LOST BOOK, a winner over 2m1f here in May, would almost certainly have doubled her winning tally at Galway but for falling at the last. She's been raised 3lb but Barry Geraghty has been booked and compensation awaits. I C Gold followed a victory between the flags by scoring at Downpatrick then just failed to reel in Whatever It Takes over this course and distance from a 9lb higher mark. She's progressing nicely and should get into the frame. Steel King has to be regarded as a threat as he's improving fast as he showed when scoring over 2m1f here last month while Much Wants More looks to be going places after a very convincing maiden success at Tipperary.
Go Paddy Go (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Soon chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead approaching 3 out, ridden and headed after 3 out, no extra in 3rd 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 13l behind Giant's Quest (11-2) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl gd in Jul.
Just For Joe (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, pushed along after 3rd, dropped towards rear after 4th, pulled up approaching next,, in a race won by Park Ranger (11-0) at Galway 2m cond hcap hdle, 15 ran.
Much Wants More (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Mid-division, progress to go 3rd 2 out, led last, soon asserted and kept on well run-in, comfortably, won at Tipperary 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Jul beating Dun Scaith (11-4) by 4l, 20 ran.
Limpopo Tom (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Jumped slightly left 1st, held up towards rear, closed to chase leaders 4 out, soon pushed along in 7th, no impression and one pace straight, 6th of 9, 23l behind Wisty (9-3) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gd.
Steel King (IRE) 7-4 (10-13) Soon tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in 2nd after 2 out, improved to dispute lead before last, led after last, kept on well, won at Ballinrobe 2m 1f 5yo mdn hdl in Jul beating Island Villa (11-4) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Dawerann (IRE) 18-1 (9-8) Held up behind leaders, 6th 4 out, ridden and weakened from next, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Give Me A Break (10-0) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl.
Paudi The Punter (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Held up mid-division, reminders before 8th, soon weakened, pulled up, in a race won by Oil Burner (11-7) at Ayr 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan, 12 ran.
Sports Line (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, no impression 2 out, kept on one pace, 10th of 20, 14l behind Beckwith Star (11-0) at Galway 2m hcp hdl 88-109 gd in Jul.
Battling Boru (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) Held up, hampered 2nd, pushed along after bypassed 3 out, 8th approaching straight, soon no impression, one pace from after 2 out, 8th of 11, 16l behind Indian Icon (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl gd in Jun.
Easy Reach (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Towards rear, not fluent 5 out, ridden from next, no extra and eased straight, completely tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Knockanarrigan (11-8) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl 80-109 in Jun.
Ocean Glandore (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, bad mistake 5 out, ridden in mid-division next, soon no extra, weakened and tailed off, 13th of 20, well behind Greatness (9-7) at Galway 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 gd in Jul.
I C Gold (IRE) 5-2fav (9-11) Held up towards rear, progress into 4th after 2 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, stayed on into 2nd last, briefly pressed winner run-in, no extra closing stages and kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Whatever It Takes (10-3) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl in Jul.
Curragh Golan (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Prominent, 4th after 4 out, no extra straight and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Diamondgeezer Luke (10-11) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 gd, 19 ran.
Lost Book (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, hampered 5th, improved from 3 out, 3rd approaching 2 out where challenged and on terms, led before straight, appeared in command when bad mistake and unseated rider last,, in a race won by Park Ranger (11-0) at Galway 2m cond hcap hdle, 15 ran.