CATCHERINSCRATCHER completed a double over fences in mid-summer before finishing third over timber at Kilbeggan three weeks ago. He looks a nice prospect over the bigger obstacles and is the one to beat here. Gimli's Rock was behind the selection last time but is also making his mark over fences these days. He'll like the quick ground and had almost 3l to spare over today's rival Glenstar when scoring at Tramore in August. Rockshandy could be the one to bustle up the selection as he was narrowly beaten by Gimli's Rock at Limerick in May under an inexperienced pilot and Paul Townend takes over the reigns.
Gimli's Rock (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, 8th and effort after 3 out, no impression when not fluent 2 out, 8th of 10, 13l behind Let The Show Begin (10-3) at Kilbeggan 3m hdl gd.
Glenstar (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Disputed early, soon chased leader in 2nd, moderate 2nd halfway, closed when fell 4 out, in a race won by Muirhead (11-5) at Galway 2m 6f chs sft, 5 ran.
Catcherinscratcher (IRE) 11-10fav (10-13) Held up in touch, 6th 5 out, 5th and ridden 2 out, stayed on from last, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Let The Show Begin (10-3) at Kilbeggan 3m hdl gd.
Aughnacurraveel (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden in 9th before straight, no impression in 8th 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 18l behind Coole Avenue (10-4) at Listowel 3m hcp hdl hvy.
Coldstonesober (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, weakened from 5 out, tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Dazzling Susie (11-5) at Clonmel 2m beg chase gs in Jun.
Rockshandy (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, close 3rd and ridden after 3 out, 4th and no impression after 2 out, one pace, 4th of 14, 9l behind Sicilian Secret (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chs gd.
Sea Of Thunder (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Mid-division, 8th halfway, 6th 5 out, ridden and no impression 2 out, weakened entering straight, pulled up before last, in a race won by Marasonnien (11-10) at Punchestown 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) hvy in Apr, 12 ran.
Tell Dawstown (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Settled behind leaders early, mid-division halfway, ridden into moderate 4th after 4 out, closer in 3rd 3 out, soon no extra and kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 9l behind Bob Lingo (10-6) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Aug.
Total Submission 16-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, 9th after 3 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 15, 17l behind Clouded Thoughts (11-9) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chase gd in May.