led and disputed, headed 2 out, ridden in 3rd after last, no extra closing stages
mistake 1st, mid-division, ridden towards rear 4 out, soon weakened and pulled up before next
chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened
led and disputed, ridden and no extra approaching 2 out
chased leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd 4 out, improved to lead 2 out, ridden after last, headed run-in, no extra and kept on same pace
mid-division, progress into 5th before 3 out, closed in 3rd before last, ridden to lead run-in, kept on well closing stages
held up, mainly rear of mid-division, fell 3 out
chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 4th 4 out, ridden 2 out, no extra before last
held up towards rear, progress into 8th after 3 out, ridden and no impression 2 out, kept on same pace run-in
mid-division early, 5th halfway, ridden in 7th 2 out, under pressure in 6th before last, kept on same pace run-in
chased leaders early, 7th halfway, slight mistake 4 out, ridden and no extra before 3 out, weakened
towards rear for most, ridden and no impression 4 out, no extra before 2 out, weakened
always towards rear, slight mistake 3rd, ridden and no impression 3 out, soon no extra and weakened
held up early, soon mid-division, progress into 7th before 3 out, closer in 3rd 2 out, ridden in 4th approaching last, kept on same pace run-in
Those in the top half of the handicap should hold sway in this with a few having decent claims. ARDVIEW BOY had just been headed when he made a mistake at the last at Down Royal but he rallied on the run-in and looks sure to be in the shake-up here. Sports Barrow is proving frustrating but recent Roscommon second Shek O Lad has to go on the short-list. Kilkeaskins First was third over 2m5f here last time but the drop in distance may not be ideal and he’s closely matched with Ashjan in any case. Better Back Bob looks the pick of the remainder.
Sports Barrow (IRE) 13-2 (11-11) Held up mid-division, soon tracked leaders, led 3 out, kept on and headed towards finish, no extra and lost 2nd place close home, 3rd of 15, 2 1/2l behind Bahrikate (10-8) at Perth 2m hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Up The Town (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra 2 out, 9th of 11, 34 1/4l behind Fiesole (11-7) at Down Royal 2m hcp gd in May.
Better Back Bob (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Prominent, slight mistake 1st, 2nd briefly from 4th, 4th approaching straight, one pace approaching last, 5th of 13, 8l behind I Knew Well (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f hcp Yielding in Dec.
Ardview Boy (IRE) 4-1 (10-3) Chased leader, close up in 2nd halfway, disputed 3 out, led before 2 out, ridden after 2 out, headed before last where slight mistake and disputed 2nd, no impression on winner and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Fiesole (11-7) at Down Royal 2m hcp gd in May.
Shek O Lad 7-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, slight mistake 5 out, closer entering straight and challenged 3 out, ridden 2 out, slight mistake last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 17, 2l behind Bective Cave (11-3) at Roscommon 2m hcp Yielding - Soft in Jun.
Ashjan 10-1 (10-10) Mid-division and 5th before 5 out, went 3rd before 3 out and further progress into 2nd before next, improved to dispute lead before last and soon pushed along to lead, ridden and headed close home, no extra, 2nd of 15, 2l behind Station Closed (10-11) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp gd in May.
Captains And Kings (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, moderate 8th early, no impression and mistake 3 out, no extra, tailed off, 14th of 18, dist behind Zipporah (12-2) at Clonmel 2m hcp hvy in Feb.
Outofcologne (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra after 3 out, 17th of 20, dist behind Ask David (11-10) at Tipperary 2m hcp gd in Apr.
Clonleney (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Raced in rear, went 8th from 4 out and ridden after next, no impression in 7th when mistake and almost unseated 2 out, 6th of 10, dist behind Shek O Lad (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp Good - Yielding in Oct.
Canova (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, weakened, 9th of 15, dist behind Courtin Bb (10-13) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp gf in Jun.
Queen Khaleesi (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along and no impression 2 out, no extra, 8th of 18, 25l behind Davids Charm (11-12) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp Yielding in Jun.
Safe Home (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Towards rear, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 9th of 15, dist behind Ardera Cross (11-9) at Tramore 2m hcp hvy in Dec.
Olympic Queen (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Held up, no impression from before straight, 20th of 24, dist behind Talsara (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 1f hcp gd in May.
Island Villa (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Towards rear, 10th from 5th, went moderate 5th from 3 out, moderate 4th approaching 2 out, one pace, 4th of 15, 9 1/2l behind Sharjah (11-9) at Tramore 2m hcp gd in Jun.
Kilkeaskins First (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Towards rear and 10th before 5 out, closer in 7th before 3 out, 6th before next and ridden in 4th after last, kept on well run-in without matching principals, 3rd of 15, 2l behind Station Closed (10-11) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp gd in May.
Sweet Little Lies 14-1 (10-11) Led, disputed 4 out, ridden and headed after next, weakened and clipped rail after 3 out, 19th of 20, dist behind Ask David (11-10) at Tipperary 2m hcp gd in Apr.