BECKWITH STAR, successful over course and distance last year, has come right back to his best lately and beat a big field at Galway last month. He has an 8lb higher mark to defy today but Brian Hayes' claim almost halves the extra and he should take all the beating again. Roman Numeral, Magnetic Force and Line View are also previous winners on this track but the former was behind the selection at Galway having won twice in the spring. The latter was second on his latest start at Limerick but that was back in May while Noble Call tends to reserve his best for Ballinrobe nowadays.
Beckwith Star (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Prominent, led before 2 out where not fluent, pressed and stayed on well run-in, won at Galway 2m hcp hdl 88-109 gd in Jul beating Eric The Grey (10-9) by 3 1/2l, 20 ran.
Roman Numeral (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Soon chased leaders, closer in 6th before 2 out but pushed along, no impression and kept on one pace from before last, 8th of 20, 12l behind Beckwith Star (11-0) at Galway 2m hcp hdl 88-109 gd in Jul.
Magnetic Force (IRE) 11-4fav (11-12) Midfield, ridden 4 out, never dangerous, 5th of 7, 36l behind Harrys Whim (11-4) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jul.
Line View (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, still travelling smoothly before straight, soon led, pressed 2 out, soon headed and no impression from before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Close Review (10-10) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 in May.
Noble Call (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Led, headed after 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, 10th of 12, 17l behind Golden Ticket (9-12) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl gd in Jul.
Swantykay (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Soon mid-division, a little tight for room after 3 out, 8th before 2 out where progress and not fluent, no extra when tight for room before straight and soon eased, 15th of 20, 22l behind Beckwith Star (11-0) at Galway 2m hcp hdl 88-109 gd in Jul.
No Cash Flow (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Held up behind leaders, reminder after slight mistake at 3rd, close enough in 5th 3 out, kept on under hands and heels from 2 out, not fluent at last, 5th of 8, 12l behind Steel King (10-13) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f 5yo mdn hdl in Jul.
Ram Them All (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, 2nd from 2nd, led before 3 out, strongly pressed 3 out, headed before 2 out where 3rd, soon ridden and no extra, 7th of 11, 25l behind Wate And Sea (10-3) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-109 in Jul.
Icelip (IRE) 25-1 (11-10) In rear, some progress 4 out, 6th when badly hampered next, soon ridden and no impression, 11th of 15, well behind Ronava (10-11) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Jul.
Orion's Might (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Chased leader, slight mistake 3rd, ridden in 2nd before 2 out where fell, in a race won by Old Theatre Royal (11-5) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jul, 12 ran.