Dual bumper winner RAILWAY ZIRA was having her first start over hurdles after a long absence when running reasonably well at Listowel last month and that experience can enable her to gain her first success over timber. Flaming Hymn hasn't been seen since June of last year and, though he showed plenty of promise, he could just need the run. Bumper winner Grand Jesture has performed with credit on both starts over hurdles and it will be a surprise if he's not involved in the shake-up while Ravished came up against some useful opposition in his two starts last year and is expected to do much better. Hurdling newcomer Concordin would be a threat if getting a run from his reserve spot.
Ballyine (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Mid-division early, 6th halfway, weakened 5f out, tailed off, 15th of 22, well behind Faugheen (12-0) at Punchestown 2m 5yo nhf gd in May.
Banned In Bhutan (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Prominent, not always completely fluent in jumping, no extra after 3 out, 12th of 15, well behind Rossvoss (11-12) at Galway 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Sep.
Better Back Bob (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Always prominent, led 4 out, headed before 3 out, on terms again next where not fluent, no impression in 3rd last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 14, 11l behind Some Officer (11-5) at Sligo 2m 4f mdn hdl in Aug.
Davie's Delight (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, weakened from 4 out, behind when fell 2 out, in a race won by Paddy The Celeb (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl gd in Aug, 17 ran.
Flaming Hymn 7-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders, on terms and not fluent 6 out, soon led, joined into straight, headed approaching last where not fluent and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 18, 4 1/2l behind Whispering Hills (11-12) at Tipperary 3m mdn hdl sft in Jun '12.
Grand Jesture (IRE) 10-3 (11-12) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, challenged when not fluent 2 out, ridden and still close 4th at last, no impression run-in, 5th of 17, 4l behind Mireya (10-12) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Sep.
King Shabra (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Soon mid-division, 7th into straight, soon no impression, 12th of 18, 26l behind Balynaclash Warior (11-12) at Listowel 3m mdn hdl in Sep.
Peter From Paris (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Towards rear and never a factor, no threat from 3 out, tailed off, 12th of 17, 48l behind Mireya (10-12) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Posiden Sea (FR) 9-1 (11-12) Prominent, slight mistake 2nd, lost place and no extra approaching straight, 9th of 16, 34l behind Asockastar (11-7) at Listowel 2m 5yo mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Ravished (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th before 3 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 46l behind Minsk (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Ring Ben (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Towards rear, hit 3rd, headway into 5th 3 out where mistake, ridden early straight and no extra approaching last, 5th of 10, 18l behind Treat Yourself (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m nov hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Dec.
Slan Go Foill (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Towards rear, progress into 9th entering straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 16, 28l behind Minella Fiveo (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Sep.
Strideout Euro (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Cl up, 6th aftr a mile, lst pl 4out, prog in 2nd 3out & cl 3rd at last & so to ld brfly flat, hdd & no ex nr fin, 2nd of 16, nk behind Cork Citizen (11-4) at Bartlemy 3m ire ptp sft in May.
Tabac Brun (FR) 25-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders on outer, ridden 3 out, weakened from next, 13th of 22, 32l behind Acapulco (11-4) at Punchestown 3m Handicap Hurdle (95-130) (4yo+) hvy in Apr.
Up The Hill 16-1 (11-12) Soon led, headed after 4 out, 4th next, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 17l behind Minella Fiveo (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Sep.
Very Keen (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, pushed along 6th, completely tailed off, 13th of 16, well behind Minella Fiveo (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Sep.
Lilly Of The Moor 9-2 (11-0) Chased leaders, under pressure from 5f out, soon lost place and no impression, 10th of 17, well behind Devils Bride (12-0) at Roscommon 2m N H flat sft in Jun.
Railway Zira (IRE) 4-1 (10-7) Soon mid-division, niggled along briefly at stages, closer in 5th into straight, no impression and kept on without threatening under pressure from before last, 5th of 10, 5l behind Tropical Three (10-12) at Listowel 2m Mares Hurdle (4-7yo) in Sep.
Theatre Bird (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, 8th 4f out, ridden and no impression entering straight, weakened and tailed off, 8th of 14, well behind Ballykeereen (11-2) at Tipperary 2m 2f mrs N H flat hvy in May.
Tistrueforme (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Mid-division, 9th halfway, no extra approaching straight, weakened, last of 19, well behind Millie Le Bach (11-2) at Tipperary 2m 2f mrs N H flat gf in May '12.
Concordin (IRE) 6-4fav (11-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden to challenge 2f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Made In Germany (11-11) at Curragh 2m mdn nhf gs in May.
Oatfield Lady (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Rr, last from 7th, sl prog aftr 4out, closer from aftr 3out & went 4th bef last & 3rd flat, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Bell's Cross (10-11) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in Apr.
Olor (IRE) 5-4 (12-0) Ww rr, prog from 4out, 2nd 2out, ko onepcd, 2nd of 9, 10l behind Pocket Reader (11-4) at Loughrea 3m ire ptp hvy in Oct '12.