If there are any punters left after this marathon Listowel Harvest Festival, they will be looking at what is something of a novelty event with the high-class chaser Benefficient taking on likely speedier opposition. Tony Martin's charge could hardly have made a better impression last season, landing the Grade 1 Arkle at Leopardstown before following up in the Jewson at Cheltenham. He hasn't been seen since pulling up at Punchestown in April and may just get outpaced by MARCHESE MARCONI. Aidan O'Brien's colt is no stable star but his narrow victory over Pique Sous under Sarah O'Brien in a similar event at Wexford just about gives him the edge. Caim Hill is useful on his day and produced his best effort for a long time here on Thursday but the promising hurdler Joxer hasn't been seen since January and might just need the run.
Marchese Marconi (IRE) 4-6fav (11-10) Dwelt, held up in touch in last, progress into 2nd travelling well under 2f out, ridden in 2nd 1f out, rallied well close home, just failed, 2nd of 4, shd behind He's Our Man (11-4) at Killarney 2m 1f am stks (4yo+) gd in Aug.
Caim Hill (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Dwelt, towards rear early, soon mid-division, improved to 3rd halfway, narrow lead 4 1/2f out, headed 3f out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, no impression winner over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Sho Girl (9-0) at Listowel 1m 6f hcp hvy.
Allez Vic (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, mistake 4th, ridden and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace straight, 9th of 17, 33l behind Elegant Statesman (11-12) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in May.
Anoosou (FR) 25-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, dropped to 8th 4f out, ridden and no extra 2f out, 10th of 12, 10l behind Digeanta (11-4) at Leopardstown 1m 6f amat mdn stks gf in Jun.
Benefficient (IRE) 4-1 (11-10) In rear, 8th 4 out, effort from next, no impression entering straight, pulled up before last, in a race won by Arvika Ligeonniere (11-10) at Punchestown 2m nov chs G1 (1) hvy in Apr, 9 ran.
Drive On Locky (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Waited with, closer in 5th from 3 out, 4th 2 out, kept on same pace under pressure from before last, 4th of 16, 10l behind Underdefloorboards (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 in Oct.
Hidden Diamond (IRE) 18-1 (10-0) Towards rear, headway into 8th 5 out, ridden and no impression after 3 out, 9th of 12, 28l behind Slieveardagh (11-4) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp chs gf in Jul.
Joxer (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Prominent, led 4th until headed next, ridden in 5th from 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 28, 9l behind Abbey Lane (10-8) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-145 hvy in Jan.
Rory O'Moore (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Led, ridden and headed 3 out, soon weakened quickly, trailing from 2 out, 6th of 10, 34l behind Mallowney (11-9) at Naas 2m lst nov hdl (4yo+) (1) sft in Mar.
Ardkilly Acclaim (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Chased leaders early and dropped to rear before halfway, pushed along and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 9, 32l behind Ted Veale (10-12) at Bellewstown 1m 4f am stks (4yo+) gf in Jul.
Jennies Jewel (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Held up early, 4th before halfway, ridden after 2 out, soon no extra and kept on one pace from before last, 4th of 7, 9l behind Morning Assembly (11-10) at Punchestown 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) sft in Apr.
Nouveau Moulin (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed under 2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 14l behind Sho Girl (9-2) at Roscommon 1m 3f mdn fll stks in May.
Point The Toes (IRE) 10-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd 3f out, kept on one paced from 2f out, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Dysart Dancer (10-9) at Tramore 2m ladies mdn stks gd in Aug.
Summer Star (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, ridden along 3f out, no impression straight, kept on one pace, 9th of 12, 8l behind Digeanta (11-4) at Leopardstown 1m 6f amat mdn stks gf in Jun.
Tortueuse (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden on outer entering straight, 8th and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Positive Vibes (11-0) at Tipperary 1m 4f ldy hcp in Aug.