SHARPS CHOICE ran well when finishing runner-up at Wexford last time and can open his account over hurdles by taking this opening contest. Coeur Joyeux has had more chances than most here and can put a disappointing effort on his debut for this yard behind him by finishing runner-up here with the long absent Now Let Go the selection to finish third on her hurdling debut.
Easy Boy (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Dwelt and rear, ridden and closer on outer 1 1/2f out, 8th under 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 13, 3 1/4l behind All Body And Soul (9-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Jul.
Munstead Pride 6-4fav (11-4) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden into 5th before straight, stayed on to challenge before 2 out, no extra in 4th last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 12, 13 3/4l behind Black Warrior (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 3f mdn gd in May.
Cluan Dara (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) In rear, no impression in 4th over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 5, 16l behind Ainsi Va La Vie (11-7) at Galway 2m sft in Aug.
Coeur Joyeux (IRE) 5-4fav (11-4) Prominent and disputed, led 7th, ridden and headed before straight, no extra in 5th and slight mistake 3 out, weakened after next, 7th of 18, dist behind Oakly (11-4) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn Yielding - Soft in Jun.
Hardback (IRE) 5-2 (11-4) Pr & disp brfly, mstk 4out, eff to chall aftr 2out, 1l down & ur last, at Rathmorrissey 3m mdn gd in Mar.
Pershing Missile (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Mid-division, not fluent at 1st, ridden in 6th 3 out, no impression, 7th of 17, 16 3/4l behind High Five Oscar (11-4) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn Good - Yielding in Jul.
Sharps Choice 11-8fav (11-4) Soon chased leaders, 5th from 4th, 2nd from before last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Get Smart (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn Yielding in Jul.
Well Joey (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 4th early, mid-division on outer and pushed briefly halfway, ridden in 6th 2 out, went 4th on outer at last, kept on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Top Othe Ra (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 2f mdn gd in Jul.
Silver Star (FR) 7-1 (11-2) Held up on inner, a little keen, 9th before 5th where slight mistake, went moderate 4th and no impression when slight mistake 2 out, one pace, 4th of 18, 18 1/4l behind Le Richebourg (11-2) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn gd in May.
Aimee Kate (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Held up, 13th from 3rd, one pace straight, 12th of 23, 36 1/2l behind Lakemilan (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn Yielding in Aug.
Now Let Go (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Soon tracked leaders, led before halfway, stayed on well from over 1f out,, won at Punchestown 2m 1f fll Good - Yielding in May beating Pride Of The Braid (11-9) by 2 1/4l, 24 ran.