TA BLAZES is handed the vote as she's the only C&D winner in the line-up and she'll be better for last month's run at Cork, her first since a really good run at Fairyhouse in November. Gold Tantrum was having only her fourth start when showing the first sign of ability at Sligo but looks high enough in the weights while Pretty Happy has won just once in 33 starts over timber. The Pott Reidy is still a maiden after nine starts over hurdles, exactly the same record at Littletown Lass. Give Us A Hand is 26lb lower over hurdles than fences and should get competitive despite a break since May but Kai Li, who has gone 17 starts without winning, has shown his best form on much faster ground than he'll encounter here.
Gold Tantrum (IRE) 40-1 (10-4) Held up in mid-division, keen hold early, 8th halfway, swift headway to lead after 3 out, jinked approaching 2 out, soon challenged, ridden and headed entering straight, disputed 2nd run-in, 2nd closing stages, 2nd of 10, 10l behind Silver Chief (10-11) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl sft.
Pretty Happy (IRE) 5-2fav (11-8) Chased leaders, ridden in 8th 2 out (normal 3 out), soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 18, 13l behind Parthian Empire (11-1) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 in Jun.
The Pott Reidy (USA) 25-1 (11-6) Soon chased leaders, improved to be close up 4 out, 2nd before next, dropped to 3rd and no extra last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 18, 7l behind Clara More (11-2) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-95 in Jul.
Unique Style (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Soon mid-division, closer in 6th 4 out, no extra from next, tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Miradane (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl sft in Jun.
Littletown Lass (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Prominent, in front approaching 3 out, headed when mistake and unseated rider next, in a race won by Dunroe Boy (11-8) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Jun, 15 ran.
Spiritinthesky (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Settled in rear of mid-division, no extra after 4 out, weakened, 14th of 16, 49l behind Key Account (10-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Give Us A Hand (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, 3rd 4 out, ridden into 2nd 2 out, no extra after last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 18, 2 3/4l behind Prince Of Milan (11-10) at Punchestown 3m 1f Amateur Handicap Chase (0-123) (4yo+) gd in May.
Kai Li (FR) 11-2 (11-2) Prominent on ordinary pace, led 6th, strongly pressed and joined last, headed close home, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Bulletproof (11-4) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jul.
Benson's Point (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Soon mid-division, 7th approaching straight, soon no impression, 8th of 18, 36l behind Satwa King (10-11) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.
Rassi Maguire (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Prominent, dropped to 7th 3 out, soon no impression, 9th of 16, 38l behind Bank The Bucks (10-11) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in May.
Ta Blazes (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Rear of mid-division, 9th and some progress 4 out, soon no extra, 11th of 23, 29l behind Our Girl Lucy (10-9) at Cork 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 9-109 in Jul.
Subtle Leader (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 13th of 18, 32l behind Drive On Regardles (11-12) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl sft in Jun.
Sun Fisher (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, a long way off the pace, no extra from before straight, 16th of 18, well behind Serra Nova (11-0) at Cork 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95.
Tom's Last Euro (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Soon tracked leaders, no extra from before 3 out, 14th of 16, well behind Opera Music (10-13) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jul.
Florry Knox (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Waited with towards rear, progress into moderate 7th before straight, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 26l behind Khan Tengri (10-5) at Tipperary 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Jul.
Sweet Sylvia (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Chased leaders early, 8th halfway, headway into 3rd 2 out, ridden and no extra after 2 out, weakened, 8th of 14, well behind Bill The Yank (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.
Drive On Locky (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Towards rear, no danger and kept on same pace from 4 out, 14th of 24, well behind Casimir Road (11-2) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Apr.
Arondo (GER) 14-1 (9-11) Tracked leader, soon clear of remainder until weakened after 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Akinspirit (10-13) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23, 9 ran.