CARABINIER is having his first start for Enda Bolger after winning twice over fences in the spring for Nicky Henderson. He's very well handicapped back over timber and providing he's ready will be difficult to beat. Red Cert hadn't shown much before landing a Kilbeggan maiden where he was well supported and scored impressively. He's making his handicap debut but looks likely to be thereabouts as does Magnetic Force, who Barry Geraghty has ridden to victory in the past. Rodriguez looks as though he needs further but Playtime Ben has to enter calculations after beating a big field in a Clonmel maiden as he doesn't look overburdened. Sounds Of Thunder has been going a bit better than his form figures suggest and is another to consider with David Splaine's claim a bonus.
Bachelor Affair 20-1 (11-0) Prominent and kept wide, 2nd halfway, no extra after 3 out, weakened, 13th of 15, 42l behind Golanbrook (11-2) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl hvy in Jun.
Zerashan (IRE) 7-2fav (10-11) Soon disputed lead, 2nd 5 out, pushed along and struggling to hold place from next, no impression and kept on same pace into straight, 8th of 12, 23l behind Caim Hill (10-13) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl in Aug.
Medicinal Compound 20-1 (11-6) Always towards rear, mistake 3 out and lost touch with main group, no extra, 8th of 10, 33l behind Tugboat (11-0) at Galway 2m 4f nh nov hdl sft in Aug.
Nodelay (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Prominent, closed up in 2nd before 2 out, soon ridden, no extra and kept on same pace from last, 5th of 8, 14l behind Rare Symphony (10-9) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mare hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd.
Norther Bay (FR) 33-1 (9-13) Prominent, led after 2nd, clear at stages, headed at last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 15, 1 3/4l behind Baily Green (10-9) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl sft.
Red Cert (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Settled 2nd, led 4 out, clear from next, stayed on well, eased close home, won at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd beating Smiling Lady (10-4) by 6l, 14 ran.
Dusty Trail (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, 10th 4 out, ridden in 9th and no impression entering straight, weakened and tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind King's Parade (9-13) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl in Oct.
Rayhani (USA) 50-1 (10-5) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 16th of 21, 24l behind He's Our Man (11-0) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl gd in May.
Sounds Of Thunder 10-1 (11-2) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden 2 out, kept on same pace from before last, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Anshan Dreams (11-5) at Galway 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft.
Magnetic Force (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Towards rear, progress from 3 out, went moderate 5th from 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 25l behind Banellie (10-3) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gf in Aug.
Carabinier (FR) 13-2 (11-3) Close up, joined leaders 4th, led between 4 out and 3 out, ridden 2 out, ran on when pressed flat, won at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May beating Iona Days (11-7) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Hawk Flight (IRE) 9-1 (11-9) Mid-division, 8th halfway, 6th 4 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 18, 30l behind Rock Critic (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl sft in Aug.
Pink Coat 4-1fav (11-7) Led, strongly pressed early straight, headed 2 out and soon no extra, 7th of 17, 18l behind Satu (10-13) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Apr.
Rodriguez (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Prominent in chasing group, closer order 4 out, 7th approaching 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 6th of 15, 6l behind Baily Green (10-9) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl sft.
Vital Plot (USA) 16-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, 5th before 6 out, no impression from before 2 out, 9th of 15, 20l behind Golanbrook (11-4) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 gf in Apr.
Johnnys Legacy (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, 7th before straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 3 out, 8th of 24, 29l behind Casimir Road (11-2) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Apr.
Lilywhitedancer (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Soon towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 9th of 13, 19l behind Tough Talkin Man (11-8) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 in May.
Playtime Ben (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Soon tracked leaders, on terms and clear with 2nd from 3 out, led before straight, went on before 2 out, reduced lead and stayed on well closing stages, won at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl gd beating Dowd's Angle (11-2) by 1 1/2l, 18 ran.
Ross Bay (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Waited with in rear of mid-division, closed from 3 out, headway under pressure on inner to chase leaders into straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 12l behind Missunited (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Jun.
Black Belt (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Waited with well off pace towards rear, dropped behind 6 out, soon no danger, kept on, 6th of 9, 23l behind Akinspirit (10-13) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Aug.
Ridayef (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Waited with, still going well in 6th before 2 out, headway along inner to challenge last, soon led, pressed and kept on well closing stages, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd beating Westhaven (11-8) by 2l, 11 ran.
Fearnwood Girl (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th 3 out, soon no impression, 7th of 12, 32l behind Banellie (10-3) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gf in Aug.
Banna Man (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 6th 3 out, soon ridden and no extra, 5th of 12, 26l behind Banellie (10-3) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gf in Aug.