KILLER CROW was held up on his bumper debut at Leopardstown but has made all for very convincing victories subsequently, the latest over this trip. He makes his hurdling debut but is bred for the job and can't be opposed. Winning point-to-pointer Saltmills Blackie has shown potential over timber but needs to jump better while Talk The Lingo has been looking in need of further than this. Thats Nice hasn't been beaten far in any of his four bumper starts and Mick Hourigan's charge, who is by Milan out of a useful hurdler, could provide the main threat on his debut over timber and receiving 8lb from the selection.
Killer Crow (IRE) 8-11fav (12-0) Led, still travelling smoothly into straight, soon clear, ridden and stayed on well from over 1f out, easily, won at Listowel 2m 4f NH flat gd in Jun beating Starry Knight (11-2) by 9l, 13 ran.
Vote Of Confidence (USA) 9-1 (11-7) Chased leader, 5th halfway, no impression after 3 out, went moderate 3rd after next, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 26l behind Marchese Marconi (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl in Aug.
Bonis Amici (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 6f out, soon weakened, pulled up inside final furlong, in a race won by Farewelltocheyenne (11-9) at Downpatrick 2m 2f NH flat sft in Aug, 10 ran.
Chakisto (FR) 20-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, ridden into 6th after 3 out, no impression before 2 out, 7th of 10, 50l behind Oscar Vespasian (10-13) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Poker Bernie (IRE) Alamshar gelding out of Leaghillaun.
Saltmills Blackie (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Chased leaders early, reminders 3rd, mid-division halfway, progress into 6th 4 out, ridden 3 out, no impression 2 out, kept on one pace into 4th last, 3rd run-in, 3rd of 12, 9l behind Magical Moon (11-4) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Silver Promise (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, trailing halfway, soon ridden and weakened, completely tailed off, last of 12, well behind Gusty Rocky (11-12) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Talk The Lingo (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along in 3rd after 2 out, no impression in 4th straight, 4th of 13, 9l behind Hash Brown (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl in Aug.
Thats Nice (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, ridden in 8th approaching straight, went 5th 1f out and kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Clondaw Farmer (12-0) at Galway 2m 2f NH flat gd in Jul.
Thatsourboy (IRE) 22-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 2nd 6f out, ridden in 5th 4f out, soon weakened, 8th of 19, 16l behind Dubh Eile (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4f NH flat gd in Jun.
Tight Times (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Raced mainly in 5th, improved into 4th after 4 out and 3rd after next, progress to challenge in 2nd from 2 out, soon ridden and kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 7, 10l behind Effernock Lad (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 5f mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Scamall Dubh (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Chased leaders early, mid-division in 7th halfway, 6th and slight mistake 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 28l behind Erlkonig (11-7) at Tipperary 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Ballygill Princess (IRE) 100-1 (11-6) Always towards rear, ridden 6f out, no impression and weakened, 11th of 13, well behind Bell Walks Day (11-9) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f mrs N H flat in May.
Emcon (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, progress before straight, close 5th entering straight, ridden in 6th 2f out, kept on one pace into 4th final furlong, 4th of 13, 20l behind Gaillimh A Chroi (11-8) at Gowran Park 2m 1f mares n h flat hvy in Feb.
Miltown Girl (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 8th after 3 out and soon no impression, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Donatis Comet (11-5) at Sligo 2m 4f mdn hdl in Aug.
Urban Dusk (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Chased leader, improved to dispute after 3 out, ridden and dropped to 4th before next, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 5th of 11, 8l behind Donatis Comet (11-5) at Sligo 2m 4f mdn hdl in Aug.
Presenting Mahler (IRE) Mahler filly out of Oddly Presented.