PIQUE SOUS was a big disappointment on his hurdling debut behind Ted Dolly at Cork and faces even stronger opposition here but in the hope that he's learnt plenty from the experience the triple bumper winner is given another chance. Giant's Quest looked as though he needed further when staying on stoutly at Navan though his overall form entitles him to respect while Cool Klan has been making steady progress and looked a sure-fire future winner when runner-up to Stormy Oscar at Tramore. Dale Street and Prince Chaparral are others to consider in what looks a strong event for the money.
Giant's Quest (AUS) 2-1fav (11-12) Mid-division, headway into 6th 3 out, ridden in 5th 2 out, no impression last, kept on run-in to 2nd close home, 2nd of 23, 8l behind Captain Arceus (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Invincible Soul (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division on outer, no impression from 3 out,, 11th of 14, well behind Gold Ability (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Pique Sous (FR) 1-3fav (11-12) Chased leaders and very keen throughout, 3rd halfway, slight mistake 4 out, improved to challenge and mistake 3 out, close up 2 out, soon ridden, no impression winner before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 23, 2 3/4l behind Ted Dolly (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Aug.
Prince Chaparral (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Held up towards rear early, 8th halfway, headway into 4th before straight, ridden into 3rd 2 out, stayed on to challenge last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Truckin All Night (11-9) at Listowel 2m mdn hdl hvy in Sep.
Asithappens (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Mid-division, weakened from 3 out, tailed off, 13th of 14, 48l behind Dara Tango (11-12) at Clonmel 2m nh nov hdl gf in Sep.
Cool Klan (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Waited with, moderate 8th before 3 out, progress in moderate 3rd 2 out, ridden to chase winner last, stayed on well run-in, not quite get there, 2nd of 15, nk behind Stormy Oscar (11-12) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl sft.
Dale Street (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, closed to challenge and every chance 2 out, 2nd at last, kept on without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Benevolent (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl.
Flying Acrobat (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Soon chased leaders, ran off bend at halfway and unseated rider, in a race won by Seefood (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f N H flat gf in Sep, 18 ran.
Let Me Fly (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Towards rear for most, no impression from before straight, tailed off, 14th of 18, well behind Our Vinnie (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat in Jan.
Party Rock (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway into 6th before straight, ridden in 5th and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 23l behind Busty Brown (11-4) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy.
Real Appeal (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, 12th halfway, no extra from 4 out, 15th of 22, 50l behind The Great Shanghai (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Jul.
The Crazy Trainer (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Waited with, soon towards rear, pushed along approaching 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace from after next, 5th of 12, 46l behind American Flyer (10-11) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Uneverknowwithjoe (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always behind, 14th of 17, well behind Tristram Shandy (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in Jun.
Whatsthecrack Jack (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Mid-division, no impression from 4 out, 5th of 11, 18l behind Special Bar (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy.
Whole Nine Yards (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Mid div, prog to 3rd 6th, disp 10th until ld 4out & mstk 3out, hdd 2out, no ch with wnr bef last, so, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Pirates Cay (12-0) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Caitlin Brook (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Prominent, dropped to moderate 4th after 3 out, soon no impression, 8th of 15, 27l behind Stormy Oscar (11-12) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl sft.
Kickhams Rakti (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Towards rear, some headway 3 out and 9th next, no chance with easy winner in straight but kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 22l behind Rule The World (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Tellherimhere (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Mid-division, no impression from 4 out, 9th of 20, well behind Digeanta (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gd.
College Boy (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Mid-division, closer in 4th 3 out, dropped to 6th entering straight, no impression, 8th of 17, well behind Tristram Shandy (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in Jun.
Lots Of Memories (IRE) Jammaal gelding out of Remember Rob.
Selene Moon (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, 6th approaching 4 out, no extra from next, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind American Flyer (10-11) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl hvy.