Golden Firth landed a maiden hurdle at Downpatrick in March and has been given a break following a poor run there a month later and also joined Tont Martin. Portrait King landed the Eider Chase at Newcastle in February last year and, though not seen since well beaten in the Scottish National a couple of months later, he reverts to hurdling on a much lower mark. Tabhachtach had been chasing before a fine effort behind Celestial Prospect over hurdles at Navan where he may have won if his jumping had been better but SHAKE THE BUCKET should make his mark over fences this season and can take this as last week's run at Dundalk should have put him spot-on. Lady Of Glencoe won a maiden hurdle on fast ground here in May and looks nicely treated but World Citizen is up 6lb for his victory at Ballinrobe and could just find the quicker ground against him. The Lady Granuaile alternates between hurdles and fences and is on the same mark as when a close second over the bigger obstacles last time.
Catch Me (GER) 14-1 (10-13) Towards rear, improved into 8th into straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from before last, 6th of 18, 4 1/2l behind The Crafty Butcher (11-3) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl in Sep.
Monastrell 25-1 (10-6) Soon mid-division, no impression from before 2 out, 13th of 18, 40l behind Johannisberger (10-9) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs gf in Jun.
Portrait King (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Mid-division, reminders before 21st, headway to go 7th before 23rd, weakened from 4 out, 10th of 24, well behind Merigo (10-2) at Ayr 4m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Apr '12.
Harold's Cross (AUS) 12-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 5 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Shot From The Hip (10-13) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs gd in Aug, 15 ran.
Point The Toes (IRE) 25-1 (10-2) Soon mid-division, 8th from 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before next, 5th of 16, 29l behind The Crafty Butcher (11-2) at Gowran Park 3m Handicap Hurdle (Grade C) (4yo+).
Tabhachtach (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Soon chased leaders, mistake 6th, 10th before straight, closed to track leaders 3 out, no impression in 3rd when not fluent last, kept on without troubling winner into 2nd closing stages, 2nd of 18, 4l behind Celestial Prospect (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 gf in Sep.
Balynaclash Warior (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Soon chased leaders, ridden in 5th before straight, no impression and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 4th of 16, 27l behind The Crafty Butcher (11-2) at Gowran Park 3m Handicap Hurdle (Grade C) (4yo+).
Shake The Bucket (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Mid-division, headway into 5th 6 out, 3rd 4 out, challenged after next, ridden 2 out, stayed on to dispute last, kept on run-in, no extra close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Sizing Symphony (11-12) at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chs gf in Jul.
Run 'N' Jump (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 7th before straight, lost place and no extra from 3 out, 13th of 18, well behind Celestial Prospect (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 gf in Sep.
Lady Of Glencoe (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Soon tracked leaders, 3rd before straight, kept on same pace under pressure from before last, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Tropical Three (10-12) at Listowel 2m Mares Hurdle (4-7yo) in Sep.
The Lady Granuaile (USA) 9-1 (10-4) Prominent in chasing group, closed from before 5 out, on terms from next, led approaching straight, just headed last, kept on without quite matching winner run-in, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Gudnis Gracious Me (11-1) at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp chs gf in Sep.
Vic Chic (IRE) 5-1 (11-6) Chased leader in mid-division, dropped to rear before halfway and trailing, kept on one pace in straight, never a factor, (reported lame post-race) finished 7th and placed 6th, 6th of 10, 33l behind Liszt (11-6) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov.
Golden Firth (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, ridden before 4 out, weakened from next, 7th of 8, well behind Paddy O Dee (10-13) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Apr.
Paco Jack (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Very slowly away and always behind, never a factor, 16th of 20, well behind Fresh By Nature (11-8) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft.
World Citizen (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Settled towards rear, good headway 2 out and soon went 2nd, challenged entering straight and led last, kept on under pressure run-in, held on, won at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Sep beating Go Paddy Go (11-6) by hd, 16 ran.
Allez Vic (IRE) 12-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 2nd 3 out, soon led, ridden and headed entering straight, no extra in 3rd 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Namarama (11-3) at Clonmel 3m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (5yo+) sft.
Oxalido (FR) 20-1 (11-3) Mid-division, ridden and no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 10th of 19, 30l behind Dunroe Boy (10-4) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl 80-102 in May '12.