Wate And Sea completed a double over this track and trip but couldn't handle a 9lb rise on a return visit though she ran well for a long way. Zane Grey will enjoy the conditions and can revert to hurdles on a lower mark after scoring over fences at Tramore. Cristy's Call had been running quite well before gaining a surprise victory over today's rival Gold Tantrum at Down Royal and Danny Benson's claim wipes out the subsequent weight rise. The runner-up had previously finished fourth to PLEASED AS PUNCH at Tramore and that line of form suggests the latter should have the call here with just 4lb extra to contend with. Spot The Header was in the process of running a big race at Ballinrobe when falling two out but that was in May and this could just be needed.
Up The Hill 8-1 (11-7) Mid-division, mistake 7th, closer in 6th and slight mistake 4 out, ridden and no extra next, 9th of 15, 35l behind Cut The Corner (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Aug.
Wate And Sea (IRE) 9-4fav (11-3) Soon tracked leaders, improved before 4 out, soon close up, challenged and jumped left 2 out, no extra from before last, 8th of 11, 8l behind She's A Leader (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Aug.
Zane Grey (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Slightly hampered 1st, mid-division, progress to lead after 3 out, ridden and challenged 2 out, joined and better jump last, kept on well under pressure run-in, all out close home, won at Tramore 2m hcp chs 0-109 gd in Aug beating Raise Hell (11-8) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Cristy's Call (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Mid-division, good headway 3 out, led travelling well approaching 2 out, ridden and strongly pressed at last, stayed on well under pressure close home, won at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Aug beating Gold Tantrum (10-8) by 3/4l, 16 ran.
Dainty Diva (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, mistake 5th, challenged before 2 out, no impression when not fluent last, no extra and one pace run-in, 4th of 16, 10l behind Padraig's Joy (11-7) at Cork 2m 4f mares mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Lilly The Lioness (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Prominent, led after 1st, bad mistake 5 out, not fluent 3 out, soon headed, dropped to 7th 2 out, soon no impression, 6th of 16, 29l behind Luddsdenene (11-4) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Aug.
Jabus (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd 3 out, ridden and no extra after next, 7th of 16, 16l behind Pleased As Punch (11-4) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Aug.
Pleased As Punch (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Mid-division, 8th halfway, progress into 3rd 2 out, ridden to challenge after last, kept on well to lead close home, won at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Aug beating The Fitz Lady (10-12) by nk, 16 ran.
Icelip (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, progress into 6th after 3 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out, 6th of 15, 18l behind Cut The Corner (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Aug.
Gold Tantrum (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Rear of mid-division, 11th 4 out, progress from next, ridden in 5th 2 out, went 2nd at last, pressed winner early run-in, kept on close home, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Cristy's Call (11-0) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Aug.
Millen Dollar Man (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Rear throughout, never a factor, 14th of 19, well behind Rich Coast (11-12) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl in Jul.
Spot The Header (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Mid-division, 6th 3 out, close enough when fell next, in a race won by Lost Book (10-11) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in May, 14 ran.
Lindas Choice (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) Mid-division, dropped towards rear halfway, no extra 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Indian Fairy (10-8) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl gd in Aug.
What About Harry (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden after 3 out and no impression in 8th next, kept on one pace, 8th of 16, 17l behind Pleased As Punch (11-4) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Aug.
Chinook Run (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Led, not fluent 4 out and joined, soon headed and 3rd 3 out, lost place approaching straight, soon moderate 7th, no extra, 7th of 16, 30l behind Supreme Vic (10-9) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.
Watchmetail (IRE) 9-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, driven after 3 out, never on terms, well held by leaders before 2 out, 5th of 10, 19l behind Strong Wind (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.