Winning bumper Doctor Duffy looks a smart staying prospect and though no match for the prolific Peregrine Run at Cork was conceding 10lb and not beaten far. Longchamp winner Foveros made a successful debut for Willie Mullins at Cork and was expected to follow suit at Ballinrobe but was caught close home by Morosini. He'll improve for that and Paul Townend rides rather than the mare Little Nugget, who he was on board for an easy victory at Limerick. Macgiloney hails from a yard in top form though he's taking on better company and ASH HILL is in the 'could be anything' category. Joseph O'Brien's bumper winner made a sparkling debut over timber when beating a huge field over this trip at Punchestown and looks a very smart prospect. Popong completes the line-up and is no forlorn hope after impressing at Roscommon.
Doctor Duffy (IRE) 9-2 (11-10) Held up in rear, slight mistake 4th, improved on outer to challenge entering straight, disputed 3 out, ridden in 2nd before 2 out, no impression on winner before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Peregrine Run (11-0) at Cork 2m 4f gd in Jul.
Macgiloney (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Prominent, lost position before straight but soon effort again, slight mistake and one pace 2 out, 5th of 13, 8l behind Static Jack (10-0) at Killarney 2m 7f hcp gd in Jul.
Ash Hill (IRE) 9-4 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, 7th at 4th, improved into 2nd approaching straight, led before last, ridden to assert and stayed on well run-in, eased close home, won at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn Yielding in Jun beating Robin Des Sivola (11-5) by 7 1/2l, 23 ran.
Popong (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Towards rear and 6th from halfway, took closer order on outer from 4 out and led after next, ridden and kept on well from last, won at Roscommon 2m 4f gd in Jun beating Cosmo's Moon (11-6) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Foveros (FR) 8-11fav (11-7) Chased clear leader, took closer order in 2nd at 4th, challenged 2 out, pushed along to lead at last, ridden 1f out, kept on, headed closing stages, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Morosini (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m gd in May.
Little Nugget (IRE) 1-3fav (11-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, led travelling well before 2 out, jumped slightly right 2 out, eased clear before last, not extended, won at Limerick 2m 3f mdn gd in May beating Amor Verdadero (11-7) by 6 1/2l, 9 ran.