Mister First, Lady Olwyn and Beckwith Star were all sent off favourite last time. The second-named had won two of her previous three starts this season while the latter should strip fitter for his reappearance at Cork but that's also the case with LETTERLEE STAR. Michael McDonagh's eight-year-old was pulled up on his return at Limerick but Paul Townend is back on board the gelding for the first time since he won at Clonmel in March which suggests a much better run is expected. Railway Vic and Forjoethepainter are others likely to have come on for their seasonal reappearance.
Mister First (FR) 3-1fav (11-11) Mid-division, progress from 3 out, ridden in 4th 2 out, kept on same pace from last, 4th of 11, 6l behind Dactik (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Oct.
Lady Olwyn (IRE) 4-1fav (11-0) Soon tracked leaders, 5th after 5 out, no extra after 3 out, 11th of 13, well behind Ordinary Man (11-10) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Oct.
Beckwith Star (IRE) 3-1fav (10-10) Waited with towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from 3 out, 10th of 12, 17l behind King Of Queens (11-12) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Oct.
Railway Vic (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 3rd approaching 3 out, no extra from before straight and pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Ballygill Gale (11-1) at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Oct, 14 ran.
Whiskey And Rye (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 4th 4 out, ridden from next, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 13l behind Last Time D'albain (11-8) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Oct.
Forjoethepainter (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden 3 out, no extra next, 13th of 19, 49l behind Dunroe Boy (10-4) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl 80-102 in May.
Letterlee Star (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Always towards rear, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Roadtoabbeyfeale (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Oct, 17 ran.
Castle Ranger (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Prominent, 3rd halfway, 5th approaching 3 out, soon no extra, 14th of 18, 26l behind Cool Oscar (11-9) at Thurles 2m 6f am hcp hdle 80-95 in Oct.
Billytheblacksmith (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Towards rear for most, never a factor, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Kilmurry Kid (10-12) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 sft in Oct, 16 ran.
Black Zorro (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Prominent when fell 1st, in a race won by Cool Oscar (11-9) at Thurles 2m 6f am hcp hdle 80-95 in Oct, 18 ran.
Tillargon 9-2 (10-9) Towards rear, ridden and no impression from 3 out, 6th of 11, 12l behind Dactik (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Oct.
Native Wolf (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Mid-division, 9th halfway, headway into 4th entering straight, no impression on winner after 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 18, 11l behind Cool Oscar (11-9) at Thurles 2m 6f am hcp hdle 80-95 in Oct.
Mini Budget (IRE) 11-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, ridden entering straight, close 3rd 2 out, kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Dactik (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Oct.