DEVILS BRIDE is taking a step-up in class after his very impressive debut success over fences at Roscommon but should be up to the task and better things await in the future. Authinger has disappointed since scoring at Down Royal in May and had a recent spin on the Flat to get his confidence back. Cnoc Na Sioga, three times a winner over hurdles, has had just two starts over the bigger obstacles and fell in the latter of them. He has a long absence to overcome while Innocentman has been well beaten since arriving from the point-to-point field. Our Ned was the very easy winner of a point at Ballysteen in April of last year and didn't reappear until earlier this month where she was impressive in beating Silver Chief over a trip probably too short. She can improve again and looks the main threat with her allowance and jockey's claim reducing her weight.
Authinger (IRE) 15-8fav (10-12) Towards rear, 9th approaching 3 out, soon no impression, no extra and eased from next, tailed off, 8th of 11, 43l behind Fisher Bridge (10-11) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs gf in Jun.
Devils Bride (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, improved to challenge 2 out, led approaching last where asserted, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chase gd in Jun beating Dark Vagabond (11-12) by 8l, 16 ran.
Cnoc Na Sioga (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Led, headed after 5th, fell heavily 6th, in a race won by Passage Vendome (11-12) at Tramore 2m beg chs gd in Oct, 7 ran.
Innocentman (IRE) 25-1 (10-3) In rear when bad mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by On The Way Out (11-1) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp chs gf, 11 ran.
Our Ned (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Prominent, jumped well, 2nd 4 out, on terms before straight, soon headed, challenged 2 out, led before last, stayed on well to draw clear run-in, won at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs gf beating Silver Chief (11-2) by 7l, 10 ran.