KILLINEY COURT has made progress with each run and his close second to Parishioner at Bellewstown is the best form on view so he should go one better. Steel King ran in two strong bumpers last year and has done very well over hurdles in his two latest starts. He looks the main threat as No Cash Flow is penalised for last year's bumper victory at Cork and he's been well beaten in three starts over timber subsequently. Island Villa has shown glimpses of ability but will need to raise his game and Effernock Lad was well behind the selection at Bellewstown.
No Cash Flow (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Soon mid-division, no impression 3 out, 17th of 30, well behind Sizing Tennessee (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Dec.
Effernock Lad (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Ran freely early, settled behind leaders, mistake 5th, 5th halfway, slight mistake 4 out, ridden and no extra before next, 5th of 9, 33l behind The Parishioner (11-4) at Bellewstown 2m 1f 5yo mdn hdl gf.
Island Villa (IRE) 12-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, 6th 4 out, ridden from next, 5th 2 out, no impression, 7th of 19, 14l behind Mojito Royale (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jun.
Killiney Court (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, pecked 1st, improved to lead before 3 out, ridden and challenged before 2 out, kept on well before last, mistake last, headed closing stages of run-in and no extra, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind The Parishioner (11-4) at Bellewstown 2m 1f 5yo mdn hdl gf.
Punches Pious (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Took keen hold, soon towards rear, closer order in mid-division before straight, no impression from 2 out, moderate 6th from before last, kept on one pace, 6th of 18, 12l behind Olwenbrook (10-11) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Steel King (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, moderate 5th halfway, ridden to close entering straight, 3rd 3 out, no impression 2 out, kept on same pace to 2nd run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 18, 9l behind Voluptueux (11-12) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gf.
Stoughan Cross (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, no danger after 6th, kept on same pace in moderate 10th approaching straight, 9th of 18, 45l behind Blow The Doors Off (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Bachtobach (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Towards rear, under pressure from 4 out, soon no danger, 15th of 16, well behind Elsie (11-7) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl in Jun.