Definite Knockoff was a bit fortunate to beat Drumlister at Killarney so it was no shock when the latter reversed the form at Clonmel five days later. The former was carrying a penalty and certainly wasn't disgraced and he still looks well enough treated though not as well as COURTNCATCHER, who wasn't far behind in that Killarney event. He followed that with a cracking run in a huge field at Navan and with Mark Enright claiming 5lb this looks his chance to gain his first success over hurdles. Without The Bop alternates between hurdles and fences and can go well with his jockey's claim a big help while Georgie is capable of a big run as he would have finished much closer to Golden Kite at Down Royal but for a mistake at the last. Mullaghwillin Boy started favourite at Down Royal last time on the back of two promising runs under Ruby Walsh, who is back on board again here, and looks best of the rest.
Ballyhoura (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Soon mid-division, no impression from before 3 out, 18th of 19, well behind Street Runner (10-2) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 gs in Aug.
Hollyville (IRE) 25-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, under pressure and reminders 5th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Excellent As Usual (11-7) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-102 in Jul, 16 ran.
Julie Prince (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, 11th of 20, 26l behind Defence Of Duress (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Sep.
Without The Bop (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Led, ridden and headed 3 out, dropped to moderate 3rd after 2 out, kept on one paced, 3rd of 16, 20l behind Credit Box (10-9) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Sep.
Ambush Angel (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, 4th before straight, ridden in 5th and no extra before 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 10l behind Mountain Lough (10-9) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Aug.
Sea Stallion (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) A bit slow 1st, never better than mid-division, 15th of 18, 45l behind First Impressions (11-2) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 8Evens16 in Jul.
A Decent Excuse (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, closer order to chase leaders approaching 3 out, no impression under pressure straight, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 10l behind Roadtoabbeyfeale (11-12) at Listowel 3m mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Georgie 9-1 (10-7) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, headway into 2nd 2 out, ridden to challenge entering straight, close up last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Golden Kite (11-5) at Galway 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Sep.
Mullaghwillin Boy (IRE) 5-1fav (11-7) Mid-division, weakened 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Windwood Lad (10-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Jun, 14 ran.
Rudigreen (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) In rear when fell 2nd, in a race won by Chase The Favorite (11-5) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f beg chase in Jul, 14 ran.
Sacre Malta (FR) 14-1 (11-7) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 9th of 14, 29l behind Owennacurra Milan (12-0) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Mar.
All In A Days Work (UAE) 12-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden 3 out, under pressure in 7th 2 out, no impression in 4th last, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Mountain Lough (10-9) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Aug.
Captain Dash (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Held up behind leaders, pecked 1st, jumped left next, headway to go 2nd 6th, challenged 4 out, not fluent 2 out, 3rd and beaten last, one pace, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Wester Ross (11-3) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Nov.
Definite Knockoff (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) Waited with, good headway from 3 out on outer, tracked leaders approaching straight, in pursuit of winner 2 out, struggling to get there before last where not great and left with a chance, not match winner and kept on run-in, 2nd of 18, 3/4l behind Drumlister (10-6) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Sep.
Fantastic Gold 20-1 (11-0) Always in rear, trailing when mistake 2 out, fell last, in a race won by Osana (11-2) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f chs hvy in Aug, 7 ran.
Mac Tigue (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Rear of mid-division, no extra from 4 out, tailed off from next, 13th of 14, well behind Clara More (10-6) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Jul.
Courtncatcher (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Rear of mid-division, headway in 11th entering straight, improved to 5th 3 out, ridden in 4th 2 out, stayed on to 2nd after last, no impression winner, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 27, 2 1/2l behind Hidden Shamrock (11-2) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Sep.
Dr Tommy (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Led, headed 6th, lost place 8th and behind when pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Bangonform (11-0) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Aug, 11 ran.
Ballylibert (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, 10th of 14, well behind Special Tiara (11-10) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f beg chs sft in Sep.
Harangue (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Soon led and disputed, mistake 3 out, soon headed, no extra next, 9th of 14, 39l behind Whiskey And Red (10-10) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Sep.
Born To Benefit (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Towards rear, some headway from 4 out, ridden and kept on without threatening from 3 out, 6th of 15, 16l behind Slim To None (10-8) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in Jul.
Cooper's Dream (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Soon tracked leaders, weakened quickly after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Roadtoabbeyfeale (11-12) at Listowel 3m mdn hdl sft in Sep, 16 ran.
Abarta (IRE) 25-1 (10-2) Soon mid-division, 12th 5 out, no extra from next, pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Sorted (10-1) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-116 in Apr, 23 ran.