SPRING HEELED was unlucky in-running when a close third in a Leopardstown handicap in March and didn't enjoy heavy ground at Punchestown the following month. He's had a nice break and can get off the mark. Gordon Elliott won this with Chicago Grey so Raajih is one to note though Shake The Bucket looks more of a threat after a fine run behind Sizing Symphony at Tipperary. Im Cool Too almost caused a shock when running Stonemaster close at Kilbeggan and a repeat would see him go close while Golden Wonder easily won over hurdles at Bellewstown and has a chaser's pedigree.
Ballyfinboy (IRE) 8-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, headway in 8th 3 out, ridden into 4th 2 out, 2nd last, disputed run-in, just 2nd at line, 2nd of 12, ns behind Slieveardagh (11-4) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp chs gf in Jul.
Close Connection (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Alws in rr,nvr a factot, pu 8th, in a race won by Lakefield Rebel (12-0) at Laurencetown 3m ire ptp gs in May '12, 16 ran.
Coolking 25-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, no impression from before 2 out, 11th of 20, 33l behind Aladdins Cave (10-13) at Galway 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gd in Jul.
Definite Ridge (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 3 out, no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 25l behind Sizing Symphony (11-12) at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chs gf in Jul.
Fla's Long Shot (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, 13th of 14, well behind Beachdale Lad (11-9) at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chase gf in Jun.
Golden Wonder (IRE) 7-2fav (11-4) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, improved to lead before 3 out, ridden to assert before 2 out, steadied and slight mistake last, kept on strongly run-in, won at Bellewstown 3m mdn hdl gf in Jul beating Georges Conn (11-4) by 9l, 16 ran.
Heaney (IRE) 5-2fav (11-12) Wated with, moderate 5th approaching 2 out, soon no impression, not fluent last, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 16l behind Playtime Ben (11-7) at Wexford 3m 1f beg chase gf in Jul.
Howryafeelin (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Never better than mid-division, 15th of 17, well behind Peccatorum (11-6) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Mar '12.
Im Cool Too (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway into 5th 6 out, ridden in 4th 3 out, kept on under pressure, 3rd last and left 2nd, stayed on to press leader run-in, disputed last strides, just 2nd at line, 2nd of 13, ns behind Stonemaster (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f beg chase gf in Jul.
Minella For Value (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 5th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 11l behind Novarov (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Mar.
Pozyc (FR) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division early, mistake 3rd and towards rear, mistake 4th, ridden and no impression 4 out, weakened, 12th of 14, well behind Sizing Italy (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs gf in Jul.
Refused A Name 33-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ridden after 7 out, under pressure in 6th 5 out, soon no impression (finished 5th - disqualified for weighing in light), in a race won by Stonemaster (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f beg chase gf in Jul, 13 ran.
Roving Lad (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Rear of mid-division, 9th 5 out, ridden along and no extra from early straight, 10th of 16, 35l behind Landero (11-5) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl gf in Jul.
Shake The Bucket (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Mid-division, headway into 5th 6 out, 3rd 4 out, challenged after next, ridden 2 out, stayed on to dispute last, kept on run-in, no extra close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Sizing Symphony (11-12) at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chs gf in Jul.
Spring Heeled (IRE) 9-2fav (10-0) Led, joined 5th, ridden and headed entering straight, no impression and dropped to 4th approaching last, kept on one pace under pressure run-in, 4th of 14, 7l behind Madam Bovary (10-3) at Punchestown 2m 5f nov chs hvy in Apr.
Troubled (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Close up and disputed lead, headed circuit to go, a bit slow 7 out, 3rd after 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 4th of 9, 27l behind Theshowisover (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs gf in Jul.
Walkonabubble (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Waited with towards rear, closed to track leaders 3 out (normal 4 out), 4th and no impression approaching straight, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 19l behind Ballyhampshire Man (11-5) at Wexford 3m 1f beg chase gf in Jul.
Raajih 4-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, left 2nd 7 out, ridden to challenge 3 out, no extra in 3rd after 2 out, 4th last, left 3rd, no impression run-in, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 10l behind Stonemaster (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f beg chase gf in Jul.
The Three Colleens (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 9th of 15, well behind Weslife (11-7) at Galway 2m 6f beg chs sft in Sep.