WANDERING AENGUS should finally get off the mark over timber despite having a penalty to carry for his debut victory in a bumper way back in 2010. He's been very unfortunate not to have won a race as he's gone very well several times without quite getting there and the opposition here is not up to his standard. Changeofluck made a reasonable start over hurdles at Wexford but couldn't handle the step-up to 3m at Bellewstown while after his victory between the flags Better Part Of Me started a short-price favourite when flopping on his hurdling debut here before finishing tailed off at Kilbeggan. Winning point-to-pointer Camillas Wish may do best of the remainder.
Wandering Aengus 11-2 (11-5) Led, slight mistakes from 4 out, ridden after 3 out and soon challenged, headed 2 out, kept on, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 5l behind Jarob (11-4) at Bellewstown 3m mdn hdl gf.
A New Day (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) In rear, not fluent 1st, slight mistake 3rd, no impression 4 out, moderate 7th before straight, one pace, 7th of 9, 33l behind Fever Pitch (11-8) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 gd in Jun.
Better Part Of Me (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Held up, jumped right and not fluent 1st, not fluent 3rd and pushed along briefly, pushed along from 5th, wide on bend approaching 3 out where mistake, soon no extra, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Dancing Roe (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f cond mdn hdle gd in Jun.
Changeofluck (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, mistake last, 7th of 15, 14l behind Jarob (11-4) at Bellewstown 3m mdn hdl gf.
Point Of Rescue (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Towards rear, reminders after 9th, some progress approaching straight and moderate 8th 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 20, 16l behind Kennedys Mor (10-5) at Tipperary 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Bartramstown Lady (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) In rear, stumbled on landing 1st, reminders from 5th, dropped behind from next, slow jump 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Dancing Roe (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f cond mdn hdle gd in Jun, 9 ran.
Camillas Wish (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Chased leaders early, mid-division and reminders halfway, weakened before 4 out, 16th of 18, well behind Voluptueux (11-12) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gf.