Waaheb makes a quick reappearance after unseating Mark Walsh at the ninth here on Tuesday when in contention. He wouldn't be risked unless sound and his form over hurdles gives him an obvious chance of gaining compensation. There must be some doubts about his participation, however, so AS DE FERBET looks the safest option. Willie Mullins' charge has now finished runner-up in four of his five starts over fences and has been an odds-on chance in his last two but has probably come up against decent opposition and is taken to finally get off the mark. Tiger Bay Lady is held by the selection on their placed efforts at Kilbeggan and though Shantou Flyer made a bright start over fences at Limerick in May, a bad mistake put paid to his chances at Downpatrick on his only subsequent start over the bigger obstacles. Winning bumper and hurdler Clondaw Farmer has a superb pedigree for jumping fences and is one to note for the future.
Aranhill Rascal (IRE) 4-1 (12-2) Pr early, 25l 3rd 1/2way, prog to jn ldr & wo 2out, 1l adv when brought down by loose horse on bend appr str, at Laurencetown 3m mdn hvy in May.
Clondaw Farmer (IRE) 8-13fav (11-12) Tracked leaders on outer, improved to lead before 3 out, soon pushed along. clear from 2 out, stayed on well from last, comfortably, won at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn gf in Aug beating Ram Them All (11-4) by 3l, 7 ran.
Couleur De La Loi (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Mid-division, slightly hampered 1st, 8th with a circuit to race, not fluent 4 out, ridden and weakened before next, tailed off, 8th of 11, dist behind Show And Go (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp gd in Jul.
Gold Patrol (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Prominent in chasing group, moderate 2nd before 5 out, closed to lead on inner from before straight, soon drifted right, jinked right after 2 out and unseated rider,, at Wexford 3m 2f gf in Jul.
Off The Charts (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Always rear, hampered 1st and slight mistake 2nd, detached before 6th, never a factor, completely tailed off, 11th of 15, dist behind Shadow Catcher (11-12) at Limerick 2m 4f gd in Jun.
River of Time (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Prominent early, soon chased leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra in 5th 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 16 1/2l behind Undressed (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn Yielding - Soft in Mar.
Samanntom (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, jumped right, on terms 5th, headed 4 out, dropped to moderate 6th approaching straight, no extra,, 7th of 15, dist behind Pierlow (11-12) at Tipperary 2m 4f Good - Yielding in Jul.
Trust No One (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Pushed along 1st, soon mid-division, slight mistake 7th, not fluent 8th, soon raced in 10th, no extra and slow jump 4 out,, 6th of 15, 31 1/2l behind Pierlow (11-12) at Tipperary 2m 4f Good - Yielding in Jul.
Waaheb (USA) 2-1fav (11-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd, slight mistake 5 out and pushed along, ridden and in touch in last 3 out, 2nd next, pressed winner when checked briefly by winner after last, kept on same pace close home, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Clara Mc Cloud (10-7) at Roscommon 2m 4f gf in Aug.
As De Ferbet (FR) 4-6fav (11-7) Prominent, on terms from 8th, led from 4 out, pressed from before straight and soon joined, headed before last, one pace, 2nd of 9, 7l behind Carriganog (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f gf in Jul.
Shantou Flyer (IRE) 15-2 (11-6) Chased leaders, slight mistakes 6th and 10th, pushed along on inner from 3 out, soon 3rd, no impression from 2 out, slight mistake last, one pace,, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Sandymount Duke (11-10) at Tipperary 3m gd in Jul.
Tiger Bay Lady (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) In rear, 8th from 6th, 6th 5 out, 4th 3 out, soon under pressure, left 3rd 2 out, soon no impresion, one pace, 3rd of 9, 15l behind Carriganog (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f gf in Jul.