This looks much more competitive than the first division. Nivek's Dream has a chance on his run behind Pur Style on this track in May but is still a maiden over fences after ten starts. The Book Thief has gone even longer without winning over the bigger obstacles and might need a confidence booster after his recent fall but it's about time another maiden, CODE DANCER, was gaining her first success under Rules and this looks her chance. She's twice run really well behind tonight's rival Breffni Gael in recent weeks but with the weights in her favour this time she's taken to prevent the latter from completing a hat-trick.
Annacarton (IRE) 33-1 (11-10) Waited with, moderate 4th before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 28l behind Whats Happening (11-6) at Limerick 3m chs gf.
The Book Thief (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, a bit short of room briefly on bend away from stands, 6th when fell 5 out, in a race won by Acapulco Gold (11-6) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 gf, 14 ran.
The Baler (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Mid-division, 12th after 5 out, ridden and no impression from next, 9th of 18, well behind Daring Article (11-5) at Punchestown 3m hcp chs 0-116 in May.
Weslife (IRE) 50-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, weakened from before 4 out, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Whats Happening (11-6) at Limerick 3m chs gf, 9 ran.
Stonesinmypocket (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Mistake 1st, soon mid-division, 5th before 4 out, moderate 4th and no impression approaching straight, left 3rd and kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 14, 23l behind Acapulco Gold (11-6) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 gf.
Where'd Ya Hide It (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders and pushed along in 5th halfway, no extra from 4 out and weakened, 16th of 18, well behind Raydari (11-9) at Roscommon 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Nivek's Dream (IRE) 11-2 (10-3) Raced mainly in 4th, wide straight, 3rd before 2 out, kept on same pace without threatening winner run-in, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Pur Style (10-9) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp chs 0-109 sft in May.
Ard Agus Fada (IRE) 10-1 (10-2) Towards rear, 9th 4 out, ridden in 7th and no impression 3 out, weakened and tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Living Next Door (11-11) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 sft in May.
Breffni Gael (IRE) 4-1 (10-6) Led and disputed, in front before straight, left in command from 2 out, good jump last and stayed on well run-in, won at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 in Jun beating Code Dancer (10-9) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Ballylibert (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, 6th approaching 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 9l behind Cerveza Dinero (11-12) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jun.
Blaze Of Fire 12-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, ridden in moderate 9th 4 out, no impression, 7th of 16, 44l behind Ocean Bright (10-8) at Bellewstown 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gf.
Code Dancer (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, ridden in 5th 3 out, 3rd before straight, left 2nd and hampered 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Breffni Gael (10-6) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 in Jun.
Fitzgutentyte (IRE) 10-3fav (9-13) Soon mid-division, closer order when hampered before 2 out (usual 3 out), soon no impression, 8th of 12, 28l behind Gudnis Gracious Me (10-8) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp hdl gf in Jun.
Cool Warrior (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Mid div, 5th 1/2way, 4th 4out, prog to 3rd 3out, 2nd 2out, eff to chall appr last, rallied well, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Nedzer's Return (12-0) at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp fm in May.
Gurteen Lass (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Alw rr, 13th by 7th, to aftr 4out, pu aftr 3out, in a race won by Manogue Supreme (11-4) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp gd in Jun, 16 ran.