Our Man Zebo has been in winning form over hurdles and looks a likely staying chaser on pedigree so Mick Hourigan looks to have found him a nice start over fences. However, VICS CANVAS is rated higher than him over hurdles and has the benefit of a run over fences where he would have finished much closer but for being impeded so gets the verdict. Wandering Aengus has been very consistent over timber and scored at Downpatrick last month so he's another who should do well over the bigger obstacles. Winning point-to-pointer and hurdler Please Talk has never done it over fences with just one placed effort in eleven starts to his credit. His stablemate Bose Ikard has some decent form to his credit but didn't run very well at Kilbeggan last time.
Ballinard Billy (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Soon chased leaders, moderate 4th approaching straight, soon no impression, one pace, 5th of 14, 19l behind Enjoy Responsibly (11-3) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs in Jul.
Bose Ikard (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Mid-division, mistake 5th and dropped towards rear, in rear before 6 out, moderate 8th before 2 out and kept on same pace from before last, 6th of 13, 35l behind Croghill Tuppence (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f beg chase gd in Jul.
Elm Lee (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Hampered 3rd, soon mid-division, moderate 7th when mistake 6 out, not fluent next, soon no danger, 8th of 14, 36l behind Enjoy Responsibly (11-3) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs in Jul.
Our Man Zebo (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th entering straight, stayed on into 2nd and slight mistake 2 out, kept on same pace from last without matching winner, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Giant's Quest (11-2) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl gd in Jul.
Please Talk (IRE) 12-1 (10-10) Mid-division, 11th halfway, ridden in 8th entering straight and no extra after 2 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 22, 37l behind Usuel Smurfer (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp chs 0-135 in Apr.
Stoney (IRE) 4-1fav (11-12) Soon disputed lead, headed approaching 7 out, slow jump 5 out, soon no impression, no extra and eased before straight, 6th of 14, 34l behind Enjoy Responsibly (11-3) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs in Jul.
Uponthe Hoof (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Towards rear, 9th halfway, improved into 6th after 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 12, 21l behind Indevan (11-12) at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chs in Jul.
Vics Canvas (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Soon mid-division, 9th approaching straight, chasing leaders when hampered 3 out, no extra from next, kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 11l behind Devils Bride (11-12) at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chase gd in Jun.
Wandering Aengus 8-11fav (11-5) Prominent and led after 1st, pushed along and extended lead to 3 lengths 2 out, under pressure and challenged run-in, held on well, won at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn hdl gf in Jul beating Changeofluck (11-4) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Behemoth (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Chased leader in 2nd, disputed 4 out, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, soon no extra, 8th of 18, 10l behind Dashing Lady (11-3) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jul.
Fureys Cross (IRE) 50-1 (9-11) Soon mid-division, 19th approaching straight, no extra from 3 out, 18th of 24, well behind Gallant Oscar (10-10) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Jan.
Queen Of Cool (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Soon chased leaders, moderate 5th approaching 6 out, not fluent 4 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace from 2 out, 5th of 8, 16l behind Sugar Bullet (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f mrs beg chs gd in Apr.