soon mid-division, not always fluent jumping, headway from 4 out, squeezed for room on inner approaching next, chased leader last and mistake, stayed on best run-in to lead closing stages
Phangio, a winner between the flags in May, reverted to hurdles on a lowly mark at Roscommon and duly obliged though a 12lb rise makes this much more difficult. WANDERING AENGUS, who was 12 lengths behind, was having his first start since October and with that under his belt and a big pull in the weights he's taken to reverse the form and land this. Keep Swinging had shown very little before attracting some support at Wexford where he scored over 2m2f - he's up 7lb and this is a much longer trip. Mallards In Flight was in excellent form over fences and was expected to revert to hurdles with a victory from a much lower mark at Clonmel but fluffed his lines and will need to do much better. Ruby Walsh's presence on winning point-to-pointer Quiet Account could prove significant and he's one to keep on the right side.
Kindly Vinnie (IRE) 10-3fav (11-7) Chased leaders, bad mistake 2nd, mid-division in 6th halfway, progress into 3rd at 8th, 5th entering straight, ridden in 8th 3 out, left 5th and soon no impression, 5th of 10, 28l behind Ivy Glen (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 2f mrs beg chs sft in Mar.
Wandering Aengus 20-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 8th before straight, under pressure 3 out, kept on one pace from next, 6th of 17, 12l behind Phangio (10-9) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jun.
Keep Swinging (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, ridden in 11th after 2 out, stayed on into 5th entering straight, challenged last, led run-in and kept on well closing stages, won at Wexford 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun beating Marvelous James (11-5) by 2 3/4l, 14 ran.
Sweet Shock (GER) 20-1 (12-2) Mid div early, wknd to rr final cct, ko bhnd, 7th of 12, 37l behind Chosen Dream (12-2) at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Dom Lukka (FR) 10-1 (10-3) Mid-division, pushed along 6th, progress into 4th and ridden 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 14, 30l behind Forever Gold (10-10) at Navan 2m 6f hcp hdl in Feb.
Phangio (USA) 10-1 (10-9) Mid-division, slight mistake 10th, progress into 5th before straight, improved to challenge 3 out, soon ridden, led next, kept on strongly from last, won at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jun beating Caledon Craic (11-3) by 6l, 17 ran.
Mallards In Flight (IRE) 11-8fav (10-8) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight, 11th of 14, 31l behind Bridies Boy (11-10) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl gd in May.
Ocean Glandore (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Mid-division, not fluent 1st, dropped to rear after 6th, closer in 5th before 3 out and soon ridden, close 3rd when rider lost whip before 2 out, fell 2 out, in a race won by Bellgrove (11-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chase gd in Jun, 8 ran.
Quiet Account (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Led and disputed, not fluent 3rd, improved to lead with a circuit to race, rejoined after 5 out, headed before 3 out where mistake, no impression in 4th from before next, kept on run-in to take 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 17l behind Haddington Road (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 6f mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Scamall Dubh (IRE) 40-1 (11-3) Held up, not fluent 2nd, soon 5th, moderate 4th from 8th, one pace,, 4th of 7, 31l behind Sandymount Duke (11-10) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f nov hdl gf in Jun.
Troubleshot (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, not fluent 1st, 7th from 6th, pushed along briefly after 8th, no impression in 5th before straight, mistake 2 out, no extra, 4th of 14, 23l behind Kilkishen (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Virgil Hilts (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Mid-division outer, 12th halfway, no impression after 4 out, kept on one pace, 11th of 15, well behind Annie Alainn (10-6) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 in Mar.
Udo's Choice (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Towards rear and in rear with a circuit to race, pushed along after 4 out, ridden and improved into 6th after 3 out, further progress into 4th before last and kept on run-in, 4th of 11, 8l behind Be Seeing You (10-12) at Downpatrick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jun.
Na Trachtalai Abu (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, close 2nd after 4 out, ridden in 4th 3 out, no impression before last, 8th of 17, 15l behind Phangio (10-9) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jun.
Midnight Molly 50-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, ridden and trailing 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Indian Temple (11-12) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chase gd in May, 10 ran.
Itsonthelist (IRE) 10-1 (10-10) Led, headed 3rd, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th after 2 out, no extra before straight, 8th of 14, 31l behind Moonunderwater (11-3) at Wexford 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
The Galway Cailin (IRE) 66-1 (10-8) Towards rear, 12th after 4th, pushed along approaching 3 out, soon no impression, no extra from before next, 11th of 15, 35l behind Moonmeister (11-2) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Bective Cave (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Keen hold in mid-division, no danger from 5 out, 12th of 16, well behind The Job Is Right (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Nov '13.
The Cub (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden after 3 out, dropped to 3rd before last and kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 8, 18l behind Fort Smith (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 7f beg chase gd in Jun.