PAT GARRETT could quite easily have won two of the last four but for coming a cropper when clear. He came here last month with a favourite's chance but fluffed his lines and his supporters deserve some compensation. Old Supporter has been raised 6lb for scoring at Clonmel which shouldn't prevent another big effort. He's won on fast going so has to be respected with Brian Hayes able to claim 5lb. Personal Shopper won a handicap hurdle at Sligo in May and came here five days later for a handicap chase where he ran really well to finish second. He's only 1lb higher and, with his rider claiming 7lb, has to be on the short-list. High Talk ran a shocker at Ballinrobe last time though generally goes well on this track and should be respected but Niall Moran must be despairing of getting a race out of Whisky Galore, who has had 46 career starts without getting on the scorecard.
Old Supporter (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Made all, ridden 2 out, kept on well from before last, won at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 beating Tico (11-9) by 3l, 11 ran.
Araglen Lad (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders racing keenly and led from 2nd, mistake and joined 4 out, headed next and dropped to 4th entering straight, no extra from 2 out, 5th of 10, 16l behind Shrapnel (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m beg chs gf.
High Talk (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Towards rear, no impression when mistake 3 out and hampered, weakened, tailed off, 7th of 13, well behind Shantalla (10-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f cnd hcp chs (0-109) gd in Sep.
Lilly The Lioness (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) 7th of 14, 26l behind Black Cache (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs gd in Sep.
In The Well (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Never better than mid-division, a bit slow 7 out, 13th of 16, 45l behind Run With The Wind (11-12) at Listowel 2m 1f beg chs in Sep.
Pat Garrett (IRE) 2-1fav (11-8) Soon tracked leaders, almost on terms in 2nd from before 3 out, struggling when bad mistake next, soon no impression, 4th of 14, 14l behind Lash It On (10-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 gd in Sep.
Garamor Boy (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Chased leaders and 5th halfway, pushed along approaching 3 out and dropped to 7th entering straight, no extra, 7th of 10, 32l behind Shrapnel (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m beg chs gf.
Whisky Galore 66-1 (11-12) Chased leaders early, 6th from 6th, pushed along after halfway, ridden and no impression 4 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 18l behind Passage Vendome (11-12) at Tramore 2m beg chs gd.
Ta Blazes (IRE) 11-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Pink Goddess (11-3) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Aug.
Duty Dance (IRE) 28-1 (11-5) In rear, remote 10th 4 out, went remote 7th after 2 out, pushed along before last, went remote 3rd run-in, 3rd of 15, 35l behind Indian Outlook (11-12) at Sligo 2m 1f beg chs hvy.
Personal Shopper 16-1 (10-2) Soon mid-division, moderate 6th and no impression from 3 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 39l behind Lash It On (10-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 gd in Sep.