Dusty Trail was claimed back after winning this a year ago but hasn't been in very good form over hurdles. He should still prove difficult to beat in a poor renewal though COOLFIGHTER may have his measure. Three times a winner in Germany, he ran his best race so far for Tony Mullins at Galway where he wasn't far behind Hidden Universe in a handicap and that form would be good enough. It isn't easy making out a case for the remainder, though a first-time visor may bring about some improvement in the lightly-raced Chatterton. Light Storm Cass has gone backwards since landing a Wexford maiden last summer.
Chatterton (IRE) 50-1 (11-6) In rear, ridden in 5th 1 1/2f out, no headway, kept on one pace, 5th of 6, 11l behind Cailini Alainn (10-9) at Leopardstown 1m 4f am mdn stks.
Coolfighter (GER) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th entering straight, no impression, 5th of 18, 1 3/4l behind Hidden Universe (9-13) at Galway 2m hcp 55-80 gd in Jul.
Dusty Trail (IRE) 5-2fav (9-13) Mid-division, pushed along in 6th 3f out, headway to lead under 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Tramore 1m 4f clm stks gd in Aug '13 beating Mighty Whitey (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Light Storm Cass (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, trailing from 2f out, last of 9, 44l behind Egyptian Warrior (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f pol in Apr.
Only Exception (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Very slowly into stride, in rear, no impression 2f out, eased from 1f out, last of 11, 30l behind Stoichkhov (8-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Jj Is Talkin (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, 11th 4f out, no extra and eased straight, tailed off, 16th of 17, well behind New Kid In Town (12-0) at Roscommon 2m NH flat in Jun.
Our Pearl (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Chased leader, led after 2f, headed 3f out, ridden and weakened entering straight, tailed off, 10th of 11, 28l behind Indian Scout (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar '12.
Ruby Flipper (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 6th 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 13l behind Red All Star (9-7) at Naas 6f mdn stks gf in Jul.
Paple Blessing (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden in rear of mid-division over 2f out, no further headway when mid-division 1 1/2f out, 9th of 12, 15l behind Aussie Guest (9-4) at Cork 1m 4f hcp 47-65.