Catch Me is struggling to find his best but has slipped down the weights as a consequence and could bounce back at any time. Pires has been in better form and finished third on the Flat at the Curragh last Sunday. It's been a while since the winning chaser scored over timber, however, and it could pay to stick with ANOTHER REBEL. He has a 9lb rise to contend with having won as he liked at Clonmel last time but Mike Winters' charge is fancied to shrug that off and go in again. Kilcrea and Ted Dolly have claims if fully recovered from whatever ailed them last time but Aughnacurraveel will find today's ground fast enough. Knockcroghery has won twice over 1m6f on the Flat recently, including at Bellewstown on Friday night, and would be a danger to all if turned out again quickly.
Another Rebel (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Made all, travelled well into straight, mistake and asserted 2 out, stayed on well, easily, won at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl in Jun beating Soteira (11-12) by 13l, 18 ran.
Aughnacurraveel (IRE) 9-2 (11-1) Held up in rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace to moderate 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 5, 24l behind Twinlight (11-0) at Galway 2m 1f nov chs (1) in Oct.
Kilcrea (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, ridden along circuit to go, no extra and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Byerley Babe (11-0) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 in Mar, 14 ran.
Ted Dolly (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Mid-division, pulled up quickly after 3rd, dismounted, in a race won by Security Breach (10-7) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl gf in Jun, 14 ran.
Catch Me (GER) 20-1 (11-10) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on same pace from 4 out, 9th of 17, 35l behind Bangonform (10-5) at Listowel 3m hcp hdl gd in Jun.
Knockcroghery (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, a little slow 5th, ridden to challenge approaching last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Shadow Catcher (11-6) at Down Royal 2m hdl gf in Jun.
Pires 8-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, hampered 6th, headway approaching 4 out, weakened before next, 10th of 17, 42l behind Oiseau de Nuit (11-8) at Aintree 2m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Apr.
Uncle Tom Cobley (IRE) 10-1 (10-10) Soon tracked leaders, no impression under pressure from 3 out, 11th of 18, 29l behind Johannisberger (10-9) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs gf in Jun.