always prominent, tracked leader, 2nd halfway, pushed along to challenge when edged left after last, kept on under pressure to lead 150 yards out, joined and headed when edged left again 100 yards out, kept on
tracked leaders on inner, 4th halfway, close 3rd when stumbled on landing 2 out, slightly short of room behind leaders entering straight, slightly hampered and switched left after last, ridden to challenge and led 100 yards out, kept on well
Gordon Elliott has won three of the last four of these and has two entries with winning bumper Mulifactorial carrying a penalty. He has a cracking jumping pedigree and much more scope than stable companion Three Is Company. Ya Boy Ya is the other penalised entry having won a bumper on this track before narrowly beaten over hurdles here and at Kilbeggan when attempting to concede weight on both occasions. Stones And Roses showed nothing in his first three starts but was much improved on testing ground at Wexford in March and looks a typical slow-burner from his yard. Winning point-to-pointer BAY AMBITION was having his first start for Gavin Cromwell when a close third behind the odds-on Well Set Up at Roscommon and, with this longer trip certain to suit, can get off the mark over timber.
Multifactorial (IRE) 5-6fav (12-0) Made most, joined 7f out, regained lead 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Downpatrick 2m 1f Good - Yielding in Mar beating Legacy Thor (12-0) by 5l, 5 ran.
Ya Boy Ya (IRE) 5-2jfav (11-12) Always prominent and led 1st, headed after 2nd and 2nd halfway, led again after 4 out, travelled well after 2 out and 3 lengths clear early run-in, ridden over 100 yards out and headed close home, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Roseriver Has (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 3f mdn gd in Sep.
Hell Or High Water (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Chased leader early, jumped awkwardly throughout and to left, mistake 1st, led before 2nd where slight mistake, several slight mistake after, clear at times, headed after 2 out, soon no extra, 6th of 9, 31 3/4l behind Acronym (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f mdn gd in May.
Stones And Roses (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Soon tracked leaders, 4th from 3rd, slight mistake 4th, pushed along briefly after slight mistake 7th, challenged 2 out, soon on terms, headed and kept on without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind An Fraoch Mor (11-12) at Wexford 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Mar.
Three Is Company (IRE) 9-1 (10-10) Led, strongly pressed approaching last and headed early run-in, ridden and no impression, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Nibblers Charm (11-3) at Downpatrick 2m 5f Good - Yielding in Sep.
Bay Ambition (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Waited with, 11th from 4th, closed up approaching straight, soon effort and kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 14, 4 1/4l behind Well Set Up (11-7) at Roscommon 1m 7f mdn sft in Sep.
Bitofalright (IRE) 100-1 (10-13) Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 11th of 15, dist behind Getaway Katie (10-13) at Ballinrobe 2m 2f mdn gd in Sep.