A low grade handicap in which Derek Fox's claim can help HIGH TALK to another success. He generally goes well around here and scored from 7lb lower last July - his young rider's claim wipes out the extra burden. Rudigreen has dropped to a mark from which he can be competitive as he was when runner-up at Thurles in April while Yachvili is on his lowest mark since 2008 and it would be no shock tpo see him bounce back to form. Jack The Ref is still a maiden after 13 starts but produced his best run over today's C&D on good ground in September so must be considered provided the going doesn't turn heavy.
High Talk (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Soon towards rear, headway 12th, not fluent 14th, weakened after 4 out, modest 3rd, 3rd of 6, 27l behind Pete The Feat (11-6) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.
Rudigreen (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Mid-division best, kept on same pace from 3 out, 11th of 20, 35l behind Latin Connection (11-5) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 gs.
Black Empress (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Mid-division best, 12th from 6 out, no impression and kept on same pace from 4 out, 9th of 17, 47l behind He's Our Man (11-12) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl in May.
Yachvili (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Soon mid-division, closer order from before 5 out, 3rd approaching next, lost place and no extra from before next, 10th of 16, well behind Dactik (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 in Oct.
Jack The Ref (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Always behind, 14th of 16, well behind Last Time D'albain (11-8) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Oct.
Woodvilla Last (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, 13th of 16, well behind Last Time D'albain (11-8) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Oct.
Cara Court (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Mid div best, 8th 1/2way, mod 8th & btn aftr 4out, ko onepcd, 5th of 17, 20l behind Coolking (12-0) at Cregg 3m ire ptp gf in Oct.
Lady Sunshine (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Hampered 1st, towards rear and never a factor, 12th of 18, 25l behind Cool Oscar (11-9) at Thurles 2m 6f am hcp hdle 80-95 in Oct.