This may not be as competitive as the numbers suggest with many of these having shown little so far and others returning from a summer break. LEAH CLAIRE has won four times on the Flat and has had a couple of runs on the level since finishing third in a maiden hurdle at Ballinrobe in July, the most recent at the Curragh on Saturday. She has the potential to be a lot better than these and is taken to open her account. Baby Whizz was sent off favourite at Galway last month but has been struggling off his new mark, while Wither Hills has gone up 5lb since being thrown out by the stewards after finishing first past the post at Roscommon. Bellewstown fourth Hevelius looks the pick of his trainer's three entries but still looks too high in the weights.
Vinnes Friend (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway into 8th entering straight, ridden in 7th 2 out, no extra before last, kept on same pace, 7th of 18, 4 1/2l behind First Beauty (11-0) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 8Evens09 gf in Aug.
Baby Whizz (IRE) 2-1fav (10-8) Soon in touch towards rear, not fluent 5 out, soon last, ridden approaching 2 out, soon no impression, 6th of 7, 10l behind Star Of Aragon (9-8) at Galway 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gd in Aug.
Rockys Choice (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway into 6th 3 out, ridden in moderate 4th 2 out, kept on same pace from before last, 4th of 12, 4l behind Blue Vic (10-9) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Aug.
Leah Claire (IRE) 13-8fav (11-4) Mid-division, 5th approaching 3 out, 3rd from next, no impression under pressure approaching last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 15l behind Khayar (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 5yo mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Mirador Del Conde (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Well off pace towards rear, progress after 5 out, moderate 6th approaching 3 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace straight, 6th of 13, 30l behind Dr Whizz (10-8) at Punchestown 2m Ext hcp chs gs in May.
Impersonator 10-1 (11-2) Towards rear, closer in 8th after 3 out, no extra and kept on same pace from before straight, 9th of 14, 35l behind Adropaupep (10-11) at Galway 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Aug.
Wither Hills (IRE) .
Beir Bua (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 9th approaching 2 out, moderate 7th and kept on same pace from before straight, 8th of 19, 21l behind Laganbank (11-12) at Galway 2m 2f mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Hevelius 7-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, progress into 4th before 3 out, ridden next and soon no impression, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 12l behind Magnetic Force (11-1) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Aug.
Chasers Chance (IRE) 11-1 (11-13) Held up in touch, 8th halfway, 5th 5 out, 4th 3 out, soon ridden, moderate 2nd after 2 out, bad mistake last, kept on, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Skeheenarinky (11-10) at Punchestown 3m 1f am hcp ch 0-102 gd in Oct.
The Pott Reidy (USA) 7-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, 8th early, kept on without threatening under pressure straight, 7th of 16, 13l behind Van Wyck (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.
Smalib Monterg (FR) 12-1 (11-1) Mid-division, headway into 5th halfway, ridden 2 out, no extra before straight, kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 20l behind Bundle Of Fun (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl gs in Aug.
Steviekey (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Towards rear, some headway early straight, 7th approaching last, quickly eased (injured) on run-in, 11th of 12, 22l behind In A Nutshell (11-3) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl gf.
Crevelea Lass (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Chased clear leader, 2nd halfway, no extra after 3 out, weakened, 11th of 18, 17l behind Giant Sequoia (11-8) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Mountain Pride (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) Well off pace towards rear, moderate 9th 4 out, 7th and no impression approaching straight, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 42l behind Salesin (10-9) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Aug '10.
Azana (GER) 16-1 (10-10) Mid-division, brought down 4 out, in a race won by Killenaule Boy (11-10) at Down Royal 2m hcp chs 0-130 sft in Nov '09, 17 ran.
Tony's Treasure (IRE) 22-1 (11-7) Prominent, moderate 3rd at 6th, no impression from 4 out, 7th of 17, 28l behind Markey Cee (11-1) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 in Aug.
Whiskey Hall (IRE) 11-2 (10-13) Towards rear, closed 6 out, 7th before 3 out, no extra from before straight, 11th of 18, well behind Katie's Jem (11-6) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Mar.
Sir Loujay (IRE) 22-1 (10-6) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway into 3rd approaching 3 out, soon ridden and no extra from 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 13l behind Wither Hills (11-0) at Roscommon 2m hcp hdl 8Evens09 sft in Aug.
The Two Jays (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 15th of 19, well behind Natural High (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Black Mac (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Pulled up before 3rd, in a race won by Annees D'or (10-11) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 fm in Jun '10, 16 ran.