Indian File has looked in need of a longer trip though the testing conditions should bring his stamina into play. Theos Well has twice finished behind the useful Rathvinden recently and with nothing of his calibre in the line-up he's expected to go close. THE MIGHTY MILAN has run in better races and though disappointing when strongly fancied at Fairyhouse his overall form entitles him to the vote. After a couple of fine runs, Red Road was well supported at Fairyhouse but appeared to find the 2m4f too tough.
Battling Spirit (IRE) Evens (12-2) Mid div & ww, 5th gng well 6out, prog 4out, chall ldr gng best bef 2out, outjumped, cl 2nd but btn when mstk last, no ex, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Anseanachai Cliste (12-2) at Avaune 3m ire ptp gs.
Big Bad Wolf (IRE) Wolfe Tone gelding out of Diva La Vida.
Deano (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Waited with, 12th before halfway, closer in 8th after 3 out, just behind leaders in 4th when fell last, in a race won by Aerlite Supreme (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl hvy in Oct, 14 ran.
Garbally Grey (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, detached approaching 4 out,, 17th of 18, well behind Giantofaman (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Indian File (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, keen hold early, 4th early straight, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 10l behind Asockastar (11-7) at Listowel 2m 5yo mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Organise (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 4th 3 out, dropped to last and ridden from before 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Gilgamboa (11-12) at Galway 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Paddy's Faith (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, soon no impression, 6th of 9, 34l behind Shaneshill (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat in Nov.
Refuse To Sell (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 17l behind Rose Angel (8-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov (flat).
Roadtotheisland (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, never a factor, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Gold Patrol (11-1) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl gd in Nov.
Salahoona (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Held up, no extra and tailed off before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Ballyroe Rambler (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov, 14 ran.
Seamus Mor (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Waited with in 7th early, 5th before 5th, moderate 6th before 4 out,, in a race won by Old Kilcash (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in Oct, 9 ran.
Slainte Jack (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) In rear, badly hampered 2nd, mistake 4th and soon ridden, trailing halfway, completely tailed off, 24th of 25, well behind Upazo (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl in Nov.
Stolberg (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, moderate 4th before halfway, poor 5th approaching straight, soon no impression, 7th of 19, well behind Real Steel (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
The Mighty Milan (IRE) 13-8fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, improved to lead briefly and pushed along after 3 out, headed before next, weakened from last, 5th of 25, 9l behind Upazo (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl in Nov.
Theos Well 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, closer in 4th entering straight, slight mistake 3 out, 3rd and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 24, 12l behind Rathvinden (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft.
Wrath (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, on terms approaching 5 out, headed before next, 3rd approaching straight, soon no extra, 13th of 16, well behind The Job Is Right (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Nov.
Reign Of Gold (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Mid-division, no impression from 4f out, 9th of 16, 46l behind Ballinlough Lady (11-4) at Wexford 2m sft in Mar '12.
Rue Hill (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, weakened from 4 out, soon behind, 22nd of 25, well behind Wedding Present (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl gs in Apr.
Oscar Vespasian (IRE) 13-2 (12-0) Prominent and tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd over 3f out, under pressure and no extra from 2f out, kept on one pace,, 3rd of 11, 29l behind Flaming Dawn (11-9) at Tramore 2m ldy N H flat sft.
Knocknacurra (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Alw last, b mstk 1st & to by 5th, cto when pu bef 5out, in a race won by Fletchers Flyer (12-0) at Kilworth 3m ire ptp in Mar, 11 ran.
Red Road (IRE) 11-4fav (11-1) Soon mid-division, 7th approaching 4 out, tracked leaders next, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 3rd of 15, 26l behind The Housekeeper (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov.