A strong line-up for an ordinary prize and LOCAL CELEBRITY looks another potentially useful performer for his yard. A winning bumper, he was carried out on his hurdling bow before beating a huge field to land his maiden on this track. He made all to beat a decent field over 2m at Sligo when last seen in May and though this is a much longer trip he looks the one to beat. Make A Track, unbeaten in two bumpers, has no problems with the trip as his close fourth in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham suggests. He looked to have had enough for the season on his final start in April and could just need this. Noel Meade has his horses in good form so the four-year-old Bat Masterson is one to keep an eye on but Carabinier scored twice over fences earlier this year and may find a couple of these too quick. The very progressive Beachdale Lad beat a huge field at Cork and along with the consistent Reafadda makes this an intriguing race.
Local Celebrity (IRE) 2-1 (11-12) Made all, not fluent 2 out, pressed and decisive advantage from last, stayed on well run-in, all out, won at Sligo 2m hdl gd in May beating His Excellency (11-4) by nk, 6 ran.
Make A Track (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Soon mid-division, 10th early, kept on same pace from 3 out, 13th of 22, 39l behind Archie Meade (10-11) at Fairyhouse 3m nov hcp hdl gd in Apr.
Audrelles Lad (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Held up early, progress to tracked leaders from 5th, 7th 4 out, soon no extra, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Sicilian Secret (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chs gd, 14 ran.
Carabinier (FR) 13-2 (11-3) Close up, joined leaders 4th, led between 4 out and 3 out, ridden 2 out, ran on when pressed flat, won at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May beating Iona Days (11-7) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Ros Brin (IRE) 13-2 (10-6) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden and no extra from 3 out, 7th of 9, 48l behind Beau Michael (10-13) at Naas 2m 3f hdl in Aug.
Beachdale Lad (IRE) 9-4fav (11-12) Made most, tended to jump left and not always fluent, asserted from before straight, stayed on well, easily, won at Cork 3m mdn hdl gd in May beating Wandering Aengus (11-12) by 4l, 24 ran.
Bat Masterson (IRE) 11-1 (10-4) Prominent and disputed, ridden and weakened 4 out, 15th of 24, 48l behind Dedigout (11-8) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 gs in Apr.
Reafadda (IRE) 11-4fav (11-12) Always prominent, 2nd from 5 out, dropped to 3rd after 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, stayed on again from last, 2nd of 13, 4l behind Whats Happening (11-12) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy.
Katys Girl (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, headway to dispute lead briefly 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, 6th of 12, 16l behind Blazing Tempo (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hdl gd.
Akatara (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Towards rear, pushed along from 5 out, closed into 7th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on, 5th of 16, 12l behind Roadtoabbeyfeale (11-12) at Listowel 3m mdn hdl sft.