Some nice types here though the three to concentrate on are DON COSSACK, Sizing Gold and Ally Cascade. The former's first run over timber has been eagerly awaited and his Grade 2 victory over Rory O'Moore in a bumper here last December suggests he can become a real force over obstacles this season. Sizing Gold wasn't far behind Seefood on his hurdling debut at Fairyhouse and that form could be given a boost by the winner in the previous race while Ally Cascade was caught in the closing stages by the useful Jezki at Naas and has every chance of going one better. Ok Oscar makes his hurdling debut but could prove best of the remainder.
Don Cossack (GER) 6-5fav (12-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, headway into 2nd 4f out, led 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, easily, won at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat gs in Apr beating Elsie (10-11) by 17l, 12 ran.
Dutsdale Dawn (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Never better than well off the pace in mid-division, 10th of 16, well behind Benevolent (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Oct.
Irish Thistle (IRE) 16-1 (12-0) Always towards rear, no extra approaching straight, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Buckers Bridge (11-9) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Apr.
Known Witness (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Towards rear, moderate 5th 5 out, no extra from next, 5th of 8, well behind Dushybeag (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl sft.
Let Me Fly (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, 9th of 14, 16l behind Blacklough (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft.
Not For Changing (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Mid-division, weakened 4 out, 19th of 23, well behind Captain Arceus (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Ok Oscar (IRE) 10-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway to challenge entering straight, ridden in 2nd and no extra 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 12, 24l behind Flash Of Genius (12-0) at Punchestown 2m 2f N H flat hvy in Apr.
Potts Bridge (IRE) Tamayaz gelding out of Silverbridge.
Sigtrygg Silkbeard (IRE) 80-1 (11-5) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 17th of 22, well behind Champagne Fever (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft.
Sizing Gold (IRE) 13-8fav (11-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden entering straight, went 2nd before last, kept on without reaching winner, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Seefood (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nh nov hdl sft.
Waterloo Sunrise (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Mid-division, reminders 3rd and soon weakened, behind from 5 out, 13th of 17, well behind Tristram Shandy (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in Jun.
Whatwillwedonext (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Mid div, wknd aftr 3out, rr aftr 2out, pu last, in a race won by Greenhall Lad (12-0) at Necarne 3m ire ptp sft in May, 16 ran.
Ally Cascade (IRE) 9-10fav (11-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, slight mistake 4th, led 4 out, pushed along after 2 out, kept on under pressure run-in but no extra and headed closing stages, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Jezki (11-7) at Naas 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Classic Event (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Towards rear, some late headway from 2 out, 6th of 14, 10l behind Blacklough (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft.
Knockanarrigan (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden along in 7th when mistake 3 out, no threat and kept on one pace to go moderate 4th run-in, 4th of 9, 42l behind Sizing Jo'burg (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f 4yo mdn hdl sft.
Another Tempest (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, kept on one pace, 10th of 18, 32l behind A Fine Young Man (11-12) at Naas 3m mdn hdl in Mar.