An excellent turnout for this nice prize. Slieveardagh scored over the C&D in May before a fine effort in the Galway Hurdle and that form has already been given a boost though he is very closely matched with Cloone Rocket on their 1-2 at Cork at the beginning of the month. Cooper's Crest is an improving type who may just have found 2m4f stretching her stamina when runner-up to Persian Gayle at Galway. Wikaala has progressed into a very useful hurdler as he showed when beating Gudnis Gracious Me at Tramore and he should go close but this can go to SHERCHANCEIT. Mary O'Connor's mare had Total Excitement just over two lengths behind when scoring over the C&D last month and this progressive type looks capable of winning from a higher mark.
Dancing Tornado (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Held up, ridden and no impression from 4 out, towards rear when refused last, in a race won by Bluesea Cracker (10-3) at Fairyhouse 3m 5f hcp chs hvy in Apr, 26 ran.
Cloone Rocket (IRE) 11-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, 2nd 3 out, gained narrow lead approaching last where mistake, headed and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Slievecorragh (11-2) at Cork 2m 2f hdl.
Eagle's Pass (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) In touch towards rear, closer in 4th 4 out, moderate 3rd and no impression under pressure from next, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 17l behind Slievecorragh (11-2) at Cork 2m 2f hdl.
Tilabay (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Raced in 3rd, went moderate 2nd approaching 2 out, ridden to close last where mistake, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Beau Michael (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hdl gd.
Wikaala (USA) 5-2fav (11-12) Tracked leaders in close 4th, travelled best on outer to challenge 2 out, led run-in, driven out, won at Tramore 2m hdl fm beating Gudnis Gracious Me (11-7) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.
Slieveardagh (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway into 6th 4 out, ridden into 4th 2 out, no extra entering straight, kept on same pace, 4th of 19, 9l behind Overturn (11-6) at Galway 2m hcp hdl gf in Jul.
Cooper's Crest (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Held up towards rear, 9th 3 out, headway into 5th 2 out, ridden in 6th last, kept on well run-in to 2nd close home, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Persian Gayle (11-6) at Galway 2m 4f nh nov hdl gf in Jul.
Dreamy Gent (IRE) 11-2 (11-10) Tracked leaders, 2nd 4 out, ridden in 3rd next, no impression when left clear 2nd and hampered last, no extra, 2nd of 11, 8l behind Don't Be Bitin (12-0) at Wexford 2m 1f hcp chs gd in Jun.
Total Excitement (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Mid-division, good progress to chase winner in 2nd into straight, closed and every chance run-in, soon no impression and kept on same pace under pressure, 2nd of 20, 1 1/2l behind Kalellshan (10-13) at Galway 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Jul.
Sherchanceit (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Made all, ridden from 2 out, stayed on well from last, won at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl 8Evens30 gf in Jul beating Total Excitement (10-12) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Miss Mary Mac (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, progress to track leaders 4 out, 2nd approaching 2 out, soon challenged under pressure, led narrowly run-in, stayed on well, all out, won at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd beating Walter Blue (10-9) by hd, 16 ran.
Dul Ar An Ol (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Towards rear, progress from before 2 out, moderate 9th before straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on, 7th of 20, 14l behind Kalellshan (10-13) at Galway 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Jul.
Lancetto (FR) 10-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and weakened before straight, 12th of 17, 34l behind Dul Ar An Ol (9-11) at Fairyhouse 2m nov hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Apr.
Stakers (NZ) 6-4fav (11-7) Settled in moderate 2nd, some progress approaching 2 out, ridden entering straight, no impression from last, one pace run-in, 4th of 8, 8l behind Fearnwood Girl (10-10) at Sligo 2m nh nov hdl gd in Jul.