Yeoman was gaining his first chasing success on his 17th start at Galway last month but a 5lb rise takes him onto a career-high mark. Rubert is steadily slipping down the weights and will be better for his run at Punchestown last week but a 10lb rise for his victory at Killarney in July may prevent Fourth Class following up after a break. COOLHARBOUR BREEZE won nicely at Wexford in July and started favourite there on his return last month but appeared to run away with his rider and weakened quickly. With more restraint here, he's expected to get back to winning ways. Days Ahead scored over the minimum trip at Tramore last month and was only narrowly beaten when tackling 2m6f at Down Royal last time. He's progressing well and arrives in good form so should get into the mix. There are plenty of others with chances in a wide-open contest.
Days Ahead (IRE) 5-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, 4th after 2 out, ridden to challenge last, every chance and stayed on well run-in, not quite get to winner, just failed, 2nd of 13, nk behind Kyle's Turn (11-7) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 gs.
Kakagh (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Soon mid-division, no impression under pressure approaching straight, kept on, 5th of 10, 10l behind Highdownhill (10-5) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 hvy.
Carlowsantana (IRE) 9-2 (11-8) Prominent, led before straight, joined 3 out, soon headed, no impression and kept on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 14, 27l behind Rawnaq (11-9) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 in Aug.
Code Of The West (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Mid-division, 6th halfway, went 3rd 4 out and 2nd from next, ridden and no impression on winner approaching last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 15, 13l behind Alf Wright (10-6) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 gd in Oct.
Hans Crescent (FR) 16-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression in 5th before 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 11l behind Medicinal Compound (11-0) at Limerick 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy.
Colls Corner (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Prominent and led after 1st, driven along and headed approaching straight, soon no extra, weakened, 8th of 11, 22l behind Medicinal Compound (11-0) at Limerick 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy.
Any Bets (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Waited with towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 9th of 10, 39l behind Highdownhill (10-5) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 hvy.
Fourth Class (IRE) 7-2 (11-8) Soon led and made virtually all, went clear from 4 out, ridden and stayed on well from 2 out, comfortably, won at Killarney 2m 1f hcp chs 0-109 in Jul beating Like The Da (10-0) by 11l, 9 ran.
Quiet Thought (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders when fell 5th, in a race won by Cloughmile (9-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp chs sft in Dec, 9 ran.
Rubert (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Led, narrowly headed approaching 3 out, lost place into straight, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 15l behind Highdownhill (10-5) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 hvy.
Coolharbour Breeze (IRE) 3-1fav (11-1) Led, slow 5 out and headed next, no extra from 3 out and weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Alf Wright (10-6) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 gd in Oct, 15 ran.
Yeoman (FR) 12-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th after last, stayed on to lead early straight, kept on well under pressure, won at Galway 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 in Oct beating Venture Lazarus (10-13) by 2l, 12 ran.