King High has already won three times this year but is becoming increasingly difficult to predict. The more consistent Mayday Frontier continues to creep up the handicap despite a losing run that stretches back more than a year, while the four-year-old Ocean Bright overcame inexperience to beat a decent field over C&D last month and won't have been easy for the handicapper to assess. But she is passed over in favour of the penalised COOLAVANNY GAFFER, who beat a good yardstick in Let's Go Sunshine at Kilbeggan last week and probably has a little more to offer.
King High (IRE) 11-2 (10-1) Mid-division, 7th 5 out, headway on inner after 4 out, close 5th when ran out approaching 3 out, in a race won by Grangeclare Gold (11-2) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl gd in Aug, 11 ran.
Mayday Frontier (IRE) 4-1fav (11-4) Chased leaders, closer in 4th 3 out, 2nd before next, soon no impression, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 15, 2 1/2l behind Doransfirth (10-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f cond hcp hdl 8Evens09 gd in Aug.
Down The Dale (IRE) 10-1 (10-10) Soon mid-division, progress to track leaders after 2 out, challenged and every chance from before last, kept on without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 16, 1l behind Vino Vino Cavo (11-6) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Aug.
Coolavanny Gaffer (IRE) 11-4fav (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway into 6th 5 out, close 2nd travelling well 3 out, disputed lead 2 out, led entering straight, ran on strongly from last, not extended, won at Kilbeggan 3m mdn hdl fm beating Lets Go Sunshine (10-13) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Cnoc An Einn (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, weakened from 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Satu (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs gf in Aug.
First Row (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Never better than mid-division, 10th of 14, 31l behind Doransfirth (10-12) at Galway 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Aug.
Melon Delta (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Soon led, ridden and headed 4 out, soon weakened quickly, tailed off, 8th of 13, well behind Gonebeyondrecall (11-12) at Killarney 2m 4f beg chs gf in Aug.
Siberion (GER) 33-1 (10-12) Prominent, struggling when bad mistake 2 out, weakened, last of 20, well behind Kalellshan (10-13) at Galway 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Jul.
Killogan Lass (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Mid-division, closed 4 out, 7th from next, no impression under pressure and kept on without threatening from before 2 out, 5th of 16, 16l behind Benefit Of Porter (11-12) at Tramore 2m 4f mare hcp hdl 8Evens09 fm in Aug.
Raheenwood (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, 4th after 3 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2 out, 5th of 14, 7l behind Doransfirth (10-12) at Galway 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Aug.
Prosperity Square (IRE) 9-1 (11-6) Soon mid-division, 8th after 6 out, no impression approaching 2 out, 8th of 16, 14l behind Miss Mary Mac (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Aug.
Rekaab (IRE) 11-2 (10-7) Mid-division, 10th approaching 3 out, ridden to go 3rd approaching last, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Dream Champion (10-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Aug.
Granaruid (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 7th 4 out, 6th next, ridden and one pace from before 2 out, 7th of 13, 12l behind Prosperity Square (10-8) at Sligo 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 8Evens09 gd in Jul.
Ocean Bright (USA) 25-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, closer in 3rd 5 out, challenged under pressure in 2nd before last, soon on terms, stayed on well to lead late run-in, won at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Aug beating Step Right Up (10-13) by nk, 18 ran.
Drop Anchor (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Held up, 7th 5 out, headway into 2nd 3 out, led after 2 out, swerved left after last, stayed on under pressure, won at Bellewstown 3m mdn hdl gd in Aug beating Sirius Bay (10-11) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Sinbinned (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, brought down before 4 out, in a race won by Good Decision (10-7) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 8Evens09 gd in Aug, 19 ran.
Dark Arctic (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, 16th of 18, well behind Kalellshan (12-3) at Galway 2m 2f am hcp hdl 88-109 gf in Jul.
Saddler's Native (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Soon trailing in rear, 7th and some progress under pressure 6 out, no extra from 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Dream Honours (10-5) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 fm.
Do You Follow Me (IRE) 5-1fav (11-1) 2nd of 13, 8l behind Duroob (10-1) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl sft in Aug '08.
Crevelea Lass (IRE) 7-2 (10-13) Led, headed before 3rd, led again after 4 out, strongly pressed from 2 out, headed last, 3rd and one pace run-in, 3rd of 9, 14l behind Kaiser So Say (11-1) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Evolution (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Led and disputed, headed 3 out, no extra after next, 6th of 15, 19l behind Doransfirth (10-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f cond hcp hdl 8Evens09 gd in Aug.