Dunroe Boy is in tremendous heart at present and followed a fine run over fences at Clonmel with a convincing success over this trip at Ballinrobe. He's shot up 10lb for that and has to concede weight to several in-form rivals and it's a tough ask in these conditions. PARTHIAN EMPIRE went to Listowel last month with five poor runs behind him but produced an impressive performance and there appeared to be no fluke about it. He's been raised 7lb but with further progress likely can complete the double. Special Bar looks a major threat after a very promising handicap debut at Tipperary, his first start since November. He's another likely to improve as is Brian Who, a real mudlark who found the ground too quick at Sligo last time.
Dunroe Boy (IRE) 3-1fav (11-8) Chased leaders, closed up approaching 3 out where not fluent, on terms next, soon led and clear, slow jump last, kept on run-in, won at Ballinrobe 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Jun beating Yachvili (11-6) by 9l, 15 ran.
Bondage (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 8th of 14, 22l behind Windwood Lad (10-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Jun.
Its All Hush Hush (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway into 6th 3 out, ridden 2 out, no extra entering straight, kept on one pace, 8th of 19, 29l behind Dunroe Boy (10-4) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl 80-102 in May.
Special Bar (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Prominent, jumped right 5 out, in front 2 out, headed and no impression from last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 2 3/4l behind Moonlight Sapphire (11-5) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Jun.
Carpenter (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Settled behind leaders, moderate 5th halfway, closed 4 out, ridden in 6th 2 out, no extra and kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 10l behind Nurse Ryan (11-3) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Jun.
Without The Bop (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out where 5th, ridden in 4th and no impression before last, kept on to 3rd close home, 3rd of 14, 12l behind Windwood Lad (10-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Jun.
Celtic Cailin (IRE) 13-2 (11-11) Mid-division, ridden and no impression from 4 out, 10th of 15, well behind Charleville (11-5) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Jun.
Parthian Empire 20-1 (11-1) Keen hold, soon tracked leaders, close up from before 3 out (normal 4 out) 2nd 2 out (normal 3 out), soon on terms, led after last (normal 2 out) and stayed on best, won at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 in Jun beating Milano Bay (10-11) by 2l, 18 ran.
Definite Ridge (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Soon chased leaders, 6th 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace approaching straight, 6th of 12, 34l behind Fairymount Lord (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Apr.
Information (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Soon chased leaders, no extra after 5 out, tailed off, 9th of 16, well behind Jewel In The Sun (10-8) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f cond hcp chs 0-109 gf in May.
Monahullan Prince 16-1 (10-11) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, 11th of 15, well behind Hevelius (10-10) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Jun.
Banna Beach (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, 3rd 5 out, led before 3 out, soon ridden and headed, no extra in 5th straight, 5th of 18, 7l behind Clonsilla Affairs (11-8) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in May.
Bracken House (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Never better than mid-division, 11th of 17, well behind Tristram Shandy (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in Jun.
Brian Who (IRE) 4-1 (11-6) Soon tracked leaders, ridden approaching 2 out, soon no impression in 5th, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 20l behind Roving Lad (12-3) at Sligo 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.
Flemingstown (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Prominent, led before 5th, mistake 7th, headed approaching 3 out, ridden and dropped to 6th 2 out, no impression in straight, 6th of 14, 7l behind Blaze Of Fire (11-3) at Wexford 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
Strandfield Bay (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, ridden and struggling before 4th, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Tinseltown (12-4) at Wetherby 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jun, 8 ran.
Annie Alainn (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Always towards rear, 11th of 14, 50l behind Gimli's Return (11-1) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Mar.
Benalicious (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Mid div, fell 6th, in a race won by Dr A Day (12-0) at Ballysteen 3m ire ptp gd in Apr, 9 ran.
Liam O' Haodha (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Soon mid-division, mistake 7th, soon lost place, no impression and kept on same pace from after 3 out, 10th of 18, 12l behind Roving Lad (11-11) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.