KALELLSHAN won twice at the meeting in 2010 including this event though from a 10lb lower mark. A good run on the Flat a couple of weeks ago will have put him straight and, as Mark Enright's claim is a major plus, he's taken to continue his fine form on this tough track. Teach Nua won at the meeting in 2009 and last year and he's another with a recent run on the level under his belt. Drive On Regardles didn't stay 3m at Roscommon after scoring over this trip at Tipperary while Greenbelt Star was having just his second start in a year on the Flat at Lepardstown earlier this month and will be ready for this. Maxim Gorky has a touch of quality though this is a tough introduction to handicaps as it is for Zerashan, a Listed class performer on the level who landed a Downpatrick maiden a couple of weeks ago. Flying Light would be suited by the ground drying out but Satu is useful at his best and has to be of interest with his young rider's claim a bonus.
Kalellshan (IRE) 11-4fav (12-3) Soon led, clear from before 4 out, reduced advantage before 2 out, asserted after last, shaken up briefly run-in, easily, won at Galway 2m 2f am hcp hdl 88-109 gf in Jul '10 beating Turner Brown (11-5) by 3 1/2l, 18 ran.
Satu (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Soon well off pace in mid-division, ridden into closer 8th approaching straight, chased leaders and no impression from before last, kept on run-in, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Clarach (10-13) at Limerick 2m hdl.
Greenbelt Star 16-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden in 5th entering straight, 4th last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 4th of 21, 5l behind He's Our Man (11-0) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl gd in May.
Oconnells Pike (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Settled mid-division, 5th halfway, ridden into 3rd last, no extra run-in, 5th of 8, 11l behind Cause Of Causes (11-6) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hdl.
Chino Valdes (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, closer in 8th before straight, just behind leaders when fell 3 out, in a race won by Keep It Cool (10-0) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl 8Evens30, 15 ran.
Prince Of Fire (GER) 20-1 (11-6) Waited with towards rear, some headway straight but beaten when hit 2 out, kept on same pace, 7th of 15, 12l behind Keep It Cool (10-0) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl 8Evens30.
Teach Nua (IRE) 5-2 (11-12) Chased leaders in 3rd, closed 4 out, travelling well 2 out, ridden in 2nd before last where not fluent, kept on without reaching winner run-in, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Darceys Dancer (11-5) at Cork 2m nh nov hdl gd in Oct '09.
Bay Of Kotor (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Soon towards rear, niggled along from 4 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 12th of 15, 34l behind Keep It Cool (10-0) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl 8Evens30.
Zerashan (IRE) 9-4 (11-12) Disputed early, soon chased leader in 2nd, led after 3 out, ridden and challenged before last, kept on strongly run-in, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl beating Gold Ability (11-5) by 2 3/4l, 13 ran.
High Importance (USA) 8-1 (11-2) Soon mid-division, 7th and headway before straight, 4th 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 6l behind Keep It Cool (10-0) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl 8Evens30.
Thegondolier (IRE) 11-2 (11-6) Led, ridden and challenged before last, narrowly headed briefly last, ridden and headed run-in, no extra closing stages, 4th of 8, 10l behind Cause Of Causes (11-6) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hdl.
Laughing Boy (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Waited with, improved approaching 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next, 8th of 15, 15l behind Keep It Cool (10-0) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl 8Evens30.
Maxim Gorky (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, challenged 2 out and led narrowly last, kept on under pressure and hung right, bumped rival close home, all out, won at Gowran Park 2m 2f 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Jun beating Too Scoops (11-12) by nk, 19 ran.
Drive On Regardles (IRE) 3-1fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, dropped to 7th approaching straight, soon no extra, tailed off, 8th of 10, 49l behind Our Eric (10-9) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl sft.
Flying Light (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd before straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 3rd of 17, 4 1/2l behind He's Our Man (11-12) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl in May.
Lend A Hand Son 4-1 (11-8) Slightly slow jump 3rd, waited with, slightly slow jump 6 out, ridden from 3 out, 6th into straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace without threatening, 4th of 7, 15l behind Baily Green (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f nov chs gd.
Magnetic Force (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, headway in 10th after 4 out, 5th 3 out, ridden into 2nd approaching 2 out, kept on without reaching winner, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Our Nana Rose (11-5) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Dark Prospect 5-1fav (11-11) Mid-division, ridden into moderate 7th 2 out, kept on to 4th last, no extra run-in, 5th of 16, 6l behind Our Nana Rose (11-4) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd.
Tribes And Banner (IRE) 4-1 (10-10) Soon mid-division, 9th before straight, ridden to chase leaders on inner from before 3 out, no impression next, went 3rd and kept on without threatening run-in, 3rd of 15, 5l behind Keep It Cool (10-0) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl 8Evens30.
Authinger (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Mid-division, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 12th of 21, 14l behind He's Our Man (11-0) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl gd in May.
Obsession (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, pushed up to lead 4 out, headed after 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, 10th of 13, well behind Bondage (11-5) at Sligo 2m 4f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gd.
Ridayef (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden in 9th entering straight, no extra, 10th of 22, 27l behind Passage Vendome (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Sultans Of Swing (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Prominent early, towards rear from 4 out and pulled up before next, in a race won by Split Ear (10-7) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Jun, 16 ran.