This looks extremely open but a chance is taken with DRUMLISTER despite being 1lb out of the handicap. Arthur Moore's charge has been alternating between hurdles and fences and likes fast ground. He may have won at Wexford last time but for falling at the last and can gain compensation. Carlito Brigante is still a youngster in chasing terms despite being around for a long time and he can get involved if anywhere near ready while Sin Palo is certain to attract support after a very good run at Clonmel though he's yet to face ground as fast as this. Tom Horn and Playtime Ben are novices going well and both beat Stonemaster last time but though Wise Oscar is in fine form an 8lb rise for his latest success may prove his downfall.
Mr Cracker (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Soon chased leaders, 6th 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 8th of 18, 13l behind Johannisberger (10-9) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs gf in Jun.
Liberty Counsel (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, some headway and 8th 2 out, kept on one pace without threatening, 6th of 16, 19l behind Landero (11-5) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl gf.
Carlito Brigante (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Soon mid-division, no impression from before 2 out, 14th of 18, 46l behind Johannisberger (10-9) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs gf in Jun.
Golden Kite (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) Slight mistake 2nd, always prominent, mainly 2nd, on terms 2 out, just in front before last, stayed on gamely run-in, won at Roscommon 3m hcp chs gf in Jun beating Jamsie Hall (10-11) by 1 1/4l, 16 ran.
Sin Palo (IRE) 5-2 (11-12) Chased leader early, settled behind leaders before 5th, 5th halfway, 4th 5 out, 3rd 3 out, ridden entering straight, kept on under pressure into 2nd after last, not reach winner, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Deal Done (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f chs in Nov.
Tom Horn (IRE) 6-4fav (11-12) Soon tracked leaders, improved on inner to lead travelling well into straight, pressed last, ridden out to assert run-in, comfortably, won at Kilbeggan 3m 1f beg chase gf in Jun beating Stonemaster (11-12) by 5l, 13 ran.
Toostrong (FR) 7-2fav (11-0) Mid-division, 10th 4 out, soon ridden and no impression, 7th of 14, 20l behind Tribes And Banner (10-11) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs in May.
Wise Oscar (IRE) 7-2 (11-8) Chased leaders, closer order from 4 out, prominent next, led before 2 out, stayed on well run-in, won at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 sft in May beating Pigeon Creek (11-4) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Playtime Ben (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Soon chased leaders, improved to be on terms 4 out (normal 5 out), led after next, soon well clear, reduced lead from before last but always in command, stayed on well run-in, won at Wexford 3m 1f beg chase gf beating Stonemaster (11-12) by 2l, 13 ran.
Another Palm (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 4th before 3 out, 5th before 2 out, ran on well under pressure from last to get up near finish, won at Limerick 2m 6f hcp chs gf beating Our Girl Lucy (10-8) by ns, 16 ran.
Double Seven (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Waited with towards rear, headway from before 5 out, 3rd 2 out, gained narrow lead travelling best approaching straight, pushed out to assert run-in, easily, won at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 gf in Jun beating Give Us A Hand (11-8) by 6l, 14 ran.
Coolnagorna Giggs (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, mistake 6 out, no extra in moderate 8th approaching straight, eased when beaten, 8th of 16, 24l behind Another Palm (10-12) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp chs gf.
Murchu (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, 4th 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 5th of 18, 11l behind Johannisberger (10-9) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs gf in Jun.
Save My Blushes 9-2fav (11-2) Soon towards rear, never a factor, 11th of 14, well behind Never A Secret (10-5) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Jun.
For A Finish 7-1 (10-9) Towards rear, reminders before 3 out, soon brought down, in a race won by Another Palm (10-12) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp chs gf, 16 ran.
Shabra Charity (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Chased leaders early, mid-division in 7th halfway, ridden and no extra before 3 out, 11th of 14, 41l behind Imperial Shabra (10-5) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 gf.
Drumlister (IRE) 5-2fav (11-1) Prominent, led from 2nd, headed before 4 out, soon on terms again and led before 2 out, joined from before last but every chance when mistake and unseated rider, in a race won by Acapulco Gold (11-6) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 gf, 14 ran.