Nearest The Pin is undoubtedly the pick on chasing form after his second to Hidden Cyclone at Leopardstown in December. A recent run on the Flat will have put him straight and he'll be difficult to beat but SICILIAN SECRET may be the one to upset him. Willie Mullins' charge made several novicey mistakes on his chasing debut at Limerick last month and wasn't given a tough time once his chance had gone. That introduction won't be lost on him and he looks a good prospect. The promising and lightly-raced Steeltown wasn't far behind at Limerick and has the scope to do better while the consistent hurdler Esporao makes his chasing debut and is one to keep an eye on.
Cloone Rocket (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Soon chased leaders in 6th, no extra approaching 3 out, 12th of 14, well behind Alderwood (11-5) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 gs in Aug '11.
Esporao (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 14th of 21, 19l behind He's Our Man (11-0) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl gd in May.
Fair Dilemma (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Never better than mid-division, 12th of 16, 29l behind Eightybarackstreet (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs in Jul.
Having Nightmares (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Held up mid-division in 5th, pushed along 13th, weakened from 4 out, last of 8, well behind Billie Magern (11-0) at Perth 3m nov chs (4) gf in Jul '10.
In The Well (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Mid-division, slight mistake 3rd, 8th and progress before 4 out, no impression from next, 10th of 23, 27l behind Bourbon Ellie (10-12) at Cork 3m mdn hdl in Jul.
Jack Cool (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Jumped slowly, dropped behind from 6th, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Great Oak (10-7) at Tipperary 2m 1f chs hvy in Jul.
Life Of Reilly (NZ) 16-1 (11-12) Well off pace towards rear, went poor 7th after 3 out (normal 4 out), moderate 6th and kept on without threatening straight, 5th of 14, well behind Go All The Way (11-12) at Killarney 2m 4f beg chs gd in Jul.
Nearest The Pin (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Mid-division, progress in 10th 4 out, soon no impression, 14th of 18, 18l behind Satu (9-9) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl gd in May.
Sicilian Secret (IRE) 13-8fav (11-12) Soon chased leaders, closed into 2nd approaching straight, niggled in 2nd before 2 out, dropped to 3rd and no extra from before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 7l behind Eightybarackstreet (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs in Jul.
Steeltown (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Waited with, progress 4 out, 7th approaching straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on without threatening, 4th of 16, 9l behind Eightybarackstreet (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs in Jul.
The Great Shanghai (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 8th halfway, progress into 5th 3 out, 2nd and challenged after 2 out, kept on under pressure from last to lead near finish, won at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Jul beating Ted Dolly (11-12) by hd, 22 ran.
Trabajo (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, fell 8th, in a race won by Ongenstown Lad (11-1) at Cheltenham 3m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gf in Oct, 9 ran.
Willowhill Warrior (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Ww mid div, 5th gng well 3out, ld on bit 2out, kow flat, won at Kinsale 3m ire ptp sft in Jun beating Em Bucc Eightysix (12-0) by 3l, 10 ran.
Launchpad 14-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, no extra approaching straight, 8th of 14, well behind Go All The Way (11-12) at Killarney 2m 4f beg chs gd in Jul.
Tabhachtach (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 9th 3 out, ridden and kept on without threatening from before next, 5th of 16, 10l behind Eightybarackstreet (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs in Jul.
The Three Colleens (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, no extra from 3 out, weakened, 8th of 13, well behind Murchu (11-12) at Galway 2m 6f beg chase sft.
Theboyschoice (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Prominent, left in lead after 5th, headed after 7th, ridden and no extra from 3 out, weakened, 11th of 14, well behind Good Time In Milan (10-11) at Downpatrick 2m 6f mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Cool Newport (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Waited with, closed up from 5 out, no impression and kept on same pace from after 3 out, 7th of 15, 42l behind Annie Other (11-7) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs gf in Jul.
Sherika (IRE) 12-1 (10-3) Mid-division, jumped right, headway when not fluent 10th, went 3rd after 3 out, stayed on same pace approaching last, 3rd of 9, 7l behind The Disengager (11-2) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in May.