SEAN AIRGEAD was sent to Worcester to compete in a handicap chase last time and only just failed to overhaul Skint. He can revert to hurdling on a massive 27lb lower mark and has to be the choice. He Is Top Class reappeared after a long break to beat a big field at Roscommon. That was on fast going but he has form on a softer surface so has to be a big threat as his 4lb rise is more than offset by Shane Shortall's claim. The Yellow Bin, who was less than 2l behind him at Roscommon, has since run reasonably at Ballinrobe but appears unlikely to reverse the form. On My Own hasn't won for well over two years but has dropped in the weights accordingly and the market should be watched for clues.
Sean Airgead (IRE) 9-1 (10-13) Held up, headway after 10th, mistake 3 out, soon ridden, challenged last, driven to lead flat, edged right, headed towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Skint (10-9) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gf in Jul.
Via Del Corso 11-1 (11-0) Mid-division, slight mistake 3 out and ridden, soon no extra and weakened, 12th of 14, well behind Xsquared (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jun.
Ittimetogo (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, ridden in 5th entering straight, dropped to 9th and no impression when blundered and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Sizing Solution (11-9) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jul, 17 ran.
On My Own (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Prominent, led 4th to 6th, dropped to 4th and ridden 3 out, moderate 4th when mistake and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Arzembouy Premier (10-8) at Ballinrobe 2m 2f beg chs gd in May, 10 ran.
Beautiful Ben (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Towards rear for most, ridden and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace behind, mistake last, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Rae's Creek (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f 4yo mdn hdl in Jul.
Obispo (IRE) 33-1 (9-10) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no extra 3 out, 11th of 13, well behind Never Enough Time (11-1) at Gowran Park 2m 1f cond hcap hdle in Jan.
Benalex Park 10-1 (11-0) Always behind, not fluent, ridden and weakened before 4 out, 16th of 18, well behind Dashing Lady (11-3) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jul.
Jerusalem Bells (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Held up, closer order and slight mistake 4 out, 6th when not fluent 3 out, soon under pressure, no impression in 5th before straight, not fluent 2 out, one pace, 5th of 8, 23l behind Tulsa Jack (11-12) at Limerick 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Jul.
He Is Top Class (IRE) 11-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden after 4 out, stayed on to dispute 3rd 2 out, challenged last, led run-in and kept on well under pressure, won at Roscommon 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jul beating Bank The Bucks (11-11) by 1/2l, 17 ran.
The Drunken Dr (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, no threat from 4 out, completely tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Talbot Road (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec '12.
The Yellow Bin (IRE) 7-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, slight mistakes 1st and 4th, 4th halfway, slight mistake 4 out, improved to challenge 3 out, soon disputed, narrow lead 2 out, ridden and headed before last, no extra in 3rd and mistake last, lost 3rd run-in, 4th of 11, 8l behind Wate And Sea (10-3) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-109 in Jul.