EARLS QUARTER beat the classy Rebel Fitz over hurdles at Galway last August and has been kept going on the Flat this summer. He looks a potentially useful recruit to fences and though this is a tough start he should be up to it. The Folkes Choice is a sister to a winning chaser and out of a mare who scored over fences so the fact that she could win over hurdles is a bonus and she's another with potential. Days Ahead made a promising start over fences when runner-up to House Rules at Killarney and was still in touch and travelling nicely when coming to grief at the second last in the race won by Bundle Of Fun at Downpatrick last month. He's an obvious threat along with Total Excitement, who produced his best run to date over fences when runner-up to Sicilian Secret at Kilbeggan. He'llberemembered is a smart hurdler who makes his chasing bow and a recent run on the Flat will have put him straight.
Blaze Of Fire 3-1fav (11-0) Tracked leaders in mid-division, progress into 5th before 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, moderate 3rd and kept on from last, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Thewesthowaya (11-0) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Sep.
Coldstonesober (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, 7th of 10, well behind Foildubh (11-8) at Tipperary 2m hcp hdl hvy.
Earls Quarter (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Waited with, not fluent 1st, closer in 5th before straight, no impression under pressure when fell last, in a race won by Jenari (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Apr, 12 ran.
He'llberemembered (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Soon chased leaders, close up approaching 2 out, on terms from before straight, dropped to 3rd and kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 18, 5l behind Drive Time (10-6) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Apr.
Lethal Weapon (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway into 5th 6 out, 4th 4 out, ridden in 5th and no extra before 3 out, 4th of 12, 44l behind Back In Focus (11-12) at Listowel 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Sep.
Lookoutnow (IRE) 13-2 (11-5) Chased leader, dropped to 5th after 3 out, no extra from before straight, 6th of 17, 23l behind Peccatorum (11-6) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Mar.
Really Unique (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Prominent, 4th into straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from before last, 7th of 13, 5l behind Tough Talkin Man (11-8) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 in May.
Steel Park (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, went close 2nd when bad mistake next, not recover and dropped to 5th run-in, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Special Tiara (11-10) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f beg chs sft in Sep.
Substitute (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, 9th of 16, well behind Credit Box (10-9) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Sep.
Tequila Lord (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 9th of 13, 28l behind Fair Dilemma (11-9) at Listowel 2m 4f beg chs sft in Sep.
Total Excitement (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, progress into 5th 4 out, 3rd before last, 2nd and ran on well run-in, no extra close home, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Sicilian Secret (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chs gd in Sep.
Days Ahead (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd 3 out (usually 4 out) and went close 2nd when fell 2 out, in a race won by Bundle Of Fun (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 7f beg chase sft in Sep, 7 ran.
Rocky Wednesday (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Held up early, moderate 4th halfway, no impression from before 4 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, well behind Arvika Ligeonniere (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs in May.
Silas Mariner (IRE) 18-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, moderate 12th 5 out, kept on same pace from before straight, 10th of 17, 28l behind Cyprusormilan (10-11) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in May.
The Folkes Choice 6-4fav (11-5) Made all, clear with 2nd early, pressed straight, stayed on well under pressure run-in, won at Limerick 2m mdn hdl in Jul beating Lord Of Isenay (11-12) by 1 1/4l, 18 ran.
Motaraqeb 12-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, 6th halfway, no extra from 3 out (usually 4 out), 6th of 8, well behind Dark Prospect (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs sft in Sep.
Living Next Door (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Soon poor 3rd, 4th from 7 out, no impression in 5th and kept on same pace approaching 3 out, 5th of 6, well behind Twinlight (11-10) at Listowel 2m 1f beg chs hvy in Sep.
Boxer Beat (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, left 4th 2 out, soon pushed along, ridden and no extra before straight, 4th of 5, well behind Baily Green (11-8) at Roscommon 2m nov chs (1) hvy.