Edward O'Grady appears to have found an ideal opportunity for ARMARAMAK to make a winning return. The eight-year-old was last seen at Killarney in August of last year where he easily won a handicap chase. He reverts to hurdling on a 17lb lower mark and will be difficult to beat. Imperial Shabra is also better known as a chaser these days and won at Galway in September. He's also much lower over timber and with fitness on his side has to be a threat. Rare Symphony has been going well over hurdles and is well enough handicapped though he ran poorly on the Flat last time while Six Stone Ned has only had three runs over timber and there should be more to come.
Dancing Tornado (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Mid-division, moderate 7th halfway, no impression and left moderate 5th 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 33l behind Tarla (10-7) at Roscommon 2m 4f hdl in Aug.
Our Gar (IRE) 3-1fav (11-12) Mid-division, 6th approaching 6 out, fell 4 out, in a race won by Original Option (11-12) at Killarney 2m 4f beg chs gs in Aug '11, 11 ran.
Chino Valdes (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Rear of mid-division, moderate 7th 5 out, ridden and no impression before 3 out, 6th 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 8l behind Bob Lingo (10-6) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Aug.
Cara's Oscar (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 7th 3 out, soon no impression, 10th of 14, 8l behind Dara Tango (11-12) at Clonmel 2m nh nov hdl gf in Sep.
Armaramak (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, challenged travelling well from 3 out, disputed lead before 2 out, soon led, stayed on well under pressure to go clear run-in, comfortably, won at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs gs in Aug '11 beating Francis Du Mesnil (9-8) by 7l, 14 ran.
Sword Fish (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, dropped to 10th 4 out, ridden and weakened next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Coole Avenue (10-4) at Listowel 3m hcp hdl hvy in Sep, 15 ran.
Turner Brown (IRE) 10-3fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, 5th 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, well behind Banellie (10-3) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gf in Aug.
Six Stone Ned (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, moderate 10th 3 out, kept on same pace straight, 7th of 14, 5l behind Dara Tango (11-12) at Clonmel 2m nh nov hdl gf in Sep.
Imperial Shabra (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Chased leader, 3rd from 7th, ridden in 4th before straight, no extra and kept on one pace, left 3rd last, 3rd of 7, 29l behind Down In Neworleans (11-8) at Limerick 2m 3f chs Grd 3 (1) sft.
Acriveen (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Soon chased leaders, a little off the pace, closer in 4th approaching straight, led before last, pressed and stayed on well run-in, won at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 beating First Impressions (11-4) by 1l, 16 ran.
Ballyvoile (IRE) 11-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, weakened 4 out, 7th of 12, well behind Ballyadam Brook (11-12) at Killarney 2m 4f beg chs sft in Aug.
Rare Symphony (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Waited with, headway into 4th before 2 out, ridden to challenge after last, got gap along the rail and stayed on well to lead closing stages, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f mare hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Sep beating Ta Blazes (9-3) by nk, 8 ran.