Westhaven has been alternating between hurdles and fences and ran well over timber at Bellewstown but he has a penalty to carry for his victories on the Flat. Golden Heron had shown nothing before a much improved run at Tramore in May and further progress would see him in the shake-up but it's MAGICAL MOON who looks the one to be on. He had a run on the level a couple of weeks ago to help him regain confidence following a last-flight fall here last month where he would have been involved in the finish but for the mishap. His overall form gives him the edge and compensation awaits.
Westhaven (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden into 4th 2 out, 3rd and no impression last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 7l behind Military Bowl (11-12) at Bellewstown 2m 1f 5yo mdn hdl gf.
Golden Heron (IRE) 28-1 (11-12) Towards rear, headway from 3 out and 7th approaching next, ridden and went 3rd between final 2, no impression when not fluent last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 7l behind Banana Flambe (11-12) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Hipwells Mill (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd 4 out, weakened from next, 8th of 19, 34l behind Ballinalacken (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f 5yo mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Sterling Cooper (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Towards rear for most, no impression from before straight, 10th of 12, well behind Ally Cascade (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat in Oct.
Toe To Toe (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden and dropped to 9th approaching straight, no extra from 3 out, weakened, 12th of 17, well behind Dawerann (11-1) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gf.
Whitekar (IRE) Indian Haven gelding out of Karmisymixa.
Magical Moon 16-1 (11-0) Soon chased leaders at ordinary pace, closer in 4th approaching 3 out, left 2nd from next, soon challenged, on terms when fell last, in a race won by Honourable Emperor (11-5) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gf in Jun, 14 ran.
Milt Yarberry 14-1 (11-2) Towards rear and never a factor, kept on one pace from 2 out and moderate 8th from early straight, 8th of 14, 48l behind Wakanda (10-11) at Sligo 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd.
Ruhar (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Tracked leader and 2nd halfway, led briefly over 4f out, 3rd entering straight and soon no extra, eased when beaten, last of 15, 38l behind Blue Ridge Lane (9-6) at Limerick 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gd in Jun (flat).
Zambezi Tiger (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, 14th of 17, 36l behind Flaxen Flare (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 3yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Ardkilly Acclaim (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 13th of 19, well behind Ballinalacken (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f 5yo mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Moycarkey (IRE) Bach filly out of Run For Help.
November Power (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Held up, 9th halfway, ridden and no impression 4 out, weakened and tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Cracking Man (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gf.