Those who supported UN BEAU ROMAN into short-priced favouritism at Killarney will be wanting compensation after his fall at the last when clear. Willie Mullins' charge was making his chasing bow and looked a natural until that blunder and should have no problems with this. Winning bumper and hurdler Cairdin has been taking on decent opposition and looks the one to take advantage if the selection comes a cropper again as Caolaneoin has also been finding trouble negotiating the fences.
Brian's Express (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Chased clear leaders, closer 8th, 5th when fell 3 out, in a race won by Alelchi Inois (11-9) at Galway 2m 1f nov chs gd in Jul, 6 ran.
Cairdin (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Chased leader in 2nd, 3rd 3 out, soon ridden in 5th and no impression, 5th of 12, 35l behind Followmeuptocarlow (11-12) at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chase in May.
Caolaneoin (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Led and disputed early, bad mistake 2nd, led after 3rd and clear after 5th, reduced advantage from 4 out, ridden and headed before last, soon no extra and kept on same pace run-in, 5th of 13, 15l behind Croghill Tuppence (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f beg chase gd in Jul.
Tisamystery (IRE) 10-1 (11-8) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden early straight and dropped to 6th at last, no impression run-in, 6th of 15, 5l behind Top Spin (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gf in Oct.
Un Beau Roman (FR) 11-10fav (11-12) Chased leader, disputed from 4th, led 5th, few lengths clear before 6 out, reduced advantage entering straight, asserted again before 2 out, fell last, in a race won by Formidableopponent (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs gd in Jul, 11 ran.
Sin Miedo (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Mid-division, 6th before 4 out, ridden before 2 out, no impression after 2 out and kept on same pace, 7th of 13, 11l behind The Black Russian (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Jul.