Grade 2 winning hurdler Owega Star has started favourite on both starts over fences but disappointed at Clonmel in June. He had a run on the Flat at Galway last week and is expected to do better. Saint Gervais made a promising start over fences behind Rebel Fitz at Killarney and will have learnt plenty from that and Sir Vincent is another with just one encouraging effort over the bigger obstacles behind him. The latter was behind SHAKE THE BUCKET when they occupied the places behind Sizing Symphony at Tipperary and it's Boots Madden's charge, who was only beaten half-a-length, who can go one better. Caolaneoin has so far promised more than he's produced but he has plenty of potential so looks one to keep an eye on.
Ben Of Fore (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Prominent, slight mistake 2nd, 4th circuit to go, 6th at bypassed 6 out, soon no extra, tailed off, 6th of 13, well behind Tom Horn (11-12) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f beg chase gf in Jun.
Black Benny (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, mistake 5th, pushed along in 9th entering straight, 7th 2 out, kept on to 4th last, no impression leaders, 4th of 14, 6l behind Your Busy (10-3) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl gf in Jul.
Branch Relief (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Ld, hdd appr 2out, rdn in 3l 3rd after 2out, qckly wknd to rr, no ex, 7th of 15, 23l behind Charlie Swift (12-0) at Tallanstown 3m ire ptp gd in Apr.
Caolaneoin (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Prominent, led after 4 out, ridden and headed 2 out, no impression, 5th of 14, 17l behind Security Breach (10-7) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl gf in Jun.
Deep Quay (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Soon tracked leaders at slow pace, niggled along briefly 3rd, lost place from 3 out, no extra from before next, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Shadow Eile (11-7) at Galway 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug '11.
Eirland (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway into 6th 6 out, 4th next, ridden into 2nd after 2 out, under pressure and no impression leader when fell last, in a race won by Stonemaster (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f beg chase gf in Jul, 13 ran.
Farley's Risk (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, ridden and no impression in 4th early straight, no extra run-in, 8th of 13, 23l behind Sherco Sports (10-13) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.
Fla's Long Shot (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, no impression 5 out, weakened, 10th of 13, well behind Golden Wonder (11-12) at Galway 2m 6f beg chase hvy.
Minella For Value (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 5th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 11l behind Novarov (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Mar.
Owega Star (IRE) 11-10fav (11-12) Well off pace in mid-division, no impression from 3 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 16l behind Esporao (11-12) at Clonmel 2m beg chase in Jun.
Roving Lad (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Rear of mid-division, 9th 5 out, ridden along and no extra from early straight, 10th of 16, 35l behind Landero (11-5) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl gf in Jul.
Saint Gervais (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders on outer, 4th before 3 out, ridden in 3rd next, kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 8, 16l behind Rebel Fitz (11-5) at Killarney 2m 6f nov chs gf in Jul.
Shake The Bucket (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Mid-division, headway into 5th 6 out, 3rd 4 out, challenged after next, ridden 2 out, stayed on to dispute last, kept on run-in, no extra close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Sizing Symphony (11-12) at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chs gf in Jul.
Sir Vincent (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway into 5th after 3 out, ridden in 3rd 2 out, no impression leaders, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 14l behind Sizing Symphony (11-12) at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chs gf in Jul.
The Way We Were (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Soon mid-division, 7th before halfway, no extra 2 out, 7th of 10, 30l behind Shadow Catcher (11-6) at Down Royal 2m hdl gf in Jun.
Duty Dance (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Mid-division, ridden in 9th after 4 out, soon no extra and weakened, 10th of 18, 45l behind C'est La Mode (10-9) at Cork 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Jul.
Arnima (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Mid div, prog to fair 6th 2out, qcknd well appr last, kow last, 4th of 15, 20l behind Charlie Swift (12-0) at Tallanstown 3m ire ptp gd in Apr.