It's no surprise to see DUL AR AN OL turned out quickly under a penalty after his demolition job when well supported at Clonmel on Thursday as he'll inevitably be subject to a big rise. This is tougher but he won so impressively that he gets the vote to follow up. He had earlier finished eight lengths behind today's rival Ten Bob over this C&D and that winner is very progressive but an 11lb rise could just hand the initiative to the selection. Lastoftheleaders has been chasing but enters the fray on an 18lb lower mark than over fences and is definitely on the short-list as is the ultra-consistent Sun Disc, who has won twice and been runner-up twice on the Flat since landing a maiden hurdle at Down Royal in August. Ach Aye Surely hasn't been seen since beating Vino Vino Cavo at Limerick in May of last year but has gone well fresh in the past.
First Impressions (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, no extra from 3 out, pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Viaduct Joey (10-12) at Galway 2m 6f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Oct, 20 ran.
Ten Bob (IRE) 4-1fav (10-11) Mid-division, 10th halfway, smooth headway into 3rd 2 out, led last and kept on well run-in, comfortably, won at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Oct beating Beir Bua (11-3) by 2 1/2l, 22 ran.
Lilywhitedancer (IRE) 16-1 (9-11) Mid-division, mistake 2nd, weakened from 4 out, behind from 2 out, 15th of 19, 41l behind Johnny McGeeney (10-0) at Punchestown 2m ext hcp hdl gd in May.
Dul Ar An Ol (IRE) 5-2fav (11-11) Held up in rear, smooth headway to join issue entering straight, led 2 out, soon asserted and kept on well run-in, won at Clonmel 2m cond hcp hdl (80-109) sft beating Stonehatchetmad (10-10) by 7l, 7 ran.
Lastoftheleaders (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Chased leader, slow 6th, 3rd halfway, pushed along in 5th 3 out, no impression when mistake next, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 26l behind Bellvano (11-5) at Punchestown 2m 2f nov chs in May.
Vino Vino Cavo (IRE) 11-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 9th 3 out, 10th before straight, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 9th of 18, 30l behind Boland's Corner (11-5) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 in Oct.
Ach Aye Surely (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Towards rear, headway from 4 out, 6th 3 out, ridden in close 3rd 2 out, led after last, stayed on well, won at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in May '10 beating Vino Vino Cavo (10-5) by 1 3/4l, 18 ran.
Some Say (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Mid-division best, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Viaduct Joey (10-12) at Galway 2m 6f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Oct, 20 ran.
Sun Disc (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway in 3rd 3 out, led before 2 out, ridden and pressed after last, kept on well run-in, won at Down Royal 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Aug beating Peaks Of Fire (11-4) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.
Baby Whizz (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Mid-division, no threat from 3 out, weakened, 21st of 22, well behind Ten Bob (10-11) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Oct.
Goidelic (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, 13th of 22, 38l behind Ten Bob (10-11) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Oct.
Cantrell (IRE) 9-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, 5th approaching straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from between last 2, 6th of 10, 7l behind Double Seven (11-11) at Tipperary 2m hcp hdl 8Evens09 gd in Jul.
That'll Do Me (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Mid-division, 10th halfway, no threat from 2 out, 14th of 22, 30l behind Wither Hills (11-9) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Oct.
Kyoto Summit 14-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway into 6th 3 out, ridden and no extra before 2 out, 8th of 15, 45l behind Castle Ranger (11-1) at Downpatrick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 gs in Oct.