Benevolent overcame a mistake at the second last to make a smooth transition to hurdling at Fairyhouse and there's plenty more races to be won with him though he may find CAPTAIN ARCEUS just too strong on this occasion. Dessie Hughes' charge, who won a Fairyhouse bumper in February, returned to action with a very taking victory over hurdles at Navan. He had a big field struggling that day and with further progress guaranteed he'll take some beating. The Folkes Choice won a maiden hurdle at Limerick in July and was sent chasing where she ran very well behind Days Ahead at Tramore. It's a surprise to see her back over timber but her allowance is a bonus and she should get competitive. Sizing Italy will need to improve from his maiden success at Sligo but there's every chance he will do so while Cnoc Na Sioga is by no means out of this despite a couple of moderate recent efforts.
Benevolent (IRE) 7-4fav (11-4) Chased leaders, closed to challenge and not fluent 2 out, ridden to lead approaching last, stayed on well run-in, won at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl beating Dale Street (11-4) by 2 1/4l, 16 ran.
Captain Arceus (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 2nd 3 out, challenge 2 out, led before last, ridden to assert run-in, easily, won at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Sep beating Giant's Quest (11-12) by 8l, 23 ran.
Cnoc Na Sioga (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Waited with towards rear, kept on without threatening straight, 7th of 12, 10l behind King Of Queens (11-12) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116.
Sizing Italy (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Keen hold, soon led, pressed when jumped left and not fluent last, stayed on well under pressure run-in, won at Sligo 2m mdn hdl gd in May beating Sonapour (11-4) by 1 1/4l, 16 ran.
The Folkes Choice 7-1 (11-5) Soon led, pressed 2 out, soon headed, rallied and stayed on well run-in, just held, 2nd of 14, nk behind Days Ahead (11-11) at Tramore 2m beg chs sft.