THE PARISHIONER had shown glimpses of ability before running into a well-supported and well handicapped winner in a Kilbeggan handicap where he was conceding 15lb. Compensation awaits here as though Poetic Lord has been running well he's penalised for his Flat victories. Rebel Laker has shown plenty of promise on soft ground and it remains to be seen how he handles today's conditions, a remark that also applies to KIlliney Court, who made too many mistakes at Sligo last time. Tulsa Jack followed a very good run at Down Royal with a poor effort in a huge field at Fairyhouse and is better than that run indicates.
Drunken Counsel (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, not fluent 4th, weakened from 4 out, 17th of 19, well behind Mojito Royale (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jun.
Poetic Lord 9-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, slightly hampered 2nd, not fluent 4 out, soon tight for room on inner, soon checked and lost place, 5th from 3 out, moderate 4th approaching straight, went 3rd run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Brian's Express (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Busted Case (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Chased leaders in 4th, mistake and ridden 2 out, 3rd and no impression before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 15l behind San Gabriel (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Effernock Lad (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Chased leaders in 3rd, slight mistake 2nd, 2nd after 2 out, ridden and no impression on winner before last, slight peck last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 6l behind San Gabriel (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Expert Opinion (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, no extra from 4 out, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Posh Frock (10-6) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Kilcaragh Boy (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, mistake 5th, ridden and no impression before 2 out, moderate 7th and slight mistake last, kept on one pace run-in, 5th of 11, 30l behind San Gabriel (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Killiney Court (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, slight mistakes 4 out and 3 out, ridden 2 out, no impression before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 15l behind Johnny Suku (11-4) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl sft in May.
Rebel Laker (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division in 5th, progress into 3rd 3 out, ridden before last, under pressure in 4th last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 10, 15l behind Taglietelle (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Mar.
The Parishioner (IRE) 6-1 (11-8) Rear of mid-division, good headway from 3 out, challenged and on terms next, led after last, kept on well run-in, headed close home, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Greatness (10-7) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jun.
Tulsa Jack (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 3 out, no extra in 6th entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 25, 32l behind Emperor Of Exmoor (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Apr.