Big Generator likes to race from the front and though his recent victory at Roscommon and his fine placed effort at Navan were over further it will be a surprise if he's not involved in the finish with his rider's claim a major plus. Tisamystery appeared to enjoy fast conditions at Clonmel so probably wouldn't want any more rain but the going won't be a problem for FANTASY KING. He's been improving with every run over hurdles and, though the assessor hasn't done him any favours after his maiden victory at Navan, there's more to come and he can complete the double. Both Top Spin and Hold Em Cowboy are running well and should get involved and The Hamptons is better than we've seen recently so could go well at a big price.
Big Generator 12-1 (11-1) Attempted to make all, pressed straigh, just headed when hit last, no extra and dropped to 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 18, 7l behind Celestial Prospect (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 gf in Sep.
Tisamystery (IRE) 13-8 (10-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd halfway, ridden early straight and good jump to lead last, driven out to assert run-in, won at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl gf in Sep beating Super Cloud (10-11) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.
Fantasy King 4-1 (11-12) Waited with in mid-division, 12th and headway from before straight, travelled well to chase leaders 3 out, 4th next, 2nd and challenged from last, soon led and ridden out closing stages, won at Navan 2m mdn hdl gf in Sep beating Salam Alaykum (11-12) by 1 1/2l, 18 ran.
The Amarillo Kid (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Held up behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 2 out, under pressure in 3rd last, no impression run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Bottle Rattler (10-10) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-116 gf in Aug.
Wooly Tom (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Held up in touch in inner, ridden 3 out, no impression, 8th of 12, 26l behind Sammy Black (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m nov hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Mar.
Why But Why (USA) 4-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, mistake 4th, 4th 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, 7th of 11, 39l behind Muzak (11-3) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 gd in Aug.
Silver Shuffle (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out, 16th of 17, 36l behind Cairdin (10-12) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Dec.
Royal Flight (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Mid-division, 12th early, some headway 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 9th of 18, 25l behind Hurricane Ridge (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-116.
Vivaldi (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 4 out, 12th of 16, 30l behind Money Spider (10-13) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Jul.
Milt Yarberry 16-1 (9-4) Towards rear, not fluent 4 out, poor 9th and no impression from after 3 out, kept on same pace from before straight, 7th of 14, 19l behind Liberty's Gift (10-11) at Tipperary 2m hcp hdl gd.
Money Spider (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Towards rear, slight mistake 3rd, never a factor, 12th of 18, 40l behind Glibin (11-3) at Listowel 2m 4f Mares Handicap Hurdle (80-116) (4yo+) in Sep.
The Hamptons (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Towards rear when hampered and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Ancient Sands (11-10) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Sep, 16 ran.
Top Spin (IRE) 13-8fav (11-11) Tracked leaders, very bad mistake 4th, 3rd 2 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 18, 8l behind Invincible Don (11-6) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Sep.
Hold Em Cowboy (IRE) 7-1 (10-5) Soon mid-division, closer in 6th before straight, under pressure in 3rd from before last, challenged in 2nd and every chance run-in, not match winner, 2nd of 18, 3/4l behind Hurricane Ridge (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-116.
Theonewiththeleg (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Led, pressed straight, joined 2 out, soon headed and no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 18, 12l behind Invincible Don (11-6) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Sep.
Andalucia Lady (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Rear of mid-division, 14th early, some headway 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 5th of 18, 12l behind Hurricane Ridge (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-116.
Tynaghs Trooper (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden after 3 out, kept on into 3rd 2 out, no impression last, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 17l behind Billybuster (10-11) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Takestan (IRE) 18-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, closer in 3rd before straight, dropped to 5th and no impression from after 2 out, left 4th and kept on same pace from last, 4th of 18, 11l behind Hurricane Ridge (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-116.