Winning form is in notably short supply though Fitzgutentyte has won around here over hurdles on a much softer surface. Ta Blazes ran her best race for some time at Downpatrick and she attempts to build upon that on her return to fences though we will seek to oppose her with BANNA BEACH. Seamus Neville's ten-year-old doesn't really have too many secrets from the handicapper but he has gone close at both Clonmel and Wexford off a similar mark when the going has been on the faster side. Stonesinmypocket has continued to drop down the weights in defeat and Christy Roche's seven-year-old is a full 7lb lower in the handicap than he was at this time last year, and Jody McGravey gets to claim a valuable 7lb from out of the saddle.
Mayday Frontier (IRE) 25-1 (11-11) Chased leaders early, pushed along in 8th halfway, ridden and weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind Revolutionary Road (11-6) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
Mayo Abbey (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, niggled along before 6th, no extra from 5 out and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Acapulco Gold (11-6) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 gf, 14 ran.
Close Review (IRE) 11-2 (11-1) Mid-division, closer in 6th halfway, ridden in 7th before straight, no impression before 2 out, 9th of 11, 39l behind Back On The Road (10-10) at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Aug.
Stonesinmypocket (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear early, mid-division halfway, pushed along in 7th entering straight, ridden and no impression before 2 out, moderate 5th last, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 16l behind Ballylibert (10-13) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gf.
Banna Beach (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders in 5th, 4th 3 out and ridden in 3rd next, soon no impression on winner and kept on one pace, 4th of 16, 10l behind Breffni Gael (10-6) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 gd in May.
Fitzgutentyte (IRE) 13-2 (10-11) Mid-division early, 6th halfway, headway into 4th after 4 out, ridden into 2nd after 3 out, soon pressed leader, no extra in 3rd run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 3l behind Ballylibert (10-13) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gf.
Ta Blazes (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Mid-division, ridden into moderate 6th 3 out, 5th and no impression 2 out, kept on well run-in to 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 15, 18l behind Jabus (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Old Supporter (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Led, headed after 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, 9th of 15, 48l behind Boxer Beat (11-6) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gf.
Like The Da (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Held up early, mid-division halfway, headway into 4th 4 out, ridden before straight, left 3rd 2 out, no extra before last, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 14l behind Chrisdonlady (11-3) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gf.
Arkmore Vallee (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden along 5 out, soon lost place, moderate 9th after 4 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 32l behind Chrisdonlady (11-3) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gf.