Connaught Manor has proved very disappointing over timber after making a winning debut in a Roscommon bumper. Fergiethelegend won twice between the flags and didn't do much wrong when making his hurdling debut here in May while Jupitor has shown enough in bumpers to suggest he can do well over timber, especially as he's bred for the job. Ravensbury won a Listowel bumper last September but hasn't been seen for a year so this could be fought out by Troubled and SHATTERED DREAM, who are in the same ownership. They met at Naas last Sunday when the former started odds-on but ran a shocker, finishing a long way behind Gordon Elliott's charge in fourth place. While progress will be needed here, the four-year-old looks likely to do much better and he's given the nod in a tricky contest.
Connaught Manor (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Waited with towards rear, closer in 8th approaching straight, soon no impression, 7th of 16, 30l behind Roadtoabbeyfeale (11-12) at Listowel 3m mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Fergiethelegend (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and some headway to go 5th approaching straight, no impression before last and kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 9l behind Seriatim (11-5) at Punchestown 3m mdn hdl sft in May.
Jupitor (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Led and disputed, under pressure in 2nd over 3f out, 3rd 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 15, 3l behind Tabac Brun (11-7) at Tramore 2m N H flat sft.
Ravensbury (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden 3f out, kept on into 2nd 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Meister Eckhart (12-0) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat in Oct '11.
Steady Ed (IRE) 10-1 (10-3) Prominent, jumped slowly early and soon lost place, 9th 3 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 6th of 15, 28l behind Island Peak (10-7) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 in May.
Troubled (IRE) 9-10fav (11-12) Prominent, niggled along from 6th, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 8th of 11, 46l behind Special Bar (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy.
Shattered Dream (IRE) 3-1 (11-8) Prominent, led before 4 out, ridden and headed 2 out, soon no impression, 4th of 11, 12l behind Special Bar (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy.
Whatdreamsrmadeof (IRE) 9-1 (10-13) 3rd of 11, 13l behind Vic Chic (11-0) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy.