DUSTY TRAIL is much improved and can take this despite his big weight. A maiden hurdle winner at Tramore in June, he has won three times on the level since May including his last two and his rider's claim will be a big help here. Turner Brown appeared to be suited by a stronger test of stamina when scoring over 2m7f at Downpatrick though he had previously run well over this course and distance. Diyla has suffered in the weights after scoring at Sligo in May and looks as though she could do with some respite from the handicapper and though Ruby Walsh is a positive booking for Ella Watson his mount hasn't shown much for some time and is another who may be better over further.
Dusty Trail (IRE) 11-8fav (11-12) Held up, progress 3 out, disputed lead next, soon led, pressed and stayed on well run-in, won at Tramore 2m 6yo mdn hdl fm in Jun beating Mr Dazza (11-4) by 1l, 9 ran.
Turner Brown (IRE) 9-10fav (11-4) Mid-division, progress from 4 out, 3rd next, ridden to lead before 2 out, kept on well from last, won at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn hdl gd beating Excellent As Usual (10-13) by 3l, 11 ran.
Where's My Slave (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Prominent, lost place approaching 2 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 7th of 16, 19l behind Raheenwood (11-3) at Tramore 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 fm.
Diyla (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, 6th 3 out, 5th after 2 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 6th of 16, 8l behind Vino Vino Cavo (11-6) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd.
Trumph Card (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Towards rear, ridden in 10th and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 9th of 16, 30l behind Wreckitman (10-13) at Sligo 3m mdn hdl gd.
Ella Watson (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Prominent, on terms from 5 out, led after next, headed from 3 out, soon no extra, 10th of 18, 22l behind Queen Of Cool (10-13) at Killarney 2m 4f mares mdn hdl gd in May.
Barna Gold (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Mid-division, closed to track leader before 2 out, dropped to 4th and no impression approaching last, 4th of 15, 14l behind Clancy Strand (11-5) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Valleyboggan (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division, moderate 8th after 3 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 7th of 16, 17l behind Didn't He Do Well (11-7) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd.