Havagoodsip has shown a little promise but two falls from six starts over fences suggest he may be best watched on his reappearance. Dual winning point-to-pointer King Rocco has done well enough over hurdles and should be better suited to the bigger obstacles. He has plenty of scope and can go well here though ISLAND WOOD is taken to lose his maiden tag over fences at the 11th time of asking. John Walsh's charge has been a little unfortunate not to have scored by now and though he hasn't been seen since April won't get many better chances. Puddencullinan improved at the end of his point-to-point career and showed enough ability over fences earlier this year to get competitive here while Melchizedek jumped well enough on his chasing bow at Limerick though he looked as though a longer trip than this would suit him better.
Big Secret 15-2 (11-12) Mid-division, 7th halfway, lost place 4 out, 9th under pressure after 3 out, some progress into 6th 2 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 26l behind Knocknagow Leader (11-12) at Sligo 2m 1f beg chs in Sep.
Dromore Express (IRE) 17-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd 3 out, 5th under pressure approaching 2 out, no impression and kept on one pace run-in, 5th of 14, 19l behind Lake Return (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs gf in Sep.
Flaming Sambuca (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Always behind, weakened from halfway, completely tailed off, 9th of 15, well behind Taking Stock (11-12) at Listowel 2m 1f beg chs gd in Sep.
Havagoodsip (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, 6th 4 out, no impression from next, fell last, in a race won by Barneys Honour (9-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Apr, 9 ran.
Island Wood (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Mid-division, closer in 4th 4 out, disputed lead from next, soon ridden, headed run-in, no extra close home, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Final Question (11-2) at Cork 2m 4f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Apr.
Just Regard (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Towards rear, rider lost irons 4 out, no extra and weakened, 13th of 18, 44l behind Macville (10-13) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Koshere King (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Always behind, weakened before 4 out, completely tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Head Of The Posse (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m beg chs in Sep.
Lismakeery (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Led, headed 4th, close up to 5 out, weakened from next, 9th of 14, 35l behind Knocknagow Leader (11-12) at Sligo 2m 1f beg chs in Sep.
Long Strand (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, led before 3rd, headed 3 out, soon weakened, 12th of 18, 44l behind Dilshaan's Prize (11-12) at Listowel 2m mdn hdl gd in Sep.
Melchizedek (IRE) 7-4fav (11-12) Chased leaders, dropped to 9th before 3 out, soon no impression under pressure and kept on without threatening, 5th of 16, 10l behind Willies Girl (11-7) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs gd in Jul.
Puddencullinan (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Led, slow 7th, mistake and headed 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Saddlers Storm (10-9) at Navan 3m nov chs in Mar, 20 ran.
Rosiel (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, in touch when fell 4 out, in a race won by Sebadee (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 7f beg chase gf in Sep, 15 ran.
The Gripper (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Chased leaders to halfway, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Winners Toast (10-11) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Aug.
The Real Rupee (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Never a factor, 10th of 17, well behind Realt Dubh (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chs sft in Sep.
John The Soldier (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Soon behind, pulled up before 6th, in a race won by Taking Stock (11-12) at Listowel 2m 1f beg chs gd in Sep, 15 ran.
Mary Maguire (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, some late progress, 16th of 30, 30l behind Super Daisy (11-4) at Navan 2m 6f hcp hdl sft in Sep.
King Rocco (IRE) 11-2 (10-13) Mid-division best, never a factor, 9th of 18, 32l behind Prosperity Square (11-3) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 8Evens16 in Sep.
Killeenmore (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders racing keenly, 4th 3 out, soon no extra and weakened after next, 9th of 18, 24l behind Quel Esprit (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Point Taken (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway to challenge 3 out, ridden in 6th and no extra before straight, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 28l behind Templetown Hill (10-11) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Nov.