There are three running in the J P McManus colours in this but Bruff should be the pick as both Down Under and Billtheblacksmith are returning from a break. Scavenger Lad could go well as he's already been placed three times over the larger obstacles while Ballygill Gale was only beaten half-a-length by Prince Of Leisure at Kilbeggan last month, though is 4lb higher now. BANGONFORM has been in good form over hurdles and almost certainly better over fences than he's shown so far. He was third over 3m1f at Fairyhouse in April and could be the one to beat if anywhere near that form here. Itsuptoyou and Island Peak could prove the pick of the remainder.
Baizically (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Soon well off the pace in mid-division, closer order halfway, no impression from 4 out, 16th of 20, well behind Sir Ector (11-10) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gs in Aug.
Doctor Woodfield (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, 7th 4 out, no extra from next, 13th of 16, 47l behind Victrix Gale (9-13) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp chs in Jul.
Down Under (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Chased leaders early, mistake 6th, moderate 5th halfway, poor 6th 4 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, well behind Arvika Ligeonniere (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs in May.
Scavenger Lad (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 2nd when not as quick as winner 3 out and soon no impression, no extra approaching straight, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 25l behind Loughnagall (11-12) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f beg chs sft in Aug.
Hot Friend (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Led and disputed, headed and weakened from 4 out, 13th of 15, 39l behind Coolharbour Breeze (11-1) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Jul.
Moncherie (IRE) 7-1 (10-5) Attempted to make all, clear for most and some slight mistakes, reduced lead and headed 2 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Agus A Vic (11-2) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Aug.
Itsuptoyou (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 3rd for much, not fluent 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Ploopluck Bridge (10-5) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs gd in Jul.
Thepartysover 50-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, 8th 6 out, no impression next, 9th of 12, well behind Ballyadam Brook (11-12) at Killarney 2m 4f beg chs sft in Aug.
Bangonform (IRE) 4-1fav (10-12) Mid-division, headway into moderate 2nd 3 out, ridden in 4th approaching 2 out, left in narrow lead after 2 out, headed after last, no extra run-in, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Face Facts (11-2) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens16 in Aug.
Island Peak (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Waited with, no impression and kept on same pace without threatening from 4 out, 7th of 15, 14l behind Coolharbour Breeze (11-1) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Jul.
Ballygill Gale (IRE) 9-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, went in pursuit of winner 2 out, struggling to get there before last, kept on without getting to winner closing stages, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Prince Of Leisure (10-13) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Aug.
The Baler (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Soon chased leaders, niggled along 6th, no extra from 3 out and pulled up before last (normal 2 out), in a race won by Clicksnmortar (11-7) at Wexford 3m 1f hcp chs 0-116 gf in Jul, 14 ran.
Where'd Ya Hide It (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Towards rear, went moderate 7th before straight, soon no impression under pressure and kept on without threatening, 4th of 15, 6l behind Ploopluck Bridge (10-5) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs gd in Jul.
Another Flutter (IRE) 11-1 (10-9) Disputed early, 2nd halfway, led and disputed from 6 out, headed 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 16, well behind Another Palm (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-123 gd in Apr '11.
Mister Two Fifty (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Alw rr, 13th 1/2way, mod 10th & no impr bef 3out, to when pu bef last, in a race won by Inamalabalusaloon (12-0) at Dawstown 3m ire ptp gs in May, 15 ran.
Ard Agus Fada (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Mid-division best, never a factor, pulled up before last, in a race won by Black Mac (11-6) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Jul, 14 ran.
Rathmoyle House (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, no impression 3 out, kept on one pace straight, 5th of 11, 36l behind Baresi (11-7) at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chs sft in Aug.
Western Island (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, disputed after 7th, led 5 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, no extra, 8th of 11, 27l behind Back On The Road (10-10) at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Aug.
Bruff (IRE) 4-1fav (11-8) Chased leaders, challenged in 4th from before 2 out, no impression in 3rd from before last, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Bishop's Lane (10-11) at Tramore 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-95 hvy in Aug.
Billytheblacksmith (IRE) 7-1 (10-4) Soon chased leaders, mistake 6 out, no impression in 5th from before straight, kept on same pace, 6th of 16, 37l behind Victrix Gale (10-11) at Limerick 3m hcp chs 0-109 gd in May.
Under The Spell (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Held up in 6th, 5th and ridden after 3 out, no impression from next, 5th of 7, 12l behind Muzak (10-9) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Aug.
What A Island (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, went 2nd halfway, driven along and dropped to 6th approaching straight, no extra, 7th of 13, 38l behind Bishop's Lane (10-11) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Aug.
Top Four (IRE) 4-1 (10-9) Took keen hold in rear, mistake 2nd, steady headway approaching 3 out, ridden and no extra next, hit last, 5th of 7, 16l behind Vallani (9-10) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Aug.