LASH IT ON was a very easy winner at Downpatrick when The Colleen Ban was eight lengths away in second and Sonic Beat a further half-a-length away in third. Molinero and Tory Hill Lad were the last two to finish while Lamb's Cross was struggling when falling four out and it's difficult to see any of those rivals reversing the form. Charles Byrnes' charge is 10lb higher here but must have every chance of following up. Last year's winner Kilmurry Kid is woefully out of sorts at present but Railway Storm hasn't been disgraced in better company at Galway and Listowel recently and is a possible danger.
Parthian Empire 33-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, weakened 4 out, completely tailed off, 14th of 15, well behind Shanpallas (11-8) at Killarney 2m 4f beg chs gd in Aug.
Railway Storm (IRE) 18-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, off the pace, closed 4 out, dropped to 6th before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 18, 16l behind Shantalla (10-11) at Listowel 3m hcp chs 0-102 in Sep.
Lamb's Cross 14-1 (11-9) Towards rear, plenty to do when fell 4 out, in a race won by Lash It On (10-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 gd in Sep, 14 ran.
Tory Hill Lad (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Led, slight mistake 4th and headed, reminders from next, weakened from before 5 out, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Lash It On (10-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 gd in Sep.
Spiker The Biker (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Prominent, disputed lead from 3rd, mistake and headed 5 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Whosaidso (11-8) at Sligo 3m hcp chs 0-109 hvy, 14 ran.
Kilmurry Kid (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Chased leaders off the pace, closer order 4 out where slight mistake, 5th before straight, struggling when fell 2 out, in a race won by Shantalla (10-11) at Listowel 3m hcp chs 0-102 in Sep, 18 ran.
Lash It On (IRE) 8-1 (10-5) Soon prominent, on terms from 6 out, in front 3 out, bad mistake 2 out, soon asserted, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 gd in Sep beating The Colleen Ban (10-12) by 8l, 14 ran.
Sonic Beat (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Soon mid-division, moderate 7th 3 out, no impression from before next, kept on same pace under pressure without threatening from last, 3rd of 14, 9l behind Lash It On (10-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 gd in Sep.
Allow Ned (IRE) 25-1 (10-2) Led and clear, reduced led from before 3 out, headed before 2 out where fell, in a race won by Shantalla (10-11) at Listowel 3m hcp chs 0-102 in Sep, 18 ran.
Torremuelle (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Soon chased leaders, 5th 5 out, no extra 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Kennoway (10-1) at Cork 2m hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Apr, 12 ran.
Golden Alou (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 8th before 5 out, no extra next, 12th of 14, well behind Akatara (11-8) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jun.
The Colleen Ban (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Soon chased leaders, moderate 3rd 3 out, in pursuit of winner in moderate 2nd and no impression from last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 8l behind Lash It On (10-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 gd in Sep.
Molinero (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Mid-division best, no impression from 4 out, 9th of 14, 45l behind Lash It On (10-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 gd in Sep.