There are 17 runners in this race.
|36||12 Merlin Giant
Promising type. 1 win from 3 runs this season. Shaped encouragingly when fourth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Galway (22f, heavy, 9/2) 36 days ago, conceding first run. Down in trip. Not taken lightly.
|10-13||Donagh Meyler||Emmet Mullins||5/1||4.5/1||10|
Promising sort. 10/3, very good head third of 11 to Nibiru in handicap hurdle at Down Royal (16.9f, soft) 29 days ago, edged out near finish having made mistake last. Still unexposed, he's very much one to be interested in.
|11-5||B J Cooper||Noel Meade||5/1||5/1||0|
|230||2 Icare Allen
C&D winner. 4/11, 4¾ lengths third of 7 to Iberique Du Seuil in Percy Maynard Juvenile Hurdle at this C&D (good to soft) 7 months ago. Respected on handicap hurdle debut.
|11-12||Paul Townend||W P Mullins||5/1||3.5/1||30|
|76||10 Man O Work
9/4, offered something to work on switched to the Flat when seventh of 12 in maiden at Navan (14f, heavy) on 46 days ago. Switches from Flat to hurdles. Useful hurdler, creditable on last outing.
|11-1||Cian Cullinan||P G Fahey||11/1||8/1||27|
2 wins from 3 runs this season. Proved at least as good as ever when winning 11-runner handicap hurdle at Down Royal (16.9f, soft, 13/2) 29 days ago by short head from Watch The Weather, staying on to lead on line. One to look out for.
|10-9||Phillip Enright||A J Martin||11/1||16/1||45|
|29||16 Watch The Weather
2 wins from 6 runs this season. Good short-head second of 11 to Nibiru in handicap hurdle at Down Royal (16.9f, soft, 8/1) 29 days ago, edged out on line. Looks competitive on form.
|10-5||Rachael Blackmore||R P Cody||16/1||10/1||38|
|69||11 Sit Down Lucy
2 wins from 6 runs this season. Useful winner at 18f in chases. 5/2, 18½ lengths fourth of 7 to Enniskerry in Gr 3 chase at Roscommon (16.1f, good) 69 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles.
|11-0||Sam Ewing||Peter Fahey||16/1||25/1||56|
|387||5 Off Your Rocco
Had a bit in hand when making it 4 wins from 6 starts (3 over hurdles) in listed event at Limerick (21f, soft) last October. Beaten fair and square when fourth of 6 to Blazing Khal in Hyde Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham 12 months ago but one to look out for sent handicapping.
|11-5||Jordan Gainford||Gordon Elliott||18/1||18/1||0|
|22||9 Lucky Max
25/1, returned to something like his best when third of 18 in handicap hurdle at Naas (20f, soft) 22 days ago. Can give another good account.
|11-1||Michael O'Sullivan||Sean Thomas Doyle||18/1||14/1||22|
|222||8 In From The Cold
Bit below form seventh of 15 in handicap at Gowran (11.8f, heavy, 15/2) 47 days ago. Switches from Flat to hurdles. First run for yard after leaving Michael Mulvany. Worth a second look having joined a top yard.
|11-1|| Jack Kennedy||Gordon Elliott||22/1||10/1||55|
|29||14 Charli Parcs
Best effort of the season when 4¼ lengths fourth of 11 to Nibiru in handicap hurdle at Down Royal (16.9f, soft, 7/1) 29 days ago, finding less than looked likely.
|10-9||Charlie O'Dwyer||Aidan Anthony ||25/1||20/1||20|
Showed plenty of ability remains after 11 months off when ninth of 23 in handicap hurdle at Navan (16f, soft, 14/1) 21 days ago.
|10-4||Sean O'Keeffe||Shane Crawley||28/1||28/1||0|
|44||13 Flaming Moon
Eighth of 10 in novice hurdle (7/2) at Cheltenham (19.9f, good to soft) 44 days ago, unsuited by step up in trip. Makes handicap hurdle debut.
|10-10||Danny Mullins||Matthew J Smith||33/1||20/1||39|
|338||4 An Epic Song
Career best when winning 15-runner handicap hurdle (2/1) at Punchestown (19.1f, heavy) 11 months ago, clearly very much at home in testing conditions. Still unexposed but may need this outing.
|11-8||J J Slevin||Martin Brassil||33/1||50/1||52|
|36||18 A Million Bucks
Creditable third of 20 in maiden hurdle (10/1) at Galway (16.4f, heavy) 36 days ago, clear of rest. Makes handicap hurdle debut.
|10-0||Darragh O'Keeffe||Thomas Gibney||33/1||20/1||39|
|29||3 Tudor City
C&D winner. 2 wins from 5 runs this season. Below form 33¼ lengths fifth of 11 to Nibiru in handicap hurdle at Down Royal (16.9f, soft, 33/1) 29 days ago. May prove vulnerable to younger legs.
|11-12||Liam McKenna||A J Martin||40/1||40/1||0|
|129||1 Anna Bunina
2 wins from 5 runs this season. 10/1, respectable eighth of 15 in handicap at Chester (18.6f, good to soft) 71 days ago, not ideally placed. Switches from Flat to hurdles.
|11-12||Simon Torrens||John C McConnell||50/1||66/1||32|