BALLY LONGFORD won over these obstacles in June and was still in contention when falling a couple of fences out back at this venue last time. The form of his earlier win was boosted when Indevan, only fifth behind the selection, won at Tipperary on his latest start and Henry De Bromhead's charge can return to winning ways with a clear round. Authinger won off a 7lb lower mark at Down Royal back in May and has made the frame at Limerick subsequently but Midnight Game has lost his way since recording a string of placed efforts over fences earlier in the summer.
Authinger (IRE) 4-1 (11-1) Held up, not fluent 3rd, slightly slow 5th, closed 5 out, pecked 4 out, 3rd into straight, soon pushed along, chased winner from before 2 out, soon no impression, one pace, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Devils Bride (11-8) at Limerick 2m 3f nov chs in Jul.
Bally Longford (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) Led, mistake 4 out, pressed but still travelling well when fell 2 out, in a race won by Alelchi Inois (11-5) at Killarney 2m 6f nov chs gd in Jul, 6 ran.
Indevan 15-8fav (11-12) Led, going well before 2 out, clear before last, not extended, eased down close home, won at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chs in Jul beating Thomond (11-12) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Midnight Game 40-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, no extra after 3 out, weakened, tailed off, 19th of 20, well behind Thomas Edison (10-6) at Galway 2m hcp hdl gd in Jul.