Kasakh Noir had some smart form over hurdles for Dan Skelton though didn't show much in two starts over fences late last year. Smitty Bacall ran well over fences at Wexford last time though that was over 3m1f but The Holy One would have been involved in the finish at Limerick earlier this month but for falling at the last. The four-year-old Smiling Eliza is making her chasing debut and stable companion Western Honour has much more experience but Emmet Mullins won this last year and ZERO TEN looks a very interesting recruit to chasing. A point-to-point and bumper winner, he was only beaten once in four starts over timber and ended with a smooth victory over the smart The Big Dog at Punchestown in May.
Broadway Star (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, hampered and unseated rider 5th, at Kilbeggan 2m 4f Good - Yielding in Jun.
Charlie Stout (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Pushed along early to track leader, 2nd halfway, headway to dispute lead entering straight, pushed along and headed 2f out, soon no extra and weakened, 10th of 11, 19 1/4l behind Cj Cregg (9-4) at Limerick 1m 3f hcp Yielding in Jun.
Everlastingpromise 20-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, mistake 6th, 10th halfway, remote 9th and no impression after 3 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 15, dist behind Jan Maat (11-12) at Tipperary 2m 1f gd in Jul.
Hero's Welcome (IRE) 4-1fav (11-10) Chased leaders, not fluent 5th, 4th from halfway, pushed along to go 2nd from 3 out, no impression in 3rd from last and weakened to 5th run-in, 5th of 16, 13 3/4l behind Goodnightngodbless (11-6) at Roscommon 3m hcp gd in Jun.
Jack Dillinger (IRE) 9-4 (11-12) Held up in rear, slight mistake 7th, pecked 5 out, ridden 3 out, stayed on into 4th entering straight, 3rd 2 out, no extra before last, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 12l behind Ravenhill (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f gd in May.
One In All In (IRE) 7-2 (11-10) Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th 3 out, 5th 2 out, went 2nd and no impression on winner at last, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Treasure Chest (11-7) at Roscommon 2m hcp gd in Jul.
Pateen (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) In rear, pushed along briefly after 8th, pushed along again after 4 out, no impression after 3 out, last of 6, dist behind Frankly All Talk (11-0) at Clonmel 2m 7f gd in Feb.
Rebel Turn (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Tracked leader, 3rd halfway, pushed along to go 2nd approaching straight, bad mistake 3 out and lost place, ridden and rallied on outer approaching last, kept on into 2nd final 100 yards, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Commandant (11-12) at Killarney 2m 5f hcp gd in Jul.
Smitty Bacall (IRE) 15-2 (11-12) Held up in touch in rear, close 6th at halfway, closer in 4th 4 out, went 2nd entering straight, mistake and ridden 2 out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Plan Of Attack (11-12) at Wexford 3m 1f gd in Jul.
Stormey (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, dropped to 10th 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, 12th of 15, dist behind Ming Dynasty (10-10) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp gd in Jul.
Ten Ten (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Mid-division, 10th 3 out, pushed along after next, no impression, 11th of 24, 12 1/4l behind True Self (9-12) at Punchestown 2m hcp Yielding - Soft in Apr.
The Holy One (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Prominent, slight mistake 9th, 2nd from 4 out, travelling smoothly straight, on terms from before 2 out, narrowly headed approaching last where fell, at Limerick 2m 2f gd in Jul.
Trump Sixteen (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Waited with, soon rear of mid-division, some headway from before 3 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 8th of 16, 20 1/2l behind Mega Mindy (11-5) at Limerick 2m 2f gd in Jul.
Western Honour (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Soon tracked leaders, not much room approaching straight, soon 5th and no impression, slightly impeded last, no extra, 5th of 11, 24 1/2l behind Westland Row (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f Yielding in Jul.
Zero Ten (IRE) 5-4fav (12-0) Mid-division, slight mistake 7th, headway between horses 2 out and travelled well to lead entering straight, asserted before last, ridden and kept on well run-in, won at Punchestown 2m 4f Yielding in May beating The Big Dog (11-10) by 4 3/4l, 12 ran.
Robin On The Hill (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Towards rear, slightly impeded 5th, no impression approaching 3 out, kept on same pace without threatening, 7th of 16, 19l behind Mega Mindy (11-5) at Limerick 2m 2f gd in Jul.
Smiling Eliza (IRE) 11-1 (11-5) Led, joined 3 out and soon ridden, narrowly headed last, rallied to narrow lead run-in, all out and joined again close home, just prevailed at line, won at Cork 2m hcp gd in Jul beating Give Battle (10-6) by ns, 12 ran.
Kasakh Noir (FR) 5-2 (11-6) Jumped right, led, mistake 7th, headed and pecked 2 out, no impression on winner and lost 2nd flat, last of 3, 2 1/4l behind Ballywood (11-1) at Doncaster 2m hcp (3) gd in Dec.