Keep Swinging will need to be something special to make a winning debut but the remaining quartet all won their last races. Bob Le Beau was always travelling well when beating Fatcatinthehat at Down Royal and would take some beating in that kind of mood while Flanagans Field appeared to enjoy stepping up to 2m4f at Kilbeggan and a couple of these may be too quick. Un Beau Roman has always been well regarded and justified that faith with a very comprehensive all-the-way success at Downpatrick. He's not likely to get the same leeway here and CURLEY BILL, who followed a victory on the Flat at Galway with a comfortable success over timber at Cork, is taken to complete the hat-trick in receipt of 6lb from the top pair.
Bob Le Beau (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Raced in 2nd, not fluent 5 out, went up the rail to be on terms from before 3 out, in front next, stayed on well and clear run-in, comfortably, won at Down Royal 2m hdl gf in Aug beating Fatcatinthehat (11-7) by 8l, 4 ran.
Un Beau Roman (FR) 8-11fav (11-12) Made all, travelling well and went well clear from 3 out, stayed on strongly from last, eased close home, not extended, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f hdl gd in Aug beating Reafadda (11-5) by 24l, 5 ran.
Curley Bill (IRE) 1-3fav (11-12) Chased leaders, closer order after 4 out, switched to outer travelling well to challenge from before 2 out, led before last, pushed out to assert run-in, comfortably, won at Cork 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug beating Fantasy King (11-12) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.
Flanagans Field (IRE) 3-1fav (11-4) Chased leader in moderate 2nd from 2nd, closer halfway, improved to lead after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on well from before last, won at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl gf in Aug beating Kestrel (11-4) by 9l, 11 ran.
Keep Swinging (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Dwelt, towards rear, moderate 7th and no impression approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 6th of 9, 10l behind Srucahan (9-9) at Cork 6f App hcp hvy in Oct (flat).