Golanbrook isn't always the most straightforward of rides but has plenty of ability and is just the type to do well over fences and he won't mind the testing conditions. He's one for the short-list on his chasing bow as is Mazuri Cowboy, a winning point-to-pointer who ended the last campaign scoring over timber at Tramore. Willie Mullins had a very strong entry at the five-day stage so the fact that he runs the unexposed MARITO has to be a pointer. A winner on the Flat in Germany and over hurdles in France, he's had just two runs for the yard and looked a bright prospect when chasing home Drive Time at Punchestown in April. He gets the vote though Plan A has to be a danger as he was comfortably the best of these over hurdles and hasn't done badly in his two runs over fences. Savello and He'llberemembered are others to note in an interesting contest.
Ample Appeal (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, 10th of 13, well behind Snooze (11-9) at Cork 2m 5f beg chs sft.
Blaze Of Fire 9-1 (11-12) Mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Lookoutnow (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs sft, 7 ran.
Boland's Corner (GER) 25-1 (11-3) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden in 5th 3 out, no impression in 4th 2 out, kept on one pace into 3rd last, 3rd of 10, 15l behind Come To The Party (10-9) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 8Evens23.
Golanbrook (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders on outer, 4th approaching 3 out, headway to lead entering straight, ridden before last where not fluent, kept on well under pressure to assert run-in, won at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl hvy in Jun beating He's Our Man (11-1) by 3l, 15 ran.
He'llberemembered (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, progress 3 out, close up approaching next where led, headed last, soon no extra, kept on same pace, 7th of 13, 28l behind Lyreen Legend (11-10) at Galway 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Oct.
Letter Of Credit (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Waited with towards rear, not always fluent jumping, closed 5 out, 2nd 2 out, led last, headed into straight, no extra and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 13, 15l behind Lyreen Legend (11-10) at Galway 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Oct.
Marito (GER) 12-1 (10-10) Waited with, closer in 6th approaching straight, soon tracked leaders, ridden to challenge and on terms before last, kept on well run-in, headed close home, 2nd of 18, 3/4l behind Drive Time (10-6) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Apr.
Mark Me Up 7-1 (11-12) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, well behind Big Generator (11-7) at Wexford 2m 1f beg chs gd in Oct.
Mazuri Cowboy (IRE) 6-4fav (10-13) Tracked leaders, on terms approaching 2 out, soon led, jumped a bit left 2 out and strongly pressed, stayed on well under pressure from last, won at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl gd in Apr beating Dowd's Angle (10-13) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
North Star Lad (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Towards rear, 7th halfway, mistake 5 out, left moderate 5th 3 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 44l behind Jetson (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 7f beg chs sft.
Pass The Hat 20-1 (11-11) Mid-division, attempted to run out at 2nd, moderate 6th 4 out, no impression from next, 5th of 13, 36l behind Oscars Well (11-12) at Punchestown 2m beg chs sft in Oct.
Pineau De Re (FR) 14-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, mistake 5th, trailing from 4 out, last of 11, dis behind Aupcharlie (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chs hvy.
Plan A (IRE) 5-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, 5th 4 out, pushed along next, moderate 4th 2 out, moderate 3rd at last, kept on, 3rd of 13, 16l behind Oscars Well (11-12) at Punchestown 2m beg chs sft in Oct.
Savello (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Led and clear with 2nd, reduced advantage halfway, headed 5 out, mistake 4 out, close 3rd 3 out, ridden in 4th 2 out, soon no extra, 5th of 8, 31l behind Dylan Ross (11-12) at Navan 2m beg chs.
Sheer Genius (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Well off the pace towards rear, progress 6 out, 9th next, soon no impression, kept on, 5th of 13, 31l behind Snooze (11-9) at Cork 2m 5f beg chs sft.
Knocklong (IRE) 7-2 (10-10) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 25l behind Beef To The Heels (10-10) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 hvy.
Lord Gale (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Mid-division on inner, 7th halfway, no extra from 4 out, 10th of 11, well behind Far Away So Close (11-2) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs hvy.
Jack The Pirate (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Tillahow (11-12) at Thurles 2m beg chs, 16 ran.
Lord Lir (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Prominent, led 7 out, strongly pressed and headed from 2 out, rallied well but not quite match winner closing stages, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Tillahow (11-12) at Thurles 2m beg chs.