Colin Bowe wastes no time putting Little King Robin over fences after her easy victory over timber at Downpatrick and the winning point-to-pointer will prove difficult to beat. However, LEBLON, three times a winner over hurdles, has looked in need of a greater test of stamina on her runs to date over fences and she should get that here. She is given the vote though the consistent Rossa Parks should be winning soon and Sweet Maria has shown some potential, particularly when a good fourth at Limerick last month.
Aces And Queens (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Towards rear, closer order 5th, no extra from 5 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Pestal And Mortar (11-4) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs gf in Jul, 10 ran.
Good Time In Milan (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden in 4th 3 out, no impression in 5th before next, 5th of 6, 30l behind Time To Work (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hdl gf in Jul.
Kalico Kim (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division, ridden 3 out, no impression, 8th of 14, 12l behind Bouncing Betty (10-12) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Leblon (IRE) 4-5fav (11-7) Soon mid-division, dropped to moderate 7th 4 out, some headway under pressure approaching 2 out, improved to be in pursuit of winner from before last where dived at fence a bit, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Pestal And Mortar (11-4) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs gf in Jul.
Naughty Molly (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Towards rear, ridden and headway straight, went moderate 5th before last, stayed on well without getting to 1st 2 run-in, 3rd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Cool Warrior (10-5) at Roscommon 3m hcp chs 0-95 gd.
Our Belief (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Mid-division, remote 6th halfway, weakened from 3 out, 7th of 11, well behind Pollywollydoodle (10-11) at Sligo 3m mdn hdl gd.
Rossa Parks (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Soon tracked leaders, went moderate 2nd approaching 2 out, closed under pressure from before straight, 3rd and no impression from before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Pestal And Mortar (11-4) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs gf in Jul.
Sweet Maria (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Mid-division, remote 5th halfway, went moderate 2nd 3 out, soon ridden, dropped to remote 3rd 2 out, weakened, 5th of 11, 47l behind Pollywollydoodle (10-11) at Sligo 3m mdn hdl gd.
Tell Me Lucy (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Mid-division, reminders 2nd, ridden towards rear 5 out, soon no impression, 14th of 17, 40l behind John The Soldier (11-5) at Tipperary 2m 4f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gf in Jul.
Little King Robin (IRE) 11-2 (10-11) Tracked leaders, left in lead after 3 out, ridden clear next, stayed on well from last, easily, won at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn hdl gd beating Ultra Light (10-11) by 7l, 10 ran.
Luso's Way (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Rear of mid-division, moderate 10th 4 out, no impression before next, kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 32l behind New River (10-10) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mares mdn hdl gf in Jul.