WATE AND SEA had shown some promise in bumpers but nothing over hurdles until a surprise victory at Ballinrobe where she appeared to win with a bit in hand. She's up 6lb but that shouldn't prevent a follow-up if in the same mood. Drive The Bus, from a yard going well, was heavily supported in a Bellewstown handicap last month but couldn't handle the very fast ground and finished well beaten. Daigreen hasn't run well since a decent effort in a Gowran handicap in June and though Chief Of Panama showed some slight improvement at Limerick his overall form is very moderate.
Snapchat (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra approaching 2 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 20, 27l behind Mydor (10-3) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in May.
Trazar (FR) 8-1 (11-9) Rear of mid-division, no impression in 11th approaching 2 out, kept on one pace, 11th of 16, 26l behind Benefitthewest (10-10) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.
Wate And Sea (IRE) 20-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 4th 3 out, improved to challenge after 2 out, ridden to lead before last, strongy pressed run-in, kept on well close home, won at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-109 in Jul beating Swantykay (11-2) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Ivanka (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Chased leaders until after 3 out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 32l behind Northern Acres (10-4) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Apr.
Stoughan Cross (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 7th of 8, 44l behind Steel King (10-13) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f 5yo mdn hdl in Jul.
Daigreen (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Took keen hold and soon chased leaders, 5th approaching 2 out where 6th, 7th before straight and no impression, one pace,, 6th of 15, 24l behind Park Ranger (11-0) at Galway 2m cond hcap hdle.
Chief Of Panama (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, slight mistake 1st, 5th 3 out, 6th before straight, soon no impression, one pace, 5th of 16, 19l behind Supreme Vic (10-9) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.
Drive The Bus (IRE) 11-4fav (11-2) Chased leaders, jumped left 5th, close 3rd halfway, improved to lead before 5 out, ridden and headed 4 out, no extra before 3 out, weakened and tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind Routes Delight (10-12) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jul.
Regula (IRE) 40-1 (11-3) Held up, 12th after 4th, moderate 15th and no extra into straight, 14th of 18, 46l behind Pierlow (10-13) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
Explosive Issues (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Prominent, closer order before 6 out, on terms from 5 out, jumped left and headed next, soon 2nd, 3rd before straight, soon ridden, dropped to 5th 3 out, no impression, 6th of 13, 26l behind Portrade (11-11) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jul.
Jkt Prince (IRE) 18-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, ridden and detached 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Swantykay (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul, 11 ran.
Salacious Sally (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Soon led, slight mistake 4th, headed before 5 out, ridden and no extra after 4 out, weakened and tailed off, 10th of 16, well behind Routes Delight (10-12) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jul.
Trainspotting 100-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 10th halfway, no extra after 3 out, 13th of 20, 44l behind Much Wants More (11-4) at Tipperary 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Jul.
The Gnathologist (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Soon chased leaders, not fluent 5 out, 9th 3 out, moderate 8th before straight, soon no extra, 9th of 16, 35l behind Supreme Vic (10-9) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.