SIZING SANTIAGO, a half-brother to Take The Stand, has his first run since transferring from Nigel Twiston-Davies and is just the type to make a staying chaser. He gets the vote with his allowance and can take care of another chasing debutant Jakros, who made mistakes on his return from an absence over hurdles at Fairyhouse. Misala, a progressive novice hurdler, made a fair start over timber behind De Valira at Listowel and looks best of the remainder.
Island Oscar (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Well off pace towards rear, brought down 4 out, in a race won by Lucky William (11-12) at Listowel 2m beg chs hvy, 10 ran.
Jakros (IRE) 3-1 (11-10) Led, hit 2nd and slight mistake 5th, headed approaching 3 out, no extra in 4th when mistake 2 out, soon eased, 5th of 6, 35l behind Sizing Symphony (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nh nov hdl gd.
Misala (IRE) 15-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 5th 3 out, kept on same pace under pressure straight, 5th of 16, 11l behind De Valira (11-12) at Listowel 2m 4f beg chs sft.
What An Article (IRE) 4-1fav (11-4) Prominent, not fluent 5th, fell 8th, in a race won by Asymmetrical (11-4) at Kilbeggan 3m mdn hdl in Aug, 12 ran.
Whiskey And Red (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Well off pace towards rear, moderate 6th 4 out, soon no danger, left a place better from last, 4th of 10, well behind Lucky William (11-12) at Listowel 2m beg chs hvy.
Sizing Santiago (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Led, driven and hard pressed between last 2, hung left under pressure approaching last, ridden and headed narrowly flat, edged left and stayed on under pressure to regain lead near finish, won at Hereford 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr beating Pippa Greene (11-0) by nk, 15 ran.
Andrea's Answer (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Annie May (11-2) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f mrs beg chs gf in Apr.