Philip Fenton, trainer of Caim
Hill "It will be nice to get him started again but we would be hoping he'll come on a bit for this first run.
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Hill, second then, has a good record over the trip too, with two wins and a second from eight attempts.
Hill was having his first run since September and, with plenty of improvement expected, he might be capable of successfully conceding weight to his nine rivals here.
20 Killarney) Having produced his best effort to date on his most recent start at Bellewstown, where he finished second to Caim
Hill in a 2m4f handicap hurdle, the John Ryan-trained five-year-old appeals here going an extra quarter-mile and returning to novice company.
Meanwhile, the listed Surehaul Mercedes Novice Hurdle produced a thrilling finish and a dead-heat at Clonmel yesterday as On The Way Out was caught on the line by easy-to-back Caim
Hill, the pair forging clear of favourite Cockleshell Road in the closing stages.
Mister Benedictine's 15 rivals include several who have been in good form over the summer, including dual hurdle winner Face Value, who is making his hurdling handicap debut, Caim
Hill, winner of the Midlands National at Kilbeggan last month, Oliver Brady's pair Audrelles Lad and Shabra Charity, plus the Dessie Hughes-trained Zerashan.
John Kiely's charge should appreciate the step-up to two miles and six furlongs and is preferred to Fairyhouse maiden winner Cockleshell Road and Caim
Hill, off the track since scoring at Galway back in September.
The nine-year-old was only beaten 12l into fifth by Caim
Hill and looked a major threat heading out on the final circuit.
Runner-up to Puyol on the flat at Navan and second to Caim
Hill over course and distance last month, Montero sets a decent standard in the Diamond Vision Novice Hurdle, in which Ian McCarthy will claim a valuable 5lb off Dessie Hughes' charge.
And preference is for Philip Fenton's Caim
Hill, which overcame difficulties in running to land a winner's bumper at the Festival here and made a very satisfactory hurdling debut at Sligo last month.
Dangers abound, including Caim
Hill, a dual course winner who has been nursed back to peak form by Philip Fenton, and Midnight Music, who is likely to be popular in the market with the promising Jane Mangan a very interesting booking by Dermot Weld.