Reverting to hurdles didn't bother Baily Green at Killarney at the start of the month and he extended his winning sequence to four. That run started at Roscommon in May when he beat LAGANBANK by two-and-a-half lengths but Willie Mullins' charge is 6lb better off now and still in touch when falling behind Glibin in a better race over this C&D last month - he can get back to winning ways. Davy Russell lost his irons when Lord Ben blundered badly two out having just been headed at Tramore. He should be winning soon while Tabhachtach is heading in the right direction judged on his C&D win last month and can't be ignored. Imperial Shabra has managed just one win from 28 starts over fences, however, and looks well held by the likes of Baily Green on the form book.
Baily Green (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Soon prominent in chasing group, closer order 4 out, 2nd into straight, gained narrow lead last, stayed on well run-in, all out, won at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl sft beating Domination (11-0) by ns, 15 ran.
Imperial Shabra (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Held up, progress 4 out, 6th 3 out, no extra from next, 10th of 14, 39l behind Liberty Counsel (11-8) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd.
Laganbank (IRE) 11-4 (11-6) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, 5th when fell 4 out, in a race won by Glibin (10-13) at Galway 2m 1f nov chs sft in Aug, 7 ran.
Tabhachtach (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Prominent, 2nd halfway, led 4 out, ridden and narrowly headed last, regained lead entering straight, kept on well under pressure, won at Galway 2m 1f beg chs sft in Aug beating The Great Shanghai (11-7) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Ballyfinboy (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Towards rear at ordinary pace, niggled along from 5th, moderate 8th and kept on same pace approaching straight, 7th of 15, 24l behind Bulletproof (11-4) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jul.
Keep Movin (IRE) 9-4 (12-0) Made all, chall from 3out & lft 3l clr 2out, 3l adv gng best bef last, kow, won at Kilsheelan 3m ire ptp gd in Oct beating Old Shyan (11-4) by 4l, 7 ran.
Lord Ben (IRE) 2-1 (11-12) Attempted to make all, clear of remainder with 2nd, pressed and bad mistake 2 out, headed and rider without irons, no chance of getting back to winner after, kept on, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Sweet My Lord (11-12) at Tramore 2m beg chs hvy in Aug.