Willie Mullins has won this twice in the past four years and Local Celebrity, a bumper and hurdles winner, will attract support despite a poor reappearance at Navan where he looked badly in need of the run. JIM WILL FIX IT has had two runs over fences and ran exceptionally well on both occasions, finishing a close second to a couple of smart performers. He went off the boil later but he has the best form of these over fences and hopefully will be ready after a break. He gets the vote as though Pineau De Re is a classy hurdler he's making his debut over fences a bit late in life though his trainer is adept at bringing one back after a break. Thegondolier is ony four and ran well on his only start over fences while Urhavinalaugh arrives in good form having won over timber at Sligo in August.
Ample Appeal (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Towards rear on outer, never a factor, 7th approaching 3 out, soon no extra, 6th of 11, well behind Tofino Bay (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f hdl hvy in Apr.
Jack The Pirate (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Very slowly away, in touch and 10th halfway, headway into 4th 5 out, 2nd 3 out and soon driven along, no impression and dropped to 3rd approaching last, no extra, 5th of 13, 7l behind Big Generator (11-7) at Wexford 2m 1f beg chs gd in Oct.
Jim Will Fix It (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Prominent, 3rd 4 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Snap Tie (11-9) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl gs in Apr, 25 ran.
Local Celebrity (IRE) 6-1 (11-10) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th entering straight, no extra and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Bat Masterson (11-0) at Navan 2m 6f hdl sft in Sep, 10 ran.
Lord Lir (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, headway after halfway and 4th 3 out, no extra in 5th entering straight, left moderate 4th last, 4th of 14, 19l behind Klepht (11-12) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs gd in Oct.
Munsaab (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 2nd entering straight and led 2 out, strongly pressed last and soon headed, no impression on winner run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 17, 2 1/4l behind Worldor (10-11) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Oct.
Pineau De Re (FR) 16-1 (10-2) In touch on inside, outpaced before 2 out, soon ridden and weakened, 14th of 24, 32l behind Cape Tribulation (10-11) at Cheltenham 3m lstd hcp hdl (1) gd in Mar.
Somethingdifferent (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, 7th halfway, no extra after 3 out, weakened, 10th of 13, 50l behind Jenari (11-11) at Naas 2m beg chs sft in Oct.
Spring Heeled (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Disputed early, soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, 7th after 4 out, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened and pulled up before last, in a race won by Marasonnien (11-10) at Punchestown 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) hvy in Apr, 12 ran.
Sword Fish (IRE) 6-1 (10-9) Mid-division, 6th 4 out, ridden in 6th 2 out, no impression, 7th of 12, 11l behind Acriveen (9-10) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl hvy in Oct.
Tailors Hill (IRE) 40-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, 11th of 13, well behind Lyreen Legend (11-10) at Galway 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Oct.
Tillahow (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Mid-division, ridden along in 11th when slipped up entering straight, in a race won by Heaney (10-4) at Gowran Park 3m hcp hdl gd in Oct, 20 ran.
Urhavinalaugh (IRE) 7-2fav (11-5) Soon tracked leaders, challenged and on terms 3 out, 2nd next, no impression when not fluent last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 14, 18l behind Rawnaq (11-9) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 in Aug.
Offside Rule (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division, weakened 6 out, completely tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Avondhu Lady (11-2) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chs.
Pink Goddess (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Led, headed approaching 3 out and soon no extra, weakened, 8th of 14, 37l behind World Citizen (10-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Sep.
Thegondolier (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Held up in last, not fluent 2nd, pushed along after 4th, weakened after next, tailed off, 4th of 5, 40l behind Dodging Bullets (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 4yo hdl (2) gs in Oct.