KLEPHT looked set for a lucrative career over fences when landing a Grade A handicap from Tranquil Sea at Punchestown last April but he's had little racing subsequently. He ran well on his return to action at Wexford earlier this month when looking in need of the run and that should have brought him on enough to take this. Ted Veale's last five starts have been in Grade 1's so he's taking a huge drop in class and has to be considered. Loosen My Load was once very promising and a spell between the flags doesn't appear to have done any harm as he made the 144-rated Art Of Logistics pull out all the stops at Punchestown last time. Daffern Seal has had very little racing and may need the run before heading to Galway where he won in 2011. Nearly Nama'D has to be a threat after making all at Kilbeggan though that was over 2m4f and he'll be up against speedier opposition. Boxer Beat has won once in 58 career starts and that was over this track and trip a year ago. He's run 15 times subsequently yet is still 10lb higher. The veteran Mahrajaan has had a couple of runs on the Flat recently and isn't without a chance in a tight handicap.
Klepht (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Held up in 5th, ridden in 4th 3 out, no impression on leaders next, went moderate 3rd before last, kept on one paced, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Lord Ben (11-12) at Wexford 2m 1f chs.
Ted Veale (IRE) 25-1 (11-10) In rear, pushed along from 4th, not fluent next, no impression from before 4 out, no extra approaching straight, 7th of 8, 29l behind God's Own (11-10) at Punchestown 2m nov chs G1 (1) in May.
Loosen My Load (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Led, jumped slightly left 1st and 2nd where headed, raced in 2nd, challenged from before 2 out, briefly on terms from last, not match winner and kept on same pace closing stages, 2nd of 4, 1l behind Art Of Logistics (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 2f chs 0-150 in Jun.
Daffern Seal (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Held up, slight mistake 6th, 7th halfway, weakened 5 out, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Aranhill Chief (11-6) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hdl gf.
Nearly Nama'd (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Soon led, almost joined 5 out, jumped left 3 out, clear approaching straight, jumped left again last, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chs gd in May beating Mackeys Forge (11-12) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Annie Other (IRE) 40-1 (10-7) Towards rear, not fluent 1st, pushed along in 5th after 3 out and some progress before next, no impression after 2 out, kept on one pace in 4th run-in, 4th of 8, 9l behind Simenon (11-0) at Tipperary 2m hdl Grd 3 (1) gd.
Boxer Beat (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd 2 out, ridden and no impression approaching last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Big Generator (10-9) at Wexford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gf in Jun.
Mahrajaan (USA) 12-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along to go 5th approaching straight, no impression in moderate 4th from before last where slight mistake, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 8, 8l behind Art Of Logistics (11-4) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs gd in May.
Miradane 14-1 (11-6) Soon mid-division, not fluent 6th, chased leaders from 10th, 4th approaching 5 out, 5th after 2 out, 7th before straight and no extra, fell last, in a race won by Rivage D'Or (11-5) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd in Jun, 11 ran.
Mitebeall Forluck 16-1 (9-10) Always towards rear, ridden and no extra before 4 out, weakened and tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Orpheus Valley (10-5) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs in Apr.