Plenty of runners but few look to have realistic chances. MISTER NIBBLES certainly does as his second to Upazo at Fairyhouse was a cracking effort and, though this could prove on the short side, a likely strong gallop in soft ground can see him use his stamina to the best effect. He is given the nod though Is Love Alive, a winning point-to-pointer, hasn't been beaten far by decent rivals in his two starts over hurdles and looks a danger. Shemshall finished runner-up to the useful Apache Jack at Punchestown though he never looked like winning and will need to raise his game again.
Mister Nibbles (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) In rear, in rear of mid-division on outer 3 out, ridden in 15th entering straight, headway into 5th at last, kept on well without threatening winner to go 2nd near line, 2nd of 25, 7l behind Upazo (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl in Nov.
Going Grey (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Led, joined approaching straight and headed over 2f out, no extra and weakened, last of 5, 38l behind Marchese Marconi (11-3) at Wexford 2m am stks (4yo+) gd in Aug (flat).
Hurler And Farmer (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 18th 4 out, no impression from next, never a factor, 14th of 30, 47l behind Vautour (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl.
Rich Prince (GER) (8-10) won at Dusseldorf(GER) 1m 3f stks gs in Aug, 9 ran (flat).
Baroque Style (IRE) 9-4 (11-4) Mid div, qckly lst pl 6out, no ex up & pu 4out, in a race won by Forpaddydatarmacer (12-0) at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp gs in Apr, 12 ran.
Beau Ballistic (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Led and disputed clear of field, reduced advantage 4 out, headed before 3 out, soon ridden and no extra, 4th of 6, 44l behind Rasco (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd.
Boom Hall (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden fro 4 out, weakened quickly entering straight, 15th of 19, well behind Mad Brian (11-5) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
East Lodge (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) In rear, no impression from 4f out, never a factor, 9th of 14, 20l behind Top Othe Ra (11-7) at Galway 2m N H flat in Aug.
Harvey Logan (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, some progress into 11th 2 out, no impression, never a factor, 12th of 30, 34l behind Vautour (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl.
Haughtons Bridge (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Soon rear of mid-division, never a factor, 21st of 30, well behind Sizing Tennessee (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl.
Is Love Alive 6-1 (11-7) Led after 1st, headed 4th, led again after 4 out, ridden from 2 out, headed before last, no impression run-in, 4th of 13, 7l behind Oscar's Passion (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl in Nov.
Jimmy Two Times (IRE) 66-1 (11-9) Towards rear, jumped badly right 5th, never a factor, 24th of 30, well behind Sizing Tennessee (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl.
Jkt Prince (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Soon mid-division, closer order 4 out, 7th after 3 out, soon no impression, kept on one pace,, 8th of 16, 22l behind Lucky Bridle (11-7) at Thurles 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Nov.
Little Boy Boru (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 12th of 17, 49l behind Howwoulduno (10-13) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Peoples Park (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Mid-division, 8th 4 out, ridden on outer after next, no impression, 11th of 25, 17l behind Upazo (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl in Nov.
Roll It Out (IRE) Kayf Tara gelding out of Liss A Chroi.
Shemshal (FR) 4-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, progress into 3rd and mistake 2 out, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on to moderate 2nd last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 17, 12l behind Apache Jack (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Sort It Out (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Towards rear, closer in moderate 10th before straight, soon no impression, kept on without threatening, 7th of 30, 27l behind Sizing Tennessee (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl.
Vasco Du Mee (FR) 40-1 (11-9) Went left start, soon mid-division, no impression approaching straight, 16th of 30, well behind Sizing Tennessee (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl.
Rumble Doll (IRE) Oscar filly out of Uptothefrontkirk.
Black Spot On (IRE) 28-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 3f out and soon no extra, 8th of 15, 15l behind Crystal Earth (9-11) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gf in Aug (flat).
Docas Nua (IRE) 100-1 (11-6) Mid-division, no impression from 4 out, soon weakened, 16th of 19, well behind Moyle Park (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Orbiting (IRE) Oscar filly out of Seymourswift.