Limerick Lane ran three times over fences before unshipping his rider at the first on his hurdling debut at Fairyhouse last weekend. Special Bar ran well in a Tipperary handicap in June and started favourite on his next two starts but ran poorly, as he did at Downpatrick last time. Shattered Dream has shown promise between the flags and Gordon Elliott will get the best out of him but TROUBLED should win this if straight enough after an absence. He ran an excellent race when runner-up in a huge field over the C&D in February and came up against some decent opposition on his only subsequent start at Leopardstown in March.
Bobbackpaddy (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Close up and disputed lead, not fluent 2nd, still in front approaching 8th, weakened from before 6 out, pulled up after 5 out, in a race won by Whispering Hills (11-12) at Tipperary 3m mdn hdl sft in Jun, 18 ran.
Gemstone Star (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Mid-division, 9th halfway, no extra from 3 out, weakened, 13th of 14, 50l behind World Citizen (10-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Sep.
Limerick Lane (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Benevolent (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl, 16 ran.
See More Power (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Towards rear, struggling from 7f out, tailed off, 9th of 12, dis behind Teelin Star (11-11) at Listowel 2m 4f N H flat hvy in Sep.
Special Bar (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Mid-division, mistake 4 out, no impression from next, 8th of 9, 40l behind Definite Ridge (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Troubled (IRE) 9-2 (11-11) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, closer 2 out and 3rd entering straight, ridden approaching last and no impression run-in, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Sheer Genius (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Mar.
Whatsthecrack Jack (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Never better than mid-division, 11th of 16, 50l behind Ted Veale (11-12) at Listowel 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Sep.
Misca Musca (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Always behind, 6th of 8, 31l behind Tugboat (11-3) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in May.
Shattered Dream (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Lft ld 2nd, rcd green, jnd 4out, outpcd 3out, rallied late, kow, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Calibre Style (10-6) at Belclare 3m ire ptp sft in Mar.
Robyns Pride (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Led and disputed early, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Tammys Hill (11-10) at Down Royal 2m 7f hnt chs gd in May, 9 ran.
Italian Chorus (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway into 6th before straight, ridden in 9th and no extra 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 21l behind Gallant Tipp (11-2) at Roscommon 2m 4yo nhf sft in Aug.