Raheenwood has won three times over hurdles and there's no reason why he shouldn't make a chaser, a remark that also applies to winning bumper and hurdler Rising Time, who has always looked as though she'd do better when faced with the bigger obstacles. JAKROS is likely to start a short-priced favourite here and though not looking the most natural of jumpers on his chasing bow at Gowran in September he was still in the lead when falling three out. Hopefully he'll have learnt from the experience and can gain his first success over fences.
Barnevelder (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and weakened 4 out, behind when unseated rider last, in a race won by Mr Goodenough (11-11) at Punchestown 2m 4f hnt chs in May, 20 ran.
Bumble Beet 8-1 (11-4) Mid div, not qckn 3out, ko, 5th of 9, 19l behind River Call (11-4) at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp in Jun.
Curragh Golan (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Waited with, slight mistake and reminders 4 out, soon no extra, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Letherbelucky (11-5) at Roscommon 2m 4f nh nov hdl sft.
Jakros (IRE) 11-4 (11-12) Led, bad mistake 2nd, tracked leader after until on terms 6 out where slight mistake, led 5 out, fell 3 out, in a race won by Misala (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chs gd in Sep, 6 ran.
Kirkello (IRE) 125-1 (11-0) Always behind, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Beeves (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) gd in May, 12 ran.
Raheenwood (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, dropped to 5th 4 out, ridden 3 out, stayed on in 3rd 2 out, 2nd before last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Dunroe Boy (11-5) at Bellewstown 3m hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Raise The Goblet (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway into 2nd after 4 out, ridden 3 out, no extra in 3rd 2 out, weakened approaching last, 8th of 14, well behind Uncommited (10-9) at Downpatrick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Oct '10.
What A Island (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Always behind, detached from 6 out, trailing straight, 5th of 6, well behind Catcherinscratcher (10-12) at Killarney 2m 6f nov chs.
Rising Time (IRE) 3-1 (11-3) Soon led, joined approaching 3 out, soon headed, dropped to 3rd and no extra next, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Whispering Hills (11-10) at Kilbeggan 3m nov hdl sft in Jun.