chased leader in moderate 2nd, closed before 4th and led from 5th, clear before 6th where slight mistake, slight mistake 7th and mistake 5 out, slightly reduced advantage before 2 out where slight mistake, ridden to assert after last, eased close home
Jessica Harrington won last year's renewal but her Neverushacon was in trouble when unseating his rider at Killarney last month in a race won by the progressive BAILY CLOUD in which Tiger Roll, who was giving 4lb to the winner, finished second. As well as the runner-up, Gordon Elliott runs another two in this and, being a four-year-old filly, easy Tramore winner Tocororo gets all the allowances. Tiger Roll probably has more class than her and stable companion Taglietelle, however, though the latter ran well on his chasing bow in July. Hurricane Ben finished ahead of Neverushacon and the selection at Galway in July so can't be ignored while Odit won at Downpatrick last month.
Hurricane Ben (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, progress and slight mistake 2 out, travelling smoothly and improved to lead after last, ridden and headed under 1f out, soon no extra and one pace, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Xsquared (11-9) at Galway 2m 2f Good - Yielding in Jul.
Baily Cloud (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, progress in 2nd before 3 out and ridden to lead after 2 out, driven out and kept on well run-in, won at Killarney 2m 5f gd in Aug beating Tiger Roll (11-12) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Tiger Roll (IRE) 2-1jfav (11-12) Tracked leader, hampered on bend after 2nd and dropped to rear, 5th halfway, reminders after 4 out, ridden and no impression in 4th approaching last, kept on well run-in, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Baily Cloud (11-8) at Killarney 2m 5f gd in Aug.
Ballyroe Rambler (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 3 out, no impression before next, kept on one pace, 9th of 18, 23 3/4l behind All The Chimneys (10-7) at Navan 2m hcp Soft - Heavy in Apr.
Neverushacon (IRE) 7-1 (11-8) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, pushed along in 5th 3 out, no impression when mistake and unseated rider next, at Killarney 2m 5f gd in Aug.
Odit (GER) 11-4fav (11-12) Chased leaders and 4th before 6 out, went 2nd after 4 out and led after next, pushed along and pressed before 2 out, headed last and soon ridden, kept on well to regain lead close home, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f gd in Aug beating Wes Hardin (11-12) by 1l, 11 ran.
Taglietelle 10-3 (11-12) Chased leaders, fell at 1st, at Killarney 2m 5f sft in Aug.
Tocororo (IRE) 8-13fav (10-9) Settled 4th, 3rd after 2nd, improved to lead halfway, went 10 lengths clear before 10th, increased advantage before 12th, kept on well, very easily, won at Tramore 2m 6f gd in Aug beating Lottolove (11-7) by dist, 10 ran.