Bold Present was in good form over hurdles earlier this year and was still in touch though beaten when unseating his rider in the race won by Al Dafa over fences at Downpatrick last week. Souvenir Royal went on to finish third in that race and wasn't beaten far so he must be a threat in what looks a weak event. Winning bumper Duomo De Milano is the type to make a chaser and any market move should be noted while Fairwood Massini would have a chance on his second to Streamtown at Downpatrick in October. MARBLE HOUSE would have no problems winning this on the form shown when a close second to subsequent Grade 1 winner Blackstairmountain at Clonmel and though not quite up to form when runner-up to Up The Beat at Fairyhouse time may tell he was taking on more than he could bite off.
Bold Present (IRE) 15-2 (11-7) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway into 4th before 4 out, ridden in 5th before 2 out, no extra when unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Al Dafa (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 5f beg chs, 11 ran.
Duomo Di Milano (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 4 out, 11th of 16, 43l behind Toostrong (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl sft.
Fairwood Massini (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Led until not fluent 4th, soon ridden, weakened approaching 3 out, 14th of 17, 50l behind Edgardo Sol (11-9) at Cheltenham 2m nov hcp hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Knockraha Lad (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Mid-division best, no extra 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Really Unique (11-7) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy, 18 ran.
Lamb's Cross 12-1 (11-9) Held up in touch, raced keen, chased leaders in 5th before 3 out, ridden before next, weakened before last, 6th of 14, 23l behind Raya Star (11-2) at Doncaster 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Marble House (IRE) 13-2 (11-5) Chased leaders, improved to lead 3 out, strongly pressed and joined next, soon headed and no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 11l behind Up The Beat (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs hvy.
Mickey Monk (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Prominent and disputed lead at stages, no extra from 5 out, mistake and unseated rider next, in a race won by Up The Beat (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs hvy, 15 ran.
Referent (FR) 20-1 (10-13) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, 9th of 12, 24l behind Bay Of Kotor (10-9) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy.
Souvenir Royal (FR) 4-1 (11-12) Prominent and disputed, led 4th, ridden and challenged 2 out, strongly pressed run-in, headed close home, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Al Dafa (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 5f beg chs.
Too Wild For Der (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, keen hold, no extra approaching 3 out, 13th of 20, 47l behind Micks (10-8) at Gowran Park 3m hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Nov.
Haste Ye Bach (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Mid div, 9th 6out, mod 7th well bef 2out, no impr & bhnd when pu bef 2out, in a race won by Maple Valley Gale (11-4) at Ballindenisk 3m ire ptp hvy, 18 ran.