Roisin Dubh showed a bit of potential in a couple of runs over hurdles before landing a bumper at Kilbeggan. She hasn't really proved herself on testing ground but should still go well. Lord Of Isenay made a very promising debut in a big field of maidens at Limerick and went to Sligo for a similar race as an odds-on chance. He could never get in a blow that day but is better than that and should bounce back. Kerryhead Storm is another who cost his supporters dearly when only third behind Dysart Dancer at Tramore. A stiff test of stamina will suit him and it will be a surprise if he's not in the shake-up. A chance is taken with ABSOLUTE HERETIC, a regular winner on the level in South Africa, who had his first start for a year on his hurdling debut at Cork three weeks ago. With that under his belt he's taken to get off the mark for new connections.
Absolute Heretic (AUS) 7-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, dropped to moderate 4th approaching straight, soon no extra, 9th of 22, 27l behind Run 'n' Jump (11-0) at Cork 2m mdn hdl.
Solar Graphite (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Prominent, carried off bend after 5 out, struggling in 4th approaching 2 out, no impression in 3rd last, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 6l behind Laffan Island (11-4) at Sligo 2m 2f 5yo mdn hdl gf in May '11.
Tarrsille (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, 7th halfway, no extra from 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Rodriguez (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl gd.
Roisin Dubh (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, headway to lead approaching straight, ridden and kept on well in straight, won at Kilbeggan 2m N H flat gd beating Jabus (11-9) by 1 3/4l, 15 ran.
Ballynamonabonanza Sonus gelding out of Sight'n Sound.
Callums Bay (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Mid-division, closer in 6th halfway, dropped towards rear before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Free To Dream (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl, 10 ran.
Cara's Oscar (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Mid-division, 12th early, headway to chase leaders straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on without threatening, 7th of 17, 9l behind Vintage Supreme (12-0) at Cork 2m 3f N H flat.
Craig Lea 33-1 (11-12) Not fluent towards rear early, never a factor, 18th of 19, well behind Laganbank (11-12) at Galway 2m 2f mdn hdl gd in Aug '11.
Gemstone Star (IRE) 40-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, soon ridden, weakened after 2 out, 5th of 8, well behind Un Guet Apens (10-7) at Ayr 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Kane River (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 4f out and soon no extra, weakened, 11th of 13, well behind Dysart Dancer (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f N H flat gd in May.
Kerryhead Storm (IRE) 7-4fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, went 3rd 3 out and ridden along approaching next, no impression before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Dysart Dancer (11-5) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Lord Of Isenay (FR) 8-13fav (11-4) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, 4th after 3 out, slight mistake and ridden 2 out, soon no impression and kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 20l behind Silver Chief (10-11) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl sft.
Night Breeze (IRE) 20-1 (11-13) Disputed lead, headed before halfway, remained prominent, weakened approaching straight, completely tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Munsaab (10-9) at Punchestown 2m N H flat sft in Feb '10.
Regal Warrior (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Hampered 1st, soon mid-division, 9th halfway, headway into 6th 3 out, ridden and no extra 2 out, 7th of 15, 38l behind Wall Street Wally (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl in Jul.
Shanroe Society (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway into 8th before straight, ridden and no impression before 3 out, 12th of 18, 24l behind Johannisberger (11-12) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl sft.
Tyrone Tiger (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Towards rear, no danger and kept on same pace from after 3 out, 12th of 22, 32l behind Simon Gray (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Westbury (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, weakened from 6f out, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Cheyenne Girl (11-0) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f N H flat in Jul.
Wicker Park (FR) 25-1 (11-6) Prominent, niggled along 5 out, not fluent and weakened next, eased, last of 9, well behind Passage Vendome (11-12) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hdl.
Pennyforthem (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Mid-division, 7th halfway, no extra from 3 out, 9th of 14, 50l behind Lancetto (11-12) at Wexford 2m 5yo mdn hdl gd in Mar '10.
Smiling Lady (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Ww, gd prog 3out, rdn 2out, no ex last, 4th of 17, 8l behind Dont Be Shortof It (11-4) at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp in Jun.
Hit The Road Jack (IRE) 25-1 (11-8) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 4 out, 12th of 13, well behind Namarama (11-10) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 gf.