Too Scoops was fancied in the opening race yesterday but couldn't cope with Gold Ability and this looks tougher. LETHERBELUCKY had over four lengths in hand over Audrelles Lad at Roscommon and, with the weights remaining the same after the latter's subsequent victory at Ballinrobe, Willie Mullins' mare should come out on top again and take this. Tugboat is likely to be a major threat judged on his impressive victory at Clonmel while there must have been something amiss with Whispering Hills when tailed off at Tipperary as he'd looked impressive on his previous two starts. Protaras had looked promising when beating Simon Grey at Navan but ran poorly at Limerick in April and has been given a break.
Audrelles Lad (IRE) 9-4 (11-3) Chased leaders in 3rd, 2nd after 4 out, improved to lead 3 out, challenged last, ridden and kept on well run-in, won at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hdl hvy in Jul beating Free To Dream (11-2) by 1l, 5 ran.
Whispering Hills (IRE) 7-4 (11-10) Tracked leaders, not always fluent and niggled along at stages, 2nd before 4 out, slight mistake and ridden next, no extra into straight and eased when beaten, last of 8, well behind Aughnacurraveel (11-5) at Tipperary 3m hdl hvy in Jul.
Medicinal Compound 8-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, tended to jump right, struggling from 4 out, moderate 4th and kept on same pace from before next, 4th of 8, 29l behind Run With The Wind (11-9) at Killarney 2m 1f nh nov hdl in Jul.
Protaras (USA) 7-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, well off pace, dropped to last 4 out, no extra next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Spring Heeled (11-12) at Limerick 2m 4f nh nov hdl gd in Apr, 7 ran.
Free To Dream (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway into 3rd 3 out, 2nd after 2 out, ridden before last, kept on to challenge last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Audrelles Lad (11-3) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hdl hvy in Jul.
Letherbelucky (IRE) 2-1fav (11-5) Chased leaders, slight mistake 3rd, closer in 4th approaching straight, challenged and on terms from 3 out, led before last, stayed on well to draw clear run-in, won at Roscommon 2m 4f nh nov hdl sft in Jul beating Audrelles Lad (11-7) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
Too Scoops (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Led, strongly pressed 2 out and headed last, kept on under pressure, bumped rival close home, 2nd of 19, nk behind Maxim Gorky (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 2f 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Jun.
Tugboat (IRE) 4-1 (11-3) Always prominent, disputed lead from 4th to 7th, improved to lead before 2 out, soon ridden clear, stayed on well from last, comfortably, won at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in May beating Dreaming On (10-6) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Thynetocatcher (IRE) 13-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, closed up travelling well straight, led before 2 out, ridden and stayed on well from before last, won at Killarney 2m 4f mares mdn hdl gd in May beating Grainne Delight (10-13) by 4l, 18 ran.
Dakota Storm (IRE) (12-0) Alw rr, hmprd 1st, rddn by 7th, to last up 5out, cto 4out & pu bef 3out, in a race won by Dromdeals Princess (12-0) at Athlacca 3m ire ptp in May, 11 ran.
Naughty Molly (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Prominent, 2nd halfway, 4th 5 out, weakened next, 20th of 23, well behind Bourbon Ellie (10-12) at Cork 3m mdn hdl in Jul.