Ongenstown Lad gained a surprise victory in a novice event at Ffos Las in April but showed that was no fluke with a very good run in a tough handicap at Down Royal last month. Maddoxstown showed his first ability for some time behind Van Wyck at Clonmel where first-time blinkers appeared to work while Phar From Fashion showed her first promise behind Fuschia Belle at Limerick. WESTERN ISLAND is still a maiden after 20 starts but looks ready to gain that elusive first victory after a much improved effort behind Chapter Eleven at Ballinrobe where he only surrendered the advantage on the run-in.
Ongenstown Lad (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division, some headway from 3 out, 9th on outer approaching last, kept on well under pressure run-in, nearest at finish, 4th of 20, 5l behind Soldier Bay (11-2) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jun.
Father Shine (IRE) 13-2 (11-5) Soon led and disputed, mistake 3 out, headed and no extra approaching next, 11th of 14, 36l behind Promise Maker (10-6) at Tramore 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jun.
Phar From Fashion (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Prominent, ridden and dropped to 4th after 3 out, soon no extra, onepaced, 4th of 18, 21l behind Fuschia Belle (11-7) at Limerick 2m 3f mrs mdn hdl gd in May.
Riotman (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, struggling when mistake 2 out, soon no extra, 9th of 15, well behind Loch Long (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in May.
Maddoxtown (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway to dispute lead entering straight, ridden and strongly pressed 2 out, headed at last, no extra run-in, 4th of 14, 6l behind Van Wyck (11-7) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Jun.
Icy Cool (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, some headway in moderate 10th 3 out, ridden in 8th 2 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 19, 8l behind Afram Blue (9-13) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in May.
Seancill Oir (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Close up, led approaching 4 out, headed from next, kept on same pace from after 2 out, 6th of 16, 9l behind Take A Shot (11-0) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jun.
Be Official (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Towards rear for most, no impression from after 3 out, 12th of 16, 42l behind Uncle Taffy (11-2) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in May.
Assiduous (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, 10th of 14, well behind Peccatorum (10-13) at Tramore 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Gilheany (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Never better than mid-division, weakened from 4 out, 19th of 20, well behind Sylvan Approach (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Oh Johnny (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, no extra from before 3 out, 8th of 16, 48l behind Bold Present (11-8) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Mar.
Western Island (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) In rear, headway approaching 3 out, 5th from next, on terms approaching last, headed and kept on without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 15, 2l behind Chapter Eleven (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f am hcp hdle 80-95 in Jun.
Barna Bay (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, dropped towards rear from before 10th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Campbonnais (10-2) at Roscommon 3m hcp chs gd in Jun, 16 ran.
The Three Colleens (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Prominent, on terms from 4 out, headed and no extra from before 2 out, 5th of 15, 29l behind Chapter Eleven (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f am hcp hdle 80-95 in Jun.
Bobs Hope (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, no extra after 4 out, pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Chaussettes (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Aug '09, 15 ran.
Qudraat (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Always behind, weakened from 4 out, completely tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Vinnie (11-7) at Sligo 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 in Sep.
Inch Rebel (IRE) 16-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, no impression from before 2 out, 8th of 15, 34l behind South Wing (11-6) at Ballinrobe 2m Amateur Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (4yo+) in Jun.
Sean Airgead (IRE) 12-1 (9-13) Towards rear, closer order from after 5 out, 9th 3 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 9th of 16, 19l behind Compton Court (10-8) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Jun.
Lock Mor Lad (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Led, jumped right 1st 2 and soon headed, chased leaders after, closer in 4th after 4 out, dropped to moderate 5th and no impression from before straight, 5th of 8, 26l behind Norther Bay (10-9) at Listowel 2m 3f hcp chs gd in Jun.