This looks tricky for punters and the market could prove a strong guide. Tipped Up Harry was a surprise winner of a handicap over the C&D in July and though looking out of his depth in strong novice company later ran better than could have been expected. Marshim started a short-priced favourite for a Tramore handicap after two very good runs at Listowel but he ran poorly and will need to bounce back. Ta Blazes also ran badly in that Tramore event after a cracking effort at Downpatrick. GOTHEN NIECE could be good enough to gain her first hurdling success as she has been running well on the Flat recently and with just three races over timber behind her could prove better than an 88-rated hurdler.
Kansascity Shuffle (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Chased leaders early, weakened from 5 out, 15th of 16, well behind Dark Raven (10-13) at Killarney 2m 6f mdn hdl gd in May.
Marathon Leader (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Mid-division, 8th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 18, 8l behind Island Peak (10-10) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 gf in Sep.
Sarsfields Legend (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) In rear, no impression from 3 out, 11th of 20, 44l behind Owennacurra Milan (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Mar.
Luimneach Abu (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Mid-division on inner, progress into 4th 2 out, soon ridden and no impression, 4th of 16, 10l behind Kai Li (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Sep.
The Pott Reidy (USA) 6-1 (11-0) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, dropped towards rear halfway, ridden in moderate 10th 3 out, no impression in 9th 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 9l behind Mountain Lough (10-9) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Aug.
Tipped Up Harry 50-1 (11-9) In rear, no impression from 3 out, 9th of 14, 8l behind Dara Tango (11-12) at Clonmel 2m nh nov hdl gf in Sep.
Gothen Niece (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Never better than mid-division, 10th of 16, 24l behind Dara Tango (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl gd in May.
Ta Blazes (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Led, a bit untidy 3rd, joined approaching next, soon headed, lost place and no extra after 3 out, 9th of 13, 46l behind Dont Tell Pa (10-12) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Marshim (IRE) 13-8fav (11-3) Soon chased leaders, moderate 5th approaching 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 18l behind Dont Tell Pa (10-12) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Coolaught (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Ww rr, prog 3out but not get to ldrs, kept going, 7th of 9, 28l behind Instant Dream (11-9) at Tinahely 3m ire ptp gf in Oct '11.
Culater (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, 13th of 20, well behind Tasitiocht (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Indubitably 5-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders on inner, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened, 10th of 14, 49l behind World Citizen (10-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Sep.
Game Or Salmon (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Soon led, huge advantage from 6th, stopped quickly and headed from before straight, completely tailed off, 17th of 18, well behind Serra Nova (11-0) at Cork 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 in Aug.
Hugbensin (IRE) 10-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along approaching 2 out and no extra in 5th before last, 5th of 8, 32l behind Instant Impacked (10-11) at Tramore 2m hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Aug.
Sweet Sylvia (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Prominent, on terms approaching 4th, soon led, headed and no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Dont Tell Pa (10-12) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Brian The Warrior (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Rear of mid-division, 9th on outer halfway, no threat from 3 out, 11th of 14, 31l behind Blaze Of Fire (11-3) at Wexford 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
Zara (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Led and disputed, headed and no impression from 2 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 20l behind Grange (11-2) at Tipperary 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy.