led, slight mistake 4th, headed 3 out, disputed again briefly entering straight, slightly hampered approaching 2 out, ridden in 3rd after 2 out, close 2nd last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace
FOILDUBH is much better known as a chaser and landed a Grade 2 in April but he's a decent enough hurdler on his day and can race from a 13lb lower mark so this should prove within his capabilities. Fiery Oscar is a big threat as it was over fences when he was beaten at Clonmel last time following a victory in a very tough handicap over hurdles at Listowel where he had Maxim Gorky behind. Gordon Elliott's Time To Work and the four-year-old One Fine Day are others to consider though False Economy looked on the way back to form at Tipperary last month.
False Economy (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) In rear, squeezed along briefly 4th where a little slow, ridden and progress 3 out, 4th approaching straight, chased winner and no impression in moderate 2nd from before last,, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Captain Cee Bee (11-10) at Tipperary 2m hdl G2 (1) gd in Oct.
Foildubh (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Waited with towards rear, closer in 4th approaching straight, no impression under pressure when hit last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind He'llberemembered (10-9) at Thurles 2m 6f hdl gd in Oct.
Fiery Oscar (IRE) 11-10fav (11-10) Held up towards rear, mistake 5th, 7th and pushed along after 3 out, 6th and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 14l behind Old Supporter (10-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 in Oct.
Thomas Edison (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Mid-division, headway into 8th after 3 out, ridden and no impression 2 out, 11th of 20, 31l behind Missunited (10-8) at Galway 2m hcp hdl sft in Aug.
Ballyadam Brook (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Tracked leader in 2nd, 3rd from 3rd, weakened from 4 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by The Boat People (10-1) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl gd in Aug, 11 ran.
Time To Work (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 8th when mistake and unseated rider 6th, in a race won by Baresi (10-13) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl in Oct, 15 ran.
Maxim Gorky (IRE) 9-4fav (10-13) Waited with towards rear, closer in 6th after 3 out, went 2nd before straight, no impression under pressure run-in and soon dropped to 3rd, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Nearly Nama'd (10-10) at Galway 2m hcp hdl hvy in Oct.
One Fine Day (IRE) 9-2 (10-11) Mid-division, not fluent 4th, soon towards rear, ridden in last after 3 out, no impression from before next, last of 8, 19l behind King of The Picts (10-11) at Tipperary 2m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) gd in Oct.
Abou Ben (IRE) 14-1 (10-1) Soon tracked leaders, led from 5th, headed from 2 out, soon no extra, kept on same pace, 10th of 20, 22l behind Call Me Bubbles (10-2) at Galway 2m 6f hcp hdl sft in Aug.