MINELLA BERRY's third behind Rock The World at Down Royal in November is the best form on view and though not seen since a disappointing run at Fairyhouse in January John Kiely should have him spot-on for this. The Waterford handler also run the J P McManus owned newcomer Portmore Lough and he's one to note in the market. Lisa's Legacy finished a good third to Swansea Mile at Bellewstown and the winner has boosted the form with a victory in much better company. Little Jimmy Brown, a winning point-to-pointer, will probably do better over further.
Havelock Ellis 11-2 (8-13) Chased leader, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out and no extra in 6th over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 8 3/4l behind High Kicker (8-5) at Leopardstown 1m 5f hcp gf in Jul.
Lisa's Legacy 16-1 (11-12) Soon disputed lead, led approaching 3 out, pressed and not fluent 2 out, soon headed, 3rd and not fluent last, one pace, 3rd of 12, 10 1/2l behind Swansea Mile (11-4) at Bellewstown 2m 1f mdn gf in Jul.
Overland Express (IRE) 25-1 (9-11) Led, soon clear, reduced lead before straight, soon strongly pressed and headed 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, 12th of 14, 9 3/4l behind Mountmills (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in May.
Black Banjo (IRE) 50-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 3f out, under pressure in 3rd 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 8th of 17, 7 3/4l behind Swift Harry (12-0) at Cork 2m gd in Jul.
Erins Pride (IRE) 25-1 (12-0) Prominent, soon 2nd, a little keen, lost place and slightly impeded 3f out, soon no extra,, 6th of 12, dist behind Hows Patsy (12-0) at Wexford 2m 2f gf in Jul.
Little Jimmy Brown (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Led, jumped right, pressed straight, headed approaching last where dropped to 4th, no extra and one pace run-in, 5th of 10, 13 1/4l behind Brand Ambassador (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn gd in Sep.
Minella Berry (IRE) 15-8fav (11-10) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, closer in 4th entering straight, ridden and no extra between final 2, eased, 7th of 15, 35 1/4l behind Hostile Fire (10-8) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Jan.
Father Jed (IRE) 100-1 (11-1) Soon mid-division, moderate 10th approaching straight and pushed along, soon no impression, wandered slightly from 2 out, 10th of 17, 29 1/2l behind Adimelo (11-12) at Roscommon 2m mdn gd in Jul.
Portmore Lough (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Zeferina.
Kilfeacle Rose (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Disputed, led 1st, headed approaching 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last, at Wexford 3m mdn gd in Jun.
Zaras Angel (IRE) Kutub M out of Dancing On Ice.