Plenty of runners but few with realistic chances. HAMMERSMITH is one of those having been placed in two of five starts over timber and having run at Grade 3 and Grade 1 level - his second to Isotope at Wexford would probably be good enough. Wojood scored at Dundalk in July and ran well on his hurdling bow at Clonmel though the ground could be a bit testing but Annie Pender's best form has been on heavy ground so she should go well. Gordon Elliott's Gevrey didn't show much in bumpers but this is much more likely to be his game and Kapard is a newcomer to note.
Comeback Tiep (FR) Redback gelding out of Tiepataxe.
Galypso Clermont (FR) Saddler Maker gelding out of Magie Brune.
Gevrey (FR) 12-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, ran wide on bend after 7f, led briefly 5f out, pushed along and lost place entering straight, soon no extra, eased inside final furlong, 9th of 15, dist behind Major Robinson (11-9) at Thurles 2m Yielding - Soft in Mar.
Hammersmith (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, close 2nd 3 out, soon ridden, dropped to 4th 2 out, regained 2nd after last, kept on without threatening winner, 2nd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Isotope (11-9) at Wexford 2m 1f mdn gd in Sep.
Land Jet (IRE) 80-1 (11-10) Waited with, slightly impeded and switched left after 7th, mid-division approaching straight and pushed along, no impression from 3 out, slight mistake 2 out, kept on same pace, 9th of 17, 21l behind Annexation (11-10) at Navan 2m mdn gd in Sep.
Pick On Me (IRE) 250-1 (11-4) Mid-division, ridden and no extra after 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 12, dist behind Bear Claws (11-9) at Tramore 2m mdn gd in Aug.
Puerto Banus 11-2 (9-11) Prominent, lost place over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 12, 12 1/2l behind Sweet Reward (9-2) at Newbury 1m 1f hcp (5) sft in Aug.
Rock Of Tuskar (IRE) Carlotamix gelding out of Wilderness Fox.
Tangental (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Always behind, mistake 1st, never a factor, 11th of 12, 30 1/4l behind Call Me Lyreen (11-5) at Tramore 2m mdn gd in Sep.
Union Park (FR) 100-1 (10-9) Disputed early, chased leader from 2nd, improved to lead before 5th, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, soon no extra, 16th of 20, dist behind Wingin A Prayer (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 1f mdn sft in Mar.
Annie Pender (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Soon chased leaders, slight mistake 3rd, keen hold and improved to dispute before next, led briefly 2 out, soon headed and ridden, no extra in 4th before last, kept on one pace, 4th of 18, 20 1/4l behind Red Gerry (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 1f mdn Yielding in Sep.
Lady Federici (IRE) Califet filly out of Merry Gladness.
Miss Oriental (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, challenged and slight mistake 3 out, soon disputed, ridden to lead before 2 out, strongly pressed 2 out, soon headed, no extra in 2nd before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Cafe Con Leche (11-7) at Clonmel 2m mdn hvy in Mar.
Nearly Home (IRE) 100-1 (10-10) Held up, moderate 7th halfway, ridden and no impression before 3 out where slight mistake, weakened, 7th of 9, dist behind Getaway Gorgeous (11-6) at Punchestown 2m 1f Yielding in Sep.
Back On The Bridle (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders on outer, headway to dispute lead 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 14, 11 1/2l behind Monas Melody (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 1f fll Yielding in Sep.
Kapard Kapgarde filly out of Ardissone.
Mutual Respect (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Mid-division on inner, ridden in 10th 3f out, no impression, 8th of 15, 23 1/4l behind Gordon's Jet (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 1f Yielding in Sep.
The Blame Man (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, towards rear, 9th halfway, one pace straight, 8th of 10, dist behind Constantinople (9-5) at Thurles 1m mdn gf in Oct.
Wojood 33-1 (11-10) Mid-division, 6th 4 out, progress to 3rd after 3 out, ridden to close on principals before last, no impression run-in, kept on one pace, just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Say It Ain't So (11-6) at Clonmel 2m mdn gd in Sep.