SHALAMAN was having just his fifth start when catching the eye with a late run over a mile at LImerick and the former John Oxx-trained son of Oratario looks ready to gain his first success under the experienced Leigh Roche. Ross Coakley was on board when Table Forty Six finished with a real flourish at Tipperary last month and the combination should go close while Positive Vibes gained his only victory over 1m2f and this trip looks as though it will suit after a couple of runs over further. Hangar Five has never won a race and has had 26 starts but he could hardly get any lower in the weights and with his young rider's claim taken into account it would be no shock if he finally managed that elusive first victory.
Castle Guest (IRE) 11-4fav (9-13) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, challenged 2f out, ridden to dispute over 1f out, no extra close home, 4th of 15, 1l behind House Limit (9-2) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Silver Chief (IRE) 4-1fav (9-9) Waited with, 9th approaching straight, no impression under pressure 2f out, kept on without threatening, 6th of 15, 6l behind Daliyan (9-11) at Limerick 1m app hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Positive Vibes 4-1fav (9-12) Settled behind leaders early, mid-division halfway, 8th 3f out, ridden in 6th 2f out, 4th and no impression entering straight, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Air Chief (9-13) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.
Carvelas (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Mid-division, 9th on inner approaching straight, ridden and no impression in 6th over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 17, 1 1/2l behind Carpet Elegance (8-7) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Shalaman (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Waited with, 7th approaching straight, ridden into 3rd 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 2l behind Daliyan (9-11) at Limerick 1m app hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Table Forty Six (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Mid-division and 11th approaching straight, ridden and some headway on outer early straight, 7th 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong to go 2nd on line, not reach winner, 2nd of 17, 1/2l behind Carpet Elegance (8-7) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Badger Or Bust (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Soon towards rear, ridden along 3f out, no impression, 12th of 16, 15l behind Beach Of Falesa (11-11) at Curragh 1m 4f ldy hcp gf in Jun.
Anguissola (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders on outer and 3rd halfway, ridden and no impression entering straight, soon no extra and weakened, 12th of 17, 16l behind Carpet Elegance (8-7) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Moy Diamond (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden early straight and no impression in 5th 1f out, no extra, 6th of 14, 6l behind Regal Warrior (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Hangar Five (IRE) 6-1fav (8-13) Waited with towards rear, progress on outer straight, 7th 1f out, soon no impression, kept on, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Air Chief (9-10) at Roscommon 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gs in Jun.
Alpha And Omega (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Keen hold, led and clear, reduced lead and headed before straight, weakened and eased, last of 14, 36l behind Balmont Flyer (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Saturday Night (USA) 5-2fav (8-10) Tracked leader and 5th halfway, no extra from 2f out, weakened, 10th of 15, 14l behind Blue Ridge Lane (9-6) at Limerick 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.
Apache Gold (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind The Reek (8-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Mountain Mama (IRE) 14-1 (8-1) Dwelt, soon prominent, no extra approaching final furlong, 7th of 9, 13l behind Srucahan (9-9) at Cork 6f App hcp hvy in Oct.
Quantum Reach (IRE) 14-1 (7-12) Mid-division, driven along and dropped to rear halfway, weakened, completely tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Face Value (9-9) at Tramore 1m 6f hcp 47-65 sft in Oct.
Gra Geal Mo Chroi (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Towards rear, headway entering straight and went 4th 2f out, 2nd over 1f out but no impression on winner, dropped to 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 15, 2 3/4l behind Blue Ridge Lane (9-6) at Limerick 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.