Point-to-point and hurdles winner Croghill Tuppence was third on his chasing bow at Kilbeggan and has to go on the short-list in this but Magnetic Force has yet to place in four previous tries over the larger obstacles. The Mooch has won a bumper and a maiden hurdle and will have been well schooled while Eoin Griffin's mare Pollywollydoodle had decent form over timber. Clondaw Dude should do better now tackling fences but the versatile SHAKE THE BUCKET might be the one to beat. He arrives fit from a campaign on the all-weather and can go one than in this race 12 months ago when only headed close home.
B L Swagger (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Prominent eary, soon chased leader, mistake 3rd, 2nd halfway, disputed 6th, bad mistake 4 out, ridden in 3rd 3 out, under pressure in 4th before 2 out, no extra from last, 7th of 11, 34l behind Kylecrue (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs gd in Dec.
Boker Hill (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Rear of mid-division, 12th halfway, 8th 3 out, no extra approaching next, 10th of 16, 25l behind Never Said That (10-12) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in May.
Clondaw Dude (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Never better than mid-division, 11th of 25, 47l behind Cape Glory (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Croghill Tuppence (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Held up, impeded by faller 5 out, improved into 5th 2 out, no impression and kept on without threatening from before last, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Bally Longford (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chase gd.
Invincible Don (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Towards rear, pushed along briefly after 4th, under pressure from 4 out, soon no impression, moderate 6th from last and ran on without threatening run-in, 6th of 12, 26l behind Alf Wright (10-12) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd in May.
Jack The Hat (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Towards rear, brought down 5 out, in a race won by Bally Longford (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chase gd, 12 ran.
Magnetic Force (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, progress into 6th 4 out, ridden in 4th before 2 out, kept on into 3rd after last, just held for 2nd closing stages, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Hilden (10-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 gd.
Old Theatre Royal (IRE) 15-8fav (11-11) Soon mid-division, closer order approaching 3 out, 2nd next, gained narrow under pressure approaching last, kept on best run-in, lame, won at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Apr '11 beating Aon Sceal (11-0) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Revolutionary Road 50-1 (11-9) Always trailing, never a factor, left remote 5th at 7th, completely tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Alelchi Inois (11-12) at Tramore 2m beg chase gd in May.
Shake The Bucket (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, 6th 3 out and ridden approaching straight, no impression in 7th before last, kept on one pace, 7th of 17, 16l behind Tabhachtach (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Oct.
The Mooch (IRE) 9-4 (11-0) Held up towards rear, progress into 3rd after 3 out, ridden in 4th 2 out, no impression in 3rd last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 15l behind Who Let De Dogsout (11-7) at Sligo 2m nh nov hdl sft in May.
Up Sluggarh (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, 7th halfway, mistake 9th, no impression in 9th 2 out, no extra, 9th of 13, 35l behind Samantha Jones (11-5) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chase gd in May.
Dedoctorsdaughter (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division, 11th halfway, 8th 2 out, no extra and kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 25l behind Samantha Jones (11-5) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chase gd in May.
Pollywollydoodle (IRE) 10-1 (10-2) Prominent, bad mistake 5th, led after 3 out, headed approaching next, lost place and no extra from before last, 8th of 17, 13l behind Our Man Zebo (11-4) at Listowel 3m hcp hdl gd.
Silver Chief (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Soon mid-division, not fluent 3rd, closer in 5th after 3 out, switched left to outer from before 2 out, soon drifted left, no extra in 5th from before last, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 6l behind Roisin Dubh (10-6) at Clonmel 2m mrs hcp hdl in May.
All Fired Up (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Towards rear, pushed along after 5 out, 6th of 9, well behind Old Kilcash (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Wareeds Tune (IRE) 33-1 (10-3) Towards rear for most, ridden and weakened before straight, tailed off, 16th of 18, well behind The Lady Granuaile (11-3) at Roscommon 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Aug.
Gortmore Express (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Prominent and led after 2nd, clear briefly before halfway, headed after 4 out and soon no extra, weakened, 8th of 9, well behind Gold Patrol (11-9) at Tramore 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Dec.