Butney Boy hasn't been doing much wrong and looks certain to get competitive with Ruby Walsh likely to ensure a strong gallop. Bose Ikard made a promising start over timber behind Paddy The Celeb at Killarney and looks certain to improve but it's about time ROMEO IS BLEEDING was winning and this looks his chance. He was just outpaced behind Fairy Court over 2m5f at Tramore last time and this trip should be to his liking. Father Jack hasn't been performing badly in handicaps and looks best of the remainder.
All Fired Up (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, 7th after 4 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from before last, 8th of 17, 8l behind Big Generator (11-1) at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gf.
Bose Ikard (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Mid-division, pushed along 5 out, ridden in moderate 10th 4 out, left moderate 6th 3 out, kept on one paced, 4th of 17, 6l behind Paddy The Celeb (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Butney Boy (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Led, ridden 2 out, challenged before last, headed approaching last, kept on same pace in 2nd run-in, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Sam Da Vinci (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Father Jack (IRE) 13-2 (11-9) Prominent, moderate 2nd 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next, 5th of 16, 15l behind Katys Girl (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Aug.
Ironmill Lad (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) A bit slow to get going, soon niggled along towards rear, dropped behind 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Formal Bid (11-11) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf, 14 ran.
Killough Kin (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Mid-division best, niggled along 6th, soon no danger, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Jack The Hat (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Aug.
Kylecrue (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, moderate 6th and no impression from before 2 out, kept on, 5th of 15, 12l behind Fairy Court (11-4) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Ni Sin E Mo Ainm (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Towards rear and not fluent 1st, moderate 12th 5 out, soon no danger, 11th of 16, 37l behind Asockastar (11-7) at Listowel 2m 5yo mdn hdl sft.
Romeo Is Bleeding (IRE) 7-2fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge from before 2 out where on terms, close 2nd at last, kept on without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Fairy Court (11-4) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Themanwiththeplan (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Ld/disp, ld brfly bef 2out, sn hdd, 3rd & wkng
Tighty Whities (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, slight mistake 6th and ridden in 8th after 4 out, no extra, 8th of 10, well behind Rocknrollrambo (10-13) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl in Jan.
Wrong Way Corrigan (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Soon chased leaders, no impression into straight, 9th of 18, 13l behind Balynaclash Warior (11-12) at Listowel 3m mdn hdl.
Dashing Lady (IRE) 5-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2 out and no extra from before last, 4th of 11, 12l behind Grove Field (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks gf.
I C Gold (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Waited with well off the pace towards rear, moderate 8th after 3 out, 9th and no impression approaching next, kept on same pace, 10th of 11, 44l behind Milt Yarberry (11-2) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Nell's Nan (IRE) 9-1 (10-8) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, 4th after 4 out, ridden in 3rd 2 out, challenged before last, no extra in 3rd last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Sam Da Vinci (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn hdl gf in Aug.