Bedford Row proved expensive to follow last season but will have come on for a recent run at Sligo and isn't on a bad mark. Duroob has blossomed in the fast ground and was very good value for his victory over Quai Du Roi at Down Royal on Friday for which he is penalised 6lbs. Yachvili has been raised 11lbs for his victory over today's rival Barney King here a month ago and the handicapper may have got to grips with him but the progressive BYEFORTHEPRESENT was conceding 12lbs to the 81-rated Lea Lady when beating her at Downpatrick and as he doesn't seem badly treated here on 97 he can make a winning handicap debut. The ten-year-old The Hoodoo Remains is now on his highest-ever mark after continuing his excellent form with a convincing victory at Tramore but he's been in such good heart that he looks a threat to all.
Major Key (FR) 9-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, left in lead 4 out, ridden and strongly pressed entering straight, headed approaching last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Dafarabad (10-12) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 8Evens09 gd in May.
Coliseum 9-1 (11-4) Soon towards rear, under pressure from 6 out, soon no impression, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind The Fonze (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gf in May.
Bangonform (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Prominent, led after 4th, fell 6 out, in a race won by Catch Me (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f nov chs gd in Oct, 10 ran.
Duroob 7-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, headway to lead approaching 3 out, ridden to assert before last where slight mistake, kept on well run-in, comfortably, won at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in May beating Quai Du Roi (11-0) by 4 1/2l, 18 ran.
Novel Investment (IRE) 7-2fav (11-12) Mid-division, 9th halfway, headway to 6th 4 out, 4th 3 out, closed in 2nd 2 out, soon led after flight, ridden clear before last, kept on strongly, comfortably, won at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May beating West Route (11-0) by 3l, 16 ran.
Yachvili (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Always prominent, challenged between horses and led between last 2, ridden clear from before last, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May beating Barney King (11-7) by 7l, 16 ran.
Catskill 25-1 (10-11) Prominent, 2nd 3 out, ridden and weakened from next, 6th of 16, 9l behind Lough Ferrib (11-11) at Sligo 2m 2f hcp hdl 8Evens09 gd in May.
Havetoavit (USA) 7-1 (10-7) Very slowly into stride and always trailing, reluctant 3rd, completely tailed off, last of 16, well behind Mise En Place (9-6) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 0-130 hvy in Nov '08.
Blue Magneto (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway to 9th 3 out, ridden and no impression next, kept on one pace, 7th of 25, 24l behind Cottage Oak (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in May.
The Hoodoo Remains (IRE) 2-1fav (11-2) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway in 2nd 3 out, improved to lead and mistake 2 out, ridden and kept on well from before last, won at Tramore 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Apr beating Erra Go On (11-1) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.
Byeforthepresent (IRE) 6-4fav (11-4) Settled 3rd, 2nd from 4 out, ridden to challenge after 2 out, close up from last, led narrowly 100 yards from finish, stayed on, won at Downpatrick 2m 5f 4yo mdn stks gd in May beating Lea Lady (10-6) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Barney King (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Keen hold, soon led, joined 2 out, strongly pressed and headed between last 2, no impression and kept on same pace from before last, 2nd of 16, 7l behind Yachvili (11-1) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.
Ocean Swell Jelly (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Mid-division, weakened before 4 out, last of 15, well behind Sebadee (10-12) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Apr.
Bedford Row (NZ) 10-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden into 6th 2 out, no impression in 5th entering straight, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 22l behind Ballyadam Brook (11-4) at Sligo 2m 2f mdn hdl (6yo+) gd in May.
Flying Johnny M (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Fell 1st, in a race won by Penny's Bill (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chase gd in May, 15 ran.
Ljubljana (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Mid-division, 10th halfway, ridden in 9th and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 15, 37l behind Farmaland (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 6f mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Muzak (IRE) 25-1 (10-2) Always prominent, led from 6 out, headed 3 out, 3rd next, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 4th of 21, 7l behind Alickadoo (10-4) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Oct.
Wall Of Silence (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Daggers Bond (10-12) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in May.
Monahullan Prince 5-1 (10-1) Mid-division, went 6th before 5 out, close 4th entering straight, no extra from 3 out, weakened, 11th of 18, well behind Danny's Vic (10-6) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens16 hvy in Nov.