soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, improved into 2nd after 8th, on terms approaching straight, soon headed, no impression in 3rd 2 out and not fluent, no extra and dropped to 4th run-in
held up, not fluent 2nd, bumped 5th, 9th halfway, badly hampered 8th, slight mistake 4 out, under pressure in 4th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace into 3rd run-in
The Mooch scored over the minimum trip on soft ground at Tramore in April but has run well enough on quicker going to give him a chance here, despite going up in the weights for his narrow defeat last time. The veteran Close Review was having only his second run since November when landing a Limerick handicap and with just 4lb extra to contend with looks certain to make his presence felt. ALL THE WAY HOME isn't the most consistent but came here in April and landed a similar handicap so is taken to complete a double. Dark Outsider hasn't been running badly over trips too short and though Old Castletown has been in moderate form he looks the type to do better now tackling a more suitable distance.
The Mooch (IRE) 5-2fav (11-5) Led, not fluent 4th and headed, remained close up, 3rd when slightly slow 7th, slight mistake 5 out, 2nd 4 out, pushed along from 3 out, challenged before last, kept on well run-in, not quite get to winner,, 2nd of 7, hd behind Ballyfinboy (11-10) at Tramore 2m hcp chs 0-109 in May.
Miradane 18-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd after 5th, not fluent 2 out, 4th at final fence, one pace from before straight,, 4th of 12, 25l behind Harangue (10-1) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 gf in Jun.
Close Review (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, progress approaching straight and 3rd 2 out, soon led and kept on under pressure run-in, won at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 gd in Jun beating Hellofado (9-11) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
All The Way Home (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Tracked leader in 2nd, improved to lead and ridden after 3 out, stayed on well under pressure run-in, won at Wexford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Apr beating Better B Quick (11-3) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Bullock Harbour (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Ld & disp at fast pace, wknd from 6out, rr from 3out, 4th of 8, well behind Mr Bolt (10-13) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp in May.
Illtakeitfromhere (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, 2nd with a circuit to race, improved to lead before 4 out, headed before next and soon ridden, no extra when bad mistake last, 8th of 13, 31l behind Bills Official (9-7) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Jun.
Carpet Elegance (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Held up, soon in rear, jumped left 4 out, no extra and eased approaching straight, tailed off,, last of 8, well behind Damefirth (11-5) at Clonmel 2m beg chase gd in Jun.
Fiery Oscar (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Always towards rear, some moderate headway from 4 out, 9th of 13, 32l behind Bills Official (9-7) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Jun.
Knockraha Prince (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Towards rear and hampered 1st, some progress after 5th and 8th halfway, no impression in 7th 3 out, no extra, 6th of 15, 43l behind Shadow Catcher (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs gd in Jun.
Via Del Corso 10-1 (11-0) Soon chased leaders, under pressure from 4 out, 5th into straight and no impression, one pace,, 4th of 8, 21l behind Araglen Lad (11-7) at Clonmel 2m hcp chs 0-102 gd in Jun.
Old Castletown (IRE) 6-1 (10-3) Soon chased leaders, 5th after 4th, slightly slow 6th, not fluent 8th, 5th approaching straight, chasing leaders when mistake 2 out, one pace,, 6th of 12, 19l behind As De Pique (9-6) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp chs gd in Jun.
Dark Outsider (IRE) 11-2 (10-10) Close up early, soon raced in 2nd, pushed along from 3 out, 3rd into straight and no impression, soon switched left, kept on to regain 2nd run-in,, 2nd of 8, 10l behind Araglen Lad (11-7) at Clonmel 2m hcp chs 0-102 gd in Jun.
Midnight Molly 50-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, ridden and trailing 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Indian Temple (11-12) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chase gd in May, 10 ran.