Native Palm was receiving 7lb from REGAL D'ESTRUVAL when they occupied the places behind the shock winner Venture Lazarus at Galway in July and Jim Culloty's charge can reverse the form on these terms and gain his first chasing success. Uncle Taffy was in cracking form over timber earlier in the year and though he has run very poorly on his two starts over fences he is expected to do better as is Arch Rebel, who didn't enjoy the very testing ground at Ballinrobe last time. Hans Crescent was fortunate to be left in second place behind Lucky William at Listowel but it was still a very good run in first-time blinkers and he looks a threat along with Mayo Mystique, who will have come on for her chasing debut at Sligo.
Arch Rebel (USA) 5-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, well off pace, closer in 5th before 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, 8th of 13, 47l behind Sorceror (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m beg chs hvy in Sep.
Carlowsantana (IRE) 22-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, well off pace, moderate 6th and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 4th of 13, 18l behind Sorceror (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m beg chs hvy in Sep.
Hans Crescent (FR) 11-1 (11-12) Awash with sweat, close up, on terms before 6th, dropped to 3rd and no impression from before 2 out, left moderate 2nd from last, 2nd of 10, 9l behind Lucky William (11-12) at Listowel 2m beg chs hvy in Sep.
Last Time D'albain (FR) 14-1 (11-12) Well off pace towards rear for most, never a factor, 7th of 13, 37l behind Sorceror (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m beg chs hvy in Sep.
Minor Power (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Towards rear, fell 4 out, remound to finish completely tailed off, 11th of 16, well behind De Valira (11-12) at Listowel 2m 4f beg chs sft in Sep.
Regal D'estruval (FR) 7-2fav (11-12) Soon led and clear, reduced lead approaching 2 out, headed before straight, soon dropped to 3rd, kept on again without matching 1st 2 inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Venture Lazarus (11-5) at Galway 2m 1f beg chs gd in Jul.
Rock County (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Well off pace towards rear throughout, completely tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Toomdeely (11-12) at Listowel 2m 6f beg chs in Sep.
Uncle Taffy (IRE) 22-1 (11-2) Held up, took keen hold, mistake 4 out, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 35l behind Astracad (11-2) at Perth 2m 4f nov chs (4) gs in Sep.
Drumlister (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division best, no extra 3 out, last of 14, well behind Mac's Conflict (10-8) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Sep.
Easily Pleased (IRE) 3-1 (11-10) Tracked leader, clear of remainder, awkward jump 1st, led 4 out, jumped right next, headed before straight, soon no impression, dropped to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 8, 17l behind Give Us A Hand (11-12) at Sligo 2m 1f beg chs in Sep.
Native Palm (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 6th halfway, headway into 4th 3 out, ridden in 5th and no impression before 2 out, weakened and soon pulled up, in a race won by Stakers (11-5) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 gs in Aug, 10 ran.
Mayo Mystique (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) 2nd and clear of remainder, led approaching 5 out, headed before 3 out, 3rd approaching next, soon no impression, 3rd of 8, 25l behind Our Victoria (11-7) at Sligo 2m 1f beg chs in Sep.
Moi Desire (IRE) 3-1fav (11-4) Mid-division, headway from 3 out, 3rd on inner 2 out, ridden and led briefly early straight, headed before last, no extra run-in, 5th of 12, 10l behind Deputy Consort (11-9) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs gd in Jul.
Quarton (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Led, headed after 3 out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 25l behind Much Acclaimed (10-10) at Listowel 2m 4yo hcp hdl sft in Sep.