Aupcharlie, who did best of the Irish horses in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham, ran moderately behind ill-fated stablemate Lovethehigherlaw in the Punchestown equivalent but is expected to take high rank over timber. He's penalised here along with GOLANBROOK and it's the latter's experience over hurdles that may just swing things his way as he produced a smart debut run behind Mount Belbullen here at the beginning of the month. Sids Choice looks best of those who should be fighting for minor places.
Aupcharlie (IRE) 9-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, 4th 6f out, ridden approaching straight, moderate 5th 2f out, no extra, 7th of 15, 28l behind Lovethehigherlaw (12-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat G1 (1) gd in May.
Golanbrook (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Niggled along at start, tracked leaders on outer, 2nd 3 out, ridden entering straight, 3rd 2 out, went 2nd without threatening winner before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 17, 2 1/2l behind Mount Benbulben (11-12) at Thurles 2m 2f Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) sft.
American Flyer (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Towards rear, trailing 3rd, tailed off from before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Nodelay (11-7) at Down Royal 2m hdl gd in Aug, 6 ran.
Bright Light City (IRE) 14-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders early, no threat after halfway, weakened, completely tailed off, last of 22, well behind Shu Lewis (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 1f 5yo nhf gd in May.
Hello Louie (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Alw in rr, pu 6out, in a race won by My Dark Inishowen (12-0) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gd in Mar, 15 ran.
Lord Windermere (IRE) 28-1 (11-12) Fell 4th, in a race won by Jetson (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl sft, 20 ran.
Loukaja (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 7th halfway, no threat from 3 out, weakened, 15th of 16, well behind Lapse Of Reason (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Sep.
Munster Fusilier (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Soon led, headed over 5f out, soon dropped to 5th and no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 20l behind Giant's Quest (9-7) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f mdn stks gd in Jul (flat).
Reliable Richie (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 13th of 16, well behind Casa Jove (11-4) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Sids Choice 11-2 (11-11) Towards rear, no impression from over 3f out, 8th of 10, 33l behind Cairdin (12-0) at Galway 2m 2f N H flat gd in Jul.
Caheronaun (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Never a factor, 15th of 24, 36l behind Baily Green (11-12) at Cork 2m 5yo mdn hdl in Mar.