REINE ANGEVINE has been odds-on for all three starts to date, winning a Killarney bumper in August. She was a bit disappointing on her hurdling debut at Listowel but the heavy ground may have been against her and she is taken to gain her first success over timber. Enchanted Forest was four lengths in front of her at Listowel but had more experience and was probably better suited by the testing ground. Dumbarton had a run on the Flat after falling at Down Royal but he hadn't jumped well prior to coming to grief and Smithfield may prove more of a threat as he ran quite well on his hurdling debut at Down Royal.
Arctic Pond (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Bar Un'que.
Call Rog (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Soon chased leaders, struggling from 3 out, kept on without threatening, 6th of 24, 17l behind Casimir Road (11-2) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Apr.
Church Field (IRE) Heron Island gelding out of Dante's Thatch.
Ciarans Oscar (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden 4f out and soon no extra, weakened, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Superior Quality (11-9) at Downpatrick 2m 2f ldy N H flat gd in Jun.
Dumbarton (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, a bit slow 5 out, close enough in 6th when fell 3 out, in a race won by Sizing Machine (10-13) at Down Royal 2m 4yo mdn hdl gs in Aug, 14 ran.
Enchanted Forest (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Waited with, closed 4 out, 3rd into straight, challenged and almost on terms from before 2 out, narrowly in front run-in, headed closing stages, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Love Rory (11-4) at Listowel 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Sep.
Man of God (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, weakened 4 out, 7th of 8, well behind Casimir Road (11-7) at Bellewstown 2m 1f 4yo nov hdl sft in Jul.
Massabini (USA) 14-1 (9-4) Never better than mid-division, 14th of 22, 13l behind Stuccodor (9-4) at Leopardstown 1m 1f stks gs in Aug (flat).
Powertakeoff (IRE) Court Cave gelding out of Diminished.
Sizing Rio (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened, 13th of 23, 40l behind Grand Jesture (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf gs in Apr.
Smithfield (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders in 4th, keen hold, not fluent 4 out, no impression in moderate 5th from before 2 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 15l behind Sizing Machine (10-13) at Down Royal 2m 4yo mdn hdl gs in Aug.
Strategic Bid 15-2 (9-3) Dwelt, held up in rear, never nearer, 5th of 8, 17l behind Night And Dance (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov (flat).
Xsquared (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 11th entering straight, no impression in 7th last, kept on same pace, 7th of 22, 8l behind Passage Vendome (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Famous Ballerina (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Settled on inner, 6th halfway, no extra approaching straight, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 38l behind Ange Blanc (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Feb.
Kahyasi Queen (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, 14th of 20, well behind Tasitiocht (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Milano Express (IRE) 11-2 (10-11) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, no extra from 4f out, weakened, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Dani Catalonia (11-9) at Tramore 2m mrs N H flat hvy in Aug.
Pocasset (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 11th of 20, 35l behind Tasitiocht (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Reine Angevine (FR) 9-10fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, 4th into straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Love Rory (11-4) at Listowel 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Sep.
The Flying Doc (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) Towards rear, no impression from 4f out, 10th of 16, well behind Reafadda (11-7) at Clonmel 2m N H flat sft in Jun.
Turtle Mist (IRE) 11-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, no extra from over 2f out, weakened, tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Dani Catalonia (11-9) at Tramore 2m mrs N H flat hvy in Aug.
Port Of The Oak (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Prominent, 3rd over 4f out, lost place before straight, soon no extra, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Stolberg (11-0) at Listowel 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Sep.
No More Vino (IRE) Luso gelding out of Rosato.
Monahans Girl (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) In rear, some modest late headway from 2 out, 7th of 14, 8l behind Cloudgazer (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4yo mdn hdl gf in Sep.