There are 16 runners in this race.
Found a little more improvement when third of 27 in handicap hurdle at Navan (22f, good) 23 days ago. Still fairly treated and booking of Russell a plus. Tongue strap on first time.
| ||Davy Russell||Stephen Ryan||4/1||5/1||20|
|2||6||4||3 Rain In Spain
2 wins from 5 runs this season. Creditable sixth of 10 in handicap hurdle at Downpatrick (18.8f, soft, 5/1) 4 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.
| ||Paul Townend||Charles O'Brien||9/1||9/1||0|
Ended long losing run in 15-runner handicap hurdle at Downpatrick (18.8f, good) 18 days ago, always holding on. 7 lb higher now but respected nonetheless.
| ||Shane O'Callaghan||Anthony McCann||8/1||13/1||38|
|4||14||0||15 Realta Rathcabhain
C&D winner. Fifth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Wexford (20f, good to soft, 16/1) 38 days ago. Looks on a stiff mark.
| ||A E Lynch||Desmond McDonogh||14/1||26/1||46|
One win from 22 NH runs. Eleven runs since last win in 2017. Twenty fourth of 27 in handicap hurdle (12/1) at Navan (22f, good) 23 days ago. Others preferred.
| ||Roger Loughran||Shane Nolan||11/1||17/1||35|
|6th||5||0||5 Lady Maram
Very good seventh of 18 in handicap hurdle at Listowel (20f, soft, 20/1) 31 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.
| ||Martin Burke||John M Burke||20/1||8/1||150|
|7th||6||0||13 Krujers Girl
40/1, sixteenth of 24 in novice hurdle at Navan (16f, good) 23 days ago. Up in trip. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Uphill task.
| ||E O'Connell||V C Ward||33/1||51/1||35|
|8th||5||0||2 Officers Mess
1 win from 3 runs this season. Bit below form seventh of 13 in handicap hurdle (7/1) at Killarney (20.4f, good) 92 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.
| ||Ricky Doyle||Conor O'Dwyer||12/1||15/1||20|
|9th||5||12||8 Dundeedy Lad
Posted career best, in first-time cheekpieces, when winning 13-runner handicap hurdle (11/1) at Clonmel (20f, good) 12 days ago. 7 lb higher now but looks sure to go well again.
| ||Mark Walsh||Robert Tyner||3.5/1||4.5/1||22|
|10th||7||0||14 Boris Boru
5/1, creditable fifth of 22 in handicap hurdle at Navan (22f, good to soft). Off 22 months.
| ||Sean Flanagan||Sarah Dawson||16/1||15/1||7|
Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Brought down in handicap hurdle (50/1) at Clonmel (16.5f, good to soft) 26 days ago won by Rain In Spain. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Something to find on form.
| ||Kevin Brouder||Eric Larkin||50/1||51/1||2|
|12th||4||23||11 Kilkeaskin Molly
Unreliable sort. 12/1, twenty first of 27 in handicap hurdle at Navan (22f, good) 23 days ago. Cheekpieces back on.
| || L P Dempsey||J P Dempsey||16/1||21/1||24|
|13th||6||0||10 Secrets Safe
Winner in hurdle at Limerick in December 2016. 20/1, fourteenth of 25 in handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (24f, soft). Off 21 months.
| ||Brian Hayes||John Joseph Hanlon||33/1||51/1||35|
|14th||10||3||12 Bective Cave
Thirteen runs since last win in 2017. Twelfth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (20f, good, 11/1) 3 days ago. Cheekpieces back on. Needs a couple of these to falter.
| ||Adam Short||Matthew J Smith||20/1||15/1||33|
|15th||7||0||1 Theatre Run
Latest win in hurdle at Cork in August. Sixth of 9 in handicap hurdle (8/1) at Ballinrobe (20.2f, soft) 25 days ago. Others more persuasive.
| ||E T Daly||M A Cahill||16/1||11/1||45|
|16th||5||56||7 Tara Mia
1 win from 3 runs this season. Winner in hurdle at Downpatrick in July. Eighth of 11 in handicap hurdle at Sligo (20.8f, good, 8/1) 56 days ago. Makes limited appeal.
| ||Jonathan Moore||Thomas Gibney||16/1||15/1||7|