Adrian Maguire is taking advantage of the lenient hurdles rating of INDIAN OUTLOOK, runner-up in a Killarney maiden in August before scoring over fences at Sligo. He doesn't look overburdened on his handicap debut and looks the one to be on. Fairy Court gained his only success over this course and distance in August and has performed with credit on the Flat and over hurdles since so expect a good run from him. Winning point-to-pointer Gold Patrol made a successful hurdles debut in a Thurles maiden then performed with credit behind Faugheen in a novices' event at Navan. He makes his handicap debut with a big weight but can still improve and make his mark. The four-year-old Ram has been a little bit disappointing in maidens but Paul Nolan tries him in first-time blinkers for his handicap debut and he could show the necessary improvement to take a hand.
Gold Patrol (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, ridden in 7th 3 out, moderate 5th next, kept on without threatening from last, 4th of 8, 11l behind Faugheen (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f nh nov hdl.
Indian Outlook (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Prominent early, led from 4th and made rest, joined briefly at 6th, ridden and strongly pressed from 2 out, stayed on well under pressure from last, cheekily at line, won at Sligo 2m 1f beg chs hvy in Oct beating Back Off Mate (11-11) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.
Fairy Court (IRE) 18-1 (10-9) Held up early, improved to chase leaders from 3rd, 5th halfway, ridden before straight, closer 2 out, no extra in 4th before last, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 12l behind Questions Answered (11-0) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Nov.
Ram (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Chased leader in 2nd, disputed 5 out, slight mistake next and soon 2nd, ridden before straight, no extra in 4th 2 out, kept on one pace, mistake last, 5th of 14, 12l behind Pumbaa (11-8) at Limerick 2m cond mdn hdl in Nov.
Fast Exit (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Tr ldrs, rdn on term 4out, not qckn 3out, rdn & ko onepce, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Kellslodge (11-6) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gd.
Wyndcrest (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Towards rear, closer order 5 out, moderate 8th approaching straight, soon no impression,, 7th of 14, 22l behind Kylecrue (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95.
Minella Gathering (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Always behind, ridden and no impression before 3 out, 12th of 14, well behind Pumbaa (11-8) at Limerick 2m cond mdn hdl in Nov.
Spider Baby (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Mid-division, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 16th of 24, 44l behind Hold Em Cowboy (11-9) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102.
Gortmore Express (IRE) 20-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, ridden in 7th 3 out, no impression from next, 11th of 24, 25l behind Hold Em Cowboy (11-9) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102.