Lambro, a Grade 2 winner over hurdles, makes his chasing debut and everything points to him being at least as useful over fences but he faces a stiff task in what looks a very strong event. SHINROCK PADDY, a Grade 1 winner over timber, made his debut over fences in a Grade 3 at Punchestown. He jumped deliberately but needed the run and with that experience behind him will prove difficult to beat. Stonemaster, another classy performer over timber, has been odds-on for both starts over the bigger obstacles but supporters have had their fingers burnt. He's looked as though he could do better on both occasions but could just need further than this. Quietly Fancied, who was having his first run for two years in the latter of those two events at Punchestown, has plenty of potential and is expected to get much closer this time while Gran Torino was very highly tried in his three runs over fences last season.
Clancy Strand (NZ) 14-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, completely tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Golan Guy (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs gd in Sep.
Doc O'donnell (IRE) 9-2 (11-3) Well off pace in mid-division, closed from 4 out, moderate 6th approaching straight, left closer from 3 out, challenged and almost on terms last, no extra run-in, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 16, 7l behind Information (9-12) at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp chs 0-123 gd in May.
Dog Barrel Hill (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 8th of 11, 32l behind Days Hotel (11-12) at Punchestown 2m beg chs hvy in Oct.
Flight Control (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened after 3 out, 13th of 15, well behind Point The Toes (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Sep.
Glam Gerry (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Waited with towards rear, 6th before 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, 5th of 8, 45l behind Last Instalment (11-12) at Galway 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Oct.
Gran Torino (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Soon tracked leaders, mistake 7th, on terms 9th, headed and no extra from 4 out, 7th of 10, 43l behind Datokepe (11-4) at Kilbeggan 3m hdl gf in May.
Heavenly Brook (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs, 2nd aftr 4out & chall when lft in ld 3out, closely pressed when better jump last, sow, won at Inch 3m ire ptp gd in Apr beating Billytheship (12-0) by 1l, 16 ran.
Lambro (IRE) 9-1 (11-8) Settled towards rear, some headway into 8th after 2 out, no impression in straight, 8th of 16, 18l behind Askanna (11-1) at Punchestown 3m nov hdl G2 (1) gd in May.
Lascalahall (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 9th halfway, no threat from 3 out, 11th of 13, 47l behind Monastrell (11-12) at Naas 2m beg chs hvy in Oct.
Molly's Boy (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Mid-division on outer, headway 3 out, close 5th next, no impression approaching last, 8th of 16, 17l behind Marlay Park (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 gd in Apr.
Oscar Barton (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, 10th of 13, 36l behind Monastrell (11-12) at Naas 2m beg chs hvy in Oct.
Quietly Fancied (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, no impression leaders 3 out, ridden in moderate 5th entering straight, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 27l behind Cross Appeal (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs hvy in Oct.
Resolute Bay (IRE) 10-1 (11-11) Mid-division, 7th halfway, no threat from 3 out, 9th of 13, 36l behind Monastrell (11-12) at Naas 2m beg chs hvy in Oct.
Shinrock Paddy (IRE) 3-1fav (11-1) Held up, last halfway, closer in 7th 4 out, ridden in 5th and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 15l behind Lucky William (11-1) at Punchestown 2m 2f nov chs (1) in Oct.
Son Of Moyne (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, some slight mistakes, 11th of 15, well behind Prince Of Milan (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chs in Oct.
Stonemaster (IRE) 4-6fav (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, no impression on leaders before 3 out, ridden into moderate 3rd entering straight, kept on from last, not reach winner, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Cross Appeal (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs hvy in Oct.
Sweet Shock (GER) 11-1 (11-12) Towards rear, some headway in moderate 7th before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 12, 12l behind Blackwell Synergy (11-3) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Oct.
Whiskey And Red (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 11th of 16, well behind Rivage d'or (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs gd in Oct.
Glenmorgan House (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Waited with, closer in 5th before 2 out, soon no impression, 7th of 8, well behind Last Instalment (11-12) at Galway 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Oct.
Spot The Boss (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, bumped by rival and hampered and unseated rider 4th, in a race won by Rubert (11-12) at Thurles 2m beg chs sft, 15 ran.
Oconnells Pike (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Towards rear on outer, headway into 6th 4f out, soon ridden, no impression straight, 5th of 16, 8l behind Pretty Valira (11-9) at Clonmel 2m N H flat gf in Jun '09.