IBETELLINGYOUALIE has had eleven starts in hunter chases and between the flags and been placed in the last nine, including two victories. He can gain victory number three here. Annacarton won seven point-to-points before turning to handicaps but he hasn't had much joy in handicaps and has failed to score though this is easier. Commanchewardance has won just once over regulation fences and has had plenty of chances but Fergiethelegend looks a big threat. He won two point-to-points early last year and has since run creditably over hurdles. Racing over fences for the first time here he looks certain to give a good account.
Commanchewardance (IRE) 3-1 (12-2) Alw pr, eff aftr 4out, rdn in 2nd from 2out, not get to wnr, wknd late, 4th of 10, 10l behind Clancy Strand (11-6) at Glenbane 3m ire ptp gs in Oct.
Ibetellingyoualie (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Waited with, closer in 4th approaching 3 out, moderate 3rd into straight, soon no impression, kept on without troubling winner run-in, 2nd of 17, 12l behind Fort George (11-4) at Listowel 3m hts chs gd in Jun.
The Mull (IRE) 4-1 (12-2) Alw pr, prog to disp bef 3out, eff 2out, not get to wnr, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Boxing Along (12-2) at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp gd.
Annacarton (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th 3 out, no extra before next, 10th of 15, 24l behind Ballylibert (10-13) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gf in Jul.
Ballymonteen Wood (IRE) 3-1 (12-2) Trkd ldr in 2nd, ld bef 3out, hdd bef 2out, wknd badly bef last, 6th of 14, 20l behind Moss Grove (12-2) at Curraheen 3m ire ptp.
Bravehearted Harry (IRE) 4-1 (12-2) Alw pr, not qckn 4out, rr & pu 2out, in a race won by Kerryhead Storm (11-6) at Rockfield 3m ire ptp, 13 ran.
Dr Patmassini (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Ld/disp, ld from 4out, 3l adv gng best 3out, sow, impressive, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in May beating Paddocks Lounge (12-0) by 3l, 10 ran.
Fergiethelegend (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Led, ridden from 3 out, headed next, weakened after 2 out, 6th of 10, 16l behind Totally Couture (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in May.
Loch Dara (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Twr rr, wknd 3out, pu last, in a race won by High Web (12-0) at Taylorstown 3m ire ptp sft in May, 13 ran.
Major Mongo (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, no extra approaching straight, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Novarov (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Mar, 16 ran.
Shingle Bay 66-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway into 8th after 4 out, ridden in 6th before straight, soon no extra, 10th of 17, 36l behind Too Scoops (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl in Aug '12.
The Admiral Benbow (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Waited with behind leaders, mistake 6th, last and no extra 3 out, 4th of 5, well behind Sebadee (11-0) at Limerick 2m 6f hts chs gd in Oct.
Unanswered 6-1 (12-2) Ww, prog to tr ldrs 4out, on terms bef 3out, sn no ex, ko, 4th of 10, 10l behind Boxing Along (12-2) at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp gd.