Galloping Gander came here on Monday with what looked a favourite's chance but didn't run as well as expected. The Shepherd King is also a beaten favourite at this fixture having been outpaced behind The Real Article on Sunday while Ted Dolly looks to have plenty of weight for a novice who was beaten at Galway last week. Beneficial Spirit alternates between hurdles and fences and is better handicapped over the former though he has some strong form and has to go on the short-list. INSTANT IMPACKED finished runner-up in this a year ago and was in superb form at the time. He had a long break before a poor run at Punchestown in May and hasn't been seen since but if anywhere near last year's form can take this at a fair price.
Ted Dolly (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Waited with, closer order 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace from after last, 4th of 7, 15l behind Rebel Fitz (11-12) at Galway 2m 1f nov chs gf.
Sports Line (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway into 5th after 4 out, ridden in 6th 3 out, weakened next, 10th of 11, well behind Double Seven (11-6) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp chs gd in Aug.
Dick Dundee 7-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, headway and every chance 3out, weakened before next, 4th of 8, 28l behind Jimmy The Hat (11-12) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Aug.
Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Mid-division, headway into 5th after 2 out, soon ridden, no impression in 4th before straight, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 12l behind Notimetoserve (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in May.
Rubert (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Prominent, disputed lead 4 out, headed next, weakened before 2 out, 9th of 10, 34l behind Ballyfinboy (9-13) at Galway 2m 1f hcp chs sft in Aug.
Instant Impacked (IRE) 14-1 (10-6) Always towards rear, no impression before 4 out, weakened and tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Tribes And Banner (10-11) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs in May.
Hans Crescent (FR) 16-1 (10-5) Mid-division, weakened 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Miss Pepperpot (9-13) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp chs sft in May, 11 ran.
The Shepherd King (IRE) 3-1fav (10-0) Towards rear at ordinary pace, slight mistake 4 out, 9th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on without threatening, 5th of 12, 11l behind The Real Article (11-4) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp chs.
Galloping Gander (IRE) 9-4fav (11-2) Waited with towards rear, improved to chase leaders from before straight where wide, no impression and kept on same pace from after 2 out, 5th of 18, 10l behind Pink Coat (11-10) at Listowel 2m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (5yo+).
Coolharbour Breeze (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Prominent, 2nd 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, 7th of 14, 34l behind Queiros Bleu (11-5) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-123 gd in Aug.
El Mondo (FR) 14-1 (11-8) Always in rear, ridden 3 out, soon no impression, never a factor, some modest late progress before last, 5th of 11, 31l behind Muzak (11-3) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 gd in Aug.
Musawama (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression entering straight, 7th of 13, 30l behind Saint Gervais (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs gd in Aug.
Moncherie (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Led, headed from 4 out, no extra and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by The Book Thief (9-12) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd, 11 ran.
Mountain Lough (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, in front 5 out, 3rd from next, lost place and no extra straight, 14th of 16, 43l behind Another Ambition (11-3) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Aug.
Decade Player (IRE) 16-1 (10-2) Led, clear 5 out, reduced lead 3 out and ridden, headed next, disputing 2nd but beaten when fell at last, in a race won by Muzak (11-3) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 gd in Aug, 11 ran.