This isn't much of a race but ARMY RANGER is one of the few with scope and though well beaten by Magnolia Ridge on his debut at Tipperary he'll have come on for the run and probably won't find one of the winner's calibre here. Dermot Weld trained that winner and has the filly Alkali entered here. She hasn't shown anything special but will have been targeted at the race. Beyond Berlin showed improved form at Killarney last time and should get into the argument while the useful jumper Darwins Fox was only beaten a short-head on his one start on the Flat last month. Union Dues looked a high-class bumper until beaten at Cheltenham in March so is definitely one to watch out for.
Beyond Berlin (IRE) 2-1 (9-7) Dwelt, soon raced in moderate 5th, went 2nd and closed from 2f out, led over 1f out, strongly pressed and narrowly headed inside final furlong, kept on without matching winner, 2nd of 8, nk behind Absolutlyfantastic (9-7) at Killarney 1m 3f mdn stks gf.
Boland's Corner (GER) 25-1 (10-11) Disputed early and tracked leader in 3rd, dropped to rear 5f out and ridden approaching straight, no threat from 2f out and kept on one pace, 8th of 9, 11l behind Abou Ben (10-9) at Listowel 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) sft in Jun.
Courageous Cry (IRE) 50-1 (10-5) Towards rear and 10th halfway, never a factor, no threat in straight, 8th of 11, 18l behind Zarkiyr (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 4f mdn stks gf in Jun.
Darwins Fox (FR) 11-4fav (11-0) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden to dispute lead from 2f out, disputing lead final furlong, stayed on well final furlong, headed narrowly at line, 2nd of 7, shd behind Dynaperformer (10-4) at Tramore 1m 6f ladies mdn stks fm in Jun.
Nimdani (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd over 2f out, no extra before straight, 7th of 11, 21l behind Jack Daddy (9-7) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f mdn stks gd in Jun.
Owega Star (IRE) 11-10fav (11-12) Well off pace in mid-division, no impression from 3 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 16l behind Esporao (11-12) at Clonmel 2m beg chase in Jun.
Ringfort (IRE) 40-1 (10-7) Tracked leader in 2nd and led before halfway, headed approaching straight and no extra under 2f out, weakened, 6th of 9, 30l behind Ted Veale (10-12) at Bellewstown 1m 4f am stks (4yo+) gf.
The Chief Villain 12-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway 11f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, 7th of 10, 45l behind Mike Mccann (11-2) at Perth 2m NH flat (5) gd.
Total Reality (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Dwelt and slowly into stride, always towards rear, in touch approaching straight but no threat under 2f out, 11th of 13, 14l behind Neophilia (8-6) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp gf.
Union Dues (FR) 9-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 23, 20l behind Briar Hill (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m N H flat G1 (1) gs in Mar.
Zip Wire (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 4th 3f out, under pressure in 5th 2f out, kept on final furlong to 2nd close home, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Edeymi (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Jan.
Borussia (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Waited with at ordinary pace, improved to chase leaders over 4f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 2f out, 5th of 12, 8l behind Palm Sur (10-7) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo nhf gf.
Roisin Dubh (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Led after 1f, headed entering straight and soon no impression, dropped to 4th over 1f out and no extra, 4th of 5, 9l behind Magnolia Ridge (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 4f mdn stks gf.
Army Ranger (IRE) 15-8 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, driven along approaching straight and soon no impression, 2nd over 1f out but no chance with easy winner, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Magnolia Ridge (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 4f mdn stks gf.
Autumn Light (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, never a factor, kept on from over 1f out, nearest at finish, 7th of 13, 8l behind Nuestra Alegria (9-0) at Limerick 1m mdn stks gf in Jun.
Brookland Chief (IRE) Antonius Pius gelding out of Higher Option.
Alkali (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division, 9th 4f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 6th of 15, 12l behind Manalapan (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks gf.
Keep It Clean (IRE) 6-1 (8-4) Raced 2nd, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 10l behind Strandfield Lady (9-13) at Down Royal 1m 2f fll hcp gf.
Strain Of Fame (IRE) 50-1 (10-4) Led, headed and weakened quickly 4f out, behind straight, 6th of 8, 36l behind Digeanta (11-4) at Killarney 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) gf.