chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to challenge entering straight, led before 3 out, asserted before next, ridden before last where strongly pressed, headed and no extra run-in, kept on same pace
The Absent Mare won at Perth last month but came up short off a higher mark at Kilbeggan recently. Pace And Passion came good at Bellewstown last time and should go well again upped 3lb while a good run from Hard Fought in the first race on the card would boost confidence in THEATRE SUNSET. David Kelly's charge beat the former to win a maiden hurdle at Wexford last time and is worth sticking with in this. Clonmel runner-up Misty Weather returns from a lengthy absence but can race off a 10lb lower mark here.
Theatre Sunset (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 7th from 4th, 5th 3 out, soon closed on inner, 2nd before straight, challenged 2 out and on terms, stayed on well run-in to lead near line,, won at Wexford 2m mdn Yielding in Jul beating Hard Fought (10-11) by nk, 13 ran.
Red Flight (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, mistake 2nd, bad mistake and unseated rider 4th, at Limerick 2m 3f gd in Jul.
Day Day (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Held up, pushed along briefly 5th, no impression when not fluent 4 out, eased before straight,, 15th of 16, dist behind Hard Bought (11-6) at Tipperary 2m hcp gd in Apr.
Pace And Passion (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Held up, jumped left 1st, slight mistake 6th, soon raced in 12th, improved approaching 7th, chased leaders last, challenged run-in, stayed on well, led near line, won at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp gf in Jul beating Personal Shopper (10-13) by shd, 16 ran.
Degenerous (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, mistake 3rd, pushed along before 9th, chased leading pair 3 out until ridden before next, weakened into poor 5th between last 2, hit last, tailed off, 5th of 7, dist behind Romany Ryme (11-4) at Perth 3m hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Late Night Deed 12-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, slight mistake 7th, ridden in 3rd 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, pulled up before 2 out, at Listowel 2m 4f hcp Soft - Heavy in Jun.
Misty Weather (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Mid-division, 10th 3 out, progress before straight, ridden in 2nd 2 out, mistake last, kept on run-in, 2nd of 17, 2 1/2l behind Handsome Dan (10-12) at Clonmel 3m hcp gf in Sep.
Touperia (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, weakened before straight, pulled up before last, at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp gd in May.
Bachtobach (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Soon mid-division, not always fluent jumping, 10th from 9th, pushed along from 4 out, soon one pace, 12th of 16, 35 1/2l behind Nautical Nitwit (11-4) at Bellewstown 3m mdn gf in Jul.
Cuddly Me (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, improved to lead after 5th, headed 3 out, weakened next, tailed off, 11th of 14, dist behind Moonunderwater (11-3) at Wexford 2m 2f hcp gd in Jun.
Kentucky Lass (IRE) 80-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 1st, pecked 9th, challenged 3 out where slight mistake, chased leaders and no impression from next, one pace, 7th of 18, 21 3/4l behind Deputy's Pass (11-4) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn gd in Jul.
Poised To Pres (IRE) 40-1 (10-7) Soon towards rear, ridden and no impression after 4 out, 15th of 16, dist behind Thanks For Tea (11-8) at Cork 2m 4f hcp gd in Jul.
Sister Annie (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Soon mid-division, not fluent 4th, soon raced in 8th, 5th into straight, soon no impression, one pace,, 7th of 13, 17l behind Elis Gury (11-7) at Wexford 2m hcp gf in Jul.
Theslattmanssister (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) In rear when mistake 1st, 11th with a circuit to race, took closer order from 3 out, not fluent 2 out and soon ridden in 9th, no impression from before last and kept on same pace run-in, 7th of 12, 35l behind Abarta (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp gd in Jul.
Timanora (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) Mid-division, 8th halfway, progress and not clear run after 3 out, soon switched, ridden in 6th 2 out, no impression before last, kept on one pace, 8th of 16, 7 3/4l behind Thanks For Tea (11-8) at Cork 2m 4f hcp gd in Jul.
Balofilo 14-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 8th halfway, slight mistake 6th, closer in 6th 2 out, soon ridden into 4th, no impression before straight, kept on into 3rd last and mistake, soon no extra, 5th of 11, 3 3/4l behind Some Pride (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 5f hcp Soft - Heavy in Jul.
Closh (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Soon chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th after 2 out, no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 6 3/4l behind Some Pride (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 5f hcp Soft - Heavy in Jul.
Galboystown Lady (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Towards rear, rear of mid-division from 8th, bad mistake and hampered 10th, no impression from before 2 out, 7th of 15, 27 3/4l behind Knockraha Prince (11-9) at Killarney 2m 5f hcp Good - Yielding in Jul.
Ice Ice Baby 20-1 (10-11) Soon mid-division, went 3rd approaching straight, soon no impression, not fluent last, no extra,, 4th of 14, 32 1/4l behind Slygufftou (11-10) at Wexford 3m hcp Yielding in Jul.
Lady Germany (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, bad mistake 1st, slight mistake 3rd, 7th after 7th, 6th 2 out, one pace from before last, 7th of 15, 20 3/4l behind Urban Dusk (11-0) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp gd in Jul.
Lucky's Lily (IRE) 28-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, 4th 4 out, weakened from next, 9th of 15, 30l behind Hurricane Jojo (11-7) at Sligo 2m hcp gs in Aug.
News Show 8-1 (10-11) Mid-division early, closer in 5th halfway, lost place and ridden 3 out, no extra before next, 8th of 11, 15 1/4l behind Some Pride (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 5f hcp Soft - Heavy in Jul.
Lizzies Way (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 3rd, soon 5th, no impression straight, one pace,, 7th of 14, 18l behind For Gortnatona (10-13) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn gf in Jul.
Milano Express (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Soon chased leaders, jumped slightly left 4th, soon raced in 5th, one pace straight, 5th of 14, 3 1/4l behind The Scourge (11-6) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn gd in Jul.
The Absent Mare 6-1 (9-10) Towards rear, hampered after 1st, slight mistake 4th, closed from 4 out, disputed 3rd before straight, kept on same pace from after 2 out, 4th of 13, 4l behind Damefirth (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp gd in Jul.