This isn't the strongest of races and Fernhurst Lad, who has been racing in better company, will be fancied to open his account over regulation fences. Sheer Genius is bred to be a staying chaser so he did well to score over hurdles and this should be his game but it's the four-year-old WESTHAVEN who is given the nod with his allowances. Noel Meade's charge hardly has the pedigree for jumping but did well enough over hurdles and will have benefited from the experience gained behind Jenari at Naas where he found the minimum trip much too short. Mini Vic only got as far as the first on her second start over fences at Clonmel but had shown enough on her debut at Tramore to suggest she's worth a market check.
Ample Appeal (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, 15th of 16, well behind Tillahow (11-12) at Thurles 2m beg chs.
Bruach Na Mara (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Towards rear, some headway into 5th after 3 out, no impression when mistake next, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 24l behind Far Away So Close (11-2) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs hvy.
Castle Anshan (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Soon mid-division, no impression approaching 2 out, 9th of 13, well behind Lyreen Legend (11-10) at Galway 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Oct.
Fernhurst Lad (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 8th halfway, pushed along in 6th approaching 4 out where left 3rd, no impression and dropped to 4th after 2 out, left moderate 3rd at last, 3rd of 16, 23l behind Sweeney Tunes (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs in Oct.
Hasty Times (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 5th 4 out and no extra from next, weakened, 8th of 20, well behind You Must Know Me (11-4) at Tipperary 3m mdn hdl sft in Apr.
Schinkel (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division, no impression from 4 out, 8th of 13, 49l behind Oscars Well (11-12) at Punchestown 2m beg chs sft in Oct.
Sheer Genius (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, pulled up before last, in a race won by Shamiran (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Hurdle (95-123) (4yo+) hvy in Apr, 25 ran.
Sir Harry Cash 6-4fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, ridden along 3 out, weakened from next, 7th of 13, well behind Hansupfordetroit (11-1) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Snooze (FR) 16-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 8th halfway, moderate 6th from 2 out, never a factor, 6th of 13, 45l behind Big Generator (11-7) at Wexford 2m 1f beg chs gd in Oct.
Temple Castle (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, no extra from 2 out, kept on same pace, 8th of 16, 19l behind Coole Avenue (11-2) at Galway 2m 6f hcp hdl 8Evens30 sft in Oct.
Troll D'Oudairies (FR) 25-1 (11-10) Mid-division, remote 4th 4 out, went remote 3rd after next, no extra in distant 3rd, 3rd of 8, well behind Buckers Bridge (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs sft in Oct.
Mini Vic (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Fell 1st, in a race won by Avondhu Lady (11-2) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chs, 15 ran.
Westhaven (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Towards rear, never a factor, moderate 10th entering straight, kept on without troubling leaders, 6th of 13, 27l behind Jenari (11-11) at Naas 2m beg chs sft in Oct.