Regusci looks to have lost his confidence following a fall when last seen over hurdles at Cork in May as he's been well beaten on the Flat several times subsequently. FORMAL BID has taken a long time to get his act together over timber and produced his first placed effort on his 14th start at Kilbeggan. He's best on fast ground and this won't take much winning so he's given the nod. City Line has now had 25 races over hurdles without winning but has been placed eight times so the assessor can't release his grip. Andy Oliver's horses are in sparkling form so Jabus should be considered as he's another well suited by the ground conditions.
City Line (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) In rear, improved into 4th 2 out, no impression from before last, kept on, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Anshan Dreams (11-7) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gf.
Ancient Sands (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Always towards rear and never a factor, no threat from 2 out, last of 10, 33l behind Oscar Wings (9-10) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Jul.
Charging Indian (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Mid-division, hampered 4th, closer in 5th 4 out, ridden in 5th after 3 out, soon no impression, 7th of 15, 14l behind Hurricane Jojo (11-2) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gs.
Regusci (IRE) 7-4fav (11-6) Rear of mid-division early, swift headway into 2nd halfway, challenged 5 out, led after 4 out, rider lost iron briefly and headed entering straight, 3rd and still travelling when fell 2 out, in a race won by The Boat People (11-2) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in May, 19 ran.
Jabus (IRE) 4-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, 10th of 14, well behind Magnetic Force (11-2) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 gd.
Mac Tigue (IRE) 11-2fav (11-7) Mid-division on outer, ridden 3 out, no impression, 11th of 19, 23l behind Alexander Leaving (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jun.
Formal Bid (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway into 7th 2 out, ridden into 5th last, kept on to 2nd run-in, no impression winner, 2nd of 14, 5l behind Ballyspellan Lad (11-5) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Bright Light City (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway into 5th after 3 out, ridden in 3rd 2 out, no extra in 4th last, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 13l behind Ballyspellan Lad (11-5) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Blue Ridge Lane (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Mid-division, ridden in 7th 5 out, under pressure in 6th 4 out, no extra before next, weakened and completely tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Jabus (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jul.
Ice Ice Baby 20-1 (10-0) Held up, effort 3 out, lost place 2 out, well held when hampered last, 5th of 6, 19l behind Adelar (11-2) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd.
Galboystown Lady (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Always towards rear, never a factor, no threat from 2 out, 11th of 15, 24l behind Massini's Trap (11-2) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl gf.
Waterhouse (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Keen hold, mid-division best, weakened from 4 out, completely tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Futuramic (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Monahans Girl (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Waited with towards rear, some headway approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 10th of 15, 34l behind Wells China (11-3) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Jun.
Boleybawn Cat (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders early, 11th halfway, no extra from 4 out, 14th of 18, well behind Raydari (11-9) at Roscommon 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jul.
Time Travel 14-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and dropped to 6th approaching 2 out, no extra and weakened, 8th of 12, well behind Paddy O Dee (11-2) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Mar.
On The Loose (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Niggled along early, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 3 out, 9th of 16, 13l behind Opera Music (10-13) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jul '12.
Academic Accolade 14-1 (10-13) Towards rear, niggled along on bend away from stands, soon beaten, 10th of 14, well behind Chinook Run (10-8) at Wexford 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jun.