Gordon Elliott complicates matters with three entries. Jack Kennedy is on board Viscount Wilson, who made a few mistakes when behind stable companion Smiling Eliza on very fast ground here in August. He'll definitely improve as will MONKEYLOU, a winner on the Flat at Killarney before a promising debut over timber at Ballinrobe. The latter gets the vote though Coeur Sublime won a Navan maiden on the level in April, the only start of his career, and went for a massive €260,000 at the sales so he'll be expected to start repaying some of the outlay soon. Our Legend was beaten six lengths by Smiling Eliza at Punchestown so has to be greatly respected along with Far Reach, who wasn't far behind and made a couple of novicey errors, but Future Proof won on heavy going on the Flat so may find this ground too lively.
Ashqar (IRE) 66-1 (8-4) Towards rear and 10th from halfway, pushed along on outer from 3f out, ridden over 1f out and kept on well inside final furlong into never nearer 5th, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Mawaany (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp gd in Oct.
Balgowlah (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Close up, pushed along and lost place over 3f out, 7th of 9, 6 1/4l behind Sauchiehall Street (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Coeur Sublime (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along on outer 3f out, good headway to lead 2f out, soon ridden, strongly pressed inside final furlong, all out, won at Navan 1m 2f mdn Yielding - Soft in Apr beating Southern France (9-5) by hd, 11 ran.
Far Reach (FR) 10-1 (10-8) Raced in 9th early, closed to chase leaders from before 3 out, no impression and not fluent last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 15, 8 1/4l behind Smiling Eliza (10-7) at Punchestown 2m gd in Oct.
Future Proof (IRE) 15-2 (8-9) Rear of mid-division, slightly hampered after 1f, pushed along entering straight, ridden on outer 2f out and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 7 1/4l behind Downdraft (9-6) at Naas 1m 2f hcp Good - Yielding in Oct.
Here In The Dark 16-1 (9-4) Taken to post early, held up, headway in centre over 1f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Mearing (9-0) at Carlisle 1m hcp (5) sft in Aug.
Let It Go Papa (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Settled behind leaders, 8th halfway, ridden over 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 12th of 22, 9 1/2l behind Trump Card (9-10) at Navan 1m 6f hcp gd in Oct.
Monkeylou (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 4th 3 out, ridden in 4th on outer after 2 out, kept on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 12 1/2l behind Chica Buena (10-5) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Sep.
Our Legend (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Led and disputed, slight mistake 4th, headed 2 out, soon no impression in 3rd, kept on run-in without troubling winner into 2nd at line, 2nd of 15, 6l behind Smiling Eliza (10-7) at Punchestown 2m gd in Oct.
Viscount Wilson 7-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, jumped slightly left 1st, 2nd halfway, slight mistake 3 out, ridden before 2 out, under pressure in 3rd and slight mistake 2 out, no extra in 4th before last, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 19l behind Smiling Eliza (10-5) at Down Royal 2m mdn gf in Aug.
Highway To Heaven (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Led early, ran freely and tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 2nd early straight, no impression in 5th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 16, 13 3/4l behind Yo Tambien (8-4) at Limerick 1m 3f hvy in Oct.
Sun A Rye (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, pushed along and no impression entering straight, no extra under 2f out, 13th of 16, 35l behind Yo Tambien (8-4) at Limerick 1m 3f hvy in Oct.