ALTON BAY can't get his head in front and has become very expensive to follow but his close second to Well Tuned at Roscommon last time is the stand-out form and he's taken to finally get off the mark. Paddy Roe was totally unfancied at Clonmel but showed up nicely and with more to offer can run on into a place though the main threat looks to be Do Na Paisti. She showed massive improvement to finish very close up behind Vinniespride at Kilbeggan and with her allwance plus jockey claim she will be receiving 14lb from the selection. Colin Bowe's point-to-point recruit Oliver's Hill can prove best of the remainder.
Alton Bay (IRE) 5-2fav (11-9) Waited with at ordinary pace early, closer order from over 6f out, soon tracked leaders, 2nd before straight, challenged and on terms 2f out, soon led, strongly pressed final furlong and headed and dropped to 3rd near line, 3rd of 18, 1/2l behind Well Tuned (10-10) at Roscommon 2m N H flat gf.
Atrafs Lad (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Towards rear, headway into mid-division in 8th halfway, weakened over 4f out, 12th of 16, 23l behind If Not For You (11-7) at Killarney 2m 1f N H flat gd in Aug.
Bob Bo Jangles (IRE) Chevalier gelding out of Mossy Maze.
Indian Winter (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) Tracked leading pair, pushed along to go 2nd over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 3, 11l behind It's All An Act (11-0) at Perth 2m NH flat (5) gd.
Paddy Roe (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Towards rear, some headway 3 out and went 4th early straight, no impression when not fluent last, kept on same pace into 3rd run-in without troubling principals, 3rd of 12, 8l behind Tisamystery (10-11) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl gf.
High Bay (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Towards rear, no danger from 6f out, pulled up 2f out, in a race won by The Winkler (11-0) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo nhf sft in May, 13 ran.
Maigh Dara (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Chased leaders early, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 11l behind Pink Hat (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m N H flat gf in Aug.
Oliver's Hill (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Chsd ldrs, mstk 7th, 5th 6out, cl 4th & 3out, lft alone from 2out, mod 6th when lft 5th last & 4th nr fin, 4th of 15, 22l behind Tullyesker Hill (10-11) at Dawstown 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Sum Kinda Airplane (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Prominent early, lost place from halfway, no extra from under 6f out, last of 16, well behind Upsanddowns (11-9) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f N H flat gd in Aug.
Vermout Fougeray (FR) Visionary gelding out of Ile Au Tresor.
Do Na Paisti (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Keen hold, held up in rear, closer order from 4 out, 4th from next, kept on well under pressure run-in, not quite get to winner, 2nd of 10, nk behind Vinniespride (11-1) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gf.