Raajih is making hard work of opening his account over fences and was placed yet again at Tramore last week. He'll be in the firing-line again but a chance is taken on chasing debutant SPOT FINE. The latter has been placed in maiden hurdles but better is expected from this half-brother to a winning chaser as he takes on the bigger obstacles. Eirland has claims on his earlier effort over these fences given he was still in contention when falling at the last while Steeltown has a fourth at Limerick to his credit last year.
Definite Ridge (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, moderate 7th halfway, ridden and no extra 4 out, weakened, 7th of 13, well behind Golden Wonder (11-12) at Galway 2m 6f beg chase hvy.
Drop Anchor (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, 7th before straight, son no impression, kept on same pace, 8th of 17, 29l behind Taken Twice (10-2) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gf.
Eirland (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, 8th before straight, soon no impression, 9th of 15, 49l behind Black Benny (11-12) at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chs gf.
Jamies Benefit (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Always towards rear and behind, no impression from 5 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Felix Yonger (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs in May, 15 ran.
Souvenir Royal (FR) 6-1 (11-7) Whipped around start and refused to race, in a race won by Jakros (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Aug '12, 5 ran.
Spiker The Biker (IRE) 7-1 (10-4) Soon mid-division, not fluent 4th and 5th, soon towards rear, went moderate 8th approaching straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on without threatening, 4th of 15, 13l behind Hillman (11-4) at Limerick 3m hcp chs 0-109 sft in May.
Spot Fine 13-8fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, improved to lead 3 out, ridden from next, soon headed, weakened and dropped to 3rd from last, 3rd of 15, 7l behind Bob Le Beau (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Steeltown (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Mid-division, bad mistake 5 out, no impression after 3 out, weakened, 8th of 10, 32l behind Ballyfinboy (9-13) at Galway 2m 1f hcp chs sft.
Whats On The Menu (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and dropped behind leaders 3 out, no impression, 8th of 13, 46l behind Why But Why (11-6) at Tramore 2m beg chs gd.
Raajih 11-8fav (11-8) Settled behind leaders, slight mistake 4th, 5th halfway, ridden briefly to close after 3 out, ridden into 2nd 2 out, no impression winner last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Ancient Days (11-12) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chs gd.
Udo's Choice (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, moderate 5th halfway, ridden and weakened 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 16, well behind Ocean Bright (11-9) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jul.
Dominetta Vitali (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Waited with, slight mistake 4th, moderate 5th 4 out, 4th next, 5th again 2 out, left behind from before straight, 5th of 10, 39l behind Pestal And Mortar (11-4) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs gf in Jul.
Good Time In Milan (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Waited with, closer in 6th 3 out, moderate 5th and no extra from before 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 14l behind Leblon (11-7) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chs gd.