Toomdeely went to Thurles with a favourite's chance after his fine victory at Listowel but jumped stickily and will need to do much better here. Leggy Lad was having only his second start over fences when easily landing a beginners' event at Sligo but the assessor hasn't done him any favours while The Big Boyo couldn't keep tabs on the useful Mossey Joe at Killarney in May and makes his handicap debut from what looks a tough mark. Winning point-to-pointer Linnel has shown some promise over regulation fences but Talkin' Tough fell on his first two chase starts. Inverglen begins his handicap career from the bottom of the weights but it's another who looks well-in, DARK VAGABOND, that gets the nod as he followed his victory between the flags at Castletown with easily his best run under Rules when just touched off in a Punchestown handicap.
Cayo Levantado 4-1fav (11-12) Held up in 6th, headway 7th, reminders after 11th, not fluent next, lost place 13th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Columbus Secret (11-11) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Apr, 8 ran.
Toomdeely (IRE) 3-1fav (11-7) Prominent, some slight mistakes, on terms 5 out, soon led, headed and no extra from before 3 out, 6th of 18, 27l behind Magdoodle (11-10) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Oct.
Leggy Lad (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Held up, keen hold and tracked leaders from before 7th, on terms approaching straight, soon led, stayed on well to assert run-in, comfortably, won at Sligo 2m 4f beg chs in Sep beating Yachvili (11-9) by 6l, 9 ran.
The Big Boyo (IRE) 11-1 (11-10) Led, slight mistake 7th, headed after 3 out, soon no impression in 3rd and kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 22l behind Mossey Joe (11-10) at Killarney 2m 6f nov chs gd in May.
Tiernan's Terror 16-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, no extra 5 out and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Tharawaat (11-10) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs hvy in Oct, 19 ran.
Linnel (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Always prominent, 3rd halfway, 2nd before 6 out where mistake, headway to lead 3 out, soon strongly pressed and headed after next, no impression under pressure from before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 11l behind Wicklow Lad (9-8) at Navan 3m nov chs sft in Mar.
Talkin' Tough (IRE) 11-4fav (10-11) Held up 5th of the 6, keen hold, mistake 4 out, soon last, no extra under pressure and kept on same pace from 2 out, last of 6, 11l behind Bachelor Affair (11-8) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Oct.
Equation (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, 6th 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 25l behind Streamtown (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs gs in Oct.
Flemensford (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Towards rear, ridden from 6 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 11th of 18, 39l behind Sensational Sema (11-0) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gs in May.
Knocklayde Euro (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden in 7th 3 out, no impression before next, kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 49l behind Groody Hill (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Oct.
Roley (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Chased leaders early, moderate 7th halfway, weakened before 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Paddy O Dee (10-10) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp chs 0-102 gs in Oct, 12 ran.
Mooney's Vic (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Soon well off pace towards rear, never a factor, 12th of 14, well behind Derinlaur (11-12) at Tipperary 2m 7f beg chs gs in Oct.
Inverglen (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Took keen hold early and led after 1st, mistake 4th, mistake 7th and headed, left in front again after 10th, strongly pressed and headed before 2 out, kept on under pressure from before last, not match winner, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Farmaland (11-5) at Down Royal 3m beg chase hvy in Mar.
Dark Vagabond (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Led and disputed, ridden in 2nd 2 out, challenged again last, kept on run-in, no extra close home, 2nd of 19, 1/2l behind Dont Tell De Purty (11-0) at Punchestown 3m 1f am hcp ch 0-102 in Oct.
Western Island (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Towards rear, 7th 3 out, no extra when mistake and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Ardglen (9-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f cnd hcp chs (0-109) hvy in Sep, 11 ran.