Winning point-to-pointer and hurdler Fernhurst Lad has looked in need of his two recent runs and travelled well for a long way at Ballinrobe last time. Jack Bene pulled up on his only start over fences but looks certain to do better while Spot Fine progressed nicely over hurdles and has always looked a chaser in the making, a remark that also applies to the lightly-raced Sweeney Tunes. Winning point-to-pointer Boss Croaker beat a huge field over hurdles at Cork and is another potentially decent chaser but BRIDGETS PET looks the one to be on. A dual winning bumper, he was placed in two Grade 2's over timber and made a very encouraging debut over fences at Ballinrobe where he would have finished much closer but for being badly impeded at the second last. Compensation awaits here though the likes of Ballinahow Lady and The Westener Boy make this an intriguing contest.
Baby Whizz (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 4 out, tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Dazzling Susie (11-5) at Clonmel 2m beg chase gs in Jun.
Baily Dusk (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, 8th before 2 out, ridden and no impression last, 8th of 15, 33l behind Weslife (11-7) at Galway 2m 6f beg chs sft in Sep.
Cloone Springs (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, never a factor, 14th of 18, 27l behind Playtime Ben (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Sep.
Fernhurst Lad (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 3 out, no impression before next, 4th of 7, 19l behind Rivage D'Or (11-10) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f chs sft in Sep.
Jack Bene (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, 3rd 7 out, ridden and no impression before 3 out, weakened and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Back In Focus (11-12) at Listowel 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Sep, 12 ran.
Prince Rudi (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, chased leaders from 4 out, no impression in 5th and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 5th of 12, 12l behind Caim Hill (10-13) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl in Aug.
Spot Fine 3-1fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, improved to lead briefly and ridden 2 out, soon headed, dropped to 3rd ansd no extra run-in, 3rd of 20, 5l behind Digeanta (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gd.
Sweeney Tunes 66-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind Askanna (11-1) at Punchestown 3m nov hdl G2 (1) gd in May '11.
Take The Ban (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, fell 5 out, in a race won by Sraid Padraig (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs sft, 16 ran.
Bendala Bleu 20-1 (11-11) Rear of mid-division for most, unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Argocat (10-13) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs sft, 15 ran.
Boss Croaker (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Soon mid-division, closed travelling well straight, ridden to challenge around bypassed last, soon led and stayed on well, won at Cork 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in May beating Wellforth (11-8) by 2 1/2l, 22 ran.
Bridgets Pet (IRE) 4-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 2nd, close 3rd when badly hampered 2 out, ridden in 4th at last, kept on well run-in, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Special Tiara (11-10) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f beg chs sft in Sep.
The Westener Boy (IRE) 4-9fav (11-12) Prominent, led from before 4th, travelling well after 3 out, ridden and strongly pressed after next, joined at last, headed early run-in, no extra close home, 2nd of 19, 2l behind Forty Foot Tom (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in May.
Ballinahow Lady (IRE) 9-1 (10-13) Close up, mistake and reminder 7th, tended to jump a bit left, 3rd approaching 4 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on into 2nd without troubling winner run-in, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Carrigeen Lechuga (10-11) at Thurles 3m mrs nov chs (5yo+) in Feb.
High Way Hunter (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, 7th before 4 out, no impression from next, 12th of 19, 35l behind Street Runner (10-2) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 gs in Aug.
Kalico Kim (IRE) 9-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, no impression from 3 out, 8th of 18, 13l behind Realt Den Chathair (11-10) at Clonmel 3m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (5yo+) gf in Sep.