Winning bumper Railway Icon has yet to produce the goods over hurdles and didn't appear to appreciate fast ground last time. Ardboe Abbey wears headgear for the first time but he's another who ran poorly on quick going recently. Triple point-to-point winner Run For Firth has been going well in bumpers and has to be on the short-list making his debut over timber though it's about time DRUMFIRE, four times a winner on the Flat, was losing his maiden tag over hurdles and with this trip and ground playing to his strengths he'll be difficult to beat. Wrong Way Corrigan may prove best of the remainder on his hurdling debut.
Ardboe Abbey (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, slight mistake 3rd, no extra in poor 7th when got a bit of bump on bend after 3 out, 9th of 14, 47l behind Captain Lob (11-1) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Celerity Rules (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Never a factor, dropped behind 6th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Elijah Gardner (10-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in May, 18 ran.
Drumfire (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway into 4th 3 out, ridden in 2nd next, kept on same pace without threatening winner run-in, 2nd of 18, 6l behind Best Value (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Lord Of The Course (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Niggled along early, towards rear, headway from before 6 out where not fluent, 8th 4 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 8th of 16, 46l behind Top Cat Henry (11-4) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hdl gf.
Lord Orphan (FR) 14-1 (10-4) Towards rear, pushed along in 10th after 3 out, 6th and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 18l behind The Blarney Rose (10-12) at Limerick 3m hcp hdl 80-102 sft in May.
Milans Cross (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, weakened 4 out, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by The Blarney Rose (10-12) at Limerick 3m hcp hdl 80-102 sft in May, 16 ran.
Minella Fiveo (IRE) 14-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, 6th 4f out, soon ridden, weakened quickly entering straight, 18th of 23, 19l behind Stephanie Frances (11-0) at Punchestown 2m nhf gf in May.
Pretty Floyd (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Mid-division, no threat from 4 out and behind when fell 2 out, in a race won by Madam Bovary (11-5) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Jan, 16 ran.
Railway Icon (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Mid-division on inner, mistake 3rd, 11th 3 out, kept on without threatening, 7th of 25, 35l behind Indevan (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in May.
Red Or White 4-1 (12-0) Mostly chsd ldrs in 4th, prog in 3rd 3out, chall from 2out, ld bef last where faster jump, so best flat, won at Bartlemy 3m ire ptp sft in May beating Mr Mercurial (12-0) by 1l, 14 ran.
Run For Firth (IRE) 11-4fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, improved to lead 4f out, ridden and joined entering straight, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Butney Rock (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4f N H flat gf in Jun.
Shaniv (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, 9th of 18, 43l behind Best Value (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Tara Bay 8-1 (12-0) Waited with, 9th early, no extra from before straight, tailed off, last of 16, well behind Knightsone (11-0) at Roscommon 2m N H flat sft in Jun.
The Shaughraun (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Chsd ldrs, 4th when mstk 6th, wknd aftr 5out & mod 6th 3out, cto last when su on bend well bef last, in a race won by Moss Cloud (12-0) at Aghabullogue 3m ire ptp sft in Jan, 9 ran.
Undeutroi (FR) 7-1 (12-0) Ww rr, 11th 1/2way, prog in 7th aftr 4out, wknd 3out & poor 6th 2out, to when pu bef last, in a race won by Knockanrawley (12-0) at Bartlemy 3m ire ptp sft in May, 14 ran.
Warofthegiants 14-1 (11-4) Prominent, led 4th, headed from 3 out, lost place and no extra next, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 16l behind Benemeade (11-12) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Wrong Way Corrigan (IRE) 5-4fav (12-0) In touch, 8th halfway, 7th and ridden under 4f out, some progress into moderate 4th 1f out, no extra and eased close home, 4th of 16, 7l behind Whats Happening (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f N H flat gd in Sep.
Youresomepublican 10-1 (12-0) Alw rr, 12th when b mstk 7th & ur, in a race won by Drift Society (12-0) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp gd in Jun, 15 ran.
Allthequeenshorses (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Always behind, reminders 3rd, never a factor, 16th of 19, well behind Ballinalacken (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f 5yo mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Classic Golan (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Hampered and fell 1st, in a race won by Cailin Annamh (11-7) at Wexford 2m 2f mares mdn hdl gf, 16 ran.
Hey June (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Mostly 2nd until 3rd from 6out, ld aftr 3out, 3l adv when jumped right 2out & again last, easily, won at Kinsale 3m ire ptp gd in Jun beating Blue Bell Walk (11-7) by 5l, 15 ran.
Killeena Star (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Alw rr, mod 13th at 7th & mstk 8th, to last 6out & pu well bef 4out, in a race won by Found It (12-0) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp sft in Jun '12, 14 ran.
Lily Of Killarney 25-1 (10-6) Chased leaders early, mid-division halfway, ridden and weakened 4 out, 10th of 16, well behind Golden Wonder (11-4) at Bellewstown 3m mdn hdl gf.
The Bold Beckey (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, 15th of 18, 49l behind Ivy Glen (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl gs in Jun.
The Bluebell Boy (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, no impression from 3 out, 8th of 25, 40l behind Indevan (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in May.
Mill Gale (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Soon mid-division, 8th before 3 out, struggling before straight, no extra in 6th from before next, kept on same pace, 7th of 17, 25l behind Slivegullion Girl (10-8) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in May.