Prosperity Square was beaten a short-head at Kilbeggan but that was over 3m1f and this may prove too short. The Real Article is a smart novice who should go well but is up against some experienced campaigners including Ballyburke, who bounced right back to form at Galway last time when runner-up in a tough handicap. De Dodger is looking quite well treated but Toostrong has been out of form for some time so this can go to SAVE MY BLUSHES, a very good third behind Shot From The Hip at Killarney and reasonably treated on the balance of his form.
Supreme Doc (IRE) 9-4 (10-9) Keen hold and soon chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden approaching 3 out, soon no extra, 6th of 10, 18l behind Flatfoot Boogie (11-4) at Killarney 2m 6f nh nov hdl gd in Aug.
Farrells Fancy (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Tracked clear leader in 2nd, led from 3 out, ridden and strongly pressed after 2 out, joined at last when left clear, kept on run-in, all out close home, won at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs hvy in Jan beating Sweeney Tunes (9-12) by hd, 18 ran.
The Real Article (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 2nd 6 out, led 5 out, ridden and challenged 2 out, soon drifted right, joined last, headed run-in and no extra, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Spring Heeled (11-5) at Killarney 2m 4f nov chs gd in Aug.
Alpine Eagle (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) In rear, no impression from 3 out, some modest late headway, 9th of 14, 15l behind Top Madam (11-3) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl gs in Aug.
Toostrong (FR) 10-1 (10-9) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 4 out, hampered 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Shot From The Hip (10-13) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs gd in Aug, 15 ran.
Barel Of Laughs (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, outpaced 4 out, soon ridden, weakend 2 out, 8th of 9, 38l behind Pantxoa (10-6) at Ffos Las 3m 1f hcp chs (2) gd in Aug.
On The Way Out (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd 4 out, ridden entering straight, no impression when mistake 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 26l behind Shot From The Hip (10-13) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs gd in Aug.
Ballyburke (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Settled towards rear, headway 4 out and 2nd after next, led before 2 out but ridden and strongly pressed entering straight, headed 1f out and no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 17, 6l behind Bruff (10-1) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs hvy in Aug.
Save My Blushes 20-1 (10-1) Soon led and clear, reduced advantage halfway, clear again before 6 out, ridden and reduced advantage entering straight, slight mistake 2 out, soon challenged and headed before last, no extra and kept on same pace, lost 2nd run-in, 3rd of 15, 10l behind Shot From The Hip (10-13) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs gd in Aug.
De Dodger (IRE) 12-1 (10-1) Soon chased leaders, moderate 5th 5 out, closed next, no impression and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 5th of 18, 14l behind Mr Cracker (11-5) at Listowel 2m 3f hcp chs gd in Jun.
Ponmeoath (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, improved to dispute lead briefly and ridden after 4 out, headed before next, weakened from 2 out, 7th of 17, 24l behind Baidin Fheilimi (11-6) at Killarney 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Aug.
The Shepherd King (IRE) 6-1 (10-2) Mid-division, closer in 4th on inner 3 out, ridden in 3rd after last, no extra in 4th entering straight, 4th of 10, 13l behind Ballyfinboy (9-13) at Galway 2m 1f hcp chs sft in Aug.
Prosperity Square (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Soon chased leaders, ridden in pursuit of winner approaching straight, left with a chance and challenged run-in, kept on well, just failed, 2nd of 14, shd behind Fourth Class (11-12) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gd in Aug.
Heavenly Brook (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Chased leaders and 5th halfway, dropped to 7th 2 out and no extra early run-in, kept on one pace, 6th of 17, 36l behind Bruff (10-1) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs hvy in Aug.