The veteran PRESWELL LAD continues to defy the years and is in the form of his life. He completed a double over fences in the spring, including on this track, then finished runner-up on his hat-trick bid before reverting to hurdles and gaining an easy victory over a slightly shorter trip here. He's still 9lb lower than over fences so another success looks on the cards. Ni Sin E Mo Ainm will need to step up on his 14l defeat at Wexford to get involved but another veteran, Duroob, is a different matter. He has also been in action over fences on the track and gone well so it would be no great shock to see him return to winning ways. This appears the right distance and ground for Lucky Pigeon though he followed a good run at Down Royal with a poor effort at Cork.
Preswell Lad (IRE) 7-4fav (10-4) Disputed early, soon led, challenged before 2 out, ridden and strongly pressed before last, asserted after last and kept on well run-in, won at Downpatrick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jun beating Couleur De La Loi (10-5) by 5l, 14 ran.
Ni Sin E Mo Ainm (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Rear of mid-division, 6th halfway, progress into 2nd 3 out, ridden and no impression on winner after last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 14, 14l behind Key Account (11-5) at Wexford 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jun.
Golden Olive (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Held up, mistake 4th, under pressure from 4 out, moderate 8th from next, soon no impression, one pace, 6th of 16, 35l behind Down Time (10-8) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
I C Gold (IRE) 5-1 (11-11) Mid div, 9th 1/2way, prog to chse ldrs 10th, cl 3rd 5out, prog to ld 3out, slt adv 2out where left clr, easily, won at Fairyhouse 3m ire ptp gs in May beating Eileen Aroon (11-11) by 10l, 15 ran.
Nevada Rose (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Always behind, pushed along 5th, never a factor, 13th of 16, 45l behind Beach Of Falesa (11-7) at Wexford 2m 2f mares mdn hdl.
Duroob 20-1 (9-13) Soon mid-division, slow jump 3rd, soon towards rear and pushed along at stages, hampered 8th, went moderate 7th 2 out, slightly impeded last, headway under pressure run-in, kept on without getting to 1st 2, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind The Baler (9-12) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-109 gf in Jun.
Josam (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Rear of mid-division, not fluent 1st, 7th halfway, soon pushed along and no extra from 5 out, tailed off, 7th of 14, well behind Key Account (11-5) at Wexford 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jun.
Boker Hill (IRE) 100-1 (11-9) Always behind, no impression from 5 out, never a factor, 9th of 15, 48l behind Most Chaste (11-5) at Wexford 3m 1f beg chase.
Mad Money (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, ridden and no impression in 5th 3 out, mistake next and no extra, 6th of 14, 37l behind Key Account (11-5) at Wexford 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jun.
Flamenco Prince 33-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, slightly hampered 1st, soon mid-division, weakened before 5 out, 16th of 20, well behind Green Energy (11-0) at Down Royal 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 in Mar.
Gortmore Express (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 15, 20l behind Most Chaste (11-5) at Wexford 3m 1f beg chase.
Lucky Pigeon (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, jumped slightly left 5th, carried slightly left and bumped rival 4 out, dropped to moderate 10th approaching straight, no impression, 8th of 15, 32l behind Routes Delight (10-3) at Cork 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 80-109 gf.
Toca Deed (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 9th 3 out, kept on one pace from before straight, 5th of 15, 14l behind Barney King (10-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.