CHARGING INDIAN, five times a winner on the Flat, has yet to score in 13 starts over hurdles but ran his best race for a while at Gowran earlier this month and has dropped to a winning mark. It's a surprise to see Sarah Battle racing over this trip as she gained her only success to date over 3m on this track in May though she's run well here in the past and has to be on the short-list. The veteran Monahullan Prince will be having his 100th career start of which he's won nine times though only twice over hurdles. He's having his fourth race of this month but has been going well enough to get into the frame again. Famous Ballerina had shown nothing before a much-improved effort at Tramore and any further progress would see her in the money while Abolitionist can also go well despite his big weight.
Abolitionist (IRE) 11-2 (11-6) Waited with, 12th early, no impression from 3 out, kept on same pace, 8th of 16, 28l behind Jack The Hat (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Aug.
Rohans Bay (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 7th approaching straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 9th of 16, 23l behind Dara Tango (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl gd in May '12.
Charging Indian (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Towards rear, headway from 4 out, ridden in 6th 3 out, went 3rd at last, kept on without threatening leaders, 3rd of 20, 8l behind Pivot Bridge (11-1) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Faranadooney (USA) 14-1 (11-9) Mid-division, ridden 4 out, soon weakened, 13th of 15, well behind Billybuster (11-7) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
Cabra Cruizor (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Always towards rear well off pace, moderate 6th halfway, left remote 5th last, 5th of 7, well behind Theatre Mill (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl gf.
Mooney's Cottage (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Led, ridden and headed 5 out, weakened quickly, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Twin Plan (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb, 15 ran.
The Yellow Bin (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division and 9th approaching 3 out, no extra from early straight, 8th of 14, 28l behind Somethingwonderful (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd.
Hard Bought (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Prominent early, soon mid-division, 7th before 4 out, no impression from before straight, 9th of 11, 45l behind Arnaud (11-6) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs sft in May.
Sarah Battle (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Waited with in rear of mid-division, closer order 6 out and headway from 5 out, challenged straight and on terms going well 2 out, gained narrow lead before last, stayed on well run-in to just prevail, won at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-95 in May beating Whiskey And Red (11-12) by nk, 17 ran.
Up The Vic (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Held up, 6th halfway, ridden in 8th 3 out, soon no impression, 5th of 10, well behind The Two Jays (10-11) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in May.
Famous Ballerina (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden in 7th 3 out, kept on under pressure in 4th last, 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 10l behind Billybuster (10-11) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Monahullan Prince 8-1 (10-9) Mid-division, ridden in 6th 3 out, 6th next, kept on same pace from last, 4th of 15, 5l behind Billybuster (11-7) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
Orah Hall (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 4 out, 10th of 18, well behind Wontbelongnow (10-11) at Killarney 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in May.
Routes Delight (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Rear of mid-division, ridden 3 out, kept on one pace from before straight, 10th of 20, 26l behind Arctic Fire (11-8) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl gd.
Seaboru (IRE) 28-1 (11-4) In rear, mistake 5th, trailing next, pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Jack The Hat (10-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul, 16 ran.
Breens Boy (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Soon mid-division, closer order to track leaders from 3 out, slight mistake 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace in 4th run-in, 4th of 12, 8l behind I Never Knew That (11-3) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in May.
Ruhar (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 8th halfway, dropped towards rear before 3 out where ridden and no impression, 8th of 10, 44l behind Dr Schultz (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Tip For The Top (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Waited with towards rear, 12th after 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 7th of 16, 16l behind Four Wives (10-4) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Ringned (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Mid-division, closer in 5th and ridden 3 out, no impression before next, 7th of 15, 24l behind Billybuster (11-7) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95.