DARKESTBEFOREDAWN had shown a little promise in point-to-points before a fine debut under Rules behind the potentially useful Who's Cross at Sligo and, with progress likely, he can take this though there are several threats. Jolly Mac Vic made his racecourse debut over hurdles at Roscommon last week and ran very well, chasing home Easy Reach with the remainder well beaten. He looks sure to go close while Klepht wasn't beaten far on his debut under Rules behind Railway Zira over this C&D and also enters the equation. Oscar Zulu travelled well for most of the race on his debut here in July and will have come on for the experience.
Bye Bye O Bye (IRE) 33-1 (11-11) Never better than mid-division, weakened from 4f out, 17th of 20, well behind Cul Baire (11-8) at Galway 2m N H flat gd in Jul.
Chandrew (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden and no extra entering straight, weakened, 16th of 22, 45l behind Rising Time (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m nhf gd in Apr '11.
Darkestbeforedawn (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway to challenge 3f out, ridden in 3rd 2f out, 2nd entering straight, no impression winner 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 9l behind Who's Cross (11-9) at Sligo 2m 2f N H flat sft.
Jolly Mac Vic (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway in 5th before straight, 2nd 2 out, ridden and no impression winner before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Easy Reach (11-1) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Klepht (IRE) 2-1fav (12-0) Mid-division, progress into 3rd 5f out, ridden in 2nd 2f out, led under 1f out, soon headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Railway Zira (10-8) at Killarney 2m 1f N H flat in Jul.
Oscar Zulu (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Waited with at ordinary pace, progress approaching straight, soon close up in 2nd, in front 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, soon no impression in 3rd and kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 13l behind Magic Spear (12-0) at Killarney 2m 1f N H flat gd in Jul.
Stealadream (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, tailed off, 12th of 17, well behind Connaught Manor (12-0) at Roscommon 2m 4f N H flat sft in Jul.
Because Of You (IRE) Oscar mare out of Coolshamrock.
Sailors Time (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, lost place and no extra approaching straight, 15th of 20, well behind Hilltop Tommy (11-7) at Cork 2m N H flat gd in May.
Yew One (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Twrds rr, hmprd 4out, sn detd, pu bef last, in a race won by High Way Hunter (12-0) at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp gd in Jun '11, 16 ran.