KATHLEEN FRANCES showed her liking for fast ground and this trip when just touched off by All Or Now at Roscommon. She is penalised for her victories on the Flat but Ger Fox' claim is a bonus and she can gain her first success over timber. New River has yet to prove herself over this far but ran very well when attempting to make all over the minimum at Roscommon and has to be of interest. Station Closed ran very poorly on her first two starts over hurdles but has done much better in bumpers subsequently so an improved effort is envisaged. Winning point-to-pointer Pestal And Mortar produced one good effort over hurdles last season and would be a threat if staging a repeat. Hurricane Lauren was left well clear for a very easy victory between the flags in May and is one to keep an eye on.
Kathleen Frances 6-1 (11-1) Settled in mid-division, good headway approaching straight and went 2nd 3 out, led next and strongly pressed last, kept on under pressure run-in, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 18, nk behind All Or Now (11-0) at Roscommon 2m 4f Conditional Maiden Hurdle (6yo+) gf.
Bannow Lady (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Golden Wonder (11-4) at Bellewstown 3m mdn hdl gf, 16 ran.
Bernie'stheboss (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, ridden 4 out, not fluent next, moderate 8th and no impression approaching straight, kept on same pace, 9th of 18, 39l behind River Slaney (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl gf.
Bouncing Betty (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Towards rear early, mid-division 6 out, ridden and no impression after 4 out, 9th of 16, 44l behind Golden Wonder (11-4) at Bellewstown 3m mdn hdl gf.
Curravay (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 14th of 19, well behind Ballinalacken (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f 5yo mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Golanedge (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Soon led, headed 4th, tracked leaders after, weakened 3 out, completely tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Benemeade (11-12) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Hurricane Lauren (IRE) 2-1 (11-7) Rcd 3rd, 5l 2nd from 5th, mstk 9th, chall & ld 3out, 4l adv gng best when lft well clr 2out, easily, won at Dawstown 3m ire ptp gd in May beating Moon Over Monaloo (11-7) by 25l, 11 ran.
Little King Robin (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Chased leader on inner and 6th halfway, closer in 4th before 2 out but ridden early straight and no extra run-in, 5th of 16, 14l behind Theonewiththeleg (10-10) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl gd.
Luso's Way (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Chased leader in 5th, ridden and no impression in 7th 2 out, no threat in straight, 9th of 16, 34l behind Theonewiththeleg (10-10) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl gd.
Marine Lady (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Mid div, 10th from 3rd until hmprd & ur 5th, in a race won by Supreme Vic (11-7) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp gd in Jun, 15 ran.
Milano Express (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Waited with towards rear, kept on same pace from 5f out, 8th of 16, well behind Sandy Jane (10-11) at Limerick 2m 4f mrs N H flat gf.
Miss Nina (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Ww rr, n jmp fluently early, slt prog twrds rr of mid div when mstk 5out, mstk 3out & wknd, pu 2out, in a race won by Anna Magdalena (10-11) at Tallanstown 3m ire ptp gd in Apr, 10 ran.
New River (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Led, extended advantage briefly halfway, strongly pressed early straight and headed last, no impression on winner run-in and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 17, 3l behind Dawerann (11-1) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gf.
Official Lady (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) 7th of 15, 50l behind Keith's Delight (11-9) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mrs N H flat gf.
Pestal And Mortar (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Not fluent 3rd, never better than mid-division, 6th approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, 7th of 11, 26l behind Bobbina (10-13) at Downpatrick 2m 5f mdn hdl gd in Sep.
Station Closed (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Waited with, closer in 8th over 2f out, ridden into 3rd and kept on without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 16, 2 1/4l behind The Mooch (11-7) at Wexford 2m 2f N H flat gf.
The Tea Lady (IRE) Oscar mare out of Dalkey Pride.
Megan's Vic (IRE) Old Vic mare out of Kinincha Girl.
Definite Elegance (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway into 3rd 5f out, ridden 4f out, no extra in 5th 3f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 27l behind Bach To Whitingbay (11-9) at Cork 2m 3f N H flat gf.