BALLY LONGFORD has been brought along steadily by the champion trainer and there was plenty to like about his bumper success at Downpatrick. A former point-to-pointer, he'll appreciate tackling hurdles and can make a winning debut. Celerity Rules won a Navan bumper in September but has run poorly since but Elijah Gardner has shown potential and looked ready to step up to this trip at Kilbeggan last time. Key People showed promise on his opening run at Kilbeggan and is just the type his trainer does so well with while Dance Floor King made a fair hurdling debut in a strong Limerick maiden and can only improve.
Bally Longford (IRE) 11-4 (12-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4f out, close 2nd and ridden 1 1/2f out, led under 1f out, kept on well, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f N H flat gd in Apr beating Cordelia Belle (11-0) by 2l, 9 ran.
Celerity Rules (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, weakened 5f out, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Apache Stronghold (11-4) at Down Royal 2m N H flat gd in Nov.
Zemario (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Mid-division on inner, ridden 3 out, moderate 6th 2 out, kept on one paced, 4th of 25, 28l behind Wedding Present (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl gs in Apr.
Augest Benefit (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Twrds rr, 6th & rddn 6out, to aftr 4out & cto last when pu well bef 3out, in a race won by Parting Way (10-11) at Tramore 3m ire ptp gd in Apr '12, 9 ran.
Betheholyman (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, headway into 5th 5 out, ridden and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 13l behind Lady Boulea (10-8) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl sft in Apr.
Bobbackpaddy (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Always behind, jumped right early, behind when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Special Bar (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Oct, 11 ran.
Brown Eyed Joe (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Towards rear, ridden over 4f out, no extra straight, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Murtys Delight (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3f N H flat hvy in Mar.
Cloudy Morning (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division, pushed along into 6th 5f out, ridden 4f out, soon no extra, 8th of 17, well behind The Job Is Right (12-0) at Limerick 2m 2f N H flat sft.
Dance Floor King (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden entering straight, no impression in 5th 2 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 17, 17l behind Elegant Statesman (11-12) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl sft.
E Class (IRE) Mr Combustible gelding out of Opium.
Key People (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, closer order going well approaching 3 out (usual 4 out), 3rd before 2 out (usual 3 out), soon no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 11l behind Seskinane (10-11) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl sft.
Kinghenrytheninth (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, not fluent and unseated rider 4 out, in a race won by Sizing Platinum (11-4) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl gs, 17 ran.
Logans John (IRE) Craigsteel gelding out of My Annie.
Printing Press (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Soon behind, completely tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Gabriel Brandy (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd.
Rohan's Pride (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Soon tracked leaders, 4th 4f out, kept on same pace from before straight, 5th of 12, 22l behind Ally Cascade (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat in Oct.
Springfield Grey (IRE) 4-1 (11-11) Led early, headed after 5f, chased leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra and dropped to 4th 1f out, 4th of 10, 14l behind Killyglass (11-11) at Wexford 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
Wyndcrest (IRE) 16-1 (12-0) In touch, 7th halfway, dropped to rear and weakened 6f out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Drumlee (11-4) at Thurles 2m N H flat in Nov.
Elijah Gardner (IRE) 6-1 (10-8) Waited with, soon in rear of mid-division, improved from 5 out, on terms next, ridden approaching 3 out where still 2nd, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 16l behind Alelchi Inois (10-13) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl sft.
Ussius (FR) 9-1 (10-13) Soon chased leaders, ridden from 3 out, no extra from after next, 14th of 20, 26l behind Boss's Star (10-13) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gd.
Callmenewtown (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Cl up when brd 1st, in a race won by Attentiontodetail (11-9) at Dawstown 3m ire ptp gd, 10 ran.
Udo's Choice (IRE) 33-1 (12-0) Waited with, 12th approaching halfway, no impression from 6f out, 12th of 16, 46l behind Balboni (12-0) at Kilbeggan 2m N H flat sft.