WESTERN BOY, who made his debut in a Listed bumper at Limerick in April and finished a close second, ran well enough on his next start in a strong event at Punchestown and looks ready to lose his maiden tag. Goldboy was a short-priced favourite when beaten on his first two starts but showed the benefit of the experience with a better effort at Cork and must be on the shortlist. Fluspar should improve from his run at Galway while Aidan O'Brien saddles a rare bumper runner in King Leon, a half-brother to a winning point-to-pointer and likely to do better in time.
Chief Of Panama (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division at ordinary pace early, closer in 8th before straight, ridden in pursuit of leaders from 2f out, switched towards outer over 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 18, 4 1/2l behind Well Tuned (10-10) at Roscommon 2m N H flat gf.
Fluspar (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Waited with at modest pace, 7th over 4f out, chased leaders over 2f out, moderate 4th before straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 12l behind Time For A Pint (12-0) at Galway 2m 2f N H flat gf.
Goldboy (IRE) 9-2 (12-0) Prominent, raced wide, on terms before straight, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon carried a little left, no impression and kept on without matching winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 18, 3/4l behind Celtic Fashion (11-11) at Cork 2m N H flat gd in Aug.
Illtakeitfromhere (IRE) King's Theatre gelding out of La Scarlet.
Rosaleens Choice (IRE) Fruits Of Love gelding out of Culmore Native.
The Other Side (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division at ordinary pace early, towards rear 4f out, 14th before straight where wide, kept on without threatening under pressure from over 1f out, 7th of 18, 6l behind Well Tuned (10-10) at Roscommon 2m N H flat gf.
Faster Master (IRE) Speedmaster gelding out of Gemmeus.
King Leon (IRE) Mountain High gelding out of None The Wiser.
Minella Trip (IRE) Refuse To Bend gelding out of Toulon Rouge.
Western Boy (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Mid-division, ridden in 7th entering straight, kept on without threatening, 4th of 22, 13l behind Very Wood (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf sft in Apr.
Evening Light (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Waited with, pushed along 6th, reminders 7th, no extra and pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Royal Run (10-11) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn hdl gf, 15 ran.
Maggie Byrne (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Towards rear, unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Kauto Mill Rose (10-6) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gf in Aug, 13 ran.
Provoquer (IRE) Kalanisi mare out of Marinnette.
Rathmuck Native (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Waited with towards rear at ordinary pace early, closer in 11th before straight, ridden in pursuit of leaders from 2f out, no extra and kept on same pace from 1f out, 5th of 18, 4l behind Well Tuned (10-10) at Roscommon 2m N H flat gf.
Routes Delight (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 13th of 16, well behind Asockastar (11-7) at Listowel 2m 5yo mdn hdl sft.
Sienna Rythem (IRE) Catcher In The Rye mare out of Annemasse.
Theatre Bird (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, 8th 4f out, ridden and no impression entering straight, weakened and tailed off, 8th of 14, well behind Ballykeereen (11-2) at Tipperary 2m 2f mrs N H flat hvy in May.