A smart staying hurdler, CARLITO BRIGANTE was always going well when making a successful start to his chase career at Killarney. He looks to have a bright future in this sphere and can defy the penalty here. Last month's C&D winner Prince Ludovic is another with plenty of scope while Tackmaster had already won a point-to-point and a hurdle before scoring over track and trip over fences and should be thereabouts again. But a bigger danger may be the mare Dazzling Susie, who was second to dual Royal Ascot winner Simenon over hurdles at Cork last month and won by 21 lengths on her chasing bow at Clonmel.
Carlito Brigante (IRE) 2-1fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd travelling well after 4 out, on terms going best 3 out, led approaching last, stayed on well along stand's rail run-in, comfortably, won at Killarney 2m 6f nov chs gd in May beating Catcherinscratcher (10-11) by 8l, 11 ran.
Optime (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Mid-div, 6th 1/2way, 2nd app str, kow from last, not rch wnr, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Commanche Conflict (12-0) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Our Eric (IRE) 9-1 (10-6) Soon mid-division, good headway to track leaders approaching straight, 2nd and challenged 2 out, kept on same pace under pressure from before last, 5th of 12, 5l behind Victrix Gale (9-10) at Listowel 3m hcp hdl.
Prince Ludovic (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Made all, jumped well, strongly pressed after 2 out, ridden and kept on well from before last, won at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chs gs in May beating Benash (11-12) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.
Tackmaster (IRE) 3-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, jumped well, 4th halfway, headway to dispute 4 out and led next, asserted after 2 out, reduced advantage last and edged right early run-in, kept on under pressure, won at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chase gf beating Canaly (11-12) by 3l, 8 ran.
Dazzling Susie (IRE) 13-2 (11-5) Led from 1st and made virtually all, clear throughout and jumped well, went well clear from 3 out, stayed on strongly, not extended, impressive, won at Clonmel 2m beg chase gs beating House Rules (11-12) by 21l, 15 ran.
Glibin (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Always prominent, 3rd for much, challenged from before 2 out where rider dropped whip, on terms last, led and stayed on well run-in, won at Listowel 2m 3f mrs beg chs beating Jacksonslady (11-7) by 1l, 12 ran.
Shabra Charity (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Settled in mid-division, 6th halfway, headway to close in 4th 3 out, challenged next and led before last, stayed on well to draw clear run-in, won at Downpatrick 2m 7f beg chase gd beating Latin Connection (11-12) by 9l, 9 ran.