CURLEY BILL has been a beaten favourite on both starts over timber though he hasn't run badly. He arrives in excellent form with a victory on the Flat at Galway to his credit and should take this before going on to better things. Fantasy King has proved his versatility on the level and made a bright enough start over hurdles here earlier this month to suggest he will do well in this sphere. Tellherimhere was just in front of him in that latter event but had much more experience and may not confirm the form. Director's Forum had some strong bumper form but hasn't shown anything so far over timber so Super Cloud may offer more of a threat as he ran well despite several errors behind Massini's Trap at Ballinrobe.
Asockastar (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Waited with in mid-division, closer in 6th 3 out, moderate 7th and no impression approaching straight, kept on same pace, 7th of 18, 30l behind Dale Street (11-12) at Limerick 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jul.
Curley Bill (IRE) 6-5fav (11-10) Mid-division, 8th halfway, some headway to go 4th 2 out, soon ridden and no impression early straight, no extra and dropped to 6th run-in, 6th of 12, 13l behind Way Up In The Air (11-5) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Director's Forum (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division and 9th halfway, no impression in 8th 2 out, no extra, 7th of 14, well behind Blackmail (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Fantasy King 14-1 (11-12) Waited with in mid-division, closer in moderate 6th 4 out, moderate 4th before straight, no impression and kept on same pace 2 out, 4th of 17, 13l behind Pepparpot (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gf.
Harpor (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Chased leaders until bad mistake and unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Obispo (10-13) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl gf in Jul, 9 ran.
Mr Utah 16-1 (10-11) In rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 9th of 16, 38l behind Gentleman Duke (11-12) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl gs.
Of The Hook (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Towards rear, headway on outer approaching straight and went 6th before last, no impression run-in and kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 8l behind Massini's Trap (11-2) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl gf.
Patrolman (USA) 33-1 (10-13) Waited with towards rear, no impression from before 2 out, went moderate 5th and kept on from last, 5th of 12, 20l behind Bridgequarter Girl (10-11) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl gd.
Smiler (IRE) 9-1 (12-0) Always towards rear, completely tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Minella Reception (11-9) at Listowel 2m N H flat sft in Sep.
Super Cloud (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, ridden approaching straight and checked on landing after last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Massini's Trap (11-2) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl gf.
Sizing Scorpion (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Prominent, slight stumble 3rd, weakened 4 out, 14th of 17, 49l behind Pepparpot (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gf.
Vito De Beauchene (FR) 28-1 (11-0) Prominent at ordinary pace, weakened from 4 out, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Diplomat (11-4) at Galway 2m 4yo nov hdl gd in Jul.
Wisty (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Keen hold towards rear early, no impression and kept on same pace from before 4 out, 9th of 17, 24l behind Pepparpot (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gf.
Tellherimhere (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Soon tracked leaders, moderate 4th 4 out, moderate 3rd and no impression 2 out, pecked at last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 17, 9l behind Pepparpot (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gf.