ASHJAR is back over hurdles after three runs on the Flat and can resume winning ways. Willie Mullins' four-year-old won over 1m2f at Roscommon last month and was successful over this track and trip in May. Meldrum Lad and War Of The Pennys may need further while Moss Street has already won over fences and his long-term future lies in that sphere. Here For The Craic may have found his latest run coming too soon after an earlier fifth at Galway but he looks held by the selection on a line through useful performer Shield, though does have the beating of Damefirth on the form book.
Damefirth (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden from 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 18l behind Shield (11-12) at Galway 2m nh nov hdl gd in Jul.
Here For The Craic (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Towards rear, mistake 4 out, no extra after next, weakened, last of 10, well behind Desertmore Stream (11-9) at Galway 2m 4f nh nov hdl gd in Jul.
Meldrum Lad (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Mid-division, 3rd halfway, 4th at 8th, progress to 3rd at 5 out, ridden along in 4th before 2 out, no impression, 4th of 7, 14l behind Icy Reply (9-12) at Tipperary 3m hdl in Jul.
War Of The Pennys (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 3rd before straight, disputed 2nd before last, 3rd last, kept on run-in to 2nd close home, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Grand Partner (11-8) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hdl in Jul.
Ashjar (FR) 7-4fav (11-4) Chased leader in 2nd, progress 3 out and soon led, ridden and kept on well run-in, won at Tramore 2m mdn hdl gd in May beating Honey Pound (11-12) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.
Moss Street 3-1 (10-10) Led, headed approaching 2 out, soon outpaced, 3rd and beaten before last, 3rd of 4, 14l behind Nathans Pride (11-5) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jul.