HOUSE LIMIT has struck form since the ground turned faster and dead-heated here last month before a reasonable run behind Potrade and Quarton at Bellewstown. The front two have won subsequently so the form could prove strong enough for this. Swantykay is still a maiden but did better behind Routes Delight at Bellewstown last weekend while Thoonavolla has definitely improved recently and his latest second to the in-form Diamondgeezerluke at Ballinrobe points to his claim. Whitehead Lad is still a maiden after 35 career start, 20 of them over hurdles, so he hardly looks one to support and Charger has been out of form since winning here two years ago.
House Limit (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, progress into 5th 4 out, 4th 3 out, ridden in 3rd before 2 out, no extra before last, 4th approaching last, left 3rd and hampered, kept on one pace, 3rd of 16, 12l behind Portrade (11-0) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-109 gd.
It's All An Act (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Held up, towards rear when not fluent 8th, under pressure from 4 out, no extra and pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Down Time (10-8) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun, 16 ran.
Charger 66-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, no impression from 5 out, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Highbrow Blue (11-12) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chase sft in Apr, 15 ran.
Swantykay (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Mid-division, hampered 5th, progress to chase leaders approaching halfway where 5th, improved to dispute 4 out, ridden in 2nd 3 out, ran around under pressure from before 2 out, kept on same pace, no extra run-in, 4th of 16, 6l behind Routes Delight (10-12) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Fleeting Moment (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Always towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 11, 19l behind Daytime Dreamer (10-9) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jun '12.
Like The Da (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Kilmurry Kid (10-0) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109, 14 ran.
Thoonavolla (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to lead after 4 out, disputed after next, ridden in 2nd after 2 out, no impression on winner before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Diamondgeezer Luke (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
Jkt Prince (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, weakened 4 out, last of 20, dis behind Roll It Out (11-4) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Whitehead Lad (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, ridden after 3 out, and no impression in 3rd 2 out, not fluent last and kept on under pressure to go 2nd run-in, 2nd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Benefitthewest (10-10) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.
Chinook Run (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Waited with towards rear, no impression from before 3 out, 10th of 15, 46l behind Ancient Sands (11-10) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Aug.
Mosman Park (FR) 9-1 (11-4) Mid-division best, 9th 4 out, soon no impression, 12th of 18, well behind Hang On Groovy (10-11) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun '13.
Beau Ballistic (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Prominent, 4th after halfway, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Patrolman (11-10) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.
Garamor Boy (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Pushed along from early, prominent, not fluent 1st, on terms approaching next, not fluent 3rd and headed, lost place 4 out where not fluent, behind from before 3 out, completely tailed off, last of 14, well behind House Limit (10-13) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jun.
The Mosscheeper (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, pushed along from 4th, ridden and weakened 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Diamondgeezer Luke (11-6) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf, 16 ran.