Realt Den Chathair showed his liking for fast ground at Wexford in July but that was over 2m and he's been nowhere near as far as this. Zaralabad is a regular winner on the level and has no problems staying this trip so he's on the short-list despite a big weight. Playtime Ben won a maiden over 2m4f here before finding the minimum trip much too short while Definite Ridge won a 2m7f Downpatrick maiden but was weakening when falling there on his next start. KALICO KIM won a handicap over the C&D at Kilbeggan in June and though running poorly in her two later starts both were on softer ground which she can't handle. She's given the nod in another tough race though Excellent As Usual, who beat her easily in July, could prove a threat if there's some rain.
Realt Den Chathair (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Soon tracked leaders, closer in 2nd and challenged after 2 out, led from before last and stayed on well under pressure, won at Wexford 2m mdn hdl gf in Jul beating God's County (11-12) by 1l, 14 ran.
Zaralabad (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Waited with, closed 3 out, kept on same pace under pressure from next, 6th of 19, 18l behind Street Runner (10-2) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 gs in Aug.
Playtime Ben (IRE) 8-1 (10-10) Prominent, weakened from 4 out, 17th of 20, 41l behind Norther Bay (11-10) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd.
Vital Plot (USA) 20-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, 13th of 20, 27l behind Norther Bay (11-10) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd.
Cnoc Seoda (IRE) 10-1 (11-8) Soon mid-division, 8th early, no impression and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 6th of 12, 26l behind Slim To None (10-7) at Cork 2m 3f cond hcp hdl (80-109) in Aug.
Definite Ridge (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, fell 3 out, in a race won by Whiskey And Red (10-10) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-102 gd, 14 ran.
Excellent As Usual (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Prominent, on terms from before 4 out, headed after next and soon no extra, 9th of 19, 18l behind Street Runner (10-2) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 gs in Aug.
Raheenwood (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, well off pace, no extra from 6 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Alf Wright (11-7) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Aug, 15 ran.
Bacher Boy (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Towards rear, closer in 8th 4 out, weakened from next, 11th of 16, well behind Credit Box (10-9) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Wontbelongnow (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, headway into 3rd before 2 out, ridden in 4th 2 out, no extra entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 19, 6l behind St Maxime (11-1) at Galway 2m 2f mdn hdl sft.
Bruach Na Mara (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Credit Box (10-9) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft, 16 ran.
Cool Article (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Mid-division, moderate 8th after 3 out, soon no impression, 10th of 14, well behind Loughnagall (10-12) at Clonmel 3m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (5yo+) in Sep '11.
Granaruid (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, slightly hampered 6 out, 11th under pressure before 2 out, stayed on, 6th of 14, 19l behind Liberty Counsel (11-8) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd.
Kalico Kim (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Soon mid-division, 9th from 3 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on, 5th of 15, 14l behind Galianna (11-5) at Listowel 2m 4f mare hcp hdl 8Evens16 sft.
Lea Lady (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Towards rear, pushed along in rear 5th, went moderate 7th approaching straight, soon no impression, 5th of 13, well behind Ocean Bright (11-1) at Cork 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 9-109 hvy in Jan.
Flamenco Prince 5-1 (10-3) Prominent and led before 3rd where mistake, mistake 4 out (usually 6 out) and headed, soon dropped to rear, moderate 6th before 2 out, kept on one pace run-in, 4th of 8, 24l behind Barnevelder (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 sft.
Moving On (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Led and disputed, headed 4 out, soon ridden and lost place, no extra from 3 out, 9th of 13, 23l behind Thewesthowaya (11-0) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Paudi The Punter (IRE) 11-2 (10-13) Soon chased leaders, some mistakes, hampered 3 out, soon no impression, 10th of 14, 43l behind Whiskey And Red (10-10) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Better Than Conan (IRE) 14-1 (11-11) Mid-division best, 11th 2 out (normal 3 out), soon no impression, 11th of 18, 30l behind Parthian Empire (11-1) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 in Jun.
Donttellmother (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, dropped to 8th 5 out, no impression from 3 out, 5th of 13, 31l behind Namarama (11-10) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Aug.
Dante Anna (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Waited with, 8th approaching 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace after next, 8th of 11, 27l behind Bobbina (10-13) at Downpatrick 2m 5f mdn hdl gd.