Eyre Apparent may still be a few pounds too high and would prefer a softer surface but A P McCoy's booking is a positive sign. Ring Bo Ree has a lengthy absence to overcome and is another carrying plenty of weight while Endeavor is likely to struggle off today's mark but useful ex-hunter Good Egg should have more to offer under Rules and Strobe won twice here in this grade before being pulled in better company last time. TWILL STAND TO US needs to improve his jumping but going back right-handed should help and he remains capable of better. He gets one more chance though it would be no surprise to see Etxalar go well after a break.
Good Egg (IRE) 9-1 (11-3) Prominent early, soon chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in moderate 3rd and no impression 3 out, closer in 4th and slight mistake 2 out, no extra entering straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 21l behind Hillman (10-3) at Wexford 3m 1f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Apr.
Eyre Apparent (IRE) 9-2 (11-11) Led until 2nd, tracked leader until 9th, weakened after 4 out, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Hawaii Klass (10-5) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Ring Bo Ree (IRE) 2-1 (11-10) Led, mistake 12th, mistake 4 out, mistake and headed last, one pace, 2nd of 4, 2 1/4l behind That's The Deal (9-11) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Feb '12.
Woody Waller 9-2 (10-12) Tracked winner, ridden after 8th, lost 2nd before 3 out, weakened last, last of 4, 27l behind Oceana Gold (11-7) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Jul.
Endeavor 6-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway after 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Dhaular Dhar (10-6) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Etxalar (FR) 14-1 (10-4) Behind, blundered 2nd, mistake 8th, blundered 10th, soon struggling, tailed off when puled up before 18th, in a race won by Flying Award (11-1) at Perth 3m 7f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Apr, 13 ran.
Twill Stand To Us (IRE) 2-1fav (11-12) Led, clear 4th, jumped right and headed 2 out, ridden and weakened before last, 3rd of 5, 20l behind Bennys Quest (11-11) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf in Aug.
Strobe 8-1 (10-7) Led, not fluent and headed 5 out, hampered on bend before next, behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Sergeant Pink (11-1) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Aug, 7 ran.
Western Island (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Soon mid-division, no extra and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Kilmurry Kid (10-12) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 sft in Oct, 16 ran.
The Paddy Premium (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Led to 5 out, weakened next, 4th of 5, well behind Soul Magic (11-4) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Aug.