Ardglen began his winning run over fences on a 24lb lower mark and the assessor looks to have got hold of him. Kingsmoss is tried in blinkers after a poor run at Wexford while Duroob has run two shockers after being touched off by Paddy O Dee at Downpatrick. Hold Em Cowboy ran quite well on his handicap debut at Punchestown and should be considered but it's about time AN BLASCAOID MOR was losing his maiden tag over jumps as he was only caught close home by The Bishop Looney on very testing ground at Galway last month.
Ardglen (IRE) 3-1 (10-3) Prominent, keen hold, a bit slow 5th, on terms approaching 4 out where not fluent, 3rd 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Groody Hill (10-11) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 sft in Oct.
Kingsmoss (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Led, headed 6th, weakened from 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Don't Stop Me Now (10-12) at Wexford 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gd in Jul, 15 ran.
In Great Form (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, never a factor, 11th of 15, well behind The Bishop Looney (11-9) at Galway 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Oct.
The Real Tyson (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 5th after 3 out, no extra into straight, 8th of 15, 32l behind Prince Of Milan (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chs in Oct.
Miss Pepperpot (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Towards rear, 12th 7 out, no impression from 4 out, kept on same pace without threatening, 7th of 15, well behind The Bishop Looney (11-9) at Galway 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Oct.
Equation (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Leggy Lad (11-3) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 sft, 15 ran.
Duroob 16-1 (10-10) Always towards rear, slight mistake 1st, tailed off from 5 out, left completely tailed off 4th in straight, 4th of 10, well behind Hans Crescent (11-0) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109 sft.
Sitting Back (IRE) 33-1 (9-12) Towards rear, ridden from 7 out, fell next, in a race won by Guts For Garters (10-3) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gf in May, 14 ran.
The Burrow Vision (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 6th after 3 out, no extra into straight, 7th of 15, 28l behind Prince Of Milan (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chs in Oct.
Close Review (IRE) 4-1fav (10-6) Towards rear, ridden after 4 out, moderate 6th and no impression entering straight, left 5th last, 5th of 12, 41l behind Groody Hill (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Oct.
Hold Em Cowboy (IRE) 11-2 (9-13) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, 5th after 4 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, left moderate 3rd last, 3rd of 12, 16l behind Groody Hill (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Oct.
Kilbeg Opera (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Cross Appeal (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs hvy in Oct.
Minor Power (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Streamtown (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs gs in Oct.
An Blascaoid Mor (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Always prominent, led 5 out, slight mistake next, joined but still travelling well approaching 2 out, led before straight, strongly pressed and joined final furlong, headed closing stages, no extra near finish, 2nd of 15, 3 1/2l behind The Bishop Looney (11-9) at Galway 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Oct.