Curley Bill goes from strength to strength and comfortably saw off Un Beau Roman at Listowel. He should again have the measure of that rival and also his stablemate Shamar, who will need to find extra on what he's done to date. QUE PASA is improving with every run and though only narrowly in front of Shamar at Galway he progressed again when returning there and beating the well regarded Indevan. He gets 4lb from Curley Bill which may just swing things his way. One Fine Day is a promising youngster though he's another who might find things tough at this stage.
Curley Bill (IRE) 11-10fav (11-8) Chased leaders and a bit awkward in jumping early, closed up 4th, not fluent 3 out and soon pushed along, challenged from next and led before last, stayed on best run-in, won at Listowel 2m hdl in Sep beating Un Beau Roman (11-12) by 4l, 5 ran.
Shamar (FR) 9-4 (11-10) Raced in 4th and chased leading pair from halfway, closer approaching 2 out where dropped to 5th, soon no extra and weakened, 5th of 8, 16l behind Massini's Trap (10-8) at Listowel 2m nh nov hdl sft in Sep.
Un Beau Roman (FR) 11-8 (11-12) Attempted to make all, slight mistake 4th, not fluent 2 out and headed before last where a bit awkward, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 5, 4l behind Curley Bill (11-8) at Listowel 2m hdl in Sep.
Que Pasa (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Chased leaders and a little off the pace to around halfway, close 3rd before straight, challenged and on terms last, led and stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Galway 2m 2f nh nov hdl gf in Sep beating Indevan (11-12) by 4l, 7 ran.
The Mighty Milan (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight, weakened, 8th of 11, 29l behind The Liquidator (12-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat (1) sft in Apr.
King of The Picts (IRE) 7-2 (11-1) Tracked leader until led approaching 4th, soon drew clear with rival, reduced advantage over chasing group early straight and headed run-in, kept on same pace but no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Massini's Trap (10-8) at Listowel 2m nh nov hdl sft in Sep.
One Fine Day (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Mid-division, good headway on inner into 2nd entering straight, challenged 2 out, soon ridden, mistake last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Bayan (10-10) at Listowel 2m Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (4yo) sft in Sep.
Honey Bach (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Soon raced in 2nd, on terms 4 out, soon led, not fluent 3 out, pressed 2 out, kept on well run-in, caught near line, 2nd of 4, nk behind Dysart Dancer (11-9) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hdl gf in Jun.