Dont Tell De Purty won this in 2011 under Nina Carberry, one of just two victories in a career littered with poor efforts. It would be no great shock if he scored again though is too unpredictable to saddle with the selection. The veteran Cool Warrior has returned from a spell of hunting and showed his liking for fast ground at Roscommon last time - a 4lb rise shouldn't prevent another big run. SONIC BEAT has never won but ran easily his best race to date on just his fourth start over fences at Tramore last time to earn the vote. Winning point-to-pointer Western Star has never raced on ground this quick but Close Review looked in good form until running a shocker at Gowran. Rathmoyle House attracted good support at Perth last month but fell at the fourth-last and is still a maiden.
Arnima (IRE) 22-1 (11-12) Led, disputed from 3rd, 2nd 7th, 4th 4 out, ridden in 5th after next, no impression before straight, kept on one pace, left 4th last, 4th of 9, 29l behind Darroun (11-10) at Tipperary 2m 7f beg chs gd.
A Decent Excuse (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) In rear and never a factor, mistake 2nd, left moderate 6th after 2 out and left 5th after last, 5th of 13, 39l behind Shantalla (10-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f cnd hcp chs (0-109) gd in Sep.
Close Review (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Soon towards rear, pushed along circuit to go, dropped behind 7 out, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Minella For Value (11-11) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 gd, 11 ran.
Happy New Year (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Prominent, led 4th, headed from next, 4th approaching 2 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 8th of 20, 15l behind Call Me Bubbles (10-2) at Galway 2m 6f hcp hdl sft in Aug.
Bendala Bleu 12-1 (10-8) Mid-division, closer in 4th at 8th, ran out on bend after 9th, in a race won by Whosaidso (11-8) at Sligo 3m hcp chs 0-109 hvy, 14 ran.
Dont Tell De Purty 6-1 (9-10) Prominent, a bit slow in his jumping, ridden in 3rd before 4 out, 7th 3 out, soo no impression, in a race won by Coolnagorna Giggs (11-9) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-116 gf in Jun, 13 ran.
Rathmoyle House (IRE) 13-5fav (10-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, a close 4th when fell 4 out, in a race won by Acapulco Gold (11-7) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Sep, 6 ran.
Too Late To Sell (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Soon mid-division, off the pace, no impression 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Shantalla (10-11) at Listowel 3m hcp chs 0-102 in Sep, 18 ran.
Kilmurry Kid (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear early, headway into 6th at 7th, hampered 6 out, ridden into 4th after 3 out, no impression in 5th before 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 11l behind Molinero (10-4) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 gd.
Western Star (IRE) 7-1 (10-5) Towards rear, headway from 8th, 7th next, 5th 4 out, soon ridden, went moderate 4th after 2 out, kept on run-in to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Whosaidso (11-8) at Sligo 3m hcp chs 0-109 hvy.
Baily Dusk (IRE) 14-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and mistake 3 out, soon weakened, last of 11, well behind Old Supporter (10-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109.
Sonic Beat (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Held up, pushed along into 5th 5 out, ridden into moderate 3rd after 3 out, 2nd before last, kept on without troubling winner, 2nd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Molinero (10-4) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 gd.
Weslife (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Always behind, pushed along 4th and soon trailing, pulled up before 6 out, in a race won by Blaze Of Fire (11-0) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Aug, 15 ran.
Cool Warrior (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Soon chased leaders, on terms from 4 out, in front next, strongly pressed from before last, stayed on well run-in to hold on at the finish, won at Roscommon 3m hcp chs 0-95 gf in Aug beating Oscar Leney (11-5) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Drop Anchor (IRE) 40-1 (10-3) Towards rear, ridden 8th, well beaten before 3 out, 11th of 12, well behind Emily's Flyer (11-0) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Sep.
Foritsa (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Chased leader, slight mistake 5th, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd entering straight, kept on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Old Supporter (10-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109.
Mr Duffy (IRE) 11-2 (11-6) Always towards rear, 5th of 10, 33l behind Chicago Outfit (11-9) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.
Blue Dynasty (USA) 6-1 (10-5) Pushed along early and in rear, closer in moderate 8th 3 out, chasing leaders but struggling when fell last, in a race won by Lash It On (10-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 gd in Sep, 14 ran.