BEACHDALE LAD, who had already won over hurdles and fences, made a big impression on his chasing bow at Roscommon where he made some fair novices look ordinary. He'll continue to make progress and looks an exciting prospect. Dual winning hurdler Churchfield Champ won a novices handicap on just his third chase start at Market Rasen though this is much tougher, especially as Datokepe produced a shock victory over Mackeys Forge here last month. Lord Ben and Toner D'Oudairies fought out the finish of a similar event at Thurles and the latter can come out best this time while Six Stone Ned showed courage to see off Playtime Ben here three weeks ago and Noel Meade will find plenty of opportunities for him.
Beachdale Lad (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Soon led, slight mistake 4th, went on from 5 out, reduced lead into straight, clear again from 2 out, jumped last two fast and low, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chase gf beating The Real Article (11-12) by 14l, 14 ran.
Churchfield Champ (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, not fluent 2nd, went 2nd before 3 out, led after last, kept on well under pressure, won at Market Rasen 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May beating Whiskey Ridge (9-12) by 1l, 6 ran.
Datokepe (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Soon chased leaders, closed up 4 out, led 2 out, pressed and stayed on well from before last, won at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chs sft in May beating Mackeys Forge (11-12) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Lord Ben (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Made all, challenged 3 out, ridden and asserted after 2 out, strongly pressed again from last, kept on well under pressure, won at Thurles 2m 2f beg chase gs in Apr beating Toner D'Oudairies (11-12) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Six Stone Ned (IRE) 3-1fav (11-12) Waited with, closed to track leaders 4 out, in pursuit of leader approaching straight, closed to challenge and on terms last, stayed on best run-in to lead close home, won at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chase gf beating Playtime Ben (11-7) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Toner D'Oudairies (FR) 11-2 (10-13) Tracked leaders, fell 5th, in a race won by Tribes And Banner (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 2f chs gf in May, 9 ran.
Derryarkin (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, mistake 2nd, niggled along 6 out, no impression when fell 3 out, in a race won by Blue Cannon (11-6) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chase gf, 14 ran.
Finisterre 3-1 (11-4) Alw in rr, ko bhnd, 6th of 10, 22l behind Massinimoss (12-0) at Durrow 3m ire ptp sft in May.
Flamenco Prince 11-2 (9-13) Tracked leaders early, driven along and dropped to rear before halfway, trailing from 5 out and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Deputy Consort (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Mar, 8 ran.