Jolily, runner-up in this over slightly shorter a year ago, went one better on his next start but is now 10lb higher. He was just behind prolific point-to-point winner Annacarton here last time though both were racing over a trip well short of their best. Steady Ed, a winner between the flags, showed only moderate form over fences last season but improved massively to land a maiden hurdle at Limerick earlier this month. He reverts to chasing on a very lowly mark so has to be a threat to all. SAOIRSE DUN has had very little experience but looked a promising staying chaser when coming from a long way back to land a novice handicap at Naas three weeks ago. He'll appreciate stepping up in trip and though 11lb higher is expected to complete the double. Ponmeword is still a maiden over fences after a dozen starts but is handicapped accordingly and is likely to be thereabouts.
Jolily (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Soon mid-division, moderate 7th before 4 out, hampered next, soon no impression, kept on, 5th of 13, 7l behind Best Of Bocelli (11-3) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109.
King Of Ardcarne (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, never a factor, 8th of 15, 45l behind Saoirse Dun (9-10) at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109.
Annacarton (IRE) 9-2fav (11-6) Soon chased leaders, moderate 5th before 4 out, left in pursuit of winner and no impression from after next, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 7l behind Best Of Bocelli (11-3) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109.
High Way Hunter (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Waited with, 6th approaching 3 out, soon no extra, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Banjaxed Girl (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs hvy.
Borolee (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Soon mid-division, 7th 5 out, no extra from next, 10th of 14, well behind Liberty Counsel (11-4) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gd in May.
Shellys Creek (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, bad mistake 9th, soon weakened pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Caduceus (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-123 gs in Apr, 20 ran.
Mattara (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, off the pace 6 out, some headway when not fluent 3 out, soon no impression, left poor 2nd from 2 out, mistake last and soon dropped to 3rd, 3rd of 7, 40l behind Dedigout (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs hvy.
Micks (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Prominent and disputed lead, headed before 7th, 3rd entering straight but dropped to 7th 2 out and no extra, 7th of 15, 43l behind Saoirse Dun (9-10) at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109.
Offside Rule (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, kept on same pace from before 4 out, 8th of 16, 20l behind Tillahow (11-12) at Thurles 2m beg chs.
Saoirse Dun (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Settled in rear, some headway after halfway and 8th entering straight, good progress into 3rd at last and soon led run-in, stayed on well, won at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109 beating Lascalahall (10-8) by 4 1/2l, 15 ran.
Saigheada Beaga (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, no impression approaching 2 out, 8th of 13, 44l behind Lyreen Legend (11-10) at Galway 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Oct.
Ponmeword (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Rear of mid-division, 12th halfway, some headway into 6th approaching 4 out where left 4th, went 2nd entering straight but no impression on winner from 2 out, no extra run-in and lost 2 places closing stages, 4th of 18, 7l behind Son Of Moyne (10-2) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Oct.
Steady Ed (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, 3rd before 3 out and ridden to challenge entering straight, led approaching 2 out and asserted before last, driven out and kept on well, won at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy beating The Crafty Butcher (11-12) by 6l, 7 ran.
Dunroe Boy (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, soon well off the pace, lost place 4 out, soon no impression, 9th of 11, 31l behind For A Finish (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Lion Valley (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders on inner, 5th halfway, no threat from 5 out and weakened, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Highdownhill (11-12) at Punchestown 3m 1f am hcp ch 0-102 hvy in Oct, 21 ran.
What's In Front (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Waited with, closer in 8th after 4 out, ridden into moderate 5th approaching last, kept on, 5th of 10, 20l behind Vic Chic (11-10) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy.
Optime (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Prominent and disputed early, 3rd halfway, 2nd briefly entering straight, ridden and dropped to 4th 2 out, no extra, moderate 3rd close home, 3rd of 15, 14l behind Saoirse Dun (9-10) at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109.