Another tough one for punters to unravel but SWEENEY TUNES, who has been running well off a 21lb higher mark over fences, is well enough handicapped for this and Jane Mangan's claim is a bonus. Rattan bounced back to winning form over fences last time but should have no problems reverting to hurdles and the five-year-old Nearly Nama'D looked progressive when scoring at Galway last month. Jennies Jewel is a tough and consistent handicapper while Viaduct Joey reappeared after a break with a battling victory on heavy ground at Galway last month and any rain would aid his cause.
Whatuthink (IRE) 66-1 (11-10) Led, bad mistake 1st and reminder, headed 5th, weakened from 8th, tailed off from 3 out, last of 6, well behind Quevega (11-3) at Punchestown 3m hdl G1 hvy in Apr.
Jetson (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, mistake 2nd, dropped to rear halfway, pushed along and no extra 4 out, weakened, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Dedigout (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f hdl G2 (1).
Rattan (USA) 9-4fav (11-12) won at Downpatrick 2m 7f beg chase gd in Sep beating Ultra Light (11-2) by 5l, 10 ran.
Un Beau Matin (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Led, jumped right, joined 3 out and headed after next, no extra in 4th before last, 4th of 5, 25l behind Dedigout (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f hdl G2 (1).
Jennies Jewel (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway to go 5th before 4 out, pushed along early straight and no impression in 5th before last, kept on well under pressure run-in, just failed, 2nd of 14, shd behind Courtncatcher (10-12) at Naas 2m 4f in Oct.
Shinrock Paddy (IRE) 5-2fav (11-12) Chased leaders, ridden along and dropped to rear halfway, no extra and behind when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Seriatim (11-12) at Down Royal 3m beg chase sft in Mar, 9 ran.
Vics Canvas (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, ridden in 6th from 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Questions Answered (10-7) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl.
Face Value 25-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders until fell 6 out, in a race won by The Crafty Butcher (11-2) at Gowran Park 3m in Oct, 16 ran.
Nearly Nama'd (IRE) 4-1 (10-10) Made all, pressed 2 out, stayed on well run-in, won at Galway 2m hcp hdl hvy in Oct beating Holeinthewall Bar (9-3) by 1l, 8 ran.
Skibabe (IRE) 9-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, 3rd for much, still in that position 2 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from after last, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Questions Answered (10-7) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl.
Sweeney Tunes 3-1 (11-10) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden along entering straight, soon dropped to 4th and no impression, kept on one pace, last of 4, 16l behind Rupert Lamb (11-7) at Naas 2m chs.
Themoonandsixpence (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, mistake 9th, weakened 7 out, pulled up before before 5 out, in a race won by Sword Fish (9-7) at Cork 3m 4f hcp chs 0-150 sft, 17 ran.
Drawn N Drank (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Tracked leader in 2nd, 3rd approaching 3 out and no impression from 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 20l behind Gold Bullet (11-11) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chs.
Viaduct Joey (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Soon chased leaders, closed into 3rd 2 out, stayed on well under pressure run-in to lead near line, won at Galway 2m 6f hcp hdl 8Evens30 hvy in Oct beating Caim Hill (11-4) by hd, 14 ran.
Hazariban (IRE) 10-1 (10-1) Settled behind leaders early, 13th halfway, 7th 4 out, squeezed for room and lost place after 4 out, headway into 6th 2 out, ridden entering straight, stayed on in 3rd last, kept on well run-in, pressed winner close home and just held, 2nd of 25, nk behind Beau Michael (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f sft in Apr.
Courage (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Held up, 9th halfway, pushed along in 7th after 3 out, closer approaching 2 out, 2nd before last, kept on to press winner closing stages run-in, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Questions Answered (11-0) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 8Evens23.
Paudi The Punter (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Raced in 4th, improved after 3 out, 3rd next, in pursuit of winner in 2nd from before straight, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Band Of Blood (11-7) at Galway 2m 4f nh nov hdl hvy in Oct.