LUCKY PAT had been showing decent form before landing a bumper at last week's Galway Festival. He looks certain to make a jumper and will take some beating despite being penalised. The other entry carrying a penalty, Silver Shuffle, a winner on the Flat, started off quite well over timber but has shown no improvement and has now had 20 starts though today's longer trip could be in his favour. Bawntameena has now had 14 starts over timber and hasn't progressed and though runner-up over this track and trip in June he was beaten a long way. Uachtaran showed a bit of potential over this trip before finding 2m too short at Galway.
Lucky Pat (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Led, joined 6f out, led again over 3f out and asserted entering straight, 4 lengths clear 1f out, kept on under pressure, won at Galway 2m NH flat sft beating Double Speak (11-9) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Silver Shuffle (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Mid-division, 5th before 4 out, ridden after 3 out and improved into 2nd before 2 out, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 13, 1 1/2l behind The Black Russian (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Jul.
Bawntameena (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Chased leaders early, moderate 7th halfway, ridden 3 out, no impression next, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 14l behind Bashful Beauty (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Josh's Chance (IRE) Vinnie Roe gelding out of Lk's Chance.
Killough Kin (IRE) 10-1 (12-2) Pr & disp early, wknd from 5out, rr & pu bef last, in a race won by Book Of Excuses (11-6) at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp in Jun, 18 ran.
Seanie Boy (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Tracked leader in 2nd on inner, ridden and no extra approaching 3 out, weakened, 10th of 12, well behind Dante Anna (10-12) at Gowran Park 3m mdn hdl sft in Dec '12.
Skehana Bridge (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Held up, slight mistake 1st, not fluent 2nd and slightly impeded, 11th from 3 out, no extra approaching straight, 8th of 14, 28l behind Brian's Express (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Uachtaran (IRE) 28-1 (11-12) Chased leader, 4th halfway, no impression approaching 2 out and moderate 6th last, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 39l behind Marchese Marconi (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl.
Wewillallgo (IRE) Alkaadhem gelding out of Go Franky.