An excellent turnout for a modest prize. It's about time UNIVERSAL TRUTH was fulfilling his early potential though he's shown nothing on the Flat for a long time. He was a high-class bumper and won at Galway on his second start over timber so is taken to get back on track. Double Double has plenty of potential and was having his first start since May when scoring on the Flat at Sligo earlier this month. He should win races this season as should Prince Of Fire though he's only won once in 13 starts over timber and was behind Distant Memories at Bellewstown last week when they occupied the places behind Passage Vendome. Streamtown has been going well but would probably prefer a longer trip while Spring Hawk showed signs of improvement behind Shadow Eile last time.
Beef To The Heels (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, weakened after 6 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Zaralabad (10-5) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in May, 18 ran.
Distant Memories (IRE) 2-1fav (11-12) Soon led, tended to jump a little right, pressed and joined 2 out, narrowly headed last, not quite match winner and kept on run-in, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Passage Vendome (11-12) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hdl.
Double Double (FR) 9-4fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, 4th 3 out, pushed along into 2nd after next, wandered slightly approaching last, disputing lead and mistake at last, kept on under pressure run-in to lead close home, all out, won at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar beating Its The Ice I Like (11-12) by nk, 18 ran.
Little Barney (IRE) 11-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, led 3 out, joined from next, soon headed and no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 12l behind Munsaab (10-11) at Wexford 2m 2f cond hcp hdl (80-109) sft in Oct.
Prince Of Fire (GER) 9-1 (11-12) Prominent, challenged and slight mistake 3 out, on terms next, narrowly headed last, not match winner and kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Passage Vendome (11-12) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hdl.
Protaras (USA) 4-1 (11-12) Led, headed 4 out, ridden in 2nd before 2 out, no extra in 3rd entering straight, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Top Madam (11-5) at Sligo 2m nh nov hdl sft.
Universal Truth (IRE) 13-8fav (11-12) Led and disputed, led 4 out, asserted into straight, stayed on well under pressure run-in to hold on near finish, won at Galway 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul '10 beating Drumfire (11-12) by 1/2l, 20 ran.
Spring Hawk (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Always prominent, challenged and on terms 3 out, soon led, pressed and joined from before last, soon headed, rallied but not get back to winner closing stages, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Shadow Eile (11-8) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hdl.
Streamtown (IRE) 14-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, closed 4 out, no impression in 4th and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 4th of 12, 7l behind Caim Hill (10-13) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl.