GREAT JONES was very well supported when making a winning debut at Tramore in August and came home with his head in his chest. The runner-up was 12l behind and though well beaten since the winner was so impressive that he should take this step-up in class in his stride. Nina Carberry has ridden the winner of this three times in the last six years and will be hoping to keep up the sequence with Road To Riches, who looked a very useful prospect when scoring on the point-to-point track at Sligo in May. Celerity Rules and Gold Bullet have both won bumpers and are penalised accordingly but The Crafty Butcher showed real promise early in his career and would be a threat if bouncing back.
Celerity Rules (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Chased leader, led after 3f, ridden clear over 2f out, reduced advantage inside final furlong, kept on, won at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Sep beating A Twist Of Fate (11-7) by 2 3/4l, 17 ran.
Great Jones (USA) Evensfav (12-0) Soon tracked leaders, closed up travelling well in 3rd 3f out, in front 2f out, eased clear approaching final furlong, very easily, won at Tramore 2m N H flat hvy in Aug beating Lord Lir (11-7) by 12l, 10 ran.
Gold Bullet (IRE) 9-1 (11-9) Held up behind, headway on outside 6f out, chased leading pair 4f out, went 2nd 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, held when lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Our Joey (11-2) at Perth 2m NH flat (6) gd in Sep.
Butterfly Lion (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 7th 3f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 17, 23l behind Celerity Rules (11-7) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Sep.
Forpaddytheleader (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Twds rr, jumped slow, nvr a factor, pu 4out, in a race won by Indian Gale (12-0) at Templemore 3m ire ptp gf in Apr, 15 ran.
Minella Minstrel (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 6th 4f out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no impression on leading pair 1 1/2f out, stayed on well final furlong, 3rd of 18, 1 3/4l behind Minella Humour (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4f N H flat gf in Jun '11.
Road To Riches (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Mid div, gd prog to ld 2out, row, impsve, won at Sligo 3m ire ptp in May beating Monbeg (12-0) by 8l, 9 ran.
Rossmore Boy (IRE) Trans Island gelding out of Justice System.
The Crafty Butcher (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Mid-division, moderate 7th under pressure 3 out, no extra before next, eased last, 7th of 13, 39l behind Whats Happening (11-12) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Sep.
Tighty Whities (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway into 9th 4f out, ridden and no impression 3f out, 10th of 17, 36l behind Celerity Rules (11-7) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Sep.
Anthem Royale (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Alw pr til not qckn 2out, rdn but no ans to wnr, 2nd of 11, 12l behind Bonisland (11-7) at Sligo 3m ire ptp in May.
Mary's The Boss (IRE) Flemensfirth mare out of Queen High.
Calamity Jen (IRE) 12-1 (10-10) Prominent in chasing group, well off the pace, poor 4th before straight, soon no extra, 7th of 11, 41l behind Josie S And B (11-2) at Roscommon 2m N H flat in Sep.