The last two winners have started 25/1. On My Own won't be anything like that price after bouncing back to winning form at Killarney and a 4lb rise is hardly a problem as Luke Dempsey can claim 7lb. Magical Moon had been racing in handicaps before reverting to maiden company and gaining his first career success on his 29th start so he's a threat to all. COLDSTONESOBER (NAP) is much better rated over hurdles than fences and, though he's becoming expensive to follow, ran well enough at Downpatrick a week ago and his young rider's claim ensures he's well treated so he gets the vote. Roman Numeral and Fairy Court occupied the minor positions in the race won by King High at Tramore but neither have proved themselves over this longer trip.
Roman Numeral (IRE) 4-1 (10-7) Chased leaders early, slight peck 1st, soon mid-division, 5th halfway, slight mistake 3 out and soon rear, ridden before 2 out, 5th 2 out, no impression in 4th last, kept on same pace run-in to go 3rd, 3rd of 7, 6l behind King High (11-3) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl gd in Aug.
Old Theatre Royal (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Briefly short of room soon after start, soon mid-division, impeded 6 out, 9th approaching straight, soon no impression, 11th of 19, 39l behind Diamondgeezer Luke (10-11) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Aug.
Magical Moon 5-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, progress into 3rd after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, stayed on to challenge last, led run-in and kept on well closing stages, won at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl gd in Aug beating Buster Dan Dan (11-4) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.
Fairy Court (IRE) 11-2 (10-2) Mid-division, progress into 3rd at 4th, led before 2 out, ridden and headed 2 out, no extra before last, kept on one pace, dropped to 4th run-in, 4th of 7, 9l behind King High (11-3) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl gd in Aug.
Coldstonesober (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved into 2nd before 3 out, ridden before next, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Hero De Villeneuve (10-2) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Aug.
The Lady Granuaile (USA) 9-1 (11-1) Chased leader, 2nd after 7 out, ridden after 3 out, bad mistake 2 out, no extra before last and dropped to 4th run-in, 4th of 15, 8l behind Fort George (11-7) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 gd in Jul.
Gold Not Silver (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Mid-division, ridden and dropped towards rear 5 out, no impression next, 12th of 18, well behind Sarah Battle (10-9) at Limerick 3m nov hcp hdl 80-102 gs in Apr.
King Blue (IRE) 11-1 (11-4) Held up behind leaders, progress from 3 out, attempted to go 2nd on inner when checked and stumbled after 3 out, ridden and went 2nd from 2 out, kept on same pace from last, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Rough Justice (11-8) at Sligo 2m 4f cond mdn hdle in Aug.
Rasco (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Towards rear, a little tight for room after 3 out, no impression when impeded 2 out, soon no extra, 17th of 20, 38l behind Beckwith Star (11-0) at Galway 2m hcp hdl 88-109 gd in Jul.
Glebeparkhawk (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Close up and disputed lead, 2nd after 5 out, lost place after 3 out, no extra and eased from next, 13th of 16, 50l behind Lucky Pigeon (10-13) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Aug.
On My Own (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Led, under pressure and challenged 3 out, ridden after 2 out in 3rd, stayed on well to lead at last, driven out, won at Killarney 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Aug beating Itsonthelist (10-10) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Mic Milano (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Soon chased leaders, lost place and no extra 4 out, 13th of 17, well behind Some Hawk (11-6) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-116 in May.
Stonehall Jack (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Raced mainly in 4th, ridden from 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 11, 5l behind Donatis Comet (11-5) at Sligo 2m 4f mdn hdl in Aug.
Beautiful Ben (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Always behind, no impression from 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by He Is Top Class (10-6) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Aug, 11 ran.
Forjoethepainter (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 5 out, soon weakened and completely tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Old Theatre Royal (11-5) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jul.
Like The Da (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Lead and disputed, headed after 5th, weakened after next and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Hero De Villeneuve (10-2) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Aug, 11 ran.
Celtic Passion (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Towards rear, mistake 1st, mid-division before halfway, progress into 6th 5 out, weakened before 2 out, 11th of 16, 42l behind Diamondgeezer Luke (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.