Bremen hasn't been performing badly on the Flat since scoring over timber at Kilbeggan in July and the son of Sadler's Wells will love the testing ground. Kirbybroguelantern has won seven races in all and showed his first sign of promise over fences behind Prince Erik at Sligo last time. Dual bumper winner Lucky William raced in top company after landing a maiden over timber at Navan in February and is expected to do well over the bigger obstacles. Smoking Aces and Warne have both shown enough over fences to suggest they will soon be winning but this can go to QUESTIONS ANSWERED, who landed a tough Cork handicap over hurdles in April and was having his first start since and making his chasing debut when a very good third behind Taking Stock at Listowel last month where he would have finished much closer but for an error at the last. Wikaala has been busy on the Flat and over timber recently and was by no means disgraced on his chasing bow behind Kilmurry at the Galway Festival.
Bit Of A Devil (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Rear of mid-division, headway to 9th 2 out, ridden into 5th last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 21, 8l behind Uimhiraceathair (10-8) at Fairyhouse 3m nov hcp hdl gd in Apr '09.
Bremen 7-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd on inner, pushed along and dropped to 4th 2 out, kept on one pace without threatening, 4th of 5, 7l behind Wikaala (11-12) at Tramore 2m hdl fm in Aug.
Doctor Scott 50-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, 8th of 16, well behind Wise Old Owl (11-12) at Listowel 2m 6f beg chs in Sep.
Ireland's Call (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Led, slight mistake 1st, ridden and strongly pressed after 3 out, headed and dropped to 3rd before 2 out, no extra before last, 4th of 14, 29l behind Head Of The Posse (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m beg chs in Sep.
Kirbybroguelantern (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Close up in 2nd, led after 6 out, ridden and strongly pressed 2 out, rider dropped whip entering straight, headed last, 3rd of 13, 6l behind Prince Erik (11-12) at Sligo 2m 4f beg chs in Sep.
Lucky William (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders on inner, 5th when slipped up approaching 3 out, in a race won by Arvika Ligeonniere (11-12) at Punchestown 2m nov hdl gd in Apr, 23 ran.
Smoking Aces (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Held up, 8th approaching halfway, moderate 6th 4 out, soon ridden, left 5th next, stayed on to go moderate 3rd from last, 3rd of 14, 20l behind Head Of The Posse (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m beg chs in Sep.
Son Of Oscar (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Northern Alliance (10-4) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl gd in May '08, 18 ran.
Warne (IRE) 2-1fav (11-12) Chased leaders, close 2nd halfway, improved to lead 6 out, headed next, ridden to challenge 2 out, under pressure in 2nd before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Essex (11-12) at Listowel 2m 3f beg chs gd in Sep.
First In Line (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, 7th 3 out, 6th approaching straight, no impression under pressure from 2 out, 7th of 10, 13l behind Tarkari (11-6) at Roscommon 2m 4yo hdl hvy in Aug '09.
Questions Answered (IRE) 3-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, 5th before halfway, 4th 6 out, left moderate 2nd 4 out, progress after next, close 3rd and challenging when pecked last, no extra run-in, 3rd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Taking Stock (11-12) at Listowel 2m 1f beg chs gd in Sep.
Wikaala (USA) 10-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, slight mistake 4th, ridden 3 out, weakened next, eased from last, 8th of 12, 22l behind Slieveardagh (10-12) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl gf in Aug.
Hail Caesar (IRE) 10-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, closer in 2nd at 4th, ridden and weakened from 3 out, 8th of 15, 40l behind Sword Fish (9-11) at Listowel 2m 4yo hcp hdl gd in Sep.
Regal Ambition (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Never better than mid-division, kept on one pace from 3 out, 9th of 18, 36l behind Big Game Hunter (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Sep.