Olifan D'Oudairies is having his first start for Gordon Elliott and is at the right end of the handicap to make his mark. Noble Commander did very well to beat Francis Du Mesnil at Limerick and ran very well over three miles there last time so he's on the short-list as is the useful Bremen, whose run over hurdles at Cork last month will have put him right for this. FUTURE ALL STAR landed a little race at Clonmel in very good style and though 7lb higher he was having only his fifth start over fences and looks capable of progressing enough to take this. Lets Go Sunshine was having his first start since October over a trip too far here earlier this month and should be ready to run a big race here.
Bremen 10-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, no impression from 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 9l behind Chino Valdes (10-8) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl gd in May.
Flemross (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 2 out, every chance last, weakened 2f out, 8th of 10, 46l behind Logans Run (11-7) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf in May.
That Beats Banaher 20-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 4th 3 out, ridden in 2nd 2 out, no impression leader before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 10l behind Mr Springer (10-1) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-116 gd.
Future All Star (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, close 3rd entering straight, led before 2 out, ridden and strongly pressed at last, kept on well run-in, won at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 beating Fortune Seeker (11-9) by 2l, 13 ran.
Lets Go Sunshine (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression before 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 21l behind Mr Springer (10-1) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-116 gd.
Oola Lad (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Mistake and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Harold's Cross (11-8) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 gd, 12 ran.
Doctor Woodfield (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Prominent in chasing group, no extra from after 4 out, 12th of 16, well behind Information (9-12) at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp chs 0-123 gd in May.
Steel Magnate (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Gaelic Grounds (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in Oct, 16 ran.
Clever Creation (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Prominent, dropped to moderate 3rd from 3 out, no impression in moderate 4th approaching next where fell, in a race won by Benefit Of Porter (11-7) at Listowel 2m 3f mrs beg chs gd, 15 ran.
Ameretto Son (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Fell 1st, in a race won by Future All Star (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102, 13 ran.
Noble Commander (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Mid-division, 4th after 3 out, ridden in 5th 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 1 3/4l behind Borolee (10-13) at Limerick 3m hcp chs 0-109 gd in May.
Best Of Bocelli (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, led 3rd, headed before 7th, close up in 3rd before 4 out, ridden in 5th 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Gaelic Grounds (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in Oct, 16 ran.
Olifan d'Oudairies (FR) 6-1 (11-2) Led, joined 6th, mistake and headed 3 out, soon weakened, eased before 2 out, 8th of 10, 32l behind By The Hour (11-6) at Sligo 2m 1f hcp chs 0-109 in Sep.
Lock Mor Lad (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Led, jumped right 1st 2 and soon headed, chased leaders after, closer in 4th after 4 out, dropped to moderate 5th and no impression from before straight, 5th of 8, 26l behind Norther Bay (10-9) at Listowel 2m 3f hcp chs gd.
Keoghs Bar (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, good headway into 5th 3 out, 3rd next, improved to lead before last, ridden and strongly pressed run-in, all out close home, won at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chase gd beating Deputy Consort (11-9) by hd, 10 ran.
Canitellyou (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, 13th of 17, 19l behind Silverhand (11-3) at Galway 2m 6f hcp hdl gf in Jul.
Mighty Bob (IRE) 3-1 (9-13) Led, edged clear before halfway, reduced advantage 6 out, headed 4 out, 4th and no extra from after 2 out, 4th of 9, 23l behind Majestic Oak (11-0) at Navan 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Feb '10.