Carrow Queen and Keith's Delight are both bumper winners and the former will be all the better for her hurdling debut at Sligo. Over Church Road probably has the best hurdling form but has been a beaten favourite twice at Downpatrick recently while Mutiska failed to build on her Wexford second at Tramore, though hasn't run badly on the Flat since. MYBLUEEYEDGIRL would have gone very close at Ballinrobe in July had she not fallen at the last. Gillian Callaghan's mare deserves another chance as she clearly has ability and should be suited by the longer trip.
Carrow Queen (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, ridden 3 out, moderate 3rd next, no extra before last, 4th of 10, 7l behind Scarlet Prince (11-6) at Sligo 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks gs in Aug.
Keith's Delight (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders on inner, 2nd 4f out and ridden along approaching straight, 3rd and no impression over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 11l behind Pink Hat (11-6) at Wexford 2m mrs N H flat gd in Aug.
Mutiska (IRE) 2-1fav (11-7) Chased leaders early, 8th halfway, headway into 4th 3 out, ridden before 2 out where 3rd, 4th and slight mistake last, no extra and kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 7l behind Derrylea Girl (10-6) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Myblueeyedgirl (IRE) 11-4fav (11-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden before straight, 3rd entering straight, no impression front pair when fell last, in a race won by Only Exception (10-10) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul, 13 ran.
Alkasteel (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Towards rear, no impression from 2 out (usual 3 out), kept on, 7th of 16, 25l behind Croghill Tuppence (11-2) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f Conditional Maiden Hurdle (5yo+) gd in Aug.
Annie Dream Willdo (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Chased leaders early, under pressure from 5 out, soon lost place and no impression, 10th of 12, 47l behind Bridgequarter Girl (10-11) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Beeverstown Girl (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Waited with, no impression from before 2 out, kept on, 7th of 12, 26l behind Bridgequarter Girl (10-11) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Evening Light (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden 4f out, no impression straight, 11th of 15, 27l behind Wandering Star (10-10) at Wexford 2m mrs N H flat gf in May.
Mrs Mac Veale (IRE) 10-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, pushed along 5 out, badly hampered next, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by The Boat People (11-2) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in May, 19 ran.
Our Lady Carmel (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, lost place circuit to go, no impression from 6 out, behind and pulled up before last, in a race won by Good Decision (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jul, 13 ran.
Over Church Road (IRE) 13-8fav (10-13) Prominent, close 3rd and ridden 2 out, soon no impression on leaders, 4th of 12, 24l behind Sea Rocket (10-13) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Roisins Ruby (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Mid div, 8th aftr a mile & prog from 1/2way, cl 5th from 6out until fell 5out, in a race won by Hearditbefore (11-7) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp gd in Jun, 11 ran.
The Trica (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Towards rear early, soon mid-division, ridden and weakened 3 out, 12th of 13, well behind Only Exception (10-10) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Painted Lady (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) In rear, ridden 3f out, kept on one paced, 10th of 17, 20l behind On Blueberry Hill (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m nhf in Apr.
Royal Run (IRE) 66-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, dropped to rear from 4 out, weakened, 7th of 8, 36l behind Darroun (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hdl gd in Jul.