FAR AWAY SO CLOSE looks a cut above these. He's gone close on more than one occasion over fences and looks to have a good opportunity here with a recent run behind Jenari at Naas under his belt. Lord Gale has a string of placed efforts over hurdles to his credit but Spot Fine has a fitness advantage and was still going well when brought down on his chasing bow at Thurles last month. Dingaling had Bruach Na Mara behind when scoring at Listowel in June and makes his chasing debut today but Daring Article was rated higher than him over hurdles.
Abarta (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, lost touch with leading group 5 out, left moderate 6th 2 out, 6th of 16, well behind Farrells Fancy (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs in Oct.
Bruach Na Mara (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, 11th halfway, kept on one pace in straight, 8th of 16, well behind Farrells Fancy (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs in Oct.
Cherrys Son (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 9th of 16, well behind Farrells Fancy (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs in Oct.
Daring Article (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Towards rear, remote 6th 4 out, no impression from next, went remote 4th run-in, 4th of 8, well behind Buckers Bridge (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs sft in Oct.
Dingaling (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Waited with, closed to chase leaders from 3 out, close up next, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 16, 11l behind Coole Avenue (11-2) at Galway 2m 6f hcp hdl 8Evens30 sft in Oct.
Far Away So Close (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Prominent and led before 3rd, mistake and joined 5 out, led again entering straight until ridden and headed last, no extra run-in, 4th of 13, 7l behind Jenari (11-11) at Naas 2m beg chs sft in Oct.
In The Well (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, dropped to remote 4th 3 out and weakened quickly, pulled up before next, in a race won by Buckers Bridge (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs sft in Oct, 8 ran.
Lord Gale (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, 9th halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight, 18th of 24, well behind Dedigout (11-8) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 gs in Apr.
Spot Fine 7-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, close 4th when mistake and brought down 4 out, in a race won by Sweeney Tunes (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs in Oct, 16 ran.
Killtilane Rose (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Chased leader, led 3rd, slight mistake 5 out, headed next, ridden in 2nd entering straight, no extra in 4th 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 20l behind Avondhu Lady (11-2) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chs.
Mrs Henderson 50-1 (10-12) Mistake and unseated rider 4th, in a race won by Lyreen Legend (11-10) at Galway 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Oct, 13 ran.