HIDDEN CYCLONE has a penalty to carry for his Grade 3 victory over Foildubh in October but in that kind of form will take some stopping here. Forpadydeplasterer didn't run badly in the Kerry National here on Wednesday and the former top-class chaser is no back number while Tribes And Banners should be better off reverting to fences after a disappointing run over timber at Killarney. Bob Lingo, last year's Galway Plate winner, hasn't been in anything like that kind of form subsequently though he was a long way in front of the UK raider Chaninbar at Galway last week.
Hidden Cyclone (IRE) 7-2 (11-10) Led, headed 4 out, slight mistake next, ridden after last, no impression winner entering straight, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Rathlin (11-10) at Galway 2m 6f chs gd in Jul.
Bob Lingo (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, improved to dispute lead last, 3rd into straight, no impression under pressure inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Your Busy (11-5) at Galway 2m 6f chs gd.
Chaninbar (FR) 16-1 (11-5) Barely consented to race eventually, lost all chance start, completed course tailed off, kept on to be a bit closer at the finish, last of 6, 40l behind Your Busy (11-5) at Galway 2m 6f chs gd.
Forpadydeplasterer (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Prominent, 3rd into straight, no impression from before 2 out where not fluent, kept on same pace, 9th of 18, 18l behind White Star Line (10-4) at Listowel 3m Handicap Chase (Grade A) (4yo+).
Schelm (GER) 7-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, a bit awkward 6th, closed from last, 2nd and challenged into straight, every chance final furlong, not quite match winner, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Your Busy (11-5) at Galway 2m 6f chs gd.
Tribes And Banner (IRE) 3-1fav (10-12) Mid-division, ridden from 4 out, soon no impression, 10th of 11, 39l behind The Boat People (10-1) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl gd in Aug.
Spring Heeled (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) Mid-division, 7th halfway, pushed along in 5th entering straight, closer 3 out, stayed on into close 3rd 2 out, soon challenged and slightly hampered, disputed last, kept on well run-in to edge ahead closing stages, won at Killarney 2m 4f nov chs gd in Aug beating Burn And Turn (11-5) by 3/4l, 10 ran.