Lost Book is facing a tougher task after scoring at Ballinrobe and Cordelia Belle is upped 9lb for winning at Fairyhouse last month. Danequest went close at Cork in April and won on the Flat last week while The Conker Club and Emmy Lou have claims on their latest placed efforts at this venue. LUIMNEACH ABU has found one too good at Kilbeggan on his last couple of starts but this looks less competitive and he gets the nod to come good again today.
Danequest (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Towards rear, progress travelling smoothly from before straight, soon prominent, gained narrow lead before 2 out, ridden and edged right before last, headed and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 17, 1 3/4l behind Ghareer (11-0) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Apr.
He's Our Man (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Soon tracked leaders, pushed along when short of room entering straight, dropped to 8th and no extra 2 out, kept on same pace, 8th of 15, 27l behind Hareth (10-2) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-116 in May.
Dawerann (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Mid-division best, not fluent jumping and pushed along at stages, no extra from before 3 out, 11th of 15, 50l behind Hareth (10-2) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-116 in May.
Sports Line (IRE) 40-1 (10-6) Disputed lead early, prominent, lost place and weakened after 3 out, 16th of 18, well behind Desertmore Stream (11-1) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl.
Luimneach Abu (IRE) 3-1fav (10-11) Soon raced in 6th, 5th approaching 4 out, 4th before straight, ridden to go moderate 2nd and not fluent last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 12, 10l behind Alf Wright (10-12) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd in May.
Asockastar (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, slight mistake 2nd, close 2nd halfway, ridden and weakened after 4 out, tailed off, 20th of 25, well behind Master Oscar (10-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f in Apr.
Killdunne (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, mistake 5 out, ridden and no extra after next, 7th of 16, 28l behind Bendanella (11-4) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Cordelia Belle (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Soon chased leaders, improved travelling smoothly to get on terms approaching straight, soon led, joined 2 out and headed soon after, regained lead and stayed on well run-in, won at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in May beating Hareth (10-12) by 3 1/2l, 17 ran.
Kims Dream (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Mid-division, progress into 5th before straight, disputed entering straight, ridden and soon no extra approaching 2 out, 7th of 18, 14l behind Hospital (11-4) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 gs in Apr.
Benhego 20-1 (10-6) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden in 5th 4 out, soon weakened and tailed off, last of 18, well behind Hospital (11-4) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 gs in Apr.
The Conker Club (IRE) 5-1 (10-7) Held up in rear of mid-division, closer in moderate 7th after 3 out, improved into 3rd but no impression from before last, kept on same pace, just failed for 2nd, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Roisin Dubh (10-6) at Clonmel 2m mrs hcp hdl in May.
Strain Of Fame (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear early, closer in mid-division halfway, swift headway in 4th 5 out, led next, headed after 3 out, soon no extra, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 25l behind Namarama (11-3) at Clonmel 3m sft in Oct.
Theonewiththeleg (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Prominent, moderate 2nd approaching 6 out, closed before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 21l behind Alpha And Omega (10-3) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Oct.
Creadan Mist (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, took keen hold, no impression from after 3 out, 11th of 18, 31l behind Mount Gunnery (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in May.
Lost Book (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) In rear, closer in 9th 3 out, headway on inner when short of room briefly after next, ridden to lead approaching last, not fluent at last, kept on well run-in, won at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in May beating Siobhans Belle (9-12) by 4l, 14 ran.
Emmy Lou (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Held up, towards rear early, progress to chase leaders from 3 out, 3rd travelling smoothly into straight, gained narrow lead 2 out, pressed and joined when mistake last, headed, rallied, not match winner, 2nd of 18, 3/4l behind Cloudy Morning (10-4) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in May.
One Fine Morning 10-1 (11-9) Mid-division, moderate 10th halfway, no danger from 11th, completely tailed off, 10th of 18, well behind A Decent Excuse (10-9) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Nov.
Ittimetogo (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, progress into 3rd 3 out, soon disputed, ridden in 2nd entering straight, under pressure in 3rd 2 out, dropped to 4th last, kept on one pace, 4th of 20, 26l behind Give Me A Break (11-5) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in May.
Andlau (FR) 33-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, 5th approaching halfway, no extra from 4 out, tailed off, 20th of 23, well behind Shariyan (10-11) at Leopardstown 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Dec '12.
The Gnathologist (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Settled in chasing group, moderate 6th halfway, ridden into 3rd 2 out, no extra before last, 7th of 15, 25l behind Daytime Dreamer (10-13) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Aug.