Bose Ikard, who is very well handicapped over hurdles compared to his chase rating, had an engagement at Bellewstown last night so the result should be monitored. Playtime Ben returned after a break to run very well over a trip much too short at Kilbeggan and his rider's claim will aid his cause. Doc Hollywood has been running quite well over fences and won't have a problem reverting to timber with Barry Geraghty, who was on board last time, a strong booking. I C Gold won here last month but was 13lb higher when producing a poor effort at Ballinrobe last time. MAY DULLEA (NAP) has been running well on quick ground and was possibly a bit unlucky at Roscommon last time. She'll be ideally suited by this trip and Andy Lynch is taken to steer her home. The four-year-old Down Time went up 12lb for his impressive victory at Kilbeggan and that stopped him in his tracks at Galway where he finished tailed off though that didn't look his true form.
Playtime Ben (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) In rear and trailing early, closer order from before 3rd, went moderate 7th on outer approaching straight, 4th from last, kept on run-in, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind She's A Leader (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd.
Swiftmarc (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 8th halfway, 6th after 3 out, ridden and no extra entering straight, weakened, 13th of 20, 39l behind Big Generator (11-8) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Jun.
Bose Ikard (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Led, headed 2nd and chased leaders, mid-division from halfway, slight mistake 4 out, 8th after 4 out, progress in 5th entering straight, led 3 out, asserted before last where slightly left, easily, won at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chs gd beating Please Talk (11-12) by 2l, 11 ran.
Doc Hollywood (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Held up, towards rear and mistake 4 out, progress into 5th 3 out, ridden in 4th next, left 3rd last, disputed 2nd run-in, 3rd close home, 3rd of 16, 3l behind One Fine Morning (11-3) at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 gd.
I C Gold (IRE) 4-1 (10-13) Chased leader in mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression in 7th approaching straight, not fluent last, eased run-in, 10th of 14, 20l behind Curragh Golan (10-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116.
May Dullea (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Towards rear, reminder 5th, ridden and closer in 6th 3 out, 4th at last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Hell Cat Maggie (11-10) at Roscommon 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 80-109 gf.
Rockshandy (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) Led, mistake 5 out, ridden and headed 2 out, no extra when bad mistake last, weakened run-in, 10th of 12, 38l behind Jacksonslady (10-10) at Galway 2m 6f chs gd in Jul.
Down Time (USA) 7-1 (9-12) Soon chased leaders, closer order on inner after 8th, not fluent 4 out and pushed along, under pressure from next, soon weakened, completely tailed off,, 12th of 16, well behind Blossom Gate (11-5) at Galway 3m hcp hdl 8Evens23.
Fitzgutentyte (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Prominent until fell 4 out, in a race won by Survival (10-3) at Clonmel 2m 3f hcp chs 0-102 gf in Jun, 17 ran.
Corrick Bridge (IRE) 11-1 (10-6) Mid-division, 9th after 4 out, ridden before straight, 8th and mistake 2 out, 6th and no impression last, kept on one pace, 6th of 17, 10l behind Close One (10-5) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gd.
Alderimli (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Led, slight mistake 1st and mistake 2nd, disputed from 3rd, ridden and no extra before straight, soon weakened, 15th of 20, 35l behind Valley Of Stars (11-2) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in May.
Maple Valley Gold (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Mid-division, took closer order from 4 out and 4th after 3 out, ridden before next and soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 29l behind Fast Exit (11-1) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Carmels Boy (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th entering straight, under pressure when badly hampered 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, 9th of 16, well behind One Fine Morning (11-3) at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 gd.