ROUGH JUSTICE hasn't always looked unreliable over hurdles but didn't do much wrong at Sligo three weeks ago. He's always looked like a staying chaser in the making and can make a successful debut over the bigger obstacles. Definite Ruby has to be a major threat on her close second to Mrs Mac Veale at Tramore where she stayed on strongly after being held up. That experience will have done her the world of good and the 5lb she receives from the selection will help. Please Talk has now had a dozen starts over fences and has failed to finish in four of them but he produced his best run to date behind stablemate Bose Ikard at Roscommon and may be just getting the hang of the job. The remainder have plenty to do.
Better B Quick (IRE) 40-1 (10-7) Keen early, led briefly 2nd, tracked leaders, lost place 6th, soon struggling, behind 4 out, tailed off, 4th of 7, 47l behind Bop Along (11-4) at Hexham 3m nh nov hdl (3) gd in Jun.
Dr Kildare 66-1 (11-12) Soon towards rear, slightly slow 2nd, raced on outer, slight peck 6 out, no impression from 3 out, poor 6th after last, eased straight, tailed off,, 6th of 7, well behind Ted Veale (11-12) at Galway 2m 1f beg chs.
Jack The Hat (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, slow 2nd, ridden 4 out, no impression next, 8th of 12, 32l behind Old Theatre Royal (11-5) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jul.
Please Talk (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, mistake 6th, 4th halfway, ridden in 7th after 4 out, stayed on into 4th 3 out, 2nd and no impression on winner before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Bose Ikard (11-12) at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chs gd.
Rough Justice (IRE) Evensfav (11-8) Made all, slight mistake 6th, jumped slightly left at next, ridden after 2 out, stayed on well on stands' side from before last, won at Sligo 2m 4f cond mdn hdle beating King Blue (11-4) by 6l, 8 ran.
Derryfadda (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) In rear, raced off pace in rear halfway, never a factor, 8th of 12, 40l behind Indevan (11-12) at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chs in Jul.
Definite Ruby (IRE) 6-4fav (11-7) Held up towards rear, progress in moderate 6th 3 out, soon closer, ridden in 3rd before 2 out, stayed on into 2nd before last, kept on well run-in to press winner, just held, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Mrs Mac Veale (11-7) at Tramore 2m 7f beg chs gd.