Ange Balafre produced a couple of promising efforts earlier this year before a poor run at Sligo. He's been given a break and can do better but he's likely to be at a short price and is taken on by the newcomer HENRY'S GIRL. John Kiely and Derek O'Connor are a formidable partnership in bumpers and the daughter of Royal Anthem will know her job. Neither Knox's Bridge nor The Next Big Thing have really impressed so it's another newcomer, Goingagainstmywill, who is related to several winners, who could prove the main threat.
Ange Balafre (FR) 6-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 3f out, soon no extra, 5th of 11, well behind Blow The Doors Off (11-4) at Sligo 2m 2f 4yo nhf sft in May.
Ballintotty Boy (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Glenbane Lady.
Goingagainstmywill (IRE) Golan gelding out of Alberjas.
Knox's Bridge (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Soon mid-division at ordinary pace early, closer order from over 6f out and soon tracked leaders, 4th before straight, challenged 2f out, no extra and kept on same pace from 1f out, 4th of 18, 3l behind Well Tuned (10-10) at Roscommon 2m N H flat gf.
Myles Ahead (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, closer in 2nd over 3f out, lost place and no extra 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 16, 12l behind Everlasting Spring (12-0) at Down Royal 2m N H flat gf in Aug.
One Cool Boy (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Waited with towards rear, went 10th before straight where wide, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 9th of 17, 17l behind Toe The Line (11-0) at Listowel 2m 4yo nhf.
The Next Big Thing (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Lost ground at the start, in rear, some headway approaching straight, no impression and kept on from 2f out, 6th of 15, 7l behind Honkytonktennessee (11-8) at Limerick 2m N H flat gd in Jul.
Henry's Girl (IRE) Royal Anthem filly out of Queen Sophie.
Jercova (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Gambling Girl (10-9) at Bellewstown 2m 1f N H flat gd in Aug.
Our Milly Acres (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Towards rear, niggled along early, ridden into 9th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 16, 10l behind Everlasting Spring (12-0) at Down Royal 2m N H flat gf in Aug.
Regula (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders and took keen hold, 2nd halfway, dropped to 5th approaching straight and no threat under 2f out, 5th of 9, 13l behind Pink Hat (11-6) at Wexford 2m mrs N H flat gd in Aug.