held up mid-division, headway before 3 out to chase winner, kept on and always well held run-in
tracked leaders, led after 4 out, mistake when clear 3 out, kept on well
behind, plugged on from 3 out, never dangerous
led early, tracked leader, weakened from 7 out, mistake 5 out, pulled up before 3 out
towards rear, mistake 2nd, pushed along 5 out, pulled up before 4 out
tracked leader, led 2nd, headed after 4 out, no extra
towards rear, headway after 4 out, ridden before last, kept on run-in
Bandsman has won here over hurdles but has become a little disappointing. Star Foot has run well in a couple of chase starts here while Boy's On Tour ran up to his best when second at Perth last month. Dallas Cowboy beat Opechee over 2m1f here last month but the runner-up has let the form down since. BALLYVIC BORU (NAP) ran well over 2m at Southwell last Tuesday. This longer trip is a more suitable test and Brian Ellison’s top weight can go one better today. Corri Lindo was engaged yesterday at Bangor.
Ballyvic Boru (IRE) 7-4fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, challenged after 4 out, led next, ridden and hard pressed last, headed flat, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Ashoka (12-0) at Southwell 2m hcp (3) gd in May.
Bandsman 8-1 (10-9) Not fluent 1st, mid-division, blundered 4th, chased leaders 3 out, ridden after last, one pace and no impression flat, 7th of 11, 9l behind Larry (11-12) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Star Foot (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders on outside, lost place after 4th, closed 9th, not fluent 10th, closed 2 out, led flat, soon headed, held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Iskabeg Lane (10-9) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Mar.
Boy's On Tour (IRE) 5-1 (10-3) Tracked leader, led narrowly before 10th, headed 4 out, chased winner, stayed on to challenge and every chance when hung right flat, soon ridden, just held, 2nd of 7, hd behind Imada (10-12) at Perth 2m 4f hcp (3) gs in Apr.
Thahab Ifraj (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Held up, headway 5f out, chased leading pair 4f out, hung left and chased leader over 1f out, stayed on to lead final strides, won at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Apr beating Loose Chippings (9-4) by nk, 14 ran.
Dallas Cowboy (IRE) 9-2 (10-0) Tracked leader, challenged 6th, led 4 out, ridden out flat, kept on, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Apr beating Opechee (10-3) by 2l, 5 ran.
Opechee (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Always in rear, tailed off, 7th of 8, dist behind Welcome Ben (11-0) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp (3) gd in May.
Corri Lindo (FR) 11-4 (11-12) In rear, headway before 5 out, led before 3 out, headed before 2 out, led last, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, shd behind Smuggler's Blues (11-13) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Apr.