SONIC BEAT hasn't had much experience over timber but showed just how well he is progressing when less than a length behind Didn't He Do Well at Wexford. He's always appeared likely to be suited by this longer trip and can gain his first success. Winners Toast has yet to strike over timber but was close behind On The Button over this trip at Roscommon and probably has more scope than the winner. The Armed Man, runner-up to Slieveardagh at Clonmel last November, hasn't made the same progress and probably needs testing conditions.
Truckers Banquet (IRE) 28-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders in moderate 4th, dropped to moderate 5th 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, 5th of 9, 28l behind Ballyadam Brook (11-6) at Killarney 2m 1f nh nov hdl gf in Jul.
Sonic Beat (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Prominent throughout, no impression under pressure in 3rd from before last, stayed on well to close on comfortable winner near finish, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Didn't He Do Well (11-7) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
On The Button (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway in 3rd before straight, led approaching 2 out, ridden and slight mistake last, kept on well under pressure run-in, drifted slightly right closing stages, won at Roscommon 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gf beating Winners Toast (10-9) by 3/4l, 18 ran.
Chairmanforlife 18-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, no danger and kept on from after 4 out, 7th of 20, 41l behind Diamond Shower (11-0) at Cork 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95.
Mocklershill (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Mid-division, progress into 5th approaching 3 out, 7th before next, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 8th of 16, 23l behind Raheenwood (11-3) at Tramore 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 fm.
Giant Sequoia (USA) 3-1fav (11-5) Towards rear, no impression from 3 out, 12th of 16, 29l behind Didn't He Do Well (11-7) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
The Armed Man (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, 8th after 4 out, moderate 5th and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 4th of 20, 13l behind Diamond Shower (11-0) at Cork 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95.
Grand Fella (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Mid-division, closer in 6th 4 out, kept on same pace approaching 2 out, 5th of 16, 9l behind Miss Mary Mac (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Shannon Bob (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 7th halfway, no threat from 3 out, 10th of 15, well behind Cybersnow (11-12) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 fm.
Winners Toast (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, led after 6 out, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, slight mistake last, kept on to press winner run-in, no extra close home, 2nd of 18, 3/4l behind On The Button (10-12) at Roscommon 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Coosan Belle (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Towards rear, no impression from before 3 out, 8th of 20, well behind Gracchus (11-2) at Tipperary 2m 4yo mdn hdl gf in Jun.
The Gripper (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 16th of 22, well behind Cayo Levantado (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Feb.
Cut On The Bias (IRE) 33-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, hampered before 4 out, late headway from 2 out, ridden into 7th last, kept on run-in, 4th of 19, 4 1/2l behind Good Decision (10-7) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 8Evens09 gd.
Bacherole (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, blundered and lost place 3rd, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 11th of 17, well behind Mon Champion (11-11) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
Oh Johnny (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Prominent, 6th after 4 out, brought down next, in a race won by Diamond Shower (11-0) at Cork 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95, 20 ran.
Tullamakulla (IRE) 9-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, 4th 3 out, no impression approaching 2 out, 6th of 19, 13l behind The Rebel Returns (10-7) at Tipperary 2m hcp hdl 8Evens09 hvy in Jul '09.
Stella Matutina (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 8th of 16, 31l behind D Four Dave (11-3) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-95 fm in Jun.
The Empereurs Lady (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, 7th 4 out, no extra and weakened after next, 12th of 18, well behind Raheenwood (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jun.
Tawrific Laois (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, 7th after 4 out, struggling when hampered next, soon no extra, 13th of 20, well behind Diamond Shower (11-0) at Cork 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95.
Miss Hackenbush (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Mid-division, fell 3 out, in a race won by Thepartysover (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May, 18 ran.
Korean (FR) 20-1 (11-0) Chased leaders in moderate 2nd, 3rd under pressure after 3 out, 5th 2 out, one pace, 6th of 15, 20l behind Mcswynes Bay (10-8) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.