Claragh Native can't get his head in front over fences and has now had 17 runs over the bigger obstacles. He ran out of steam over this track and trip last time after looking the likely winner and has no scope for progress. SIZING SOLUTION was making his chasing debut when just in front of Claragh Native here and with that under his belt looks the one to beat. Littletown Lass ran her best race for some time when runner-up to Katys Girl at Sligo so should be respected along with Imperial Joey, who won very easily over hurdles here last month.
Claragh Native (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) 3rd of 14, 4l behind Black Cache (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs gd in Sep.
Farley's Risk (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Waited with, 10th and no impression from before straight, kept on same pace, 10th of 15, 50l behind Black Benny (11-12) at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chs gf in Aug.
Imperial Joey (IRE) 6-1 (10-6) Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon no extra, 7th of 13, 16l behind The Bold Beckey (9-12) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 gd.
More Madness (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders until bad mistake and unseated rider 6 out, in a race won by Minella For Value (11-12) at Listowel 2m 4f beg chs in Sep, 16 ran.
Alghanem (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, mistakes 1st and 2nd, led after 5th, ridden and headed after 3 out, soon no extra and weakened approaching next, 5th of 7, 23l behind Passage Vendome (11-12) at Tramore 2m beg chs gd.
Sizing Solution (IRE) 2-1fav (11-10) 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Black Cache (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs gd in Sep.
Littletown Lass (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, ridden in 3rd when mistake 2 out, went close 2nd at last, disputed lead briefly inside final furlong, soon headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Katys Girl (11-7) at Sligo 2m 1f beg chs sft.
Cheap As Chips (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Towards rear, mistake 2nd, moderate 9th at 7th, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 8th of 12, well behind Katys Girl (11-7) at Sligo 2m 1f beg chs sft.
Galboystown Lady (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 18th of 20, well behind Pivot Bridge (11-1) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Wot A Shot (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, led after 3rd, headed 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 10, 32l behind Castletown Bridge (10-12) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Sep.