Uncle Henry gained the only success of his career over the course and distance in January and has been running over hurdles, though fell at Cork last month. Touch Of Gold is very consistent but has never won on the level unlike Commander Won, who has scored here three times and won over hurdles at Kilbeggan in June. Here For The Craic scored at Tipperary last month but has never won here in seven starts so this looks destined for NIMITZ, who just failed to catch Dawn Hoofer over 1m2f here last month then suffered the same fate when tackling this trip at Naas. Serefeli has won twice around here though at shorter trips.
Near Kettering 14-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden on outer early straight and no impression under 2f out, 8th 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 10 1/2l behind Brazos (9-3) at Killarney 1m 6f hcp gd in Aug.
Uncle Henry (IRE) 5-4fav (11-7) Prominent, soon led, some slight mistakes, headed before 3 out, dropped to 3rd when fell 2 out, at Cork 2m 3f mdn gd in Aug.
Nimitz (IRE) 5-1 (9-13) Dwelt, soon mid-division, ridden into 5th 2f out, 3rd 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, pressed winner closing stages, held close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Bit Of Banter (9-6) at Naas 1m 4f hcp gd in Sep.
Commander Won (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along and no impression approaching straight, no extra, 16th of 17, 12l behind Share The Honour (9-9) at Galway 1m 4f hcp Yielding - Soft in Aug.
Claregate Street (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Soon raced in 6th, effort straight, one pace 1f out, 7th of 13, 7 1/4l behind Hamley (9-6) at Roscommon 1m 2f hcp fll gd in Sep.
See Of Rome 12-1 (10-3) Disputed lead early, prominent, pushed along briefly from halfway, pushed along again over 3f out, raced on outer straight, no impression from 2f out, no extra final furlong, 7th of 8, 16 3/4l behind Batts Rock (11-5) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gf in Jul.
Here For The Craic (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Mid-division and 9th from halfway, dropped towards rear over 3f out and soon ridden on outer, kept on well without threatening from over 1f out, 5th of 13, 2 1/4l behind National Wealth (9-10) at Killarney 1m 6f hcp Yielding in Aug.
Tenth Amendment (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 8th of 16, 8 1/2l behind Maricruz (9-5) at Bellewstown 1m 4f hcp gd in Aug.
Serefeli (IRE) 14-1 (9-13) Towards rear, pushed along and some headway under 2f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong to go 5th close home, 5th of 23, 5 1/4l behind Perfect Tapatino (9-6) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp Good - Yielding in Sep.
Touch Of Gold (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Mid-division, progress 3f out, ridden into 6th 2f out, under pressure in 4th over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 16, 2 3/4l behind Maricruz (9-5) at Bellewstown 1m 4f hcp gd in Aug.
My Manekineko 33-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, disputed 2nd from 4th, 2nd 4 out, ridden and no impression on leader before straight, soon no extra, 2nd of 3, dist behind Wicklow Brave (11-2) at Listowel 2m gd in Sep.