BALLY LONGFORD may just have found the ground too quick when a close third to today's rival Flatfoot Boogie and Lots Of Memories at Killarney and, as he had earlier scored on much softer ground, he can gain his revenge on the winner and runner-up and take this. Some Officer, who made steady progress in bumpers, found this trip and soft ground to his liking on his hurdling bow at Sligo and though needing to improve there's every chance he will do so and looks a threat. Nearly Nama'D showed only moderate form between the flags and in bumpers before romping away with his hurdling debut on heavy ground at Navan and AP McCoy comes over for the ride.
Bally Longford (IRE) 7-4fav (11-7) Led briefly early, soon chased leader in 2nd, 3rd halfway, improved to challenge 3 out, soon pushed along, ridden and no extra approaching last where mistake, kept on same pace run-in, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Flatfoot Boogie (11-4) at Killarney 2m 6f nh nov hdl gd in Aug.
Flatfoot Boogie (FR) 12-1 (11-4) Soon led, mistake 6th, challenged 3 out and soon pushed along, ridden to assert approaching last, kept on well, won at Killarney 2m 6f nh nov hdl gd in Aug beating Lots Of Memories (10-9) by 2l, 10 ran.
Banana Flambe (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden entering straight, under pressure in 6th 3 out, kept on one pace, 4th and no impression last, 4th of 10, 11l behind Flatfoot Boogie (11-4) at Killarney 2m 6f nh nov hdl gd in Aug.
Nearly Nama'd (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Made all, clear from 2 out, ridden from last, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Mar beating Bold Revenge (11-9) by 9l, 10 ran.
Railway Icon (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Waited with, 5th after 4 out, no impression from before next, 6th of 7, 39l behind Domination (10-11) at Cork 3m hdl gf in Aug.
Silver Tassie 6-4fav (11-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to lead after 6th, eased clear from 2 out, not extended, won at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn hdl gf in Jul beating Troubled (11-4) by 21l, 11 ran.
Some Officer (IRE) 11-8fav (11-5) Always prominent, a little awkward more than once in jumping, led before 3 out, joined from before next, just in front again last and stayed on well run-in, won at Sligo 2m 4f mdn hdl in Aug beating Our Maimie (10-8) by 3 1/2l, 14 ran.
Ebazan (USA) 12-1 (10-12) Chased leader off pace and 5th halfway, ridden along and dropped to rear after 3 out, weakened, eased when beaten in straight, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Foot Soldier (9-10) at Ballinrobe 2m 4yo hcp hdl gf in Aug.
Freneys Well 50-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 4 out, 9th of 10, 44l behind Flatfoot Boogie (11-4) at Killarney 2m 6f nh nov hdl gd in Aug.
Lots Of Memories (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway into 6th before straight, ridden into 4th 3 out, 3rd and no impression leaders 2 out, kept on same pace from last to 2nd close home, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Flatfoot Boogie (11-4) at Killarney 2m 6f nh nov hdl gd in Aug.
Nevskij (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Mistake 1st, led after 1st, soon clear, slight mistake 6 out and reduced advantage, disputed before 2 out, ridden in 2nd after 2 out, no extra in 3rd last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Bally Longford (11-6) at Galway 2m 4f nh nov hdl sft in Aug.
Qhilimar (FR) 9-1 (11-4) Close up and disputed lead, niggled along at stages, ridden from 5 out, 4th before 4 out, no extra next, 10th of 17, 25l behind House Rules (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs gd in May.
Zest For Life (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden and dropped to rear 5 out, soon no impression, kept on one pace straight, 7th of 10, 30l behind Flatfoot Boogie (11-4) at Killarney 2m 6f nh nov hdl gd in Aug.
Spa Hill (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, struggling from before 2 out, soon no impression in 3rd, a bit untidy and kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 12, 12l behind Vicky De L'oasis (11-0) at Galway 2m 4yo mdn hdl gf.