He Is Top Class has been running well enough but has now had 21 career starts, including 16 over hurdles, without winning. Caitlin Brook had shown virtually nothing before finishing a close second to the in form Famous Ballerina here three weeks ago. If she can build on that then she'll be difficult to beat though Duty Dance wasn't too far behind and shouldn't be far away. GRANNY RIONA has come in for support on a few occasions without producing the goods but she did much better when beaten just a length by Afram Blue at Limerick where she may have won but for stumbling at the last. She can gain compensation though Ruby Walsh is an eye-catching booking for Tin Town Boy, a winner on the Flat at Galway in August and only 2lb higher than his only success over timber.
Fred Diamond (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Disputed lead, ridden 3 out, headed after next, soon no impression, 6th of 13, 10l behind Director's Forum (11-7) at Punchestown 2m nov hcp hdl 80-109.
Tin Town Boy (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, some headway early straight but no impression from 2 out, kept on one pace, 10th of 18, 19l behind Spacious Sky (10-2) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-116.
Sea Light (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, moderate 4th approaching 6 out, closed from before next, close 6th approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 2 out, 5th of 9, 9l behind Go Paddy Go (11-4) at Clonmel 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102.
Whitehead Lad (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, weakened 4 out, pulled up, in a race won by Katys Girl (10-11) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Aug '12, 14 ran.
Faranadooney (USA) 11-1 (11-9) Towards rear, some headway approaching straight and went moderate 5th 2 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 5th of 18, 14l behind Hard Bought (11-4) at Clonmel 2m am hcp hdle 80-95 sft in Oct.
No More Vino (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 14th of 21, well behind Apache Stronghold (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Mooney's Cottage (IRE) 11-1 (11-5) Led early, headed before 2nd and chased clear leader, closer in 3rd 3 out but ridden and no extra approaching straight, weakened, 10th of 18, 34l behind Hard Bought (11-4) at Clonmel 2m am hcp hdle 80-95 sft in Oct.
He Is Top Class (IRE) 10-3fav (10-9) Chased leaders, keen hold to lead and dispute after 4th, ridden and headed entering straight, under pressure in 3rd 2 out, kept on to challenge again before last, 3rd last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Afram Blue (11-5) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-95.
On The Shannon (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, no impression from 4 out, kept on one paced, 8th of 19, well behind Mad Brian (11-5) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Caitlin Brook (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, 3rd entering straight, pushed along and no impression before last, kept on same pace without troubling winner to go 2nd run-in, 2nd of 18, 1 1/4l behind Famous Ballerina (11-2) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Duc D'Anjou (IRE) 14-1 (10-1) Rear of mid-division, hampered 9th, pushed along in 10th 3 out and no impression from next, 12th of 22, 33l behind Pint Of Porter (9-10) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109.
Granny Riona (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd 5 out, ridden to lead 2 out, challenged last and slightly pecked, headed run-in and no extra, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Afram Blue (11-5) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-95.
Brian The Warrior (IRE) 10-1 (9-11) Rear of mid-division, dropped to rear and pushed along after 6th, no extra and weakened 4 out, trailing when pulled up before last, in a race won by Presenting Beara (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109, 15 ran.
Duty Dance (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Soon mid-division, bad mistake and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Balrath Hope (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-95, 12 ran.
Swift Accordian (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from after 3 out, 9th of 16, 29l behind Harangue (12-2) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 in Aug.