JACK THE HAT won this race last year and having recently obliged at Ballinrobe, we'll take Noel Lawlor's charge to overcome a 6lb penalty for that success. Drumlister fell over fences recently but he still looks to be well treated over the smaller obstacles. Arthur Moore's seven-year-old dotted up at Tramore off a mark of 90 and the handicapper hasn't been unduly harsh in allotting a 5lb rise. Good Decision is another to be higher rated over fences, and he was not disgraced at Bellewstown on his first run over hurdles for some time. Corr Point re-opposes on better terms and Colm Murphy tries the cheekpieces for the first time. Lake Return has ran respectably at Downpatrick on his last two starts and he holds every chance if running to the pick of his form.
Corr Point (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, close up 4 out, ridden in 5th before 3 out, no extra and kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 20l behind Definite Knockoff (11-5) at Bellewstown 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-102 gf.
Bulletproof (IRE) 11-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 4 out, 11th of 16, 29l behind Money Spider (10-13) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-109 gf.
Good Decision (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead before 3 out, challenged 2 out and soon ridden, headed before last, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 6l behind Definite Knockoff (11-5) at Bellewstown 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-102 gf.
Drumlister (IRE) 5-2fav (11-1) Prominent, led from 2nd, headed before 4 out, soon on terms again and led before 2 out, joined from before last but every chance when mistake and unseated rider, in a race won by Acapulco Gold (11-6) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 gf, 14 ran.
Key Account (IRE) 9-1 (11-10) Rear of mid-division, mistake 3 out and soon ridden, headway to go 6th next and 4th before last, kept on under pressure into 3rd run-in, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Abolitionist (11-7) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Jack The Hat (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway into 4th after 4 out, 2nd 2 out, soon ridden to lead, stayed on well run-in, won at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd beating Lortzing (11-7) by 3 1/2l, 16 ran.
Our Lady Carmel (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders in 4th, no extra and weakened after 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by All Or Now (11-0) at Roscommon 2m 4f Conditional Maiden Hurdle (6yo+) gf, 18 ran.
Hold The Fire (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Waited with, 10th early, went poor 4th and not fluent 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 18l behind Captain Lob (11-1) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Sheadogue Molly (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and weakened 4 out, tailed off, 13th of 16, well behind Definite Knockoff (11-5) at Bellewstown 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-102 gf.
Ginger Dolly (IRE) 28-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, 17th of 19, well behind Forty Foot Tom (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in May '12.
Kinghenrytheninth (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Mid-division, 11th halfway, no extra approaching straight, 13th of 17, well behind Dawerann (11-1) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gf.
Lake Return (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, ridden into 5th 2 out, under pressure in 4th last, kept on same pace run-in, 5th of 15, 7l behind Presenting Kate (10-10) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Vic Liath (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Prominent and disputed lead, hung left jumping 4th and soon pulled up, in a race won by Abolitionist (11-7) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd, 14 ran.
Our La Scala Diva (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Towards rear, never a factor, no threat from 4 out, 11th of 18, well behind Raydari (11-9) at Roscommon 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Begerin Bridge (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Prominent, jumped a little left at times, fell 7th, in a race won by Ballyhampshire Man (11-5) at Wexford 3m 1f beg chase gf, 15 ran.
Ultimate Risk (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden 2 out, soon 3rd, no extra in 5th last, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 10l behind Ontheground (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gf.