Winning bumper HILLTOP TOMMY jumped moderately when runner-up to Flatfoot Boogie at Cork where he looked in need of a longer trip, which he'll get here. He'll have been given plenty of schooling and can go one better. The Shaughraun was a couple of lengths back in third that day and there shouldn't be much between them again while winning point-to-pointer and bumper Minella For Value returns from a spell over fences and will be suited by this stamina test. Tapaigh An Deis ran a shocker on soft ground at Sligo but did much better on fast going at Kilbeggan earlier and would have an obvious chance providing the ground remains quick.
Hilltop Tommy (IRE) 13-8fav (11-12) Soon chased leaders, closer order 4 out and soon 3rd, 2nd before last, stayed on well but not getting to winner closing stages, 2nd of 18, 1l behind Flatfoot Boogie (11-12) at Cork 2m 3f mdn hdl gf.
Minella For Value (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, closer in 4th before straight, challenged under pressure and led before last, kept on well run-in, headed close home, 2nd of 15, 1l behind Black Benny (11-12) at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chs gf.
Ben Of Fore (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, 10th before 5 out, fell next, in a race won by Black Benny (11-12) at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chs gf, 15 ran.
Caballo De Marcus (USA) 16-1 (11-4) Towards rear, no danger and kept on same pace from 3 out, 7th of 18, 31l behind Tales Of Milan (11-2) at Limerick 2m 6f Amateur Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (4yo+) gd in Jul.
Michael Valentine (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 3f out, no extra 2f out, 8th of 14, 17l behind Lagan Canal (11-7) at Bellewstown 2m 1f N H flat gf in Jul.
Rosshill Pearl (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, slight mistake 3 out and no extra from next, weakened, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Hospital (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl gf.
Spirit Of Seve (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, no impression from halfway, tailed off when mistake 4 out and pulled up before next, in a race won by Pollywollydoodle (10-11) at Sligo 3m mdn hdl gs, 11 ran.
Springfield Grey (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Prominent, awkward jump 6th and 4 out, ridden in 3rd approaching straight, dropped to moderate 5th and no extra 2 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 18, 17l behind Dale Street (11-12) at Limerick 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jul.
Tapaigh An Deis (IRE) 5-2fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, remote 4th halfway, weakened from 3 out, 8th of 11, well behind Pollywollydoodle (10-11) at Sligo 3m mdn hdl gs.
The Gotfor Man (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) 9th early, not always fluent jumping, no extra from before 3 out and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Dale Street (11-12) at Limerick 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jul, 18 ran.
The Shaughraun (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, improved into moderate 5th approaching straight, ridden in pursuit of winner when slight mistake 2 out, 3rd before last, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 3rd of 18, 3 1/2l behind Flatfoot Boogie (11-12) at Cork 2m 3f mdn hdl gf.
Black Lily (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, reminders circuit to go, lost place and no extra 4 out, 6th of 10, well behind Pestal And Mortar (11-4) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs gf in Jul.
Cara Vic (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Towards rear, some progress 3f out, ridden in 7th 2f out, kept on one paced straight, 5th of 16, 8l behind Royal Moll (11-7) at Sligo 2m 2f mrs N H flat gs.
Fresh By Nature (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Mid-division, pushed along in 7th after 4 out, 4th and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 16, 22l behind Fairview Star (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gf in Jul.
Lady Brown (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Held up, ridden 3 out, moderate 7th 2 out, no impression, 7th of 14, 8l behind Bouncing Betty (10-12) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Theatre Princess (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, 11th of 12, well behind Sea Rocket (10-13) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd.
Subtitle (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, pushed along in 6th approaching 2 out, soon no extra, 6th of 14, 18l behind Banana Flambe (11-12) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Tom's Last Euro (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Led and disputed, ridden in 3rd after 3 out, under pressure in 6th 2 out, soon no extra, 10th of 14, 23l behind Ballyspellan Lad (11-5) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf.