Grange started favourite on his return after a long break at Listowel last month but faded after holding a prominent position. He's likely to get much closer with the run under his belt but PINK COAT was impressive on testing ground at Listowel last time and he probably has enough progress in the locker to complete a double. Invincible Don turns up every now and then and is at the right end of the handicap while Bridgequarter Girl gained plenty of admirers at Galway though the ground was much faster than it will be here.
Cairdin (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Led early, weakened 6th, tailed off from 3 out, 18th of 22, well behind The Paparrazi Kid (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Apr.
Nearly Nama'd (IRE) 10-3 (11-5) Tracked leaders, a bit keen, slight mistake 4th, 4th approaching straight, soon ridden and no extra, 9th of 12, 32l behind Lots Of Memories (10-9) at Listowel 2m 4f nh nov hdl sft in Sep.
Star Of Aragon (IRE) 10-3 (11-2) Tracked leader, ridden and outpaced before 2 out, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Simply Ned (11-6) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
Grange (IRE) 11-4fav (10-8) Soon settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden before straight, 7th 2 out, soon no impression, 8th of 14, 17l behind Fiery Oscar (11-2) at Listowel 2m hcp hdl sft in Sep.
Liberty's Gift (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Waited with, 9th circuit to go, hampered 5 out, improved to track leaders before 2 out, 4th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 15, 8l behind Bridgequarter Girl (10-12) at Galway 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gf in Sep.
Ted Dolly (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, 9th 7 out, not fluent next, ridden to chase leaders approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 10l behind Dick Dundee (11-9) at Listowel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 in Sep.
Honourable Emperor (IRE) 22-1 (11-4) Soon chased leaders at ordinary pace, closer order after 3 out, 3rd next, 2nd before straight, no extra and kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Diplomat (11-4) at Galway 2m 4yo nov hdl gd in Jul.
Cnoc Na Sioga (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Waited with, closer order 4 out, prominent and wide 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace from after last, 5th of 7, 24l behind Rebel Fitz (11-12) at Galway 2m 1f nov chs gf in Sep.
Pink Coat 6-1 (11-10) Soon chased leaders, closer order from before 4 out, led into straight, clear last, stayed on well run-in, easily, won at Listowel 2m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (5yo+) in Sep beating Andalucia Lady (10-5) by 3l, 18 ran.
Bridgequarter Girl (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Waited with, 10th circuit to go, headway to track leaders from after 3 out, 2nd approaching straight, just in front at last, stayed on well run-in, won at Galway 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gf in Sep beating The Black Russian (11-0) by 1 3/4l, 15 ran.
American Flyer (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Always behind, trailing throughout, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Security Breach (10-7) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl gf in Jun.
Armaramak (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, never a factor, no threat from 3 out, 13th of 20, well behind He'llberemembered (10-13) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs gs in Mar.
Mahrajaan (USA) 16-1 (9-11) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 8th before straight, no impression 2 out, kept on same pace from before last, 6th of 14, 7l behind Fiery Oscar (11-2) at Listowel 2m hcp hdl sft in Sep.
Anoosou (FR) 7-1 (9-10) In rear, slight mistake 1st, ridden and no impression from 4 out, 7th of 11, 10l behind The Boat People (10-1) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl gd in Aug.
Invincible Don (IRE) 15-2 (11-6) Always prominent, challenged and on terms 2 out, soon led, stayed on well to draw clear run-in with loose horse for company, easily, won at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Sep beating Magical Moon (11-7) by 8l, 18 ran.
Milt Yarberry 16-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, a little off the pace, closed travelling well after 3 out, 2nd from next, led last, ridden out to assert closing stages, won at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug beating Expressaninterest (11-4) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.