Christy Roche has two engaged at the bottom of the weights and Sword Fish is just preferred to Good Decision on this ground. Muzak has gone up another 8lb after completing a double at Galway last month though looks certain to get into the shake-up but Sean Airgead won over 2m6f at Cartmel last time and this looks too short. DARENJAN was seven lengths behind Muzak at Galway when conceding a stone. He'll be on the same weight today with his rider's claim and that can help him gain his revenge and take this.
Darenjan (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Waited with, closer in 7th approaching straight, challenged from 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 18, 2 1/4l behind The Crafty Butcher (11-3) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl in Sep.
Qhilimar (FR) 16-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders early, niggled a bit 4th and dropped to 10th next, not a factor after, kept on same pace from 3 out, 7th of 12, 29l behind Lots Of Memories (10-9) at Listowel 2m 4f nh nov hdl sft in Sep.
Muzak (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) Chased leader, clear of the rest, closed 4 out, led approaching 2 out, reduced lead and brought to stand's side straight, stayed on well to assert inside final furlong, won at Galway 2m 1f hcp chs gd in Sep beating Boxer Beat (10-0) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Sean Airgead (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) In rear, mistake 1st, headway before 11th, went 3rd 3 out, went 2nd after last and going well, led before elbow over 1f out, soon ridden, headed run-in, kept on gamely to regain lead towards finish, won at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Aug beating Supreme Duke (9-11) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Sports Line (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) Waited with, 13th 7 out, no impression and kept on same pace approaching straight, 7th of 15, 22l behind Dick Dundee (11-9) at Listowel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 in Sep.
Instant Impacked (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Soon mid-division, 7th 7 out, no impression and kept on same pace approaching straight, 9th of 15, 27l behind Dick Dundee (11-9) at Listowel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 in Sep.
Good Decision (IRE) 7-2fav (10-12) In rear, ridden and some progress 3 out, no impression from next, 6th of 14, 22l behind Magnetic Force (11-2) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Aug.
Highdownhill (NZ) 16-1 (11-8) Always towards rear, ridden and weakened 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Daring Article (11-5) at Punchestown 3m hcp chs 0-116 in May, 18 ran.
Sword Fish (IRE) 10-3fav (11-4) Soon mid-division, niggled along circuit to go, 5th approaching 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next, 5th of 12, 23l behind Wise Oscar (11-8) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 sft in May.