An Caisteal Nuadh followed an opening bumper victory at Limerick with a fair run in a much better race at Galway. His pedigree suggests he'll be a stayer so the trip shouldn't be a problem and any rain would help. BLACK ACE won a bumper here in May and made a very promising debut over hurdles when runner-up to Jack The Wire at Galway. He can go one better as Holy Water already had plenty of experience before his best run to date over the track and trip a couple of weeks ago. Legal Proceedings had looked a certain future winner when runner-up at Gowran in June and started favourite at Roscommon next time but pulled much too hard and was soon done with.
Black Ace (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 8th halfway, progress in 4th 2 out, pushed along to go 2nd approaching last, ridden and no impression on winner run-in, kept on one pace, 2nd of 18, 3 1/4l behind Jack The Wire (11-12) at Galway 2m 1f mdn gd in Jul.
Lockeen Girl (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Led, slight mistake 1st, ridden and pressed entering straight, headed before 3 out where 4th and slight mistake, no impression in 5th and slight mistake 2 out, no extra, 7th of 20, 21l behind Hello Sweetie (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn Good - Yielding in Aug.
Holy Water (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Led, pressed and ridden after 2 out, headed after last and kept on same pace close home, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Good Tradition (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn gd in Aug.
Love Secret (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Towards rear, pushed along 4 out and no danger, completely tailed off, 13th of 16, dist behind War Anthem (11-12) at Roscommon 2m mdn Yielding in Aug.
Meenvee (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along and lost place 4 out, in rear next, no extra from 2 out, last of 9, 33l behind Round Tower (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 5f mdn gd in Aug.
Mindsmadeup (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Led, soon pressed, disputed over 3 1/2f out, ridden and headed 2 1/2f out, under pressure in 4th entering straight, no extra final furlong, 8th of 10, 13 1/4l behind Mountain Rock (11-8) at Galway 2m gd in Jul.
Newstart (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 5th, 3rd halfway, pushed along and no impression in 7th before last, no extra, 6th of 15, 15 3/4l behind Desertmore Dreamer (11-12) at Tramore 2m mdn gd in Aug.
Templederry (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Held up, mistake 4th, some progress into mid-division 3 out, soon no danger, 11th of 14, dist behind Runyon Rattler (11-12) at Wexford 2m mdn gd in Jul.
Winter Whiskey (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Soon in rear, slight mistake 8th, pushed along briefly 4 out, no impression from next where not fluent, completely tailed off, 5th of 7, dist behind Emma Beag (10-11) at Sligo 3m mdn hvy in Aug.
Aiobhins Choice (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) In rear, never a factor, reminder after 4 out and not fluent next, moderate 7th after 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 31 3/4l behind Pursecco (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f mdn gd in Aug.
Field Robin (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra 5f out, weakened 4f out, tailed off, 7th of 8, dist behind Rainy Day Dylan (12-0) at Cork 2m 3f Yielding - Soft in Aug.
Hot In Question (IRE) Stowaway M out of Nelly Fox.
Legal Proceedings (IRE) 5-2fav (11-5) Led, headed straight, soon weakened, 9th of 16, dist behind War Anthem (11-12) at Roscommon 2m mdn Yielding in Aug.
Willwehaveone (IRE) 125-1 (10-13) Rear, 11th at 4th, detached and ridden after 5th, 10th before 4 out, no extra, completely tailed off, 7th of 12, dist behind Airlie Beach (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f mdn Yielding in Jul.
An Caisteal Nuadh (IRE) 11-2 (12-0) Mid-division, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 10, 9 3/4l behind Mountain Rock (11-8) at Galway 2m gd in Jul.