GALWAY LEGEND finally got off the mark at the 49th attempt when scoring comfortably at Downpatrick last week. Connections won't be too dismayed by a 5lbs rise and he looks capable of doubling his tally here. Winning point-to-pointer Buen Camino has talent but his overall form suggests he isn't one to rely on while O'Muircheartaigh, who was in very good form at this time a year ago, has generally failed to fire this year. Hunter-chaser Tullintain pulled up on his handicap debut at Fairyhouse and is on the same mark while Amaretto Son is 19lbs higher than when gaining his only victory over fences at Punchestown a year ago.
O'Muircheartaigh (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Mid-division, 10th halfway, 8th 4 out, ridden in 7th and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 18, 21l behind Lough Ferrib (11-1) at Listowel 3m hcp hdl.
Tullintain (IRE) 10-1 (10-10) Held up, progress into 7th halfway, 6th 3 out, soon no extra, pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Sang Bleu (9-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Apr, 13 ran.
Ameretto Son (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Close 2nd, led briefly 4 out, 2nd and ridden next, outpaced before 2 out, kept on same pace under pressure, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Dream Honours (10-5) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 fm.
The Burrow Vic (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, ridden in moderate 9th and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace straight, 7th of 16, 24l behind Essex (11-12) at Listowel 2m 3f beg chs gd.
Ar Aghaidh Leat (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Hampered 1st, soon trailing in rear, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Jack Absolute (11-4) at Limerick 2m 3f cnd hcp chs sft in Apr, 16 ran.
Seefin Dancer 25-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division for most, no impression in 9th 6 out, moderate 5th when fell 2 out, in a race won by Wise Old Owl (11-12) at Listowel 2m 6f beg chs, 16 ran.
Buen Camino (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Mid-division, 8th approaching 7 out, soon no impression and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Royal Blood (11-2) at Limerick 3m hcp chs 0-109 gd in May, 16 ran.
Kilbane River (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, 2nd 6 out, lost place after 4 out, moderate 5th from 2 out, 5th of 12, 19l behind Lock Mor Lad (10-11) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f cnd hcp chs (0-109).
Run And Dream (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Soon towards rear, never a factor, tailed off, 7th of 14, well behind Covie Lad (11-12) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f beg chs gd in Aug.
Galway Legend (IRE) 11-2 (11-1) Mid-division, 8th halfway, went 4th approaching 3 out, steady headway to challenge 2 out, soon led, drew clear from last, stayed on well, won at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 gf beating Westmeath Bachelor (11-9) by 8l, 14 ran.
West Is Best (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, moderate 7th under pressure after 3 out, 5th at last, kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 18l behind Galway Legend (11-1) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 gf.