Xpectations didn't find as much off the bridle as expected at Limerick but wasn't beaten far and still finished ahead of Pace And Passion. Mags Mullins' well-bred mare will be fancied to go one better here as she has more scope than Rathmuck Native and Behana. PRICKLY is by Definite Article out of a winning hurdler and, though she'll undoubtedly do better when faced with a set of obstacles, may well be good enough to make a winning start in this sphere.
Cliffside Park (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Soon chased leaders, closer in 3rd 4f out, challenged from 2f out, soon on terms and every chance, kept on same pace and dropped to 3rd near finish, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Itchymei'mscratch (12-0) at Downpatrick 2m 2f NH flat gf in Jun.
Ko Samet (IRE) Dylan Thomas gelding out of Yaselda.
Prickly (IRE) Definite Article gelding out of Connemara Rose.
Behana (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Held up in rear of mid-division, progress 4f out and went 3rd entering straight, ridden and no impression final furlong, 4th of 13, 6l behind Call Me Pj (11-9) at Kilbeggan 2m NH flat.
Lizzies Way (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, no impression from over 5f out, 12th of 17, well behind Oneforlill (11-2) at Cork 2m NH flat in May.
Mandasini (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, ridden 4f out, moderate 9th 2f out, no impression, 9th of 16, 27l behind Cruisingdownriver (10-12) at Wexford 2m mrs N H flat gd in Jul.
Pace And Passion (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, challenged and every chance 2f out, 4th 1f out, soon no impression, one pace, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Collen Beag (10-8) at Limerick 2m NH flat in Jul.
Rathmuck Native (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Soon led, challenged 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Cruisingdownriver (10-12) at Wexford 2m mrs N H flat gd in Jul.
Xpectations (IRE) 11-8fav (11-7) Chased leaders, improved over 3f out, challenged travelling smoothly straight, ridden 1 1/2f out, 3rd 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, one pace closing stages, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Collen Beag (10-8) at Limerick 2m NH flat in Jul.
Mythical Lady (IRE) Mythical Kid filly out of Lorli.