AFATCAT hasn't had much racing so a 7lb rise for his victory at Clonmel earlier this month shouldn't pose too much of a burden and he can complete the double. Cave Artist is slowly making his way back after a long absence and ran very well behind College Boy at Fairyhouse last month. Balrath Hope makes a quick reappearance after pulling up at Fairyhouse last week where early mistakes ruined his chances. He'd defied errors to score at Gowran previously and would be a threat with a better round of jumping. Marshim also pulled up in that latter event but he's just 2lb higher than his victory at Tipperary in May.
Wither Hills (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Prominent, lost place from before straight, soon no extra, 14th of 18, 43l behind Pink Coat (11-10) at Listowel 2m in Sep.
Frawley (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, slight mistake 5 out, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened, last of 9, 44l behind Sizing Australia (10-13) at Wexford 2m cond hcp hdl (80-109) sft in Oct.
Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, 4th 4 out, ridden and weakened before straight, tailed off, 10th of 20, well behind Sullane Chief (10-6) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Nov.
Afatcat 10-1 (10-11) Soon tracked leaders, led before 2 out, joined last, soon narrowly headed, stayed on well run-in to lead again near finish,, won at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-102 beating Wells China (11-7) by hd, 15 ran.
The Bugler (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, 8th 2 out, ridden entering straight, no impression in 7th last, no extra run-in, 10th of 19, 13l behind King Of Oriel (11-2) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Oct.
Jim Bowie (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway and disputed 5 out, blundered and headed 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, 8th of 12, well behind Solstice Knight (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-123 in Apr.
Marshim (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Soon towards rear, no extra approaching 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Luke's Benefit (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109, 16 ran.
Balrath Hope (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, not jump fluently, pushed along 4th, weakened next, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Luke's Benefit (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109, 16 ran.
Shabra Emperor (IRE) 14-1 (9-13) Soon mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden in 8th after 3 out, soon no extra, 9th of 10, 35l behind Ontheground (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gf in Jul.
Shanroe Society (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, some headway approaching 4 out, no impression from before straight, 8th of 16, 25l behind Might Be Magic (11-3) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Nov.
Moymore Lad (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Rear of mid-division, some progress 3 out, went 8th entering straight, kept on without threatening from 2 out, 5th of 22, 9l behind Push The Button (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gs in Apr.
Cave Artist (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3 out, 5th before straight, kept on same pace under pressure from before last, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind College Boy (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Nov.
News Show 9-1 (11-1) Rear of mid-division, headway 4 out, soon ridden, weakened before 2 out, 11th of 16, well behind Evesham Star (10-13) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in Oct.
Dfordarsi (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Mid-division, towards rear 5 out, no impression next, 10th of 15, 37l behind Military Bowl (11-12) at Bellewstown 2m 1f 5yo mdn hdl gf in Jul.