Willie Mullins has never won this and aims to put matters right with three entries. With Ruby on board, DRIVE TIME looks the stable's main hope and he can start making up for lost time. Four times a winner in eight starts over hurdles, his close fourth in the Galway Hurdle was a superb effort and he gives the impression there's much more to come. On His Own is better known as a chaser these days but has a penalty for his victory over today's rival Si C'Etait Vrai at Navan in February and the runner-up may be capable of reversing the form. Sweet My Lord is the other Mullins entry but his future probably lies over fences. Foildubh is a high-class chaser at his best and still capable of a big run over hurdles on testing ground so could do with more rain.
On His Own (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) 7th of 14, 22l behind Gemix (10-5) at Auteuil(FR) 3m 1f hdl G1 (1) hvy in Jun.
Archie Meade (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway in 6th 7 out and improved to 3rd next, mistake 3 out, soon ridden, no extra before 2 out, 4th and kept on one pace from last, 4th of 11, 9l behind Owega Star (11-12) at Listowel 2m 6f beg chs sft in Sep.
Canaly (IRE) 6-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, under pressure from 4 out, 4th from next, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 19l behind Aughnacurraveel (11-5) at Kilbeggan 3m hdl gf in Sep.
Drive Time (USA) 20-1 (11-6) Chased leader, led before 2 out, challenged 2 out, ridden in 2nd after 2 out, no extra last, 3rd run-in and dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 20, 4 1/2l behind Missunited (10-8) at Galway 2m hcp hdl sft in Aug.
Foildubh (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Waited with, 6th approaching straight where raced wide, no impression and kept on same pace from after 2 out, 6th of 7, 13l behind Captain Cee Bee (11-10) at Tipperary 2m hdl G2 (1) gd.
Si C'etait Vrai (FR) 16-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, kept on same pace from 2 out, 10th of 22, 12l behind The Paparrazi Kid (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Apr.
Un Beau Matin (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, not fluent 2 out, chased leaders and no impression from before last, kept on, 6th of 22, 7l behind The Paparrazi Kid (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Apr.
He'llberemembered (IRE) 9-1 (10-6) Soon mid-division, mistake 7 out, no impression from 3 out, 12th of 18, 20l behind White Star Line (10-4) at Listowel 3m sft in Sep.
Sweet My Lord (FR) 14-1 (10-5) Soon mid-division, 9th 5 out, ridden in 6th into straight, soon no impression, 13th of 18, 25l behind White Star Line (10-4) at Listowel 3m sft in Sep.