Horendus Hulabaloo was a very impressive winner at Kirkistown and is just the type his yard do so well with. He's one to note in the betting though Ange Balafre is much more likely to start favourite. Noel Meade's charge is penalised for his victory at Roscommon and though the ground was fast that day he's much more at home in today's conditions. LIPINSKI has experience over hurdles having finished runner-up to Sizing Sahara at Kilbeggan in May. She reverted to bumpers at Downpatrick in July and again ran well on ground too fast for her and can make her allowances count.
Ange Balafre (FR) 11-10fav (11-7) Soon chased leaders, 6th before straight, improved going well to challenge from over 2f out, led over 1 1/2f out, soon strongly pressed and joined, asserted inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Roscommon 2m 4yo nhf gf in Sep beating Henry's Girl (11-0) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Benalex Park 25-1 (11-0) Always behind, trailing 5th, never a factor, 19th of 20, well behind Gambling Girl (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft.
Horendus Hulabaloo (IRE) 7-4 (11-7) Alw pr, cl 3rd 5out, mstk 3out, rdn to ld 2out, sn clr, row, won at Kirkistown 3m ire ptp sft in Mar beating Degooch (11-7) by 12l, 10 ran.
I Need A Miracle (IRE) Ad Valorem gelding out of Moon Light Shadow.
Long House Saint (IRE) 33-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, headway in 9th when mistake 3 out, ridden into 6th 2 out, no impression in 5th last, kept on run-in to 3rd close home, 3rd of 15, 5l behind Kalaroa (11-1) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl gd.
Moyvic (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Towards rear, some headway from before 3 out, no impression and kept on straight, 8th of 18, 17l behind Minella Foru (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Sep.
Prince Kazaz (IRE) 50-1 (10-10) Always rear, trailing before 3 out, weakened, completely tailed off, last of 8, well behind Massini's Trap (10-8) at Listowel 2m nh nov hdl sft in Sep.
Some Hawk 11-2 (11-7) Mid-division, went moderate 5th 3 out, soon ridden, no impression straight, 8th of 20, 31l behind Gambling Girl (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft.
Tamam Namoose (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and no extra 2f out, last of 14, 16l behind Enter The Red (8-7) at Cork 5f hcp 47-65 (flat).
Gurteen Flyer (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Mid-division, moderate 8th halfway, headway into moderate 5th 5 out, ridden and no extra after next, 10th of 16, well behind Not For You (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl sft in Apr.
Hilden 12-1 (10-11) 4th of 8, 18l behind Renneti (11-9) at Downpatrick 2m 2f 4yo mdn hdl sft.
Lipinski (IRE) 6-4fav (10-10) 2nd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Keith's Delight (11-9) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mrs N H flat gf in Jul.