TEELIN STAR looked potentially very useful when winning twice between the flags by a distance but was beaten when odds-on for his bumper debut. He then won a Listowel bumper before unshipping his rider at the first on his chasing bow and pulling up at Naas. He's been favourite in every race he's run so far and punters are likely to latch on to him again so hopefully he can deliver the goods. Indian Outlook produced easily his best run to date at Killarney in August and has the pedigree to do much better over fences but What A Island hasn't made too much of an impression over the bigger obstacles and his one decent effort came over much further. Back Off Mate was brought down on his only start over fences but showed a bit of potential over hurdles and has been running well on the Flat so at least will be fitter than most.
An Blascaoid Mor (IRE) 4-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, close 3rd halfway, disputed 5 out until headed 3 out, 3rd and ridden next, no extra run-in, 3rd of 11, 21l behind Miss Pepperpot (11-2) at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109 in Nov '11.
Araglen Lad (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and no impression before next, weakened and tailed off, last of 6, well behind Bally Longford (11-6) at Galway 2m 4f nh nov hdl sft in Aug.
Bright Light City (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Soon led, headed from after 3 out, lost place and no extra from before next, 8th of 14, well behind Formal Bid (11-11) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Sep.
Glen Orchy Lad (IRE) 5-1fav (10-13) Mid-division, closer in 3rd 3 out, soon ridden, kept on one paced from 2 out, 3rd of 13, 20l behind Pink Goddess (11-3) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Aug.
Hellofado (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Always towards rear and never a factor, no threat from 3 out, weakened, 9th of 12, well behind Nearest The Pin (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f beg chs gd in Sep.
Indian Outlook (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 5th 4 out, ridden in 2nd after 3 out, disputed lead next, headed at last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 17, 1l behind Paddy The Celeb (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Nautical Storm (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Not fluent and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Fort George (11-4) at Listowel 3m hts chs gd in Jun, 17 ran.
Rory's Brother (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Prominent, not fluent and pecked 5 out, lost place and mistake next, soon no extra, 17th of 18, well behind Pink Coat (11-10) at Listowel 2m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (5yo+) in Sep.
Teelin Star (IRE) 3-1fav (11-9) Led, not jump fluently and tended to go left, joined 5 out and headed after next, no extra and pulled up entering straight, in a race won by Texas Jack (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f beg chs in Nov, 9 ran.
What A Island (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Tracked leader in 3rd, mistake 9th, 5th when fell 3 out, in a race won by Shantalla (10-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f cnd hcp chs (0-109) gd in Sep, 13 ran.
Whisky Galore 14-1 (11-4) Chased leader and well off the pace in 2nd, dropped to 4th and no impression from after 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 28l behind The Black Russian (11-4) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl in Aug.
Back Off Mate (IRE) 4-1fav (11-5) Rear of mid-division, brought down 4th, in a race won by Dick Dundee (11-7) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chase sft in Apr, 15 ran.
Mitebeall Forluck 16-1 (11-0) In touch in rear, progress 4 out, 3rd and ridden next, weakened, 8th of 10, well behind Scarlet Prince (11-6) at Sligo 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks gs in Aug.
Skip A Beat 16-1 (11-3) Mid-division, closer in moderate 4th 4 out, kept on without threatening from next, 4th of 13, 22l behind Savello (11-12) at Clonmel 2m beg chase hvy in Feb.
Duty Dance (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division on inner and 9th halfway, headway 4 out and briefly 3rd entering straight, no extra approaching last, 8th of 18, 9l behind Strain Of Fame (11-5) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Sep.