WAAHEB is clear of the opposition on official figures and hard to oppose. Dermot Weld's charge won over these hurdles at the start of the year and scored on the Flat at Limerick in April. His main rivals on handicap ratings all arrive out of sorts with Baresi making more appeal than Courtnctacher and Gimli's Rock on latest form. Well Tuned won at Limerick last month but has plenty to find on today's terms.
Baresi (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, slight mistake 9th, led approaching 3 out, soon pressed, joined 2 out, quickly headed, no impression when not fluent last, no extra run-in, 6th of 11, 9l behind Fisher Bridge (10-11) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs gf in Jun.
Courtncatcher (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight, 9th of 14, 21l behind Giant's Quest (11-2) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl gd in Jul.
Gimli's Rock (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) Reluctant to line up and always trailing and never travelling, continued behind, 9th of 12, 32l behind Jacksonslady (10-10) at Galway 2m 6f chs gd in Jul.
Waaheb (USA) 20-1 (11-0) Mid-division, lost place 4 out, weakened after 2 out, 20th of 28, 25l behind Whisper (11-6) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Mar.
Casa Jove (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Ran 5th, improved into 3rd at 4th, 4th halfway, weakened after 5 out, 8th of 13, well behind Lilly The Lioness (10-7) at Tipperary 2m 1f hcp chs 0-109 in Jul.
Well Tuned (IRE) 6-1 (10-6) Led, pressed and joined last, led again and stayed on well run-in, won at Limerick 2m 4f mrs nov hdl gd in Jul beating Beach Of Falesa (11-3) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Shabra Charity (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Led, headed after 4 out, ridden in 2nd before 2 out, weakened after 2 out, 7th of 9, 47l behind Whatever It Takes (10-3) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl in Jul.