Willie Mullins had four entered at the early stage and Primroseandblue is the one selected though he will need to do better than he did on his chasing debut at Kilbeggan. That looks a distinct possibility, however, though he's up against a couple of potentially very useful chasers here. SHRAPNEL won a point-to-point and scored three times over hurdles including an easy defeat of Rattan in April. His pedigree suggests he'll do even better over fences and he just gets the vote over Usa. The latter is comfortably the pick of those with experience over fences having followed a victory on the beach at Laytown with a fine second to Nearest The Pin at Ballinrobe. Thomond is another who could do well in this sphere having run very well behind Sir Vincent at Roscommon.
Araglen Lad (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 4th 4 out, ridden from next, soon weakened, 5th of 15, 45l behind Indian Outlook (11-12) at Sligo 2m 1f beg chs hvy.
Baraka Boy (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) 10th of 14, well behind Black Cache (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs gd in Sep.
Garamor Boy (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, dropped to last at 4th, under pressure 5 out, soon trailing, last of 5, well behind Toner D'Oudairies (11-6) at Sligo 2m 4f chs hvy.
Obispo (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) 6th of 14, 21l behind Black Cache (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs gd in Sep.
On The Loose (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Prominent, 5th approaching straight, no extra from 3 out, mistake next, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Sir Vincent (11-12) at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chs gf in Sep.
Primroseandblue (IRE) 11-4 (11-12) Settled behind leaders early, 5th halfway, 4th after 4 out, ridden 2 out, soon no impression and kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 34l behind Sizing Machine (11-8) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chs gd in Aug.
Shrapnel (IRE) 9-1 (10-13) Mid-division on outer, ran in snatches and pushed along at 4th, ridden in 11th 2 out, kept on same pace, 8th of 20, 7l behind Il Fenomeno (10-6) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl sft in Apr.
Usa (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) Chased leaders mainly 6th, good headway to go 2nd approaching 2 out, ridden and no impression in 3rd when left 2nd after last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 12, 6l behind Nearest The Pin (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f beg chs gd in Sep.
Howwoulduno (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) in a race won by Rattan (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 7f beg chase gd in Sep, 10 ran.
Thomond (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Attempted to make all, inclined to jump a little to his left, pressed straight, headed from before last, soon no extra, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Sir Vincent (11-12) at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chs gf in Sep.