This isn't for the faint-hearted and the market may provide some clues but it's about time GIVE US A HAND was winning over hurdles and this looks his chance. A winner over fences and odds-on when falling in a Grade 3 at Cork in April, he reappeared over a trip much too short over timber at Tramore last month and is on such a lowly mark that he's impossible to oppose despite the huge field. Courtncatcher will enjoy the conditions and has run well in his two latest starts and Jack The Ref is progressing though his best runs have been on quicker going. Whatdreamsrmadeof did well when attempting to make all over 3m at Punchestown on her last start in May and she should be suited by the shorter trip. Hidden Shamrock was going on at the finish over this trip at Downpatrick and, as he hasn't had much racing, he could prove the main threat.
Charlie Swift (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd approaching straight, soon no impression, tailed off, 8th of 16, well behind Roadtoabbeyfeale (11-12) at Listowel 3m mdn hdl sft.
Mollys Captain (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Prominent, 4th halfway, 3rd and ridden 3 out, no impression, one pace, 4th of 14, 15l behind Red Cert (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd.
Never A Secret (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Mid-division, closer in 5th approaching 2 out, ridden and no extra early run-in, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 32l behind Murchu (11-12) at Galway 2m 6f beg chase sft in Aug.
Rossa Parks (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Towards rear, 10th 3 out, soon no impression, 12th of 15, well behind Galianna (11-5) at Listowel 2m 4f mare hcp hdl 8Evens16 sft.
Yachvili (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Whipped round start, started well behind, completely tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Georgie (9-12) at Galway 2m 2f hcp hdl 8Evens16 sft in Aug.
Paddys Pride (IRE) 33-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, 6th 4 out, kept on same pace under pressure straight, 5th of 18, 8l behind Drumlister (10-6) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Acclaimed Piper (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, mistake and ridden 3 out, soon no extra, moderate 5th before 2 out, 5th of 10, 42l behind Silver Chief (10-11) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl sft in Aug.
Courtncatcher (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Waited with, headway on outer from 4 out, close up next, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from before last, 4th of 17, 4l behind Definite Knockoff (10-10) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Ollies Gal (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, no extra after 5 out, completely tailed off, 11th of 16, well behind Coldwinters (11-0) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.
Donttellmother (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, dropped to 8th 5 out, no impression from 3 out, 5th of 13, 31l behind Namarama (11-10) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Aug.
The Breathalyser (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Led, slow and headed 1st, chased leader, clear of pack from 3rd, came back halfway, left in lead before 3 out, headed 3 out, ridden in 6th next, no extra and weakened, tailed off, 6th of 11, 44l behind Tepalo (11-12) at Sligo 3m mdn hdl sft in Aug.
Hidden Shamrock (IRE) 11-1 (10-13) Waited with towards rear, niggled along 4 out, headway to chase leaders approaching 2 out, 4th at last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Whiskey And Red (10-10) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Cool Oscar (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Slow jump 3rd, soon behind and no danger, 14th of 16, 48l behind Jack The Hat (10-10) at Wexford 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jul.
Make My Night (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Towards rear, closed after 3 out, 4th after 2 out, kept on same pace approaching straight, 7th of 10, 10l behind Bean Chroi Bhriste (10-8) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gs in Jul '11.
Underdefloorboards (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Mid-division, 7th halfway, lost place 5 out, moderate 10th 3 out, kept on from last, 7th of 13, 18l behind Thewesthowaya (11-0) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Black Empress (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Mid-division best, 12th from 6 out, no impression and kept on same pace from 4 out, 9th of 17, 47l behind He's Our Man (11-12) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl in May.
Conkies Lad (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, 14th of 16, 36l behind Magic Spear (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl sft.
Give Us A Hand (IRE) 7-2fav (11-4) Soon tracked leaders, ridden in 6th after 3 out, soon struggling, 4th before last, kept on well without getting to 1st 2 run-in, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Littletown Lass (11-1) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Aug.
My Galway Man (IRE) 66-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 11th after halfway, no impression from 3 out, 13th of 22, 34l behind Simon Gray (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Colline D'espere (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Always towards rear, last of 9, 38l behind High Way Hunter (10-11) at Sligo 3m mdn hdl hvy in Aug.
Havanavich 20-1 (11-9) Reminders after 2nd, soon towards rear, no extra from 3 out, 9th of 10, 49l behind Bachelor Affair (11-12) at Tramore 2m beg chs fm in Aug '10.
Jack The Ref (IRE) 9-1 (10-7) Waited with towards rear, headway to chase leaders approaching 2 out, 3rd at last, switched to outer and no impression closing stages, kept on, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Whiskey And Red (10-10) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Drive On Locky (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Towards rear, no extra and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Drumlister (10-6) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd, 18 ran.
Sparky McGovern (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Soon mid-division, 6th approaching straight, struggling when hampered 3 out, kept on same pace, 8th of 17, 17l behind Definite Knockoff (10-10) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Vic Chic (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 9th halfway, headway into 6th 3 out, ridden and no extra entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 19l behind Truckin All Night (11-9) at Listowel 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Whatdreamsrmadeof (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Led and disputed, hampered by loose horse 4 out, ridden and headed before last, no extra and kept on same pace, 3rd of 19, 12l behind Dunroe Boy (10-4) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl 80-102 in May.
Sarahsue (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Soon tracked leaders, moderate 4th and no impression from 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 17l behind Jack The Hat (10-10) at Wexford 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jul.
Utellme (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Always rear, hampered 2nd, no threat from before 3 out, completely tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Seriatim (11-5) at Punchestown 3m mdn hdl sft in May.
Ms Kiltiernan 25-1 (10-5) Prominent, 2nd approaching straight, soon lost place and no impression, 9th of 18, 19l behind Drumlister (10-6) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Soitoldyou (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Ld & sn clr, unchallenged from 1/2 way, won at Lingstown 3m ire ptp gs in Dec beating Oscar Gale (12-0) by 20l, 16 ran.