Plenty of runners here but few with realistic chances. Prince Chaparral started odds-on for a Tipperary maiden last time but was well beaten and needs to do better. Winning bumper Dr Tommy looks a likely type for hurdling after his impressive success at Kilbeggan and must be a threat to all while Peaks Of Fire looks certain to be winning soon judged on his effort behind Sun Disc at Down Royal. IN A NUTSHELL keeps finding one too good and had no answer to Burma Rock at Kilbeggan but the winner looks a useful prospect and, as the remainder were well strung out, the form looks good enough for this.
Dr Tommy (IRE) 4-6fav (11-9) Made all, ridden and challenged 2f out, kept on well from over 1f out, won at Kilbeggan 2m N H flat gd in Aug beating Flycorn (11-9) by 4l, 6 ran.
Peaks Of Fire (IRE) 7-2fav (11-4) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden into 3rd 2 out, stayed on in 2nd last, pressed leader run-in, no extra close home, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Sun Disc (10-6) at Down Royal 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Highkingofmunster (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Prominent, lost place and not fluent 5 out, soon no extra, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Burma Rock (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl in Aug.
Steviekey (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway into moderate 6th after 4 out, ridden and no impression, kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 44l behind Rockofinspiration (11-1) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Cloneyhurke Flyer (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, closed from 4th, mistake and weakened from 5 out, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Burma Rock (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl in Aug.
Dont Engage Em (IRE) Exit To Nowhere gelding out of Cre Na Cille.
In A Nutshell (IRE) 6-5fav (11-2) Settled in mid-division, closed 5 out, niggled along in 3rd from after next, no impression in 2nd and kept on same pace from after 3 out, 2nd of 12, 10l behind Burma Rock (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl in Aug.
Moonlight Dancer (IRE) 11-2 (10-13) Chased leaders, closed from 4th, soon tracking leaders, on terms 4 out, soon headed and ridden, no extra in 3rd from 3 out, bad mistake 2 out, 3rd of 12, 21l behind Burma Rock (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl in Aug.
Red Jim (IRE) 11-1 (8-6) Prominent, ridden and weakened entering straight, 10th of 17, 13l behind Legendary Times (8-11) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 47-65 gf in Aug (flat).
Ridayef (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, 11th of 15, well behind Sun Disc (10-6) at Down Royal 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Rodriguez (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Chased leaders in 5th, closer in 3rd approaching 3 out, no extra before 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 22l behind Knockcroghery (10-8) at Roscommon 2m 4yo hdl sft in Aug.
Emily Jane (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Mid-division, 7th after 3 out, kept on same pace under pressure without threatening from between last 2, 4th of 12, 8l behind Shake The Bucket (11-2) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Askasilla Lane (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Prominent, disputed from 3rd, ridden in 2nd 4 out, soon no extra and weakened, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Rockofinspiration (11-1) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Prince Chaparral (IRE) 9-10fav (11-12) Rear of mid-division, not fluent 5th, ridden to chase leaders from 3 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 5th of 18, 19l behind Blackwell Synergy (11-4) at Tipperary 2m 5yo mdn hdl gf in May.
Spiritinthesky (IRE) Zagreb filly out of Allaboutme.