Winning point-to-pointer and bumper Its Ironic makes his handicap debut over timber and may be a few pounds high in the weights while Coosan Belle was raised 9lb for winning on very fast ground here in August. Point The Toes scored at the same meeting and returned to winning ways over a trip too short at Downpatrick, but she hasn't run so well when there has been give in the ground. Fitzgutentyte has now run 16 times over timber without winning yet continues to climb the ratings due to her consistency and Irish Poli may need the run after a long absence. GOLAN GUY attempts an unusual hat-trick having won on the Flat and on his chasing bow last month. He's in such good heart at present that he can take advantage of what looks a very lenient hurdles mark.
Karkari (IRE) 18-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, headway into 5th 3 out, ridden in 6th 2 out, no extra and weakened, 13th of 20, 50l behind Turner Brown (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Jan.
Its Ironic (IRE) 11-4fav (11-12) Soon chased leaders, moderate 4th after 4 out, closed before straight, moderate 3rd and kept on same pace from after 2 out, 3rd of 11, 13l behind Owega Star (11-8) at Listowel 2m mdn hdl hvy in Sep.
Coosan Belle (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, 5th when fell 3 out, in a race won by Lapse Of Reason (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Sep, 16 ran.
Golan Guy (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, headway into 4th 4 out, 2nd 3 out, improved to lead before 2 out, ridden and challenged last, kept on well run-in, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs gd in Sep beating Definite All Star (11-12) by 8l, 13 ran.
Irish Poli (FR) 7-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway into 7th 3 out, ridden and no impression from next, 6th of 16, 21l behind Dream Champion (11-2) at Bellewstown 3m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Aug '10.
Point The Toes (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Mid-division, headway into 6th before 2 out, ridden into 3rd 2 out, kept on well run-in to lead closing stages, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Sep beating Breeze With Ease (10-11) by 2 1/4l, 15 ran.
Ahead Ahead (IRE) 13-2 (11-3) Always towards rear, 12th of 13, 48l behind Banellie (10-12) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Aug.
Carrig Cottage (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, no extra from 4 out, tailed off, last of 18, well behind Clarach (10-10) at Killarney 2m 4f mares mdn hdl gd in May.
Sun Fisher (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Mid-division, 7th on inner approaching 3 out, no extra in straight, 10th of 16, 20l behind Lapse Of Reason (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Sep.
Fitzgutentyte (IRE) 11-2 (10-2) Towards rear, moderate 6th 4 out, closed into 4th 2 out, kept on same pace from before straight, 4th of 10, 8l behind Abarta (11-1) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Sep.
Mrs Diniver (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Prominent and disputed, headed before 4th, ridden in 5th 3 out, no extra approaching 2 out, 10th of 24, 13l behind The Grey Express (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Sep.
Native Wolf (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Mid-division, headway into 7th 4 out, 3rd 3 out, ridden in 4th 2 out, no extra and kept on one pace, 6th of 28, 14l behind Magdoodle (11-2) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Sep.
Ye Of Little Faith (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened after 4 out, 12th of 15, 22l behind Something Grand (11-3) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl gd in Apr '08.