Loch Long was only headed close home over 2m2f at Galway and looks certain to get competitive as does Annie Other, who made Table Forty Six pull out the stops at Kilbeggan and is improving. Royal Choice is much better known as a chaser but ran very well behind Takeyourcapoff on her return to hurdling at Tramore and must be a threat. EYRE APPARENT has been frustrating but was happy to bowl along in front at Kilbeggan and his accurate jumping should have a few of these in trouble. He looks the one to be on in a tricky little race.
Eyre Apparent (IRE) 6-4fav (11-1) Made all, ridden and kept on well from before last, won at Kilbeggan 2m 6f mdn hdl gd in Aug beating Upthecats (10-13) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Ferris Bueller 7-2fav (11-7) Prominent, 4th after 4 out, lost place into straight, pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Sensational Sema (11-0) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gs in May, 18 ran.
Loch Long (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, on terms approaching 2 out, led before last, strongly pressed and kept on well run-in, headed near finish, 3rd of 6, 1l behind Earls Quarter (11-12) at Galway 2m 2f nh nov hdl gd in Aug.
Annie Other (IRE) 9-4fav (11-7) Chased leader in close 2nd, led briefly after 5 out, 2nd before 4 out, challenged 3 out, ridden in 3rd before 2 out, left 2nd, kept on to challenge run-in, 2nd close home, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Table Forty Six (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mrs nov hdl gd in Aug.
Royal Choice (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Led and soon clear, reduced lead from 6th, pressed from before 2 out, marginally headed last where mistake, no extra and kept on same pace after, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Takeyourcapoff (11-1) at Tramore 2m hdl gf in Aug.
Stamford Ridge (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Pr til wknd 3out, sn rr, 8th of 17, 26l behind Leading The Life (12-0) at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp gd in Jun.
Sarah Collins (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, pushed along in 5th from 3 out, no extra from next, 7th of 15, 23l behind Steel Park (10-11) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.