Imperial Joey won by 16 lengths at Downpatrick when The Fitz Lady was a further two lengths away in third. That was a first victory in 16 hurdle starts and he's 11lb higher now but Andrew Ring again takes off 7lb so he shouldn't be far away again. DERRYLEA GIRL may be a better bet, however, as she won over track and trip in August and improved again to finish third at Listowel subsequently. A further 2lb weight rise isn't excessive. Chebona Bula wasn't beaten far over course and distance last time and All Fired Up arrives off the back of a third at Downpatrick. The latter has the beating of Wrong Way Corrigan on that run and is another to consider.
Dusty Trail (IRE) 22-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 6th before 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 6th of 18, 18l behind Pink Coat (11-10) at Listowel 2m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (5yo+) in Sep.
Wrong Way Corrigan (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) 6th of 13, 29l behind Bose Ikard (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn hdl gd in Sep.
Andiamos (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Waited with, not fluent 4 out, no impression from before 2 out, 18th of 20, well behind Boss's Star (10-13) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Griesenau (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Soon towards rear, no extra from 4 out, tailed off, last of 18, well behind Courtncatcher (11-5) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gs in Jun.
Chebona Bula 14-1 (11-4) Soon chased leaders, closed into 3rd from 3 out, challenged next and soon on terms, headed and kept on same pace closing stages, dropped to 3rd on line, 3rd of 16, 2 1/2l behind Jack The Hat (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Aug.
All Fired Up 20-1 (11-4) 3rd of 13, 15l behind Bose Ikard (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn hdl gd in Sep.
Derrylea Girl (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Soon tracked leaders, on terms from before 3 out, soon led, strongly pressed and joined from 2 out, no impression in 3rd and kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 18, 1 1/4l behind Glibin (11-3) at Listowel 2m 4f Mares Handicap Hurdle (80-116) (4yo+) in Sep.
Drumlister (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Soon mid-division, not fluent 2nd, no extra and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by The Book Thief (9-12) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd in Sep, 11 ran.
Imperial Joey (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Made virtually all, joined briefly approaching 3 out, clear approaching last, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Sep beating Cyras Love (11-5) by 16l, 15 ran.
The Fitz Lady (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Soon chased leaders, ridden in 6th approaching 4 out, 4th before next, 3rd before 2 out and not fluent, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 19l behind Imperial Joey (10-8) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Sep.
Gortmore Express (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Always towards rear and never a factor, no threat from 4 out and behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by World Citizen (10-11) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Sep, 16 ran.
It's Lou's Turn (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Prominent until led 4 out, slight mistake next and headed before 2 out, soon no extra and weakened, 7th of 14, 19l behind Abolitionist (11-7) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.
The Bold Beckey (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) In rear, pushed along in last at 4th, some modest progress into moderate 9th 4 out, soon no impression, 9th of 17, 37l behind Baidin Fheilimi (11-6) at Killarney 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Aug.