Whiskey And Red won at Downpatrick before finishing third in a better race at Thurles and has to go on the short-list in this. Tyrone Tiger started favourite at Clonmel last Thursday and only found one too good while Western Man was second to VIC CHIC at Tipperary last month and is 7lb better off here. However, that was a much-improved performance from Julie Weston's mare and she may be worth following now she's got her head in front. Robbie Kaydee is tried in blinkers after reverting to type at Thurles last time but may still struggle to open his account.
Whiskey And Red (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Mid-division, 10th halfway, ridden and headway into 5th entering straight, no impression on winner but went 3rd before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 18, 8l behind Cool Oscar (11-9) at Thurles 2m 6f am hcp hdle 80-95 in Oct.
Vic Chic (IRE) 13-2 (11-0) won at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Oct beating Western Man (11-2) by 6l, 11 ran.
Robbie Kaydee (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Held up, 12th approaching 3 out, ridden in 9th 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 18, 17l behind Cool Oscar (11-9) at Thurles 2m 6f am hcp hdle 80-95 in Oct.
Kerrib Castle (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, 6th 5 out, no impression from 3 out, 5th of 12, 17l behind Away We Go (11-8) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Oct.
Tyrone Tiger (IRE) 7-2fav (11-5) Mid-division, pushed along in 9th 3 out, ridden into 6th 2 out, stayed on in 4th last, left 3rd, soon 2nd, no impression winner, 2nd of 17, 3l behind Chu Chu Thomas (11-7) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
Western Man (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) 2nd of 11, 6l behind Vic Chic (11-0) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Oct.
What's In Front (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Chased leaders early, 7th halfway, weakened before 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Katie's Jem (11-5) at Kilbeggan 3m cond hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jun '11, 16 ran.
Spiker The Biker (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Mid-division, no threat from 4 out, 10th of 21, 50l behind Highdownhill (11-12) at Punchestown 3m 1f am hcp ch 0-102 hvy in Oct.
Valours Minion (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Mid-division, ridden in 7th 3 out, went moderate 4th before last, no extra, 5th of 16, 11l behind Kai Li (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Sep.
Watercolours (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Mid-division early, towards rear before halfway, never a factor, 10th of 17, 35l behind Chu Chu Thomas (11-7) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95.