Manhattan Swing made a decent start over hurdles when not beaten far at Galway and will have benefited for the experience. Mizyen has been placed in all three starts over timber and has to come into the reckoning but SIZING INDIA is just preferred. The latter was still in with every chance when falling at the last over fences at Clonmel last time and earlier placed efforts over hurdles suggests he can open his account in this. Cliffside Park has shown some ability in bumpers and could go well if taking to jumping.
Sizing India (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 2nd into straight, challenged and every chance when fell last, in a race won by Afatcat (11-12) at Clonmel 2m beg chase gd in Jun, 15 ran.
Manhattan Swing (IRE) 15-8fav (11-0) Held up in rear, pushed along after 2 out, 6th into straight, no impression when not fluent last, kept on same pace run-in, 6th of 8, 5l behind Mckinley (11-4) at Galway 2m 4yo nov hdl gd in Jul.
Mizyen (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Chased leader in 2nd, led after 4 out, pecked 3 out and soon headed, ridden and no extra 2 out, kept on same pace, lost 2nd run-in, 3rd of 18, 10l behind Voluptueux (11-12) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gf in Jul.
Cliffside Park (IRE) 11-4 (12-0) Ran 5th, pushed along and no impression in 6th 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 8l behind Prickly (11-9) at Tramore 2m NH flat gd.
Hootie (IRE) 40-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ran freely, 6th halfway, ridden and no impression on winner in 5th over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 15, 9l behind Ridestan (9-3) at Galway 1m 4f stks gd in Jul (flat).
Master Bones (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Mid-division, ridden after 4 out, no impression before straight, 11th of 17, 21l behind She's A Leader (11-5) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gd.
No Concert (IRE) Tillerman gelding out of Cheerio.
Vancouver Island (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Led, headed under 5f out, soon lost place and no extra from under 4f out, 6th of 7, well behind Boondooma (11-7) at Limerick 2m NH flat hvy in Dec.
Stynes (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd from 3 out, no impression approaching straight, some headway when hit last, soon one pace in 4th, 4th of 14, 8l behind Brian's Express (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Deserted Dancer (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, dropped to 8th 2f out and no impression, one pace, 10th of 16, 25l behind Triumph Davis (11-2) at Limerick 2m 4f mrs N H flat gf in Jul.