Ipsos Du Berlais, runner-up to Lyreen Legend on his chasing debut at Galway, jumped poorly when pulled up at Navan and needs a confidence booster. Vesper Bell, runner-up in the Grade 1 War Of Attrition Hurdle here in April, made a decent start over the bigger obstacles when narrowly beaten by Make A Track at Thurles with subsequent winner Canaly in third. He'll improve for that run and has to be a threat though YOU MUST KNOW ME made such a big impression when giving supporters of the long odds-on Boston Bob a fright at Navan that he's the one to be on. The remaining trio will need to improve to get involved.
Carry Each Other (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ridden along from 6 out, no impression from 3 out, 12th of 15, well behind Rich Revival (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs sft.
Hi Big Man (IRE) 7-2fav (11-12) Led, headed briefly 3rd, in front when fell 6th, in a race won by Rich Revival (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs sft, 15 ran.
Ipsos Du Berlais (FR) 2-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders until pushed along from 3rd and soon dropped behind, always struggling, tailed off 8th, pulled up after 5 out, in a race won by The Westener Boy (11-11) at Navan 3m beg chase hvy, 8 ran.
Vesper Bell (IRE) 9-10fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, led 6th, ridden and headed 2 out, no impression on winner from last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Make A Track (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Nov.
You Must Know Me (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Attempted to make all, a bit awkward 6th, clear 8th, reduced lead from before 2 out, just headed before last, rallied well run-in, not quite get back to winner, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Boston Bob (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chs hvy.
The Bog Road Girl (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) In rear, mistake and unseated rider 6th, in a race won by Rich Revival (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs sft, 15 ran.