Kennoway won this a year ago and, though 8lb higher, shouldn't be dismissed. Shabra Charity had a head to spare over Coldstonesober at Down Royal but the runner-up is better off at the weights and should gain his revenge. Westhaven unseated his rider at the first that day but Paul Carberry takes over, though his mount has yet to reach a place over fences. THE LADY GRANUAILE likes this track and has run well on her last two visits. She will have needed her comeback run at Punchestown a couple of weeks ago and can gain her second success over fences on the course. Forever Gold is still a maiden but his close second to Easy Vic at Leopardstown in March makes him a threat to all.
King Ali (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 10th of 14, 16l behind Top Madam (11-3) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl gs in Aug.
Shabra Charity (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden into 2nd bypassing 3 out, led 2 out, strongly pressed and joined briefly at last, stayed on well run-in, all out close home, won at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs gf beating Coldstonesober (10-0) by hd, 6 ran.
Coldstonesober (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Soon mid-division, 9th 4 out, soon no extra, tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Your Busy (10-10) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp chs.
The Lady Granuaile (USA) 33-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra after 3 out, 11th of 15, 46l behind Burn And Turn (11-1) at Punchestown 2m 5f hcp chs.
Westhaven (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Held up behind leaders when blundered badly and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Shabra Charity (9-7) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs gf, 6 ran.
Lady Olwyn (IRE) 22-1 (10-6) Led early, headed before 2nd, on terms from before 6th, headed again before 8th, still 2nd approaching 3 out, soon no extra and eased straight, 9th of 12, well behind Allez Vic (11-4) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gd.
Forever Gold (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Mid-division, progress into 7th before 3 out, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace from before last, 5th of 23, 15l behind Lots Of Memories (10-13) at Fairyhouse 3m nov hcp hdl in Apr.
Kennoway (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Led, joined approaching straight, headed from 3 out, dropped to 6th and no extra approaching last, 7th of 14, 12l behind Fennis Moll (9-10) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109.
The Admiral Benbow (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, slightly impeded by faller 2nd, not fluent 3 out, 4th approaching last and no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 11l behind Fennis Moll (9-10) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109.
Montoya's Son (IRE) 11-1 (10-12) Soon prominent in chasing group, moderate 3rd 3 out, no impression from before straight, 6th of 9, well behind One Fine Morning (10-3) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 gd in Oct.
Right Strategy (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Tarquinius (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 5f cond hcp chs 0-116 sft in Dec '12, 13 ran.