Brendan Duke has done a tremendous job with Mister Benedictine who has gone from a mark of 93 to today's 129 in three runs. He scored very easily at Kilbeggan in June and must be on the short-list to complete the four-timer despite the hike in weight. CARLINGFORD LOUGH, who scored at this meeting last year, was in need of the run on his reappearance and showed the benefit with an impressive victory at Bellewstown where he relished stepping up to 2m4f. He's been raised 10lb but had plenty in hand and will take some stopping. Last year's Plate hereoine Blazing Tempo makes a quick reappearance after finishing well beaten in Thursday's Galway Hurdle where she will have found the trip much too short. This is more like it though her stablemate Ceol Rua, a winner on the Flat last week, could prove a bigger threat with her low weight. Capellanus is just 5lb higher than when scoring over 2m here in October and Headford Flyer just failed to hang on when touched off by Black Berry over 2m6f at Killarney.
Whatuthink (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Always behind, tailed off, 16th of 20, well behind Rebel Fitz (11-5) at Galway 2m hcp hdl sft.
Sweet My Lord (FR) 20-1 (11-8) Mid-division, headway into 9th 2 out, ridden entering straight, no impression in 4th last, kept on same pace, 4th of 30, 2 1/2l behind Citizenship (10-3) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-145 in Jan.
Blazing Tempo (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Always towards rear, tailed off, 17th of 20, well behind Rebel Fitz (11-5) at Galway 2m hcp hdl sft.
Carlingford Lough (IRE) 11-10fav (10-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to 2nd after 4 out, led 3 out, challenged before next, pushed out to assert run-in, comfortably, won at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl sft in Jul beating Eagle's Pass (10-2) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Mister Benedictine 3-1fav (11-2) Chased leaders, closer order 7 out, led 4 out, soon clear, stayed on well, easily, won at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp hdl sft in Jun beating Battling Boru (11-0) by 5l, 10 ran.
Faltering Fullback 25-1 (9-10) Prominent in chasing group, lost place and reminders 6th, no extra from before 2 out, 7th of 10, well behind Foildubh (10-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs hvy in Apr.
Dancing Tornado (IRE) 18-1 (11-7) Waited with in rear, closer in 8th approaching straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 3 out, 6th of 9, 10l behind Black Benny (10-13) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 in Jul.
Capellanus (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, went in pursuit of winner approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from after 3 out, 2nd of 15, 14l behind Whatever Jacksays (11-6) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl gd in May.
Gala Dancer (IRE) 5-1fav (10-2) Chased leaders early, closed up 8th, weakened approaching straight, last of 12, well behind Casey Top (9-10) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp chs gd in May.
Mart Lane (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Soon led, mistake 3 out, joined approaching straight, headed before 2 out, soon no extra, last of 6, 22l behind Monksland (11-0) at Naas 2m 4f nov hdl Grade 2 (1) in Jan.
Action Master 8-1 (11-3) In rear, ridden in 8th 2 out, (usual 3 out), no impression, 7th of 14, 33l behind Caim Hill (10-10) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f hcp chs in Jul.
Boland's Corner (GER) 4-1 (10-12) Soon disputed lead, led after 4 out, strongly pressed and joined 2 out, headed and kept on without matching winner closing stages, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Our Eric (10-9) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl sft in Jul.
Ceol Rua (IRE) 7-1fav (10-6) Mid-division, headway from 3 out, close 4th travelling well when slipped up entering straight, in a race won by Snap Tie (11-9) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl gs in Apr, 25 ran.
Good Fella (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Soon prominent, 4th 3 out, soon no impression under pressure and kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 12l behind Our Eric (10-9) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl sft in Jul.
Headford Flyer (IRE) 11-2 (10-8) Soon tracked leaders, led before 3 out, attempted to assert from next, pressed and mistake last, soon headed and no extra, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Black Benny (10-13) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 in Jul.
Viaduct Joey (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Never better than mid-division, 14th of 23, well behind Sorted (10-1) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-116 in Apr.
Heaney (IRE) 2-1fav (11-4) Settled mid-division, headway into 5th 2 out, improved to lead before last, ridden and challenged after last, kept on well under pressure run-in, won at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn hdl in Jul beating Mrs Trair (10-11) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Bondage (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Rear of mid-division until 3 out, ridden and headway into moderate 8th next, 5th at last, kept on without threatening winner to go 2nd run-in, 2nd of 19, 9l behind Novarov (11-5) at Galway 3m hcp hdl 88-130 gd.