Lucky Spring always gives his best and is ideally suited by the track and going but he's now on his highest-ever mark on his 19th start over timber. South Wing won twice at around this trip in June and has found racing over further beyond him subsequently so he is respected back over the minimum while the veteran Conem, who scored over fences in May, is a massive 18lb lower over hurdles. King's Parade made a fair handicap debut here last month while Mosman Park has been lightly raced on the Flat after scoring twice over timber last summer. Louisiana Gift was sent to Newton Abbot to easily land a novices' handicap in August but has since been well beaten on the level so this looks best left to LEAH CLAIRE, who was in good form on the Flat during the summer and did nothing wrong in two Listowel handicaps over timber last month.
Lucky Spring (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Mid-division, 8th halfway, pushed along early straight, went 4th at last, kept on same pace but no impression on winner, 4th of 16, 3l behind Clonsilla Fath (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Sep.
Moncherie (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Prominent, 2nd halfway, pushed along in 4th when blundered badly 2 out, not recover, 12th of 16, 42l behind Clonsilla Fath (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Sep.
Takestan (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Bale O'shea (10-10) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Dec.
South Wing (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Held up, ridden 3 out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 40l behind Los Nadis (10-11) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Aug.
Conem (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, ridden 5 out, no extra from next, 7th of 8, 30l behind Norther Bay (10-9) at Listowel 2m 3f hcp chs gd in Jun.
King's Parade 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division, 10th halfway, 9th early straight, headway under pressure to go 3rd at last, no impression on winner run-in, 3rd of 16, 2 3/4l behind Clonsilla Fath (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Sep.
Mosman Park (FR) 11-4fav (11-4) Held up in touch, 5th 4 out, smooth headway next, led entering straight, ridden clear after 2 out, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jun '10 beating Mel Del (10-4) by 7l, 11 ran.
Between Me And You (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Led after 1st, asserted before 2 out and left clear, shaken up run-in, easily, won at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug beating Fairwood Massini (10-11) by 7l, 10 ran.
Gracchus (USA) 10-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, some headway into 8th early straight, no impression in 6th approaching last, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 6l behind Clonsilla Fath (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Sep.
Spa Wells (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Never a factor, no threat from 3 out, 13th of 16, 43l behind Clonsilla Fath (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Sep.
Leah Claire (IRE) 9-4fav (11-12) Soon chased leaders, well off pace, closed from 3 out, challenged and on terms last where mistake, headed, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Killcara Boy (10-9) at Listowel 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Sep.
King Keano (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Mid-division, weakened after 4 out, tailed off, 19th of 20, well behind The Buck (10-8) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Mar.
Insan Flyer (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Mid-division, 9th halfway, headway into 6th 3 out, ridden 2 out, no extra before last, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 15l behind The Fonze (11-12) at Down Royal 2m hdl fm in Jun '10.
Louisiana Gift (IRE) 5-1 (11-3) Raced keenly, with leader, led approaching 3rd, clear before 2 out, wandered under pressure when not fluent last, stayed on well, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Aug beating Cardinal James (11-6) by 8l, 6 ran.
Tajweed (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Prominent, mistake 4th, on terms from 6 out, reminders 4 out, lost place next, soon no extra, completely tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Eagle's Pass (11-0) at Galway 2m 1f hcp chs gd in Aug.
Akatara (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Led, pecked 2nd, headed from next, remained close up until weakened from before straight, 13th of 16, 40l behind Absolutlyfantastic (11-8) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Al Dafa (USA) 18-1 (11-10) Mid-division best, ridden and no impression before 4 out, 13th of 16, well behind Never A Secret (11-0) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Sep.
Tin Town Boy (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) In rear, closer in 8th approaching 2 out, went 2nd and challenged last, led and stayed on best under pressure run-in, won at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 8Evens09 sft in May beating Kaprun (11-12) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.
Ros Brin (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Soon chased leaders, 6th after 3 out, 5th and no impression from before straight, kept on same pace, 7th of 16, 11l behind Tilly Ann (10-7) at Clonmel 2m mare hcp hdl 8Evens16 in Apr.