Old Theatre Royal is upped 7lb for winning at Wexford last time and Raydari looks high enough in the weights back over hurdles. But Boxer Beat can race off a much lower mark having finished third over fences at Killarney makes plenty of appeal. TREACY HOTELS BOY went close at Kilbeggan on his latest start and can effectively compete off a lower mark with Brian Hayes' allowance taken into account. He gets the vote with A Decent Excuse, May Dullea and Ballinrobe winner Curragh Golan possibly best of the rest.
Nevskij (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Soon led, slight mistake and headed 2nd, slight mistake 5th, left in lead after 4 out, ridden and headed before straight, no extra in 4th before last, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 21l behind Grand Partner (11-8) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hdl in Jul.
Oscar Chimes (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, slight mistake 2nd, ridden and no impression 3 out, 14th of 20, 47l behind Big Generator (11-8) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Jun.
A Decent Excuse (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Mid-division early, chased leaders from 4th, 6th halfway, ridden in 9th 3 out, stayed on into 5th bypassing 2 out, 2nd entering straight, under pressure in 3rd 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 20, 1 1/4l behind Aranhill Chief (10-2) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs gd.
Old Theatre Royal (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Disputed early, led before 2nd, left clear 2 out, slight mistake and ridden last, soon reduced advantage, strongly pressed run-in, all out closing stages, won at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jul beating Kinneagh Cross (10-7) by nk, 12 ran.
Raydari (FR) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 7th halfway, closer in 5th 4 out, ridden entering straight, moderate 3rd and no impression before 2 out, left 2nd last and mistake, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 13l behind Formidableopponent (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs gd in Jul.
Treacy Hotels Boy (IRE) 7-2 (11-1) Mid-division, 7th before 4 out, ridden in closer 4th before 2 out, kept on well run-in without reaching winner, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind The Black Russian (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Jul.
Boxer Beat (IRE) 5-1 (9-13) Raced in 3rd, ridden after 3 out, every chance when carried slightly left before last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Mahrajaan (9-13) at Killarney 2m 1f hcap ch gd in Jul.
Seeyouallincoppers (IRE) 4-1fav (11-5) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden 2 out, no extra in 5th before last, left 4th last, kept on one pace in 3rd run-in, 3rd of 14, 13l behind Xsquared (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jun.
You Can't Catch Me (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Soon 2nd, weakened before 2 out into mid-division, no further headway, 11th of 19, 31l behind Rich Coast (11-12) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl in Jul.
Diamondgeezer Luke (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) In rear, no impression after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Couleur De La Loi (9-8) at Tipperary 2m 4f cond hcp hdl (80-109) in Jul, 14 ran.
Curragh Golan (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, closer in 3rd before 3 out, led and disputed after 2 out, ridden and narrow lead approaching last, strongly pressed run-in, all out, won at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 in Jul beating Supreme Vic (10-9) by nk, 16 ran.
Dusty Trail (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Mid-division, closer in 6th 3 out, soon ridden, no impression before straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 17l behind Wate And Sea (10-3) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-109 in Jul.
May Dullea (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Mid-division, keen hold on inner and progress after 6th, chased leaders in 3rd approaching straight, not fluent 3 out, 2nd 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 6l behind Routes Delight (10-3) at Cork 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jul.
Res Ipsa Loquitur (IRE) 5-1 (11-6) Soon chased leaders, 4th 3 out and not fluent, 3rd before straight, no impression and kept on one pace from before 2 out, 3rd of 16, 10l behind Supreme Vic (10-9) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.
Cut The Corner (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden 4 out, soon no impression, never a factor, 9th of 17, 21l behind Sizing Solution (11-9) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jul.
News Show 20-1 (9-13) Prominent, 2nd 3 out, soon ridden, dropped to 3rd entering straight, soon no impression on leaders, dropped to 4th before last, 4th of 12, 24l behind Tidy Zag (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Jan.
Buckskin Boulta (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) In rear, not fluent 6 out, no impression from 3 out, soon no extra, 10th of 11, 29l behind Stolberg (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f amat hcap hdle 80-109 in Jul.
Spare A Thought (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Soon rear of mid-division, no extra from 3 out, last of 18, well behind Cloudy Morning (10-4) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in May.
Medinah Gold (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, mistake 6th, progress 4 out, ridden in 6th entering straight, no impression in 5th 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 18, 8l behind Dashing Lady (11-3) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jul.
High Rebel (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) In rear, progress from 2 out, soon pushed along, kept on without threatening from last, never nearer, 5th of 16, 20l behind Royal Shot (11-6) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-95 in Jul.