Big Jemmy won over the C&D on New Year's Day but has a long absence to overcome while Baby's Hot's recent good form has been over hurdles. Molinero was runner-up in a four-runner race at Bangor and has now had 36 career starts without winning. Winning point-to-pointer Top Four appears to have gone backwards after a bright start over fences so, in a poor contest, BARNEVELDER is handed the vote. He was having only his fifth start over fences when gaining a surprise victory at Downpatrick last month and, as this looks no more difficult and he's only been raised 5lb, he can follow up. The market could prove the best guide as to the chances of the remainder though Western Island, who has one victory in 30 starts, would be a threat to all if on a going day.
Mister Two Fifty (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Towards rear, some headway into poor 7th entering straight, no impression, 7th of 18, 47l behind Ballygill Gale (10-12) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Sep.
Bold Present (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, headway into 5th 4 out, ridden in 6th and no impression before straight, 7th 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Western Promise (10-6) at Listowel 3m hcp chs 0-102 hvy in Sep, 17 ran.
Barnevelder (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, disputed briefly approaching 3 out, soon headed and no impression in 2nd before 2 out, headway to lead last and kept on best under pressure run-in, won at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 sft in Sep beating Dunroe Boy (11-4) by 7l, 8 ran.
Western Island (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no impression before last, no extra after last, 6th of 10, 27l behind Orpheus Valley (11-3) at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp chs hvy.
Billytheblacksmith (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, ridden, 10th of 18, well behind Ballygill Gale (10-12) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Sep.
Top Four (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, moderate 11th 4 out, ridden in 7th before straight, no impression in 6th 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 17, 34l behind Western Promise (10-6) at Listowel 3m hcp chs 0-102 hvy in Sep.
Baby's Hot (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Soon tracked leaders, challenged and on terms 2 out, soon led, kept on well when pressed run-in, headed close home, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Whiskey And Red (10-10) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Sep.
Benefit Scheme (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, 3rd halfway, driven along and no extra before 3 out, jumped left when beaten in straight, 5th of 8, 16l behind Jacksonslady (11-7) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs sft in Aug.
Torremuelle (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, no extra after 4 out and behind when pulled up before next, in a race won by Bishop's Lane (10-11) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Aug, 13 ran.
Knockmoy Jewel (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Led, rider briefly lost iron and headed 6th, led again 4 out, ridden next, headed after 3 out, no impression from next, 6th of 15, 29l behind Bruff (10-6) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f cnd hcp chs (0-109) sft in Sep.
Big Jemmy (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, no threat from 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Volkis O'Blue (11-3) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb, 22 ran.
Kilmurry Kid (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Trkd ldr, till chall 3out, went on next sn asserted, won at Ballysteen 3m ire ptp gf in May '11 beating Ard Na Raithnigh (12-0) by 5l, 7 ran.
Golden Barrell (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Soon tracked leaders, moderate 4th and no impression from 2 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 16l behind Drumlister (11-4) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-102 gf in Jul.
Molinero (IRE) 10-1 (10-3) Mostly tracked winner, ridden 3 out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Colditz (10-9) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Aug.
Peggy's Hero (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Led, headed 3rd, chased leaders, 3rd halfway, weakened 4 out, completely tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Weslife (11-7) at Galway 2m 6f beg chs sft in Sep.
Robertstown Rover (IRE) 25-1 (10-1) Chased leader, disputed from 7th, 2nd halfway, 4th 5 out, ridden and weakened 3 out, 9th of 16, well behind Western Promise (10-2) at Roscommon 3m hcp chs 0-95 sft in Aug.
Avralan (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Towards rear, ridden and no impression 4 out, 10th 2 out, kept on under pressure run-in, 4th of 14, 13l behind High Talk (10-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-102 gd in May.
Son Of Moyne (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, bad mistake 7th, ridden and weakened approaching 4 out, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Western Promise (10-6) at Listowel 3m hcp chs 0-102 hvy in Sep, 17 ran.
Clashnabrook (IRE) 11-2fav (11-7) Prominent, struggling from before 4 out, no extra from before straight, 17th of 23, well behind Sorted (10-1) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-116 in Apr.