She's A Leader got off the mark with a maiden hurdle victory at Roscommon earlier in the month. But the earlier placed efforts of Luimneach Abu over track and trip is arguably stronger form. WATE AND SEA had shown nothing in maiden company but has won both starts in handicaps and is clearly ahead of the assessor. She's up a further 9lb but scored easily over course and distance last time and the hat-trick beckons for John Walsh's mare. Res Ipsa Loquitur and Bank The Bucks have bits of form that give them an outside chance.
She's A Leader (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Mid-division early, 6th halfway, progress into 4th 4 out, ridden to challenge 3 out, soon led, asserted before last, kept on well, won at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gd beating Deputy's Pass (11-12) by 1 3/4l, 17 ran.
Luimneach Abu (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 7th into straight, not fluent 2 out, one pace after, 9th of 18, 13l behind Cordelia Belle (11-0) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Jun.
Brian's Express (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, fell 4th, in a race won by Un Beau Roman (11-12) at Tramore 2m beg chs gd, 6 ran.
Paudi The Punter (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Chased leader in mid-division, ridden in 10th 2 out, no impression approaching straight, kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 20l behind Curragh Golan (10-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116.
Playtime Ben (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) A little slowly away, towards rear, fell 5 out, in a race won by Raajih (11-10) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd in May, 10 ran.
Toretto (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Prominent early, 3rd halfway, improved to lead 2 out, soon ridden and disputed, kept on, no extra close home, 3rd of 16, 1 1/4l behind Sir Lynx (10-10) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jun '13.
Wate And Sea (IRE) 3-1fav (11-8) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, left 2nd after 3 out, led approaching straight and soon asserted, kept on well, easily, won at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-95 beating Snapchat (11-3) by 11l, 13 ran.
Res Ipsa Loquitur (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Soon tracked leaders, briefly short of room before 1st where not fluent, mistake and impeded 6 out, 5th after 4 out, chased winner from 3 out, kept on same pace from before last, 2nd of 19, 5l behind Diamondgeezer Luke (10-11) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 gd.
Paddy's Faith (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Mid-division, closer in 6th 4 out, ridden in 7th 3 out, soon no impression, 7th of 14, 33l behind Preswell Lad (10-4) at Downpatrick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jun.
Bank The Bucks (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden 3 out, no impression next where left moderate 4th, no extra before last, 6th of 12, 22l behind Old Theatre Royal (11-5) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd 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.