An incredible turnout for such a moderate prize. Cara's Oscar put his bumper run to good use when storming to victory over a big field at Down Royal though Dara Tango's maiden success at Killarney in May is probably the better form and he'll be suited by a return to quick ground. The ex-French Kostar was having just his second start for Dessie Hughes when scoring at Sligo and there's more to come as there is with the progressive Six Stone Ned, who will have benefited from his recent run at Galway, his first since scoring at Ballinrobe in May. Darwins Theory ran very well behind Run With The Wind at Listowel though that was on heavy ground so, in a difficult race to sum up, SIZING MACHINE, who narrowly beat subsequent winner Defence Of Duress at Down Royal a month ago, is handed the vote.
Cara's Oscar (IRE) 9-1 (10-13) Soon mid-division, progress to track leaders from 4 out, led after 3 out, upper hand when dived at last, stayed on well to go clear run-in, comfortably, won at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gs in Aug beating Regal Warrior (11-4) by 4 1/2l, 20 ran.
Dara Tango (FR) 7-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 6th entering straight, no impression from 2 out, 6th of 10, 16l behind Lough Ferrib (10-12) at Listowel 2m hcp hdl hvy.
Kai Li (FR) 8-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, improved to lead travelling well 2 out, soon clear, pecked slightly at last, stayed on well run-in, easily, won at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft beating Tough Mark (11-5) by 6l, 16 ran.
Kostar (FR) 9-2 (11-0) Held up, last halfway, pushed along into 5th 3 out, ridden into 2nd 2 out, kept on from last to lead run-in, won at Sligo 2m 4f cond mdn hdl sft in Aug beating Killdunne (11-0) by 2l, 8 ran.
Landero 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 5th 3 out, ridden into 4th after 2 out, no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 20l behind Missunited (11-5) at Galway 2m 2f nh nov hdl sft.
Rodriguez (IRE) 9-2fav (11-6) Mid-division, headway from 4 out, ridden in 3rd 3 out, went 2nd entering straight, stayed on well from last without reaching winner, 2nd of 20, 2 1/4l behind Norther Bay (11-10) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd.
Six Stone Ned (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Settled behind leaders early, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th 2 out, no impression in 5th before last, kept on to moderate 3rd run-in, 3rd of 8, 17l behind Missunited (11-5) at Galway 2m 2f nh nov hdl sft.
Tipped Up Harry 20-1 (10-9) Always prominent, in front before 3 out, clear of remainder with 2nd approaching straight, reduced lead last, stayed on well under pressure run-in, won at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Jul beating Mount Welcome (11-9) by 3l, 16 ran.
Darwins Theory (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 4th, close up from 3 out, 3rd and challenged entering straight, led briefly approaching roaching 2 out, 2nd and no impression from last, 2nd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Run With The Wind (11-7) at Listowel 2m nh nov hdl hvy.
Sizing Machine (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Made most, joined from before 2 out, possibly soon narrowly headed, back on terms last and stayed on well run-in to edge ahead again close home, won at Down Royal 2m 4yo mdn hdl gs in Aug beating Defence Of Duress (11-7) by nk, 14 ran.
Asithappens (IRE) Cloudings gelding out of Rugged Valley.
Brown Eyed Joe (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Ww rr, 10th 1/2way, fair 7th up aftr 3out, 5th & no ex from 2out, fell last, in a race won by Brave Deed (12-0) at Dawstown 3m ire ptp gs in May, 13 ran.
Fairview Star (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, no impression from 5 out, 12th of 16, well behind Chase The Favorite (10-11) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl sft in Jun.
Landenstown Lady 7-4fav (10-11) Tracked leaders, led from before 2 out, asserted run-in, stayed on well, easily, won at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl gd beating Decade Player (10-10) by 3l, 18 ran.
Thynetocatcher (IRE) 6-1 (10-8) Prominent and disputed lead, headed and dropped to 3rd 2 out, no impression in 4th before last, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 9l behind Tugboat (11-0) at Galway 2m 4f nh nov hdl sft in Aug.
Celtic Cailin (IRE) 7-2fav (10-5) Soon towards rear, mistakes, ridden into 5th before 2 out, kept on without threatening from last, 4th of 8, 5l behind Rare Symphony (10-9) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mare hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd.
Slaney Conflict (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Jumped right and mistakes, behind from 3rd, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Wayward Glance (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jul.
Tingarran Lady (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Keen early, 6th halfway, weakened quickly 6f out, completely tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Whats Happening (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f N H flat gd.
Dedoctorsdaughter (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Towards rear for much, no extra from under 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Teelin Star (11-11) at Listowel 2m 4f N H flat hvy.
Black Belt (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Mid-division, no impression from 4 out, 9th of 20, 23l behind Norther Bay (11-10) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd.
Corr Point (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Waited with, cloeser in 10th after 3 out, kept on same pace from before straight, 11th of 18, 17l behind Wolf Hall (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl gd in Apr.