Credit Box won so easily at Ballinrobe last month that the assessor raised her 12lb and she was struggling when falling at Gowran earlier this month. She had earlier finished around 3l behind today's rival Galianna at Listowel and the latter had something in hand and should confirm the form. Luke's Benefit will have needed his recent run at Tipperary after a long absence and is perfectly capable of getting into this if anywhere near his best but it's BECKWITH STAR who gets the nod. Henry De Bromhead's charge was an easy winner over fences on New Year's Day and though not seen since March he reverts to hurdling on a very fair mark and looks the one to be on. Banna Man can do best of the remainder.
King Of Queens (IRE) 7-2 (10-10) 3rd of 7, 10l behind Ebadiyan (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 4yo hdl Grd 3 (1) hvy in Jan '09.
Cnoc Na Sioga (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Mid-division early, 9th halfway, ridden and no extra before straight, 8th of 10, 20l behind Lough Ferrib (10-12) at Listowel 2m hcp hdl hvy in Sep.
Cooper's Crest (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Towards rear, never a factor, no impression in moderate 8th 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 12l behind Moncherie (11-7) at Tramore 2m beg chs sft.
Galianna (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Waited with, closed 3 out, 4th before straight, soon closed under pressure and on terms last where mistake, soon led and stayed on best, won at Listowel 2m 4f mare hcp hdl 8Evens16 sft in Sep beating Credit Box (10-3) by 4l, 15 ran.
Credit Box (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Held up, headway after 4 out, 3rd briefly 3 out, 6th and no extra when fell 2 out, in a race won by Burn And Turn (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hdl gd, 8 ran.
Luke's Benefit (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Led, headed before 5th, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Foildubh (11-8) at Tipperary 2m hcp hdl hvy, 10 ran.
Banna Man (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 6th 3 out, soon ridden and no extra, 5th of 12, 26l behind Banellie (10-3) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gf in Aug.
Sultans Of Swing (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Prominent early, towards rear from 4 out and pulled up before next, in a race won by Split Ear (10-7) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Jun, 16 ran.
Top Spin (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Soon chased leaders, no extra after 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Neighbourly (10-0) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Aug.
Beckwith Star (IRE) 11-4fav (11-10) Prominent, slight mistake 6 out, struggling from before 2 out, soon kept on at same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 12, 9l behind On My Own (11-9) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Mar.
Prince Of Dubai (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Mid-division, 10th 3 out, no impression before next, 6th of 14, 5l behind Cloudgazer (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4yo mdn hdl gf in Sep.
Schindler's Pearl (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division, some headway approaching straight, ridden in 4th briefly approaching last, no extra run-in, 5th of 16, 14l behind Wooly Tom (10-10) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Jun.
Chilledbelowzero (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Soon mid-division, 8th approaching 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next, 7th of 15, 21l behind Stormy Oscar (11-12) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl sft.
Sox's Girl (IRE) 10-1 (10-3) Waited with well off the pace towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from 3 out, 6th of 10, 23l behind Colls Corner (11-3) at Listowel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Sep.