BABY WHIZZ could have the form of his Killarney victory franked in the previous race and though that was his first victory in eleven starts over fences he's won three times over hurdles and arrives here on a 13lb lower mark. He's taken to complete the double though at the other end of the handicap VALOURS MINION should snatch a place despite the fact he's now had 27 starts without winning. Duroob likes fast ground and would have a chance if the going remains quick but The Baler was a big disappointment behind Baby Whizz at Killarney and it would take a leap of faith to support him after that run.
Baby Whizz (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Mid-division, progress into 4th entering straight, travelled well in 3rd 3 out, challenged and slight mistake 2 out, ridden and disputed before last where mistake, under pressure in 2nd run-in, kept on well to lead close home, won at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Jul beating Old Supporter (11-11) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
All Or Now (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Soon mid-division, towards rear when mistake 5th, no impression 6 out, mistake 5 out, behind 4 out, not fluent last, tailed off, 17th of 18, well behind In A Nutshell (11-4) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-116 gf in Jul.
Status Update (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division for most, ridden and no extra 4 out, 13th of 15, well behind Baby Whizz (11-1) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Jul.
The Baler (IRE) 10-3fav (10-10) Mid-division, mistake 4th, ridden 4 out, no impression in 11th entering straight, kept on one pace, 8th of 15, 23l behind Baby Whizz (11-1) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Jul.
Quigleys Express (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Never better than mid-division, slightly slow 6 out and pushed along, moderate 9th 2 out, no impression when jumped left last, kept on same pace run-in, 6th of 14, 17l behind The Baler (9-12) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-109 gf in Jun.
Montoya's Son (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Prominent and chased leader, weakened after 5 out and dropped towards rear after next, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Top Chief (10-12) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jul, 14 ran.
Vicalus (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, ridden 4 out, stayed on into moderate 7th 2 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 13l behind Baby Whizz (11-1) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Jul.
Lapse Of Reason (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Soon mid-divison, 6th after 4th, slight mistake 8th, mistake 4 out, soon no impression, not fluent 3 out, soon eased, tailed off, 9th of 10, 47l behind Leibniz (10-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jun.
Duroob 14-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, lost place 4 out and 8th next, moderate 7th approaching last, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 32l behind I C Gold (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jul.
Cool Warrior (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, weakened from 6 out, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Kilmurry Kid (10-0) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 in Jul, 14 ran.
Breffni Gael (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Mid-division, ridden and no extra 4 out, weakened, 14th of 15, well behind Baby Whizz (11-1) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Jul.
The Colleen Ban (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Held up, moderate 5th when bad mistake 4 out, kept on same pace from next, 7th of 15, well behind Dushybeag (11-12) at Clonmel 3m beg chase gf in Jun.
Drop Anchor (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, pushed along 6 out, ridden in 6th and no impression before 4 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 29l behind Twin Plan (11-2) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Nov.
Admiral Bob (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, moderate 4th from 4th, 5th at 6th, closer halfway, mistake 6 out, ridden 4 out, under pressure in 6th 3 out, no impression in 4th 2 out, fell last, in a race won by Fast Exit (10-3) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Jun, 11 ran.
The Three Colleens (IRE) 50-1 (10-4) Towards rear, not fluent 1st, 5th 4 out, no impression from next, soon no extra, 6th of 8, 46l behind Aughnacurraveel (11-0) at Limerick 3m chs gf in Jul.
Valours Minion (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, closer in 2nd 3 out, ridden in 3rd next, soon 2nd again, kept on same pace from before last without troubling easy winner, 2nd of 16, 9l behind Royal Shot (11-6) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-95 in Jul.
Bunnenaugh (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, weakened from 6 out, 11th of 15, well behind Most Chaste (11-5) at Wexford 3m 1f beg chase in Jul.
Georgie 20-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, closer in 2nd approaching 2 out where dropped to 3rd, 5th before straight, soon no impression, one pace, 4th of 15, 16l behind Park Ranger (11-0) at Galway 2m cond hcap hdle gd.