Celtic Artisan was a well-beaten third here on Friday while Jj Is Talkin and Bold Pearl were also beaten a long way at the same fixture. Burnt Sienna, runner-up in a Sligo claimer in June, finished tailed off there earlier this month while Bold Faith has been looking very one-paced. Hurricane Volta was soon beaten after attempting to make all over this trip at Wexford so the vote goes to COLUMBANUS, a half-brother to a Chester Cup winner who will have found a mile inadequate on his debut at Galway but still showed plenty of potential.
Jj Is Talkin (IRE) 50-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, ridden 3f out, no impression in 6th entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 9, 18l behind Coolfighter (10-0) at Tramore 1m 4f clm stks gd.
Burnt Sienna (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Soon raced in moderate 8th, closer order from before halfway, pushed along from 5f out, 4th 3f out, 6th 2f out, soon no impression, moderate 8th 1f out, no extra and eased inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 30l behind Back Off Mate (9-7) at Sligo 1m 4f app mdn sft.
Our Pearl (IRE) 50-1 (9-6) Chased leader in 2nd, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra 5f out, weakened over 4f out, last of 9, 40l behind Coolfighter (10-0) at Tramore 1m 4f clm stks gd.
Bold Faith (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division in 5th, ridden 3f out, no impression 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong to 4th close home, 4th of 7, 11l behind Renown (9-5) at Wexford 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Jul.
Celtic Artisan (IRE) 6-1 (9-13) Led and disputed early, chased leader in 2nd after 1f, disputed again halfway, led 5f out, ridden 3f out, challenged entering straight, headed 1f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Little Stampy (9-6) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd.
Columbanus (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 3rd 2f out, no impression on leaders, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Brooch (9-0) at Galway 1m mdn stks gd in Jul.
Hurricane Volta (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and challenged 3f out, headed 2 1/2f out, no extra in 3rd 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, lost 4th close home, 5th of 7, 12l behind Renown (9-5) at Wexford 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Jul.