Jack Hackett, a winning point-to-pointer and bumper, has failed to fire over hurdles and may need further. Marine One, who is by Frankel, was having only his second start over timber when chasing home Tara Dylan over 2m2f here last month and normal progress can see him go close. Ya Boy Ya, a dual winner between the flags, made a successful bumper debut at Downpatrick last month and looks certain to get involved though the vote goes to COCOHULABABY. Noel Meade's filly had little chance against the long odds-on Quartz Du Rheu at Tramore but stayed on gamely and won't meet anything of that one's class here.
Forza Libranno (FR) 12-1 (8-13) Towards rear of far side group, pushed along halfway, weakened, never a factor, 23rd of 25, 27 1/2l behind Chagall (8-9) at Cork 7f hcp gd in Sep.
Jack Hackett (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) In touch, improved to 2nd before 2nd, led after 3rd, headed approaching home bend, soon weakened, tailed off, 4th of 9, dist behind Pat Coyne (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f mdn Yielding - Soft in Aug.
Marine One 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders inner, slight mistake 2nd, 4th halfway, pushed along in 4th before 2 out, ridden in 2nd before last, kept on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 13, 7 1/2l behind Tara Dylan (11-5) at Kilbeggan 2m 2f mdn Good - Yielding in Aug.
Ya Boy Ya (IRE) 9-2 (12-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway and went 2nd 7f out, ridden 2f out and progress early straight, under pressure and led over 100 yards out, kept on well, won at Downpatrick 2m 3f gd in Aug beating Stowaway Sarah (11-7) by 1l, 6 ran.
Jim Ja (IRE) Coroner gelding out of Five Of Hearts.
Lough Eske (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Held up in mid-division, slight mistake 2nd, towards rear 3 out, soon ridden and no extra, pulled up before 2 out, at Wexford 2m mdn gd in Jul.
Galros Jimmy (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, ran around before 4th, 7th halfway, slight mistake 4 out, pushed along and no impression when mistake 2 out, completely tailed off, 6th of 8, dist behind Top Moon (11-2) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn Good - Yielding in Aug.
Cocohulababy (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) Soon tracked leaders, 3rd from 6th, 2nd before 2 out where slight mistake, soon not match winner and one pace, 2nd of 14, 7 1/2l behind Quartz Du Rheu (11-2) at Tramore 2m mdn gd in Aug.
Knockatoo Hill (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, never a factor, last of 14, dist behind Defi Bleu (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn gd in Nov.
Kevins Spirit (IRE) Kalanisi filly out of Winter Break.
Lady Riposte (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 8th of 9, dist behind Caer (11-7) at Sligo 2m 1f mdn gd in Aug.
Mind Your Step (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, slight mistake 4 out, pushed along and no impression before 2 out, left distant 4th last, completely tailed off, 4th of 8, dist behind Top Moon (11-2) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn Good - Yielding in Aug.