A maximum field here but it's difficult to get away from the chances of Ancient Sands and LUIMNEACH ABU. The former has been raised 7lb for his Down Royal victory at the end of last month but has since run two very good races on the Flat and won't go down without a fight. However, the latter is also in excellent shape and has been narrowly beaten on his two latest starts over timber, the last on Saturday where he gave supporters of the well-supported Quick Jack a fright, so he looks the one to be on. The Hamptons hasn't shown much for some time but is just the type to go well at a big price while Sweetheart Susan, a comfortable winner at Roscommon in July, has had a break since a poor effort at Cork in early August and could bounce back to form.
Is Herself About (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden approaching straight and soon no extra, moderate 6th after 2 out, no extra, 8th of 11, 35l behind Luke's Benefit (10-8) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Feb.
Ancient Sands (IRE) 5-1 (11-10) Waited with, soon in rear of mid-division, progress to track leaders going well approaching 3 out, soon challenged, jumped a bit right and led 2 out, ridden clear and stayed on well run-in, won at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Aug beating City Line (11-10) by 6l, 15 ran.
All Or Now (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, last of 16, well behind Run With The Wind (11-12) at Listowel 2m 1f beg chs.
Fair Dilemma (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Prominent, in front approaching straight, soon headed and no extra, 10th of 18, 25l behind Pink Coat (11-10) at Listowel 2m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (5yo+).
The Hamptons (IRE) 50-1 (9-10) Always behind, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Snap Tie (11-9) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl gs in Apr '12, 25 ran.
Second Glance (IRE) 28-1 (10-10) Soon chased leaders, 7th approaching straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 7th of 18, 12l behind Glibin (11-3) at Listowel 2m 4f Mares Handicap Hurdle (80-116) (4yo+).
Luimneach Abu (IRE) 5-1 (11-11) Soon tracked leaders, 5th approaching straight, ridden in pursuit of winner from before last, kept on well to close near the finish, but never going to get there, 2nd of 18, 1/2l behind Quick Jack (10-13) at Listowel 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102.
Laughing Boy (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, moderate 4th halfway, ridden and weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Ocean Bright (11-9) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jul, 16 ran.
Pennys Tune (IRE) 11-2fav (10-12) Refused to race, in a race won by Paudi The Punter (10-9) at Galway 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 gf, 19 ran.
Backinyourbox (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden from 3 out, soon weakened, 12th of 20, 50l behind Notable Graduate (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl in Aug.
Ittimetogo (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Mid-division early, 5th approaching 2 out, no impression under pressure from before straight, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 14l behind Run For Firth (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl gf.
Two Euro Luck (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Always towards rear, never a factor, 13th of 15, well behind Hurricane Jojo (11-2) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gs in Aug.
Wildcatted (GER) 33-1 (11-3) Chased leaders and 7th halfway, ridden approaching straight and no impression in 6th 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 11l behind Tisamystery (10-11) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl gf.
Surf's Up (IRE) 33-1 (9-12) Chased clear leader, dropped to rear after halfway, no extra after 4 out and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Flying Light (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m nov hcp hdl sft in Dec, 14 ran.
Sweetheart Susan (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, mistake 4 out, no impression from before straight, 16th of 20, well behind Lancing (11-3) at Cork 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Aug.
Pivot Bridge 50-1 (11-11) Soon mid-division, no impression approaching straight, kept on same pace, 14th of 22, well behind Irish Thistle (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Desert Roe (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Jumped a little left 1st, waited with towards rear, moderate 9th after 3 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 9th of 12, 33l behind Vicky De L'oasis (11-0) at Galway 2m 4yo mdn hdl gf.
What About Harry (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear early, moderate 12th halfway, no impression from 4 out, 9th of 18, well behind Lagan Canal (11-12) at Listowel 2m mdn hdl sft.
Mon Carlos (IRE) 12-1 (10-3) Waited with towards rear, closed from before 3 out, 6th before straight, kept on under pressure on outer without threatening run-in, 5th of 19, 4 1/2l behind Paudi The Punter (10-9) at Galway 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 gf.