Benash has spent the last couple of years mainly over hurdles and fences though he's produced some good runs on the Flat including when runner-up to Jack Daddy over this track and trip last time. CULLENTRY ROYAL was just touched off by Digeanta over this trip at Leopardstown then started favourite on the same track but his rider gave him far too much to do in the race won by 50/1 chance Writers Block. Billy Lee takes over the reigns and compensation awaits. Storm Away was just behind in that former event and must be considered while Katie T looked a very nice prospect when landing a Roscommon bumper a couple of weeks ago. Winning hurdler and bumper Prima Vista has reverted to the Flat in very good form over trips that have looked too short so he's an obvious threat.
Benash (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden into 4th 2f out, 2nd entering straight, no impression winner final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Jack Daddy (9-7) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f mdn stks gd in Jun.
Cullentry Royal 11-10fav (11-2) Settled in 3rd and distance behind clear leader well before halfway, ridden to go 2nd approaching straight and some headway over 1f out, no real impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 14l behind Writers Block (11-0) at Leopardstown 1m 6f amat mdn stks gf.
Prima Vista 3-1 (9-7) Raced in 3rd, in pursuit of winner from 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Belle de Crecy (9-2) at Roscommon 1m 2f mdn stks gf.
See U In Coppers (IRE) 18-1 (9-7) Soon led, reduced lead and joined before straight, soon headed, moderate 3rd and no extra from over 1f out, 5th of 7, 17l behind Belle de Crecy (9-2) at Roscommon 1m 2f mdn stks gf.
Katie T (IRE) 7-4fav (10-12) Chased clear leader, closer halfway and went 2nd entering straight, led under 2f out and drew clear inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Roscommon 2m mares n h flat gf beating Well Tuned (10-10) by 4l, 17 ran.
Storm Away 5-2fav (10-9) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway in 4th 1 1/2f out, ridden to challenge under 1f out, under pressure in 2nd when hampered and stumbled under 100 yards out, soon no extra in 3rd, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Digeanta (11-4) at Leopardstown 1m 6f amat mdn stks gf in Jun.