Debt To Society has some reasonable form to his credit though his best recent run was over fences and he's had plenty of chances. CLONARD LAD was having just his second start over hurdles and his first since 2010 when runner-up to Balynaclash Warrior over 3m at Listowel last month and, with that under his belt and the shorter trip in his favour, he'll take all the beating. Winning bumper King Shabra ran very well at Gowran last week and should be in the shake-up while Rightdownthemiddle, who showed plenty of promise in bumpers, made an encouraging start over hurdles behind Rossvos at Galway.
Clonard Lad (IRE) 7-2fav (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th into straight, a bit untidy 2 out, soon no impression under pressure and kept on without troubling winner, 2nd of 18, 3l behind Balynaclash Warior (11-12) at Listowel 3m mdn hdl in Sep.
King Shabra (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, improved into close 5th on outer before straight, no impression and kept on same pace from before last, 5th of 20, 8l behind Tabac Brun (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Posiden Sea (FR) 16-1 (11-12) Close up when not fluent and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Tabac Brun (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl, 20 ran.
Cheyenne Girl (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Led, strongly pressed and headed 2 out, soon no extra and weakened, 12th of 14, 42l behind May Dullea (10-13) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mares mdn hdl gd in Sep.
Blue Town (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, weakened halfway, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Un De Sceaux (11-11) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb, 22 ran.
Colourful Hawk (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Mid div, rdn 3out, no ex bef last, 4th of 11, 26l behind Beforeall (11-7) at Necarne 3m ire ptp sft in May '12.
Court Frontier (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Waited with at modest pace, 10th into straight, 8th and no impression from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 18, 9l behind Ivy Gate (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4f N H flat sft in Sep.
Debt To Society (IRE) 3-1 (10-9) Settled in rear of mid-division, headway on inner to go 3rd 4 out, slight mistake next, ridden and no impression when left 2nd and slightly hampered 2 out, dropped to 3rd last and no extra run-in, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Shantalla (10-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f cnd hcp chs (0-109) gd in Sep.
Impetueux (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Soon tracked leader in 2nd, hit 6th, lost place from after 4 out, no extra from before straight, 12th of 16, well behind Minella Fiveo (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Sep.
My Aya (IRE) 11-4 (11-4) Chased leaders, niggled along approaching 4 out, 4th 2 out, soon no impression, not fluent last, kept on same pace in 3rd run-in, 3rd of 12, 13l behind Usuel Smurfer (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 6f mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Oscar Fiain (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Waited with, closer in mid-division before halfway, moderate 6th approaching 4f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 9th of 16, 48l behind Upsanddowns (11-9) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f N H flat gd in Aug.
Rightdownthemiddle (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, flicked through 5 out, 4th when mistake 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 11l behind Rossvoss (11-12) at Galway 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Sep.
Slan Go Foill (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Soon towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from 3 out, 9th of 20, 22l behind Tabac Brun (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Stealadream (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Prominent, flicked through 5 out, lost place from after 3 out, soon no impression, 10th of 15, well behind Rossvoss (11-12) at Galway 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Sep.
Bonjour Bella (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and weakened before 4 out, 9th of 13, well behind Another Charm (11-5) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl hvy in Mar.