EDUARD looked an unlucky loser behind Ifandbutwhynot here three weeks ago. Nicky Richards' unexposed bumper winner can go one better today with that experience under his belt. Michael O'Hare has put up a 10lb claimer on the penalised Gold Ability, who won at Galway and Downpatrick in August, but he looks to be facing a tough task while Art School was well beaten in two starts in bumpers. French Hollow is an out-and-out stayer on the Flat so may find this an insufficient test of stamina while King Of The Wolds may also need a bit further, though did win his bumper here.
Gold Ability (IRE) 3-1fav (10-2) Soon chased leaders, fell 5th, in a race won by Beef To The Heels (9-3) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 0-150 gs, 13 ran.
Art School (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, one paced, 3rd of 9, 16l behind Listen And Learn (10-10) at Bangor 2m 1f cond NH flat (6) gd in Aug.
Beatlejuice 20-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, went 2nd 7f out until ridden over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Our Joey (10-5) at Perth 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jun.
Eduard (IRE) 7-4fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, headway to challenge 3 out, every chance when not fluent last, ridden and outpaced when switched right flat, rallied towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 11, hd behind Ifandbutwhynot (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
French Hollow 9-2 (11-6) Prominent and raced keenly, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 6l behind Seraglio (10-6) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Aug '09.
Gumnd (IRE) 80-1 (10-9) Prominent until lost place before 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, well behind Ifandbutwhynot (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
King Of The Wolds (IRE) 11-4 (11-7) Tracked clear leader, took closer order over 6f out, effort over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 3rd of 7, 20l behind Imjoeking (10-7) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Oct.
Lord Of Drums (IRE) 28-1 (11-0) Held up, always towards rear, well beaten 3 out, 8th of 14, 16l behind Bonnie Burnett (10-7) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) sft.
One In A Row (IRE) 40-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear on outside, well behind after 6th, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Bonnie Burnett (10-7) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) sft.
Phar Away Island (IRE) 150-1 (10-12) Always behind, mistake 2nd, slow 5th, tailed off, 8th of 13, well behind African Gold (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs.
Raleigh Quay (IRE) 18-1 (10-5) Mid-division, not fluent 2nd, outpaced after 4 out, 7th of 13, 20l behind Smadynium (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Rise To Glory (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Held up behind in touch, struggling after 4th, soon tailed off and pulled up, in a race won by Call Back (11-5) at Cartmel 2m 1f 4yo nov hdl (4) gd in Jun, 6 ran.
Rocking Blues (FR) 7-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway before 4 out, joined leaders 2 out when stumbled and fell soon after, in a race won by Deise Dynamo (10-11) at Kelso 2m NH mdn hdl (5) hvy in Oct, 8 ran.
Solway Dandy 20-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, out paced after 4 out, 5th of 7, 45l behind Cadore (10-4) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Aug.
Spin Cast 10-3fav (10-4) Raced wide close up, ridden 3f out, soon weakened and eased, 8th of 10, well behind Kings Troop (9-6) at Newbury 1m 4f ladies hcap (5) hvy in Oct (flat).
Yourlookinathim (IRE) 40-1 (10-13) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 13, 24l behind River Maigue (11-2) at Ayr 2m NH flat (4) gd in Apr.