Jack The Wire is going well over fences and there was plenty to like about his run behind Miss Eyecatcher at Tipperary though he's 3lb out of the handicap. Ballyoisin has had his jumping problems but has some very smart form when getting round safely though his owner also has NEARLY NAMA'D (NAP) engaged and Barry Geraghty rides. He won some tough races for the Hughes' family and will have come on a bundle for his reappearance in a similar class race to this at Killarney. Hurricane Ben looked a smart novice in the spring though has a long absence to overcome but Ruby Walsh has ridden Three Stars just once, when landing a Grade 3 at Punchestown a year ago.
Ballyoisin (IRE) 4-9fav (11-12) Soon disputed lead, led after 5th, soon went on, slight mistakes 4 out and 3 out and soon reduced lead, headed approaching straight, mistake 2 out, not match winner and kept on same pace after, 2nd of 5, 3 1/4l behind Attribution (11-12) at Limerick 2m 2f gd in Jul.
Tell Us More (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Not that fluent in rear, behind 5th, some headway before last, no impression, soon weakened, 21st of 25, dist behind Arctic Fire (11-12) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp (1) gd in Mar.
Hurricane Ben (IRE) 5-1 (11-10) Led, strongly pressed 2 out, headed between last 2, no extra and one pace from last, 4th of 13, 3 3/4l behind Don't Touch It (11-9) at Punchestown 2m hcp Good - Yielding in Apr.
Neverushacon (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 24, 9l behind Lord Erskine (8-5) at Navan 2m hcp sft in Oct.
Dandridge 7-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, headway towards outside when mistake 4 out, outpaced next, weakened from 2 out, 10th of 14, dist behind Double W's (11-1) at Aintree 2m hcp (1) gd in Apr.
Three Stars (IRE) 11-2 (11-8) Rear, 9th at 9th, headway to 5th at 11th where mistake, under pressure after 3 out, not fluent in moderate 4th 2 out, hampered at last, soon no extra in moderate 3rd, 3rd of 9, 27 1/2l behind Kylecrue (11-2) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hvy in Sep.
Mr Fiftyone (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Mid-division early, progress to lead after 3f, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon no extra and kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 8 1/4l behind High Expectations (8-12) at Bellewstown 1m 4f hcp gd in Aug.
Doctor Phoenix (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders on outside, not always fluent, every chance 4 out, beaten when jumped right into rival 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 20 1/2l behind Gardefort (11-3) at Wincanton 2m hcp (2) sft in Feb.
Nearly Nama'd (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, slight mistake 5 out, ridden and no impression next, soon no extra, 8th of 13, dist behind Kilcarry Bridge (10-2) at Killarney 2m 5f hcp gd in Aug.
Draycott Place (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Soon disputed lead, headed after 1st, on terms before 3rd, led after 4th, joined after 3 out, back in front 2 out, joined from before last, headed and kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 11, 4 1/4l behind Persistent (10-12) at Galway 2m 1f hcp sft in Oct.
Jack The Wire (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Raced in 3rd, pecked slightly after 5 out, 2nd 4 out, under pressure straight and one pace from between last 2, 2nd of 4, 6 1/2l behind Miss Eyecatcher (11-7) at Tipperary 2m 4f sft in Oct.
Benemeade (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, progress on inner 3 out, closer behind leaders before 2 out, slight mistake 2 out and soon ridden, no extra before last, 7th of 11, 13 1/4l behind Hurricane Darwin (11-2) at Navan 2m 4f hcp Yielding in Sep.
Gentleman Duke (IRE) 14-1 (11-11) Held up, 10th at 3rd where not fluent, no impression approaching straight, 11th of 13, 28 1/4l behind Like An Open Book (11-1) at Clonmel 2m hcp gd in Sep.