Fast ground and a huge field of handicappers ridden by claiming jockeys doesn't suggest an ideal betting opportunity but there is plenty of dead wood and it may be best to stick with in-form entries. DEFINITE KNOCKOFF is certainly amongst those after an impressive victory over this trip at Bellewstown and he'll be difficult to beat under the excellent Conor Maxwell. Dick Dundee has been alternating between hurdles and fences and hasn't had much experience but there was plenty to like about his narrow defeat by Not For Turning at Listowel and he should go close. Ellaway Rose has been going well in maidens and isn't harshly treated for her handicap debut while Tramore winner John The Soldier was still there and going well when unshipping his rider at Bellewstown.
Limpopo Tom (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Soon mid-division, a bit slow 5 out, 9th approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 6th of 17, 13l behind Blossom Gate (11-4) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-116 gf.
Grove Field (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Prominent, dropped to 6th into straight, soon no extra, 9th of 18, 47l behind Another Rebel (11-7) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl in Jun.
Definite Knockoff (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Mid-division, headway into 6th after 4 out, 4th 3 out, improved to challenge 2 out, ridden to lead before last, kept on well, won at Bellewstown 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-102 gf beating Good Decision (11-1) by 6l, 16 ran.
John The Soldier (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, 3rd when mistake and unseated rider 6 out, in a race won by Ocean Bright (10-8) at Bellewstown 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gf, 16 ran.
Schelm (GER) 14-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, ridden and lost place after 4 out, slightly hampered next and again 2 out, left modest 4th run-in, 4th of 10, 22l behind Parson's Punch (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Nov.
Ellaway Rose (IRE) 13-2 (10-13) Led, joined from before 2 out, headed from before straight, well before last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 16, 6l behind Cailin Annamh (11-7) at Wexford 2m 2f mares mdn hdl gf.
Geraldine Gold (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Mid-division, 10th halfway, pushed along after 4 out, no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 20l behind Money Spider (10-13) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-109 gf.
Dick Dundee 13-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, challenged and led from 2 out, strongly pressed last, soon headed, kept on same pace, 2nd of 17, 1/2l behind Not For Burning (11-10) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
Daytime Dreamer (IRE) 11-2 (11-3) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden and no impression 2 out, moderate 3rd last, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 25l behind Jabus (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Mountain Mama (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Waited with, behind and no danger 5 out, kept on without threatening, 4th of 14, 27l behind Chinook Run (10-8) at Wexford 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jun.
Tell Me Lucy (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Never better than mid-division, kept on same pace from before straight, 8th of 14, well behind Toye Native (11-5) at Limerick 2m 3f mares mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Shinahwil (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Soon mid-division, 7th 4 out, no extra under pressure from before straight, 11th of 18, well behind Hang On Groovy (10-11) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
Ballyspellan Lad (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Led and went clear halfway, jumped left 6th and 7th, reduced advantage but still 6 lengths lead when jumped left and fell 2 out, in a race won by Sweetheart Susan (11-1) at Roscommon 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf, 17 ran.
Dream Crusher (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 2nd briefly after 6 out, ridden in 6th and weakened 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Ocean Bright (10-8) at Bellewstown 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gf, 16 ran.
The Black Russian (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th before straight, no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 16, 27l behind Fairview Star (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gf.
Asithappens (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Towards rear, 10th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 9th of 15, 30l behind Wells China (11-3) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Jun.
Mr Lomas (IRE) 66-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 9th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened, 11th of 24, well behind Il Fenomeno (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl in Oct '11.
Supreme Vic (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, no threat from 4 out, 14th of 17, well behind Sweetheart Susan (11-1) at Roscommon 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Mrs Henderson 16-1 (10-1) Fell 1st, in a race won by C'est La Mode (10-9) at Cork 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 80-109 gf, 18 ran.