FAHAMORE started favourite when landing this a year ago and, though lightly raced subsequently and on a 12lb higher mark, he'll have been primed to complete the double and is taken to do so. See Double You has to be a major threat as he has found the minimum trip too short on his two recent starts after completing a hat-trick earlier this year. Raajih has shot up the weights since scoring at Newton Abbot in June and Steele's Rock hasn't run since scoring over fences at Gowran in March but Ciarans Oscar should go well on his handicap debut as he will be reverting to his best trip.
For A Finish 6-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, no extra from 5 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Sole Witness (11-6) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 hvy, 15 ran.
Tristram Shandy (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Soon well off pace in rear, not always fluent in jumping and niggled along at times, some headway in 5th approaching straight, ridden into 4th before 2 out, soon no impression, kept on, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Rattan (11-12) at Listowel 2m hdl sft in Sep.
Fahamore 6-1 (10-13) Fell 1st, in a race won by Shamiran (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Hurdle (95-123) (4yo+) hvy in Apr, 25 ran.
See Double You (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden into 3rd 2 out, no impression leaders before last, kept on run-in to 2nd close home, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Carlowsantana (10-5) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 sft.
Steele's Rock (IRE) 5-2 (11-12) Led, headed 6th, led again from 9th, went well clear from 4 out, clear when blundered badly and almost unseater rider at last, rider left without irons but left distance clear, cantered home run-in, won at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chase sft in Mar beating Limerick Lane (11-3) by 20l, 12 ran.
Cyprusormilan 12-1 (11-8) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th before straight, no extra after 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 9l behind Carlowsantana (10-5) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 sft.
Raajih 7-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, moderate 7th 3 out, some headway in 6th next and went 3rd early run-in, no impression and dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 10, 12l behind Happy New Year (9-3) at Gowran Park 3m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Nov.
Ciarans Oscar (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, pushed along after 3 out and no impression from early straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 10l behind Courageous Cry (11-2) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Cloughmile (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Mid-division, ridden and no impression from 3 out, 8th of 11, 28l behind Avondhu Lady (10-8) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp chs sft.
The Lady Granuaile (USA) 8-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, 8th after 2 out, ridden and no impression before straight, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Orpheus Valley (11-3) at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp chs hvy in Oct.
Stabilo (GER) 8-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 2nd after 4 out, ridden and weakened next, 15th of 19, well behind Abbey Glen (11-11) at Gowran Park 3m hcp hdl 80-95 in Apr '11.