A better division of this poor quality event with several arriving in decent form. The Gnathologist has only won once over hurdles and is 11lb higher but again ran well behind Pink Goddess at Downpatrick. Celtic Cailin hasn't had much experience which may prove against her while Never Bold is 8lb higher than for his only success and has gone up 4lb for being beaten by Clonsilla Affairs at Clonmel. OPERA MUSIC was given a patient ride by Robert Jones at Tramore but found his path blocked when attempting to pass The Rossmeister and was beaten a head. He gets the vote here and Kai Li, who runs in the previous race, was just behind so the form could be given a boost. Grand Cru won twice on fast going on the Flat while the combination of Tony Martin and Ruby Walsh are always to be feared so the lightly-raced Annie Go is worth a check in the market.
The Gnathologist (IRE) 5-1fav (11-9) Mid-division, 10th halfway, headway into 7th 2 out, ridden into 3rd last, kept on to 2nd run-in, not reach winner, just held 2nd close home, 2nd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Pink Goddess (11-1) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95.
Celtic Cailin (IRE) 14-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd before 3 out, improved to narrow lead before last, ridden and strongly pressed last, headed run-in, no extra and kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 7l behind Wall Street Wally (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl.
Never Bold (FR) 20-1 (10-13) Mid-division, 7th after 3 out, soon ridden, 4th 2 out, went 2nd run-in and kept on well close home, 2nd of 18, 1l behind Clonsilla Affairs (11-8) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in May.
Littletown Lass (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Prominent, in front approaching 3 out, headed when mistake and unseated rider next, in a race won by Dunroe Boy (11-8) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Jun, 15 ran.
Roman Cavalry (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Prominent, led from 3rd, headed before 5 out, soon weakened rapidly, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Excellent As Usual (11-7) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-102, 16 ran.
Sobrando Lodge (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from before 3 out, 11th of 16, 37l behind Roving Lad (12-3) at Sligo 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.
Swing Pattern (USA) 20-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, closer order after 4 out, 5th before 3 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 8th of 18, 28l behind Clara More (11-2) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-95.
Opera Music 16-1 (10-9) Niggled along early, soon mid-division, progress from 4 out, 7th approaching 2 out, challenged under pressure on inner and kept on well run-in, not quite get there, 2nd of 15, hd behind The Rossmeister (11-9) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jun.
Tom's Last Euro (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2 out, no extra before last, 9th of 15, 22l behind Pink Goddess (11-1) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95.
View From The Top 8-1 (10-12) Mistake and unseated rider 4th, in a race won by The Gnathologist (11-0) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Apr, 16 ran.
Grand Cru 20-1 (10-8) Waited with, 9th before 3 out, ridden into 6th from 2 out, soon no impression and kept on without threatening, 4th of 18, 9l behind Clara More (11-2) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-95.
Annie Go (IRE) 9-1 (10-9) Never a factor, 10th of 14, 34l behind Clara More (10-6) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102.
Flight Control (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 12th of 15, 46l behind The Rossmeister (11-9) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jun.
Key Account (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, lost place after 4 out, ridden into 5th and kept on without threatening from before last, 5th of 11, 6l behind Andalucia Lady (11-0) at Roscommon 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Arkmore Vallee (IRE) 22-1 (11-12) Led and disputed, strongly pressed after 4 out, headed before 2 out, no extra and weakened, 8th of 22, 20l behind The Great Shanghai (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn hdl.
Locky (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Prominent, 3rd after 3 out, soon challenged, no extra from next, 7th of 16, 19l behind See Double You (10-9) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 in Apr.
On The Loose (IRE) 7-2fav (10-11) Mid-division, 9th halfway, headway into 4th before 2 out, ridden and no extra before last, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 20l behind Bill The Yank (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Gerbera (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Led, headed after 3rd, 2nd halfway, weakened approaching 3 out, 12th of 14, well behind Bill The Yank (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd.