Benalex Park, from a very shrewd yard, was due to run here last night and attracted support during the day. Gordon Elliott won this a year ago and has two entered this time with the younger Snoqualmie Chief preferred to Luddsdenene, who disappointed at Downpatrick. LILLY THE LIONESS has been in excellent form all summer and the assessor may not have got her yet despite an 8lb rise for her close second in a stronger handicap at Galway. She's given the nod though the very consistent Res Ipsa Loquitur has been running so well that she will pose a threat. The Yellow Bin shouldn't be long losing his maiden tag after a cracking effort behind He Is Top Class at Sligo while No Cash Flow didn't jump well when strongly fancied at Tramore and can get involved with a better round.
Carpet Elegance (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Soon mid-division, 7th after 4 out, no impression 3 out, not fluent 2 out, one pace, 7th of 13, 29l behind Portrade (11-11) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jul.
Thepartysover 8-1 (11-8) Mid-division, ridden in moderate 10th 3 out, soon no impression, 7th of 12, 24l behind Lethal Weapon (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 2f cond hcp chs 0-109 gd in May.
Res Ipsa Loquitur (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Soon led, jumped slightly left 4th, pressed and jumped left 2 out, joined last, headed run-in, dropped to 3rd near finish, 3rd of 11, 2l behind She's A Leader (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd.
Doctor Deejay (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Held up, towards rear and no danger approaching straight, 19th of 24, well behind Gallant Oscar (10-10) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Jan.
No Cash Flow (IRE) 7-2fav (11-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along in 8th 2 out, kept on one pace, mistake last, went 6th run-in, 6th of 10, 8l behind Swantykay (11-5) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd.
Lilly The Lioness (IRE) 11-4fav (9-11) Chased leaders, not fluent 3 out, led approaching 2 out where joined, headed before straight, slightly impeded last where left in lead, headed and kept on one pace run-in,, 2nd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Park Ranger (11-0) at Galway 2m cond hcap hdle.
Luddsdenene (IRE) 7-2fav (11-11) Mid-division, 5th 3 out, improved to dispute lead briefly 2 out where jumped left, soon headed, jumped slightly left at last, no impression run-in, 5th of 10, 18l behind Cerca Trova (10-6) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Exit Seven (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Soon led, joined after 4th, dropped to 3rd before 2 out where not fluent, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 19l behind Tawseef (11-12) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl.
Snoqualmie Chief 7-2fav (10-4) Mid-division, moderate 5th approaching 2nd, driven in 8th after 3 out, weakened, 8th of 9, 50l behind The Ring Is King (11-5) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gf in Jul.
Haverstock 4-1 (10-6) Rear of mid-division, progress approaching straight and 5th 2 out, no impression approaching last, kept on one pace, 5th of 18, 10l behind Getoutwhenyoucan (11-3) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Jan.
Banna Man (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Soon mid-division, 10th approaching straight, no impression from after 3 out, 14th of 18, 26l behind Invincible Don (11-6) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Sep.
Benalex Park 8-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, slight mistake 3rd, ridden and some progress 3 out, slight mistake in 6th next, mistake at last, no impression, 6th of 11, 19l behind He Is Top Class (10-6) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 80-102.
Buachaill Tapa (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Soon tracked leaders, not fluent 4 out, pushed along on inner in 5th before straight, hit 3 out, no extra when not fluent 2 out, 10th of 18, 35l behind Olwenbrook (10-11) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gd in Jun.
The Yellow Bin (IRE) 9-2fav (10-9) Tracked leaders, improved into 3rd 3 out, 2nd travelling well entering straight, ridden and disputed lead briefly approaching last, mistake and headed at last, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind He Is Top Class (10-6) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 80-102.
King's Bastion (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Held up, dropped to last at 2nd where not fluent and pushed along, under pressure from 4th, slightly impeded next, soon behind, tailed off,, 9th of 15, well behind Park Ranger (11-0) at Galway 2m cond hcap hdle.
More Of The Same (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 9th of 17, 17l behind She's A Leader (11-5) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gd.
Salacious Sally (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Led after 1st, headed after 4 out, ridden and no extra after 3 out, weakened, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Pleased As Punch (11-4) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd.