A very low grade handicap. Siobhans Belle was a 33/1 chance when runner-up at Ballinrobe where she appeared to enjoy the quicker ground so she should be at home in tonight's conditions. Royal Boru was obviously fancied to improve on fast going at Down Royal as he started favourite and though beaten when falling at the last he'd been in contention for much of the way and will probably be supported to gain compensation. GRETZKY had been in good form at Dundalk before reverting to hurdles at Fairyhouse and was in touch when falling at the fourth last. With his rider able to claim 7f he's taken to gain his first success over timber. Honourable Lady looked as though she needed further when runner-up at Sligo while it's a surprise to see Couleur De La Loi running over the minimum trip as he produced his best run for a very long time over 2m6f at Downpatrick on Friday. Catchin Time had looked ready to win soon with two fair efforts in April and probably found 2m2f stretching his stamina at Downpatrick last month.
Royal Boru (IRE) 5-1fav (11-11) Tracked leaders, 7th 4 out, ridden in 3rd approaching 2 out, slightly hampered 2 out, no extra in 4th when fell last, in a race won by Carpet Elegance (11-10) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in May, 14 ran.
Gretzky 7-1 (10-10) Soon chased leaders, 6th approaching 4 out where brought down, in a race won by Cordelia Belle (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in May, 17 ran.
Leibniz (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Towards rear, no impression from after 3 out, 13th of 18, 33l behind Mount Gunnery (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in May.
Eye Lied (AUS) 100-1 (11-5) Towards rear, slightly impeded 3 out, no danger in mid-division when not fluent 2 out, slight peck last, kept on same pace run-in, 10th of 22, 26l behind Time For A Pint (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl gf in May.
Ballyine (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Soon led, headed before 2nd, chased leaders, lost place from 4 out, moderate 12th into straight, kept on same pace, 9th of 18, 42l behind Cloudy Morning (10-4) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in May.
Visible Light (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division early, moderate 10th after 3 out, kept on same pace under pressure from before straight, 9th of 18, 20l behind Mount Gunnery (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in May.
Blue Vic (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Mid-division early, took keen hold, soon chased leaders, weakened and tailed off from before 3 out, pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Akatara (11-5) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gd, 16 ran.
Prospectorous (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Towards rear, progress from 4 out, ridden in 7th on outer 2 out, no extra, 5th of 19, 11l behind Uncle Taffy (11-8) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jun '11.
Catchin Time (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) In rear, pushed along after 3rd, improved to rear of mid-division approaching 3 out, ridden along after 3 out and soon no impression, 6th of 11, 27l behind Patrolman (11-10) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.
Drive The Bus (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Mid-division, pushed along 4 out, soon no impression, never a factor, 11th of 15, well behind King Leon (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in May.
Siobhans Belle (IRE) 33-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, dropped to 8th and ridden 3 out, closer in 6th 2f out, 3rd at last, kept on without threatening winner to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 4l behind Lost Book (10-11) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in May.
Annas Back (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Soon led, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind Bothair Clei (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Jan.
Honourable Lady (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden in moderate 5th and no impression before 2 out, 4th entering straight, slight mistake last, kept on run-in to 2nd close home, 2nd of 9, 7l behind Kilcarry Bridge (11-5) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in May.
Imperial Breeze (IRE) 25-1 (10-3) Always towards rear, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 12th of 13, well behind Back Off Mate (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Mar.
Itsonthelist (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Mydor (10-3) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in May, 20 ran.
Couleur De La Loi (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Mid-division, slight mistake 5 out, ridden into moderate 6th before 2 out, stayed on into 3rd last, kept on run-in to 2nd closing stages, no impression on winner, 2nd of 14, 5l behind Preswell Lad (10-4) at Downpatrick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
The Two Jays (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, no impression in 12th approaching 2 out, kept on one pace, 9th of 16, 19l behind Benefitthewest (10-10) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.
Flosshilde (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders on outer in 4th early, lost place from after 2nd, soon towards rear, dropped behind from 3 out where not fluent, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Kitten Rock (11-7) at Limerick 2m 4yo hdl hvy in Mar.
Explosive Issues (IRE) 50-1 (9-13) Soon mid-division, 7th approaching 4 out, effort next, no impression from before straight, 9th of 12, 33l behind Alf Wright (10-12) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd in May.
Bean Chroi Bhriste (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Waited with towards rear, closer in 8th from 3 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace straight, 7th of 15, 16l behind Galianna (11-5) at Listowel 2m 4f mare hcp hdl 8Evens16 sft in Sep '12.
Corrib Princess (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Prominent, left disputing lead 1st, headed approaching straight, soon dropped to 5th and no extra,, 7th of 18, 33l behind Ask Vic (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl gd.