A huge field of maiden hurdles probably isn't what punters would have wanted after Galway but Park Ranger has to be on the short-list despite a surprise defeat by Carlingford Lough at Roscommon as his overall form is strong enough to win most races of this nature. However, BUY BACK BOB, the winner of a couple of races in just eight starts on the Flat, looks a nice recruit to hurdling and Tony Martin will get the best out of him. Rebel Fitz is progressing nicely and would have preferred a stronger gallop when runner-up to Mr Sykes at Listowel while Ontheground has done well in bumpers and is definitely the type to make a hurdler.
Definite Magic (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, under pressure in 6th 5 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Cootamundra (11-4) at Wexford 3m mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Donnachas Chant (USA) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway into 8th after 4 out, ridden in 6th 3 out, no impression next, 5th last, kept on same pace, 4th of 23, 11l behind Sixteen Forty Two (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Jul.
Elschindler (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Prominent, slight mistake 5 out, slow jump and weakened from next, 12th of 18, well behind Scene Of The Crash (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Highkingofmunster (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Twrds rr, 10th at 7th, fai 8th aftr 5out, prog aftr 4out & fair 4th with placed prospects when fell 2out, in a race won by Shuilegoric (12-0) at Inchydoney 3m ire ptp gf in May, 13 ran.
Magical Breeze (IRE) 18-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Capisci (12-0) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f N H flat gd in Jul.
Ontheground (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, led 5f out, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 19, 10l behind Blossom Gate (10-10) at Cork 2m N H flat in Jul.
Park Ranger (IRE) 8-15fav (11-12) Chased leaders, niggled along to close before straight, challenged and on terms from 3 out, not fluent next, narrowly headed and kept on without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 18, 3/4l behind Carlingford Lough (11-4) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Pleasure Craft (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Never a factor, 10th of 16, well behind Leon Og (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl gs in Apr '09.
Rebel Fitz (FR) 13-8fav (11-12) Chased leaders, well off pace, poor 4th approaching 3 out, ridden straight, poor 2nd at last, stayed on well without threatening winner run-in, 2nd of 15, 6l behind Mr Sykes (11-12) at Listowel 2m mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Sun Fisher (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Held up in touch, pushed along from 5 out, weakened after 3 out, 6th of 8, 26l behind Eightybarackstreet (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 5yo mdn hdl in Jun.
The Ironing Board (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Always behind, virtually pulled up run-in, completely tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Latin Connection (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Too Wild For Der (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, no impression and kept on same pace approaching 3 out, 6th of 16, 48l behind Ninth Legion (11-4) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Whiskey And Red (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Mid-division best, a bit slow 2nd, never a factor, 8th of 15, 25l behind Seader (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl gs in Jul.
Buy Back Bob (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) In rear early, rapid progress on outer into 2nd before halfway, ridden in 2nd entering straight, no impression on winner 1 1/2f out, dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Rare Symphony (8-13) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp 60-95 3yo in Sep (flat).
Cloneyhurke Flyer (IRE) 66-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, 8th halfway, ridden and weakened 5f out, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Clondaw Warrior (11-1) at Cork 2m 3f N H flat in Jul.
Cnoc Seoda (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Hampered 1st, soon behind, pulled up halfway, in a race won by Natural High (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul, 19 ran.
Doonbeg (IRE) Alderbrook mare out of Formal Affair.
Essexbridge 11-2 (11-7) Prominent, led from 2nd until fell at 4th, in a race won by Gamede (11-2) at Naas 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Mar, 25 ran.
Mountain Retreat (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Raced 3rd of the 4 for much, improved into 2nd over 4f out, ridden early straight, gained narrow lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon no impression in 3rd, 3rd of 4, 7l behind Laganbank (12-0) at Killarney 2m 1f N H flat gd in Jul.
Sarahsue (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Mid-division, closer in 6th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 7th of 16, 24l behind Dirty Den (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Thadys Love (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Mid-division best, no extra and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Black Rock Lake (10-13) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul, 14 ran.
Wise Mullah (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, fell 4 out, in a race won by Dazzling Susie (11-7) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in May, 25 ran.
Landenstown Lady (9-2) 9th of 16, 12l behind Orluna (9-2) at Lyon-parilly(FR) 1m 4f stk sft in May '10 (flat).
Brookeville Lady (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Always behind, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Glibin (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mrs N H flat gd in Jul.
Burma Rock (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, 6th before 5 out, soon closed, 3rd approaching 3 out where brought down, in a race won by Black Rock Lake (10-13) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul, 14 ran.