Dirty Den reappeared after a very long absence to land a maiden over the C&D last July so the lack of a recent run shouldn't be a problem and he has to be respected. Marshim gained his only success over timber when landing a C&D handicap last month and though beaten twice subsequently he's only 7lb higher and this is a moderate contest. MOLLYS CAPTAIN has had a lot of racing recently but it doesn't appear to have affected him as he ran his best race to date behind Mr Eko at Punchestown a fortnight ago. Barry Geraghty takes the ride for the first time and the combination can prove successful. Kilmainham has shown definite signs of promise but makes his handicap debut with a big weight.
Kilmainham (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, close 2nd 2 out, soon ridden, no extra run-in, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Blacklough (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft.
Driveheron (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Prominent, led after 2nd, headed 2 out, soon no extra, 10th of 11, 45l behind Mr Eko (11-8) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy.
Dirty Den (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Made most, ridden and joined from 2 out, rallied to regain lead run-in, kept on well, won at Wexford 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul '11 beating Irish Elk (10-13) by 1 3/4l, 16 ran.
Mollys Captain (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, travelling well and on terms from 2 out, headed before last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Mr Eko (11-8) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy.
Schindler's Pearl (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 10th 3 out, no impression in 8th entering straight, kept on one pace, 8th of 17, 22l behind Chu Chu Thomas (11-7) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
Marshim (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Waited with, went 5th before straight, 4th 2 out, challenged approaching last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 18, 3 1/2l behind Doc Hollywood (11-4) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
Paddys Pride (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) 6th of 11, 43l behind Vic Chic (11-0) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Oct.
Coolaught (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Towards rear, never a factor, moderate 8th after 2 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 15, 25l behind Marshim (11-2) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Oct.
Brian The Warrior (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Soon chased leaders, no extra from 4 out, 15th of 18, well behind Doc Hollywood (11-4) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
Gerbera (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Chased leaders early, lost place 7th, soon behind and ridden, pulled up after 5 out, in a race won by Best Of Bocelli (11-3) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109, 13 ran.