This is a very moderate bumper so Willie Mullins' newcomer VALERIAN BRIDGE, whose dam produced a bumper winner with her first foal, gets the vote to make a successful start. Behana has been running well enough to be considered and wasn't beaten far at Tramore last time and Bon Chic showed a bit of promise at Wexford when last seen in May. Shouband improved at Killarney last time and had run reasonably well on this track in May so he's a possible for a place. The market should tell us more about the chances of the newcomers.
Bay Sly (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Led early, headed after 3f, ridden 6f out, soon weakened quickly, 9th of 10, well behind Farewelltocheyenne (11-9) at Downpatrick 2m 2f NH flat sft.
Paddy Gunzales (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Held up, took keen hold towards rear, progress 6f out, moderate 9th approaching straight, soon no impression, 7th of 15, 34l behind Bosman Rule (12-0) at Cork 2m 3f NH flat gd.
Shouband (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) Mid-division in 5th, ridden 3f out, stayed on in 4th 1f out, kept on final furlong to 3rd on line, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Double Speak (12-0) at Killarney 2m 1f NH flat gd.
Soloman Vandy (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Twrds rr running free, mod 11th aftr 4out until last when fell 2out, in a race won by Mount Brandon (11-9) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Dec, 13 ran.
Theflyingportrait (IRE) 6-4 (12-2) Ld, 5l adv at 6th, mstk 4out & hdd uphill aftr 3out, bhnd when pu bef 2out, in a race won by What Happens Now (12-2) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp in May, 13 ran.
Valerian Bridge (IRE) Heron Island gelding out of Screaming Witness.
Behana (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Ran 7th, progress in 5th over 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, 3rd 100 yards out and edged right, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Prickly (11-9) at Tramore 2m NH flat gd.
Bon Chic (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along in 6th approaching straight, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 10l behind Presavita (10-10) at Wexford 2m mrs N H flat in May.
Brooks Bridge (IRE) Alderbrook mare out of Hunters Bar.
Cognitive (IRE) Presenting mare out of Knockbounce View.
Honeybrunch (IRE) Presenting mare out of Honeybunch.
Lizzies Way (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Towards rear, 8th halfway, pushed along and no extra in 7th 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 10, 12l behind Prickly (11-9) at Tramore 2m NH flat gd.
Shooting Rapids (IRE) Luso mare out of White Surf.