Waaheb almost caught Courtncatcher over 3m at Cork on his first start since winning on the Flat at Limerick in the spring. Dermot Weld's charge seems sure to go well but has to concede 6lb to SEEFOOD, which may just be beyond him. Dessie Hughes' seven-year-old gained a morale-boosting win over fences at Kilbeggan nine days ago and had some decent form over the smaller obstacles last season - he is clearly in good heart at present. Clara Mc Cloud never seems to run a bad race and could be a threat with her mares' allowance but this looks a big ask for Klepht.
Waaheb (USA) 5-6fav (11-6) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out travelling smoothly, ridden after next and switched left to outer, stayed on well closing stages, 2nd near finish, not quite get to winner, 2nd of 7, nk behind Courtncatcher (11-10) at Cork 3m hdl gd.
Klepht (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Mid-division, 5th halfway, mistake 4 out, ridden after 3 out, no impression from last and kept on same pace run-in, 6th of 10, 9l behind Mahrajaan (9-13) at Killarney 2m 1f hcap ch gd in Jul.
Seefood (IRE) 8-11fav (11-12) Chased leader, moderate 5th halfway, closer in 3rd 3 out and led approaching straight, ridden to assert before last, kept on well run-in, won at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chs beating Il Fenomeno (11-5) by 11l, 9 ran.
Clara Mc Cloud (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Towards rear, slight mistake 6th, progress into 4th 2 out, soon ridden and kept on one pace run-in, 4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Prince Rudi (11-1) at Galway 2m 6f hcap hdle Grd C.