Three potentially useful chasers contest this, two of them trained by Gordon Elliott. BATTLEOVERDOYEN won a point, a bumper and a maiden hurdle before landing a Grade 1 novices' hurdle at Naas in January then started favourite for the Ballymore at Cheltenham only to run in snatches and pull up. Galvin won three bumpers and scored twice over hurdles then lost his unbeaten record in the Ballymore where he finished sixth before having no answer to Getaway Trump at Ayr. Cap York won a Punchestown handicap in February and raced at the highest level subsequently. He was in the lead when falling 2 out on his chasing bow at Fairyhouse a couple of weeks ago and is an obvious danger if no worse for the mishap.
Ask And Answer (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Waited with, soon towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 11, dist behind Dream Conti (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f Yielding in Oct.
Battleoverdoyen (IRE) 3-1fav (11-7) Mid-division, driven and outpaced after 4 out, weakened after next, tailed off when pulled up before last, at Cheltenham 2m 5f (1) sft in Mar.
Brosna George (IRE) 40-1 (10-6) Towards rear on outer, headway into mid-division on outer when badly hampered 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, pulled up before 2 out, at Fairyhouse 3m hcp Good - Yielding in Apr.
Cap York (FR) 11-4 (11-12) Prominent, soon led, slight mistake 6th, joined when fell 2 out, at Fairyhouse 2m 5f Yielding - Soft in Oct.
Cluan Dara (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear early, closer in 5th halfway, pulled up quickly before 3 out, at Sligo 3m hcp gd in Aug.
Galvin (IRE) 11-10fav (11-10) Raced keenly, held up early, headway tracking leaders 3rd, closer in 3rd when awkward 3 out, 2nd and no impression when went left last, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Getaway Trump (11-10) at Ayr 2m (3) gd in Apr.
Glamorgan Duke (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) A little slow into stride, well off pace in rear, went 4th and closed from before 8th, slight mistake 10th, tracked leaders and not fluent 4 out, no impression and mistake 2 out, one pace after, 4th of 5, 7 1/4l behind Zola (11-3) at Cork 3m Yielding in Oct.
Paranoid (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) In rear, pecked slightly 6th, pecked badly next, slight mistake 4 out, closed from 3 out, pushed along before straight, no extra and one pace from before 2 out, 3rd of 4, 15 1/2l behind Minella Fair (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f hvy in Oct.
Pateen (IRE) 6-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, progress into 5th before 2 out, ridden in 4th after last, kept on same pace straight to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 3 3/4l behind Portmore Lough (10-8) at Galway 2m 2f hcp Soft - Heavy in Oct.
Never Off Duty (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, soon no extra and weakened, 8th of 11, dist behind Sayo (11-12) at Galway 2m 2f Soft - Heavy in Oct.