EARLS QUARTER put a couple of moderate bumper efforts behind him to gain an impressive success at Sligo and looks the one to beat. Natural High defied a bad mistake at the second last to land a maiden here just five days after being beaten on the Flat. He should do well at this game as should Rebel Fitz, who looked a very promising type when beating a huge field at Cork. Loch Long appeared to find 3m stretching his stamina at Kilbeggan after gaining a comfortable success over 2m4f at Ballinrobe.
Earls Quarter (IRE) 2-1fav (11-12) Keen hold at slow gallop, tracked leaders, went 2nd travelling best before straight, pushed on to lead and assert run-in, easily, won at Sligo 2m mdn hdl gd beating Acclaimed Piper (11-1) by 3l, 9 ran.
Loch Long (IRE) 4-1 (11-10) Chased leader in 2nd, led briefly after 4th, ridden before 4 out, no extra in 3rd 3 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 9l behind Tom Horn (11-10) at Kilbeggan 3m nov hdl gf in Jun.
Natural High (IRE) 4-9fav (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th after 3 out, challenged in 2nd when bad mistake 2 out, led approaching last, ridden out and stayed on well run-in, won at Galway 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul beating Dowd's Angle (11-12) by 2 1/2l, 19 ran.
Rebel Fitz (FR) Evensfav (11-12) Ran loose before start, tracked leaders on outer, improved to lead 3 out, went clear from next, pushed out and reduced advantage run-in, comfortably, won at Cork 2m mdn hdl gd beating Park Ranger (11-12) by 2l, 22 ran.
Shabra Charity (IRE) 15-2 (11-2) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd after 4 out, ridden into 2nd before 2 out, left in lead 2 out, headed run-in, no extra close home, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Table Forty Six (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mrs nov hdl gd.
Flycorn (IRE) 9-4 (11-9) Settle behind leaders early, headway into 2nd halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, drifted left and no extra from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Dr Tommy (11-9) at Kilbeggan 2m N H flat gd.
Hang On Groovy (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, disputed lead entering straight, ridden to lead over 2f out, soon swished tail, edged right final furlong, kept on well, won at Cork 2m 1f N H flat gd beating What Are You Up To (11-7) by 2l, 15 ran.