Western Run finished 20 lengths third in a huge field of maiden hurdlers in February and has been confined to bumpers subsequently. He should prove better than stable companion Walking The Walk while Escort'namix looks best of Gordon Elliott's pair though she's now had nine starts without winning. The four-year-old MARMOLATA attempted to make all at Tramore and was well clear at one stage. She couldn't respond when Bear Claws went past but can take advantage of her allowances here.
Coeur Aimant (FR) 8-1 (11-6) Rear of mid-division, 7th 3 out, under pressure in 6th after 2 out, no impression and weakened before last, 7th of 14, dist behind Flemings Dream (10-13) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f mdn sft in Aug.
Dunbar (FR) 16-1 (12-0) Held up in mid-division, ridden in 8th 3 out, no impression before next, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 14 3/4l behind Mr Moondance (11-8) at Sligo 2m 1f hcp gd in Aug.
Glendruid (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Waited with, 9th from 3rd, pushed along after 6th, no impression approaching 3 out, some headway and impeded 2 out, one pace, 8th of 13, dist behind Energumene (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m Soft - Heavy in Mar.
Patrick Joseph 150-1 (9-5) In rear, 11th after halfway, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden and kept on under 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 11, 6 3/4l behind Red Vermillion (9-4) at Tramore 2m hcp Yielding in Aug.
Walking The Walk (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Towards rear, under pressure in 12th after 4th, mistake 4 out, detached before 3 out, weakened after 3 out, never a factor, tailed off, 12th of 14, dist behind Curlew Hill (12-0) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn sft in Aug.
Western Run (IRE) 13-8fav (12-2) Chased leaders and ran freely, 4th halfway, 3rd 5f out, improved to lead briefly entering straight, soon headed, 3rd over 1f out, dropped to 4th final 150 yards, kept on same pace to 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 13, 4 1/4l behind Breakeven (12-2) at Tipperary 2m 4f sft in Aug.
Bright Sunbird (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) Waited with, slight mistake 1st, last after 5th, soon some headway, pushed along after 4 out, kept on same pace without threatening straight, 7th of 15, 23 1/2l behind Arthur Fonzarelli (11-6) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn Yielding in Aug.
Escort'namix (FR) 16-1 (11-1) Chased leader and disputed 2nd, ridden in 4th before 2 out, no impression on leaders after 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 24 1/4l behind Shewearsitwell (11-9) at Sligo 2m 1f mdn gd in Aug.
Marmolata (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Led, 10 length advantage halfway, mistake 3 out, strongly pressed before 2 out, headed 2 out, kept on one pace under pressure, no impression run-in, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Bear Claws (11-9) at Tramore 2m mdn gd in Aug.
Fassbender (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, slight mistake 5th, closer in 2nd after 2 out, ridden before last, close up and challenging between horses when fell last, at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp Yielding in Aug.
You Say Nothing (IRE) 18-1 (11-6) Towards rear, 10th after 4th, mistake 4 out, weakened after 3 out, never a factor, 11th of 14, dist behind Curlew Hill (12-0) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn sft in Aug.
Grimm Star (FR) 66-1 (11-4) Towards rear, 8th after 6th, moderate 4th 2 out, no impression, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 33l behind Finest Evermore (11-2) at Tipperary 2m 4f mdn sft in Aug.
Halcyon Dreams (IRE) 200-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, never a factor, 8th of 11, 32 1/2l behind The Sliding Rock (11-9) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn sft in Aug.