SIR ECTOR followed two fine runs over timber in mid-summer by scoring on the level at Leopardstown. He'd probably be better over further but testing conditions will make this a stamina test and he looks the one to beat. The veteran Keelaghan was having his first start since 2010 when well beaten on the Flat last month but that should have put him straight and he reverts to hurdles on a 26lb lower mark than over fences. Beausang ran very well at Wexford last time though that was on very fast ground while Bill The Yank couldn't handle a 12lb rise for his easy victory at Ballinrobe when sent to Tramore. Rockazar has won once from 22 starts over timber and still looks on a high enough mark.
Keelaghan (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) In touch, weakened after 3 out, 6th of 11, 26l behind Dave's Dream (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Nov '10.
Out Of The Game 33-1 (11-4) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, 12th of 14, well behind Special Tiara (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl in Jul.
Mighty Whitey (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders racing keenly, pulled way into lead at 2nd, strongly pressed approaching 2 out, headed before last and soon no extra on run-in, 6th of 11, 9l behind Daytime Dreamer (10-9) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jun.
Rockazar 16-1 (11-6) Waited with, ridden to chase leaders and no impression straight, kept on same pace, 7th of 13, 10l behind Wooly Tom (11-1) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jul.
Sir Ector (USA) 3-1fav (11-6) Mid-division, headway in 7th 3 out, ridden in 5th 2 out, 4th last, ran on well run-in, just failed, 2nd of 20, shd behind Blue Vic (10-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jun.
Bill The Yank (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Held up in rear, took keen hold, rapid headway to join leading group 3 out, ridden and no impression in 5th next, no extra, 5th of 11, 31l behind Bangonform (11-0) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy.
Beausang (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Soon chased leaders at ordinary pace, challenged under pressure and on terms last, no extra and kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Bulletproof (11-4) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jul.
Mull On The Run (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Prominent, weakened approaching 2 out, last of 16, well behind Battling Boru (11-10) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in May.
Baizically (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Chased leaders early, dropped towards rear halfway, ridden and no extra 4 out, weakened next, 10th of 12, 38l behind Lillymile (10-1) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens16.
Formal Bid (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, pushed along to chase leaders from 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next, 5th of 14, 30l behind Rawnaq (11-9) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102.
Rookery Rebel (IRE) 18-1 (11-7) Waited with, went moderate 7th before straight, soon no impression, 9th of 14, 26l behind Whatdoyousay (10-12) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109 in Feb.
Summersinerrill (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Soon mid-division, 6th 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 9th of 13, 18l behind Wooly Tom (11-1) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jul.
Ancient Sands (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders on inner, 5th halfway, ridden approaching 2 out and no impression run-in, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 9l behind Daytime Dreamer (10-9) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jun.
He Is Top Class (IRE) 28-1 (11-7) Led, disputed halfway, headed 4 out, ridden in 3rd before straight, kept on in 2nd 3 out, no extra in 3rd last, kept on one pace run-in, 5th of 18, 12l behind Johannisberger (11-12) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl sft.
Quai Du Roi (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, 13th of 16, 37l behind Lapse Of Reason (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Sep.
Queen Of Hardship (IRE) 11-1 (11-5) Well off pace towards rear, some headway approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 12th of 18, 35l behind Serra Nova (11-0) at Cork 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95.
Great Work (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Harangue (10-13) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul, 16 ran.
Boleybawn Cat (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Towards rear, headway into 6th approaching 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 7th of 16, 22l behind Tipped Up Harry (10-9) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Jul.
Chinook Run (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, raced keenly, 3rd halfway, no extra approaching straight, moderate 7th when mistake and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Just For Joe (11-12) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Sep, 10 ran.
Worrel Creek (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, 4th 3 out, ridden from next, close 2nd entering straight, led inside final furlong, headed and no extra close home, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Sobrando Lodge (11-3) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Mister Lucky (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Towards rear for most, no impression and kept on same pace from before 3 out, 10th of 16, 21l behind Jack The Hat (10-10) at Wexford 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jul.
World Citizen (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Keen hold, soon led, joined 4 out, dropped to 3rd approaching straight, soon no extra, 8th of 12, 15l behind Whats Up Britta (11-7) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Apr.