Creadan Mist, who wasn't beaten far in a very strong Tramore bumper last time. Mill Forge looked the likely winner inside the final furlong at Down Royal but was caught in the closing stages and the softer conditions and longer trip here should enable him to perform with credit again.
Chute Hall (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, improved to dispute 5f out, ridden in 3rd before straight, under pressure in 6th 2f out, 4th and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 6l behind Lots Of Memories (11-11) at Punchestown 2m 2f N H flat sft in Apr.
Count Brando (IRE) 66-1 (11-6) In rear, some progress to chased leaders 3 out, no impression from next, 7th of 10, 35l behind Rye Martini (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f hdl hvy in Apr.
Court Frontier (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, led over 1f out, strongly pressed final furlong and headed close home, 2nd of 16, nk behind If Not For You (11-7) at Killarney 2m 1f N H flat gd in Aug.
Creadan Mist (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, ridden into 7th 3f out, no impression in 6th 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 15, 11l behind Bluemountainbeach (11-2) at Tramore 2m N H flat gd in Aug.
Festival Opera (IRE) 4-1fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, 4th 7f out, no extra from over 2f out, 11th of 16, 34l behind The Mooch (11-7) at Wexford 2m 2f N H flat gf in Jul.
Flemensdelight (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Millbrook Lady.
Garbally Grey (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Refused to race, in a race won by Time For A Pint (12-0) at Galway 2m 2f N H flat gf, 10 ran.
Howya Lad (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, 9th 7f out, very badly hampered entering straight, no extra, 16th of 20, well behind Mumbo Bay (12-0) at Cork 2m 3f N H flat gf in Aug.
Itsonthelist (IRE) 28-1 (11-7) Towards rear, ridden and behind 4f out, no impression, 10th of 15, 48l behind Dont Tell No One (12-1) at Galway 2m 2f N H flat sft in Aug.
Ivy Gate (IRE) 7-2fav (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 8l behind If Not For You (11-7) at Killarney 2m 1f N H flat gd in Aug.
Mill Forge 20-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, improved into 3rd over 3f out, challenged and led 2f out, pressed 1f out, kept on final furlong, headed and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 16, 1/2l behind Everlasting Spring (12-0) at Down Royal 2m N H flat gf in Aug.
Seamus Mor (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, niggled along before halfway, weakened 6f out, completely tailed off, 12th of 17, well behind The Job Is Right (12-0) at Limerick 2m 2f N H flat sft in May.
The Ramblin Kid 16-1 (11-12) Waited with towards rear and 7th of the 8 for much, no impression from over 2f out, 7th of 8, 15l behind Apache Jack (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f N H flat sft in Feb.
Kilaspy (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Towards rear, ridden and no impression 4f out, 9th of 15, 42l behind Dont Tell No One (12-1) at Galway 2m 2f N H flat sft in Aug.
Mag's Mare (IRE) Catcher In The Rye mare out of Princess Rosie.
Railway Adella (IRE) Darsi mare out of Velsheda.
Star Counsel (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Prominent, disputed lead briefly 5f out, headed and ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 13l behind Time For A Pint (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f N H flat gd in Aug.
Theatre Bird (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, 8th 4f out, ridden and no impression entering straight, weakened and tailed off, 8th of 14, well behind Ballykeereen (11-2) at Tipperary 2m 2f mrs N H flat hvy in May.
Hall Cad (IRE) Halling gelding out of Shuruk.
Keepaspotforme (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) In rear, under pressure when fell 3 out, in a race won by Hansupfordetroit (11-1) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Sep '12, 13 ran.
Border Pass (IRE) 7-4 (12-0) Last & ww, mstk 1st, sl prog in 9th aftr 6out, further prog gng well 3out, ld last, unextended, won at Inch 3m ire ptp gd in Apr '11 beating Some Chief (12-0) by 3l, 12 ran.