BENASH, rated 140 over hurdles, hasn't quite got his act together over the bigger obstacles but there's plenty of time for him and he has enough allowances here to gain his first chasing success. Donnas Palm is an obvious threat despite having to concede umps of weight to the selection as he landed a Grade 2 at Navan in February. He looked in need of the run despite being strongly fancied on his reappearance at Navan and it will be a disappointment if he's not thereabouts. Ordinary Man has generally competed at a high level but has been very busy lately and will be having his eighth start since August. Trendelenburg may prove best of the remainder as Ballinahow Lady ran poorly at Thurles on Thursday.
Donnas Palm (IRE) 11-8fav (11-12) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd 7th, ridden before 2 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 26l behind Our Victoria (10-2) at Navan 2m 4f chs sft in Sep.
Ordinary Man (IRE) 3-1fav (12-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd 5 out, improved to lead after 3 out, ridden and headed 2 out, no extra and kept on same pace, 3rd of 17, 14l behind Roadtoabbeyfeale (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Supreme Doc (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Soon mid-division, ridden into moderate 6th after 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 23l behind Pires (10-0) at Cork 2m hcp chs sft.
Trendelenburg (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Always towards rear, 15th of 18, well behind Bundle Of Fun (10-6) at Gowran Park 3m hcp chs 0-130 gd.
Mat Hill (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, slow jump and niggled along 4th, lost place 4 out and no extra from next, 6th of 11, well behind Devil's Elbow (11-0) at Limerick 3m chs in Jul.
Shabra Charity (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Always rear, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Baily Green (11-8) at Punchestown 2m 2f nov chs (1) hvy.
Benash (IRE) 5-2 (11-12) Soon prominent, pecked 4 out, no impression under pressure in 3rd and kept on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 6, 7l behind Miradane (11-10) at Listowel 2m 1f beg chs hvy in Sep.
Ballinahow Lady (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders on inner, 4th halfway, 5th when hampered 4 out, no threat in straight and left moderate 4th at last, 4th of 16, 26l behind Sweeney Tunes (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs.