Desertmore Stream is penalised for his two victories over timber which gives him plenty to do in this very tight looking affair and he could also do with the ground easing. Draycott Place is another dual winner but he was behind Icy Reply at Tipperary. That winner is a thorough stayer who will be suited by a likely strong gallop and her allowances should see her enter the equation. Ground Invasion has been impressive in winning two bumpers and, as a triple point-to-point winner, should have no problems jumping. PINK HAT needs good ground to show her best as she's only small so if the rain arrives she can be taken on but in the expectation that the going remains good she can add to the two victories she gained in early summer.
Desertmore Stream (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) Held up, soon in rear of mid-division, closed up 2 out to track leaders, switched right straight, challenged and on terms last, led and stayed on best run-in, won at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl in Jun beating Casimir Road (10-1) by 2l, 18 ran.
Draycott Place (IRE) 10-3 (11-5) Soon 2nd, jumped into lead 8th, headed approaching straight and driven in 2nd, narrow lead 2 out where mistake, ridden in 3rd approaching last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Icy Reply (9-12) at Tipperary 3m hdl.
Here For The Craic (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Led, ridden and strongly pressed 2 out, headed approaching last, weakened run-in, 5th of 7, 12l behind Shield (11-12) at Galway 2m nh nov hdl gd.
Mumbo Bay (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Disputed lead, left in lead at 3rd, slight mistake next, joined 4 out, led again next, soon ridden, headed and slight mistake at last, no impression on winner run-in, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Shield (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f nh nov hdl gd.
Sang Tiger (GER) 10-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 5th approaching 4 out, progress on outer to 4th before 3 out, driven on run to 2 out, ridden in 3rd after 2 out, headway to challenge at last, stayed on well, won at Sligo 2m mdn hdl gf beating Vision Du Coeur (11-4) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Ground Invasion (IRE) 5-6fav (11-6) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, soon tracked leading pair, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, pushed clear final furlong, comfortably, won at Kelso 2m NH flat (5) sft in May beating Jennys Melody (10-13) by 7l, 11 ran.
Pink Hat (IRE) 5-2 (11-9) Close up, led 2nd where jumped left and jumped left throughout, asserted approaching straight, stayed on well run-in, won at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hdl gd in Jun beating Love On Top (11-2) by 6l, 8 ran.
Do Na Paisti (IRE) 2-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, progress 3 out and led approaching next, soon clear and 8 lengths advantage last, kept on well, very easily, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gf beating Indian Fairy (11-2) by 6l, 7 ran.
Icy Reply 13-2 (9-12) Towards rear, 6th halfway, 5th at 8th, tracked leader in 4th 5 out, pushed along in 3rd approaching straight, improved to lead before last, soon clear, comfortably, won at Tipperary 3m hdl beating Clara Mc Cloud (11-3) by 5l, 7 ran.
Megan's Vic (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Mid-division, 10th halfway, progress to lead after 3 out, headed next and no extra before last, 5th of 20, 7l behind Kennedys Mor (10-5) at Tipperary 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gd.