HISAABAAT, who improved out of all recognition when sent hurdling last winter, looks thrown in here off a mark of 81. Dermot Weld's charge, a Grade 1 winner at Leopardstown and Punchestown and runner-up in the Triumph Hurdle, hasn't run since a poor effort at Auteuil in June but wouldn't need to be at his very best to take this. Beach Of Falesa has done well, scoring twice in July before a good run behind today's rival Cheval Rouge at Roscommon. She's a bit more progressive than the winner and can turn the tables but a bigger threat can emerge in the shape of Eighteen Summers, still a maiden but an excellent runner-up to King Of Dudes at Navan last time.
Seattle Drive (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Held up in rear, headway on outer over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 11, 1/2l behind Scrapper Smith (8-9) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sep '11.
Beach Of Falesa (IRE) 10-3 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway into 4th 2f out, ridden in 3rd over 1f out, no impression final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Cheval Rouge (9-4) at Roscommon 1m 2f fll hcp sft in Aug.
Cheval Rouge (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway into 5th 3f out, ridden into 4th 1 1/2f out, kept on inside final furlong to 2nd close home, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Loreto (9-0) at Listowel 1m fll hcp hvy in Sep.
Hisaabaat (IRE) 4-1fav (8-1) Led early, prominent, led again approaching straight, soon headed, 3rd over 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Park Ranger (8-11) at Listowel 1m 1f hcp hvy in Sep '11.
Gris Ladera (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, weakened straight, 17th of 19, 43l behind King of Dudes (9-1) at Navan 1m 2f hcp 55-80.
Salacious Sally (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, kept on without threatening from 2f out, 10th of 19, 19l behind King of Dudes (9-1) at Navan 1m 2f hcp 55-80.
Wrekin Rock (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, raced keenly, improved to lead halfway, headed 2 1/2f out, soon no extra and weakened, 9th of 10, 15l behind Leyland (9-3) at Galway 1m 4f App hcp hvy in Sep.
Eighteen Summers (USA) 12-1 (8-12) Rear of mid-division, progress halfway, moderate 6th straight, moderate 4th and headway 2f out, 3rd 1f out, stayed on well, nearest at finish, 2nd of 19, 1/2l behind King of Dudes (9-1) at Navan 1m 2f hcp 55-80.
Adam's Return (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Held up early, progress into mid-division halfway, moderate 9th 2 1/2f out, kept on, 6th of 19, 13l behind King of Dudes (9-1) at Navan 1m 2f hcp 55-80.
Leroy Parker (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Towards rear, progress early straight, moderate 9th 1 1/2f out, kept on, 5th of 19, 12l behind King of Dudes (9-1) at Navan 1m 2f hcp 55-80.