Little King Robin has won four times over timber and, though easily brushed aside by the promising Alton Bay at Tramore, will take some beating. However, her penalties could hand the initiative to the four-year-old MORGA, who has been running in Pattern race company on the Flat and won two of her three starts over timber. Ballychorus won a bumper and a maiden hurdle before a good effort in a Galway handicap so she's no forlorn hope while Fourni found 2m4f too far at Limerick and is better judged on her surprise victory at Punchestown in May.
Little King Robin (IRE) 4-5fav (11-5) Made all, went clear 3 out, well clear next, stayed on strongly straight, easily, won at Sligo 2m hdl beating Cavite Beta (10-11) by 8l, 5 ran.
Railway Zira (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Mid-division, ridden before 3 out, no impression, never a factor, 12th of 16, 40l behind Allez Vic (10-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 in Mar.
Ballychorus (IRE) 9-2fav (11-6) Held up, progress into 9th 2 out and soon ridden, no impression in 6th last, kept on one pace, 6th of 17, 6l behind Cacheofgold (10-6) at Galway 2m mrs hcp hdl gd in Jul.
Fourni (IRE) 7-2 (11-3) Soon tracked leaders in 3rd, slightly slow 1st, soon took keen hold, slightly slow 6 out, no impression approaching last, soon no extra, 5th of 6, 12l behind Well Tuned (10-6) at Limerick 2m 4f mrs nov hdl gd in Jul.
Morga (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, slightly hampered after 2nd, pushed along after 2 out, 5th into straight, no impression under pressure and kept on without threatening closing stages, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Mckinley (11-4) at Galway 2m 4yo nov hdl gd in Jul.
Zarma 50-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, 4th 4 out, ridden in 3rd next, no extra in 4th when mistake and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Odit (11-12) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gf in May, 20 ran.