Tawrific Laois has won only once over hurdles and that was five years ago. His recent good form has been over fences and he's overlooked here. Burnswood just outlasted With Speed at Naas last time but that was a moderate affair and neither may be quite good enough here. Inter Mutada was in front of Yeoman when they occupied the minor berths behind King Maker at Limerick last week though that was another weak event so the vote goes to SILENT JO, who has been running reasonably well in better company and will find this less exacting. Storm Breaker ran quite well behind Shamiran at Punchestown but is still a maiden over hurdles after 19 starts.
Spencer's Hill (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Towards rear, some late headway, no danger, 12th of 25, 35l behind Whats Up Gorden (10-11) at Punchestown 2m 2f hcp hdl 8Evens09 gd in May.
Silent Jo (JPN) 10-1 (10-10) Towards rear, some modest late headway, 7th of 22, 8l behind Fool's Wildcat (10-8) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Oct.
Second Alliance (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and no impression from 4 out, 11th of 17, well behind Whiskey Hall (10-2) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 8Evens09 in Oct.
Storm Breaker (IRE) 25-1 (10-3) Towards rear, some headway from 3 out, went moderate 4th early straight, 3rd when slight mistake last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 16, 18l behind Shamiran (11-6) at Punchestown 2m nov hcp hdl 80-109.
Burnswood (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Always prominent, 2nd halfway, led before 4 out, headed and dropped to 4th before 2 out, ridden and no impression in 3rd at last, stayed on gamely under pressure between horses to lead closing stages, won at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-95 beating With Speed (11-0) by 1l, 22 ran.
Like The Da (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden approaching 4 out, slightly hampered, soon weakened and tailed off, 12th of 19, well behind King High (11-10) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 fm in Jun.
With Speed (GER) 9-1 (11-0) Led, headed before 4 out, regained lead approaching 2 out, kept on under pressure before last, no extra and headed closing stages, 2nd of 22, 1l behind Burnswood (10-6) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
Locky (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Never better than mid-division, no danger approaching 4 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Vinnie (11-13) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Oct, 16 ran.
Chew It Over (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Always prominent, 4th halfway, 6th when slight mistake 2 out, no extra and kept on one pace from before last, 8th of 22, 11l behind Burnswood (10-6) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
Inter Mutanda (IRE) 11-1 (10-12) Mid-division, closed before straight, 3rd 2 out, soon no impression under pressure and kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 4 1/2l behind King Maker (11-8) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Media Baron (USA) 25-1 (11-12) Never a factor, 15th of 20, 30l behind Desert Abbey (11-7) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl gd in May '08.
Sweet Spirit (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders on outer, 6th halfway, 4th approaching 3 out, soon no extra, 7th of 17, 30l behind Korean (11-2) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Yeoman (FR) 8-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, led before straight, headed before 2 out, soon dropped to 4th and no extra, 4th of 14, 17l behind King Maker (11-8) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Eagles Benefit (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Led, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, soon no extra and weakened, 11th of 12, 32l behind City Hustler (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Jul.
Rossnanone (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Mid-division, 8th before straight, soon no impression, 6th of 14, 27l behind King Maker (11-8) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Tawrific Laois (IRE) 15-2 (10-3) Held up, headway into 4th 3 out, soon ridden, left 2nd 2 out, kept on same pace from last, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Second Glance (11-5) at Cork 2m hcp chs 0-109 sft.
Wiseman's Inn (IRE) 20-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, 5th entering straight, ridden in 10th 3 out, weakened next and tailed off, 13th of 21, 49l behind Cayo Levantado (11-1) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Maduma (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Ld & pr til rdn & outpcd 3out, ko onepce, 4th of 18, 8l behind Mr Sam (12-0) at Ballydarragh 3m ire ptp gd in Feb.
Celtic Carol (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Behind, moderate 8th 3 out, headway approaching straight, moderate 3rd 2 out, no impression from last, kept on, 3rd of 9, 11l behind Mantell (10-3) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-102 sft.
Tequila Lord (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Towards rear, some headway into 11th 2 out, went 4th at last, soon no impression and kept on one pace run-in, 5th of 22, 3 1/2l behind Burnswood (10-6) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
Saddles And Style (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Mid-division, 8th approaching 4 out, soon no impression, 10th of 18, 38l behind Commandment (11-12) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.