Mackeys Forge has some strong form to his credit but is capable of putting in a poor effort and didn't get far at Gowran a week ago. Oscars Business was having just his second start over fences when runner-up to the promising Bullock Harbour at Roscommon and looks certain to be in the firing-line with further progress likely. Total Submission is on the upgrade though this is tougher than the novice event he contested at Clonmel so this looks destined for JOHANNISBERGER. Noel Meade's very progressive five-year-old easily won a maiden hurdle at Roscommon before a very impressive debut over fences behind the potentially useful Tofino Bay at Navan.
Arkmore Vallee (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th 3 out, soon no extra, 8th of 11, 31l behind Tofino Bay (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chs sft in Sep.
Bach Protector (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, 7th of 9, 43l behind Granaruid (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chs gd in Sep '11.
Bay Of Kotor (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Tofino Bay (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chs sft in Sep.
Current Resession (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Mid-division, 8th 3 out, ridden in 7th 2 out, no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 19, 27l behind Dunroe Boy (10-4) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl 80-102 in May.
Happy New Year (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division best, never a factor, 7th of 13, 23l behind Fair Dilemma (11-9) at Listowel 2m 4f beg chs sft in Sep.
Kaiser So Say 20-1 (11-12) Held up in mid-division, struggling 4 out, pulled up after, in a race won by Decoy (11-6) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Nov, 23 ran.
Living Next Door (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Soon poor 3rd, 4th from 7 out, no impression in 5th and kept on same pace approaching 3 out, 5th of 6, well behind Twinlight (11-10) at Listowel 2m 1f beg chs hvy in Sep.
Mackeys Forge (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Mid-division, badly hampered and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Protaras (11-11) at Gowran Park 2m 2f beg chs gd, 18 ran.
Popaflora 8-1 (11-4) Pr til outpcd 3out, ko bhnd ldrs, 6th of 8, 7l behind Bunnenaugh (12-0) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp gf in Apr.
Take A Shot (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, 11th of 14, well behind Special Tiara (11-10) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f beg chs sft in Sep.
Talking Dan (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Soon chased leaders, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 5th of 16, 8l behind Magic Spear (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Total Submission 16-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, 6th halfway, headway into 3rd and ridden 3 out, ridden in moderate 4th entering straight, went moderate 2nd 2 out, kept on without threatening winner, 2nd of 8, 13l behind Sea Of Thunder (11-0) at Clonmel 3m nov chs gf in Sep.
Bendala Bleu 3-1 (12-0) Mid div,8th halfway, prog to 2nd 4out, chall for ld 3out, hdd at last, kow, 3rd of 16, 3l behind Happy River (12-0) at Laurencetown 3m ire ptp gs in May.
Johannisberger (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, headway into 4th 3 out, ridden 2 out, 3rd last, kept on run-in, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Tofino Bay (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chs sft in Sep.
Oscars Business (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, challenged and on terms 2 out, 2nd and no impression from last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 2 3/4l behind Bullock Harbour (11-12) at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chase gs in Jun.
Argocat (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd briefly 3 out, soon ridden, no impression from next, 7th of 14, 10l behind Special Tiara (11-10) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f beg chs sft in Sep.
The Ballacolla Man (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 7th 4 out, no impression from next, 8th of 14, 27l behind Special Tiara (11-10) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f beg chs sft in Sep.