BISHOP'S LANE appeared to have a bit in the locker when beating good yardstick Sherika at Killarney last month and can complete the hat-trick. Muzak is in good form, however, and may still have a bit of scope over fences. He looks a better bet than Kilbeggan third Scavenger Lad, who looks too high in the weights, while Urban Gale looked one-paced at the same track last time. Bruff stayed on nicely at Galway on his latest start and Western Star is also worth a second look after finishing second at Listowel last week, though is struggling to get his head in front. Weslife won a beginners' chase at 50/1 12 days ago but whether he'll reproduce that form off top weight here must be questionable and Talab is still a maiden over fences.
Weslife (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, headway into 7th 3 out, ridden into 5th last, stayed on to challenge entering straight, led early straight and kept on well under pressure, asserted close home, won at Galway 2m 6f beg chs sft beating Protaras (11-9) by 4l, 15 ran.
Dashing Ruby (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) 7th of 15, 32l behind Cherryantor (10-0) at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109.
Scavenger Lad (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 2nd when not as quick as winner 3 out and soon no impression, no extra approaching straight, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 25l behind Loughnagall (11-12) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f beg chs sft in Aug.
Jewel In The Sun (IRE) 16-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, mostly in 3rd, left in lead 5 out, headed 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, 8th of 14, 26l behind Liberty Counsel (11-8) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd.
Curragh Golan (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway into 9th after 4 out, ridden in 7th and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 24l behind House Rules (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs sft in Aug.
Muzak (IRE) 11-2 (10-13) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden and lost place before 2 out, moderate 7th entering straight, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 10l behind Golden Kite (11-5) at Galway 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Bishop's Lane (IRE) 11-4fav (10-11) Mid-division, 7th halfway, good headway early straight to lead 2 out where slight mistake, asserted before last and driven out run-in to maintain advantage, won at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Aug beating Sherika (11-2) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Talab 14-1 (11-12) Always close up, 2nd halfway, led 4 out, ridden and headed next, kept on under pressure from 2 out, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Thewesthowaya (11-0) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Mount Sion (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Tarla (10-7) at Roscommon 2m 4f hdl in Aug.
Urban Gale (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Waited with, went 4th 2 out, 3rd approaching straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 17l behind Prince Of Leisure (10-13) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Aug.
Zest For Life (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Held up, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra before 3 out, 6th of 7, 18l behind Primroseandblue (11-7) at Killarney 2m 6f nh nov hdl sft in Aug.
Bruff (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, left 5th 3 out, ridden in 6th and no impression 2 out, left 4th last, 3rd entering straight, kept on, 3rd of 18, 5l behind Ballygill Gale (10-12) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 sft.
Under The Spell (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Mid-division, closer in 7th 5 out, headway into 4th 3 out, ridden in 3rd last, no extra entering straight, 5th of 18, 22l behind Ballygill Gale (10-12) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 sft.
Knockmoy Jewel (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Prominent, mistake 2nd, 3rd halfway, weakened quickly from 5 out and pulled up before next, in a race won by Miss Pepperpot (11-6) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Nov, 14 ran.
Western Star (IRE) 6-1fav (10-8) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, headway into 3rd 3 out, soon 2nd, challenged before straight, ridden in 2nd when bad mistake 2 out, kept on to challenge again last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 17, 2l behind Western Promise (10-6) at Listowel 3m hcp chs 0-102 hvy.
Optime (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, reminders halfway, completely tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Murchu (11-12) at Galway 2m 6f beg chase sft in Aug.
Molinero (IRE) 10-1 (10-3) Mostly tracked winner, ridden 3 out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Colditz (10-9) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Aug.