A cracking turnout for this Grade 3 and Willie Mullins is double handed with ZUZKA and Letherbelucky. The former looks the one to be on with her allowances as she made the prolific Missunited pull out all the stops at Galway and will be suited by the longer trip. Letherbelucky was nowhere near her best at Listowel last month but both of the champion trainer's entries face a stiff test from Busty Brown. Noel Meade's charge was an impressive winner over Champagne Agent at around this trip on heavy ground at Roscommon and looks a very nice recruit to hurdling. Most of the remainder arrive in good form but need to find a bit extra in a race that should provide plenty of pointers for the winter.
Baresi (IRE) 12-1 (10-3) Mid-division, headway into 6th 4 out, improved to 3rd before straight, ridden to challenge entering straight, led before 2 out, headed before last, no extra and kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 5l behind Coole Avenue (10-4) at Listowel 3m hcp hdl hvy in Sep.
Dara Tango (FR) 7-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders on inner, progress into close 3rd and ridden 2 out, 2nd at last, stayed on well to lead inside final furlong, won at Clonmel 2m nh nov hdl gf in Sep beating Landenstown Lady (10-12) by 1l, 14 ran.
Beachdale Lad (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Led, headed after 5 out, moderate 2nd after 4 out, closed 3 out, challenged 2 out and soon led, ridden before last, headed run-in and no extra close home, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Bat Masterson (11-0) at Navan 2m 6f hdl sft in Sep.
Busty Brown (IRE) 4-5fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead before 5 out, shaken up 2 out, asserted before last, easily, won at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy beating Champagne Agent (11-12) by 7l, 12 ran.
Hansupfordetroit (IRE) 7-2 (11-1) Made all and clear for most, mistake 3rd, ridden along from 2 out, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Sep beating Ancient Days (11-4) by 9l, 13 ran.
Jolly Mac Vic (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Waited in rear, progress from over 1 mile out, soon chasing leaders, no impression under pressure from before straight, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 20l behind Teelin Star (11-11) at Listowel 2m 4f N H flat hvy in Sep.
Ted Veale (IRE) 7-4fav (11-12) Chased leaders, closer order approaching 3 out, soon 2nd, challenged 2 out, led before last, pressed and joined run-in, just in front on line, won at Listowel 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Sep beating Mumbo Jumbo (11-12) by ns, 16 ran.
Letherbelucky (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Raced 4th of the 5, last from 5 out, pushed along next, soon no impression, eased when beaten, last of 5, 43l behind Whatever Jacksays (11-10) at Listowel 2m 4f nh nov hdl hvy in Sep.
Civena (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Prominent, lost place after 3 out, soon no extra, 7th of 8, 47l behind Aughnacurraveel (11-5) at Tipperary 3m hdl hvy in Jul.
Katys Girl (IRE) 14-1 (10-8) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd after 3 out, soon no extra, 4th of 6, 29l behind Whatever Jacksays (11-8) at Tipperary 2m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) hvy.
Zuzka (IRE) 10-3 (11-5) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden after 2 out, pressed winner entering straight, no extra run-in, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Missunited (11-5) at Galway 2m 2f nh nov hdl sft in Sep.