REBEL FITZ had Mississippi River and Letter Of Credit behind when both were receiving lumps of weight in a Galway bumper last October and, as he's done very well over timber subsequently, he should see off that pair here. Bleakfield Lady didn't enjoy fast going at Downpatrick last time and has performed much better on ground with some give but Sixteen Forty Two acts on any going and produced another sound run in a Tramore handicap last time.
Rebel Fitz (FR) 1-2fav (11-12) Awash with sweat, tracked leaders, mainly in 4th, under pressure and challenged into straight, 2nd at last, every chance run-in, kept on same pace near finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Earls Quarter (11-12) at Galway 2m 2f nh nov hdl gd in Aug.
Sixteen Forty Two (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, pushed along in 4th after 3 out, kept on same pace from before last, 4th of 11, 5l behind Eightybarackstreet (11-4) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gf in Aug.
Bleakfield Lady (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Led, headed before 3 out, soon ridden and no extra, weakened, 6th of 8, 21l behind Leblon (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hdl gf in May.
Cooneys Castle (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Soon led, headed 4f out, soon no extra, tailed off, 10th of 18, well behind Ravensbury (12-0) at Listowel 2m N H flat sft.
Letter Of Credit (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) Held up towards rear, some headway on inner into 9th approaching straight, no impression from 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 16l behind Lovethehigherlaw (12-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat G1 (1) gd in May.
Mississippi River (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway after halfway, went 4th on outer entering straight, ridden and no impression in 5th 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, 6th of 15, 18l behind Samain (12-0) at Curragh 2m N H flat sft in Apr.
Ontheground (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Soon led, headed before 3 out, soon no extra, 6th of 13, 26l behind Sultans Of Swing (11-4) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl in Aug.
Stamford Ridge (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, not jump fluently, tailed off after 3 out, disqualified for failing to weight in, last of 5, well behind Royal Choice (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f hdl gf.
Fastnowfast (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Sister Steve (10-13) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd, 14 ran.