AHORSECALLEDMOLLY was completing a hat-trick when landing this in 2011. He had a very long absence before returning in June and his three runs over hurdles will have put him spot-on to take the event for the second time. Count Salazar is running very well but has been raised another 3lb for his latest second place at Tramore and he's now 10lb higher than when scoring at Wexford. Fourth Class has been raised 6lb for his short-head victory over this track and trip last month where a last-fence error almost cost him the verdict. Raajih had been threatening to win a race for some time and finally got off the mark here last month. He makes his handicap debut over fences and doesn't look badly treated.
Count Salazar (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Mid-division, closer in 3rd 3 out, soon ridden, 3rd 2 out, went 2nd at last, kept on without threatening winner run-in, 2nd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Queiros Bleu (11-5) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-123 gd in Aug.
Fourth Class (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Waited with towards rear, good headway to chase leaders from before 6 out, travelling well and led from 3 out, went on approaching straight, mistake last, soon strongly pressed, stayed on well and all out to hold on at the finish, won at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gd in Aug beating Prosperity Square (11-7) by shd, 14 ran.
Our Girl Lucy (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 4 out, soon ridden, no impression before 2 out, 6th of 14, 22l behind Queiros Bleu (11-5) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-123 gd in Aug.
Ahorsecalledmolly (IRE) 7-1 (11-8) Soon mid-division, lost place a bit and niggled along circuit to go, ridden into moderate 5th and no impression from 2 out, kept on, 4th of 17, 11l behind Taken Twice (10-2) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Aug.
Raajih 7-4fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, closer in 2nd from 3 out, led approaching straight and soon sent on, stayed on well from before last, won at Kilbeggan 3m 1f beg chs gd in Aug beating Dominetta Vitali (10-12) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Drumlister (IRE) 7-4fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along in 4th 4 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 16l behind Good Decision (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jul.
Moncherie (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Led, slight mistake 8th, ridden after 3 out, headed 2 out, soon no extra, dropped to 3rd at last, 3rd of 14, 8l behind Queiros Bleu (11-5) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-123 gd in Aug.
Steeltown (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, closer in 5th 5 out, no impression approaching straight, kept on same pace without threatening from before last, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Raajih (11-7) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f beg chs gd in Aug.
The Book Thief (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 6th entering straight, no impression and kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 26l behind Blaze Of Fire (11-0) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Aug.
Pat Garrett (IRE) 3-1fav (10-13) Led, headed after 2nd and chased leader, closed up 5 out, led after 4 out, ridden approaching 2 out where two length advantage and fell, in a race won by Chrisdonlady (11-3) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gf in Jul, 14 ran.
Happy Tobe Here (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Always behind and soon trailing, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Sizing Machine (11-8) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chs gd in Aug.
Duroob 20-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, reminder 7th, 7th after 7 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace straight, 9th of 15, 30l behind Cool Warrior (10-5) at Roscommon 3m hcp chs 0-95 gf in Aug.