BOB LE BEAU has gone close at Down Royal in both starts over hurdles. Jessica Harrington's charge gets the nod in this as Reafadda's best efforts of last season came in testing ground. The latter should have come on for a recent pipe-opener at Killarney while River Slaney has a shout on his earlier second at Thurles. Bumper winner Sizing India made little impression on his return from two years off the track but Soteira could get involved if building on his hurdling debut second at Clonmel.
Bob Le Beau (IRE) 11-4 (11-9) Keen hold, soon led, hit 2 out, headed before last, short of room and switched run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 20, 2 3/4l behind Que Pasa (11-5) at Down Royal 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) gf in Jun.
Brown Eyed Joe (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Soon towards rear, never a factor, 11th of 18, well behind Elijah Gardner (10-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in May.
Caoimhes Star (IRE) Pushkin gelding out of On The Jetty.
Knockmoy Island (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Twrds rr of mid div, rdn from 4out to hold tch, not qckn 3out, pu 2out, in a race won by Cloudy Beach (11-4) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp in Apr, 14 ran.
Mad Money (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) Towards rear, 8th approaching 3 out, kept on same pace from before next, 6th of 10, 12l behind Akatara (10-10) at Kilbeggan 3m nov hdl gf in Jun.
Optic Measure (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Led 2nd, headed 4 out, ridden and no extra before 3 out, 9th of 16, 33l behind Lastofthepilots (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Reafadda (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Mid-division, reminders 4th, ridden halfway, no extra 4 out, 11th of 18, 49l behind Coolmill (10-11) at Killarney 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in May.
River Slaney (IRE) 13-2 (12-0) Chased leaders, no impression from over 4f out, ran on well without threatening final furlong, 7th of 14, 14l behind Rough Justice (12-0) at Clonmel 2m N H flat in May.
Silverglade (IRE) 40-1 (10-11) Soon chased leaders, moderate 7th approaching 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 14th of 20, well behind Que Pasa (11-5) at Down Royal 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) gf in Jun.
Sizing India (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd after 4 out, ridden in 5th after 2 out, soon no extra and weakened, 5th of 14, 43l behind Tangled Web (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl sft in May.
Soteira (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, improved to be prominent into straight, challenged and briefly on terms before 2 out, soon not go with winner and no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 18, 13l behind Another Rebel (11-7) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl in Jun.
Stand Alone (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Rcd ok 5th & fell 5out, in a race won by Face The Music (11-4) at Castletown-Geoghegan 3m ire ptp in Apr, 12 ran.
Bernie'stheboss (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs, 4th at 6th & 5th 5out, mod 4th & wkng 2out, to 6th well aftr 2out, 6th of 17, 37l behind Tukawhile (12-0) at Aghabullogue 3m ire ptp sft in Jan '12.
Found It (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Rr, 15th when mstk & ur 2nd, in a race won by Manogue Supreme (11-4) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp gd in Jun, 16 ran.
Frisco Girl (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Towards rear, slight mistake 2nd, never a factor, behind from 5 out, 13th of 16, well behind Giant's Quest (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Lady Renata (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Mid-division on inner, fell 4 out, in a race won by Giant's Quest (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl gf in Jun, 16 ran.
Santa Elena's Girl (USA) 33-1 (10-11) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 16th of 18, well behind Drive On Regardles (11-12) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl sft in Jun '12.
Somethinglikethat (IRE) 80-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, 11th 4 out, no impression approaching straight, kept on same pace, 12th of 18, well behind Another Rebel (11-7) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl in Jun.
Romeo's Bay (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Towards rear, not fluent 2nd, no extra from after 3 out, completely tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Usuel Smurfer (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 6f mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Spot The Header (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 7th 5f out, no extra into straight, kept on same pace, 9th of 16, 37l behind Knightsone (11-0) at Roscommon 2m N H flat sft in Jun.
Ark Melody (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Disputed lead, headed 6f out, soon weakened quickly, 12th of 14, dis behind Butney Rock (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4f N H flat gf in Jun.