OCEAN BRIGHT had been in fine form over hurdles before reverting to fences and just failing to hold Ipsos Du Berlais at Downpatrick. That was easily her best run to date and she can go one better. Back In A Tic showed promise earlier this year, especially when not beaten far in a Grade 3, and looked in need of her reappearance at Listowel last month. Lough Roe Lady has been running poorly since showing early promise over fences but winning point-to-pointer and hurdler Backinthere looks just the type to do well over the bigger obstacles and is one to keep an eye on. The five-year-old Speckled Wood will have learned from her introduction to fences at Sligo and is another to note.
Ashbury (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders and led briefly 4th, headed next and chased clear leader in 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd early straight and no impression in 4th after 2 out, no extra, 5th of 9, 13l behind Naughty Molly (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs gf.
Back In A Tic (IRE) 11-4 (10-9) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden and no impression after 3 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 23l behind Toner D'Oudairies (11-12) at Listowel 2m 4f nov chs sft in Sep.
Backinthere (IRE) 14-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, improved to lead 3 out, ridden entering straight, headed before last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 20, 5l behind Call Rog (10-13) at Fairyhouse 3m nov hcp hdl sft in Mar.
Carrigeen Lonicera (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, dropped to 9th approaching 6 out, no impression approaching straight, 8th of 17, well behind Malt Gem (11-4) at Cork 3m in Apr.
Civena (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Towards rear, moderate 10th at 7th, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 7th of 12, well behind Katys Girl (11-7) at Sligo 2m 1f beg chs sft.
Grande Milan (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Prominent, on terms 6th, a bit slow 5 out, 3rd next, 7th and no impression from 3 out, 8th of 15, 36l behind Liz's D'estruval (10-11) at Listowel 2m 3f mrs beg chs gd in Jun.
Kalico Kim (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Towards rear, last at 7th, struggling 5 out, moderate 6th and no impression 2 out, kept on without threatening run-in, 5th of 8, 13l behind Fantastic Gold (11-0) at Thurles 2m 2f gd.
Lough Roe Lady (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, no extra from 3 out and weakened, tailed off, 14th of 15, well behind Baresi (10-13) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl.
Ocean Bright (USA) 11-1 (11-2) 2nd of 8, nk behind Ipsos Du Berlais (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 7f beg chs sft.
Oscar Pearl (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, a little slow 6 out and next, dropped to 9th before straight, soon no impression, 9th of 12, 17l behind Emily Gray (11-7) at Limerick 2m mares mdn hdl gd.
The Blarney Rose (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, closed up 3 out, 2nd into straight, challenged last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Liz's D'estruval (10-11) at Listowel 2m 3f mrs beg chs gd in Jun.
Thynetocatcher (IRE) 11-8fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, led briefly from 2nd to 4th, chased clear leader in 4th halfway, closer in 2nd approaching straight and soon ridden along, no impression when slow last, soon dropped to 3rd and no extra run-in, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Naughty Molly (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs gf.
Tukawhile (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Towards rear, slightly hampered 7 out, soon no danger, 6th of 10, well behind Balnaslow (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs gd.
Speckled Wood (IRE) 9-4 (11-6) Tracked leaders, 4th 4 out, ridden from next, no impression from 2 out, 4th of 12, 20l behind Katys Girl (11-7) at Sligo 2m 1f beg chs sft.
Treacy's Star (IRE) 9-4 (10-13) Mid div early, slow jump & lst pl 6th, wknd & rdn 5out, pu 4out, in a race won by Our Ned (11-9) at Ballysteen 3m ire ptp gd in Apr, 6 ran.
Flying Windsor (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division, raced keenly and pulled way into 3rd halfway, dropped to 7th 3 out and soon ridden along, soon no extra, 7th of 16, 38l behind Fiery Oscar (11-3) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 in Apr.