Jim Bowie looked a nice prospect when landing a bumper and a maiden hurdle in March and though he has shown nothing in handicaps he is surely better than we have seen so far. Kaiser So Say was having his first start for Andrew Heffernan when storming away with a novice hurdle at Downpatrick in August and there looks more to come. Kayanna's Back attracted some support before making all for a facile victory at Clonmel but that was a moderate contest and the handicapper appears to have overreacted with a 16lbs rise. The Shepherd has been running well though he couldn't justify favouritism when only third behind Macville at Tipperary and a chance is taken here with FEAST OR FAMINE, who fell when in with every chance in the race won by Elyaadi at Listowel when Macville was runner-up.
Tasman (IRE) 18-1 (10-7) Led, headed 5 out, lost place and dropped to 9th next, ridden and kept on one paced from next, 6th of 10, 27l behind Macville (10-1) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl.
Kaiser So Say 16-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, 7th 3 out, headway into 3rd after next, led last, soon ridden clear, stayed on strongly, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gf in Aug beating Golan Guy (11-4) by 11l, 9 ran.
The Shepherd (IRE) 9-4fav (10-1) Mid-division, 6th on inner 4 out, close 3rd and ridden entering straight, kept on same pace in 3rd from 2 out, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Macville (10-1) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl.
Jim Bowie (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, no impression after, 10th of 18, 39l behind Lough Ferrib (11-1) at Listowel 3m hcp hdl in Sep.
Mutadarek 7-1 (10-4) Held up in rear on outer, some headway after 4 out, 9th 2 out, went moderate 5th at last, kept on, 4th of 15, 8l behind Jack Cool (10-7) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23.
Sunwake (GER) 7-1 (9-13) Settled in mid-division, slow 1st, no extra after 5 out, 11th of 12, 25l behind Hunting Tower (11-1) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl gd in Sep.
Kayanna's Back (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Made all, clear entering straight, ridden and kept on well from 2 out, won at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Sep beating Coosan Belle (10-10) by 10l, 18 ran.
Substitute (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division, no extra before 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Diyla (11-5) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens09 in Sep, 16 ran.
Feast Or Famine (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, improved to challenge 3 out when fell, in a race won by Elyaadi (11-10) at Listowel 2m 4f mare hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Sep, 18 ran.
Flemross (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Led and disputed, 2nd approaching 6th, lost place from 3 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 9l behind Having A Cut (11-2) at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp chs in Sep.
Hoochie Mama (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Close 2nd, ridden after 4 out, weakened from next, 13th of 17, well behind Hold The Pin (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 hvy in Apr.
Sinbinned (IRE) 5-1fav (10-13) Held up towards rear, ridden 4 out, no impression when slight mistake 3 out, one pace, 7th of 14, 36l behind Raheenwood (10-12) at Roscommon 2m 4f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gf in Sep.
Silent Jo (JPN) 8-1 (10-8) Mid-division, 6th 3 out, went 5th next, kept on same pace under pressure without reaching leaders, 4th of 16, 4l behind Gaelic Grounds (11-1) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 gd in Sep.
Dactik (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Mid-division, no extra from 3 out, 11th of 15, 48l behind Mighty Whitey (11-4) at Sligo 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Mister Lucky (IRE) 4-1fav (11-10) Held up, 9th on outer after 4 out, ridden and no impression next, 10th and no extra before 2 out, 9th of 14, 19l behind Mountain Heather (11-8) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Aug.
Emerson Breeze (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Mid-division, moderate 7th 3 out, 5th and no impression from 2 out, 5th of 13, 18l behind Gentleman Jeff (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl fm in Sep.
Face Facts (IRE) 11-1 (11-1) Mid-division, moderate 7th halfway, progress after 3 out, 4th under pressure 2 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 16, 18l behind Old Theatre Royal (10-11) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Sep.
The Legislator (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, kept on same pace under pressure in 4th from before 2 out, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Lea Lady (10-6) at Tramore 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109.
Ameno (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Towards rear, stayed on from before 3 out, 7th of 30, 17l behind Super Daisy (11-4) at Navan 2m 6f hcp hdl sft in Sep.
Kalmez (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Rear of mid-division, headway to 6th before 5 out, improved to 2nd before 2 out, ridden and no extra 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Mr Anderson (11-9) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f hcp hdl fm in Jun '08.