The four-year-old Shabra's Bertolini has disappointed on his last two starts including on fast ground on Sunday but Banana Flambe is entitled to improve from his Tramore victory though the runner-up has been well beaten subsequently. Benemeade is a smart prospect and showed that this trip and fast ground were no problem at Wexford and he looks certain to get involved while Cherish The Pear was totally unsuited by the slow pace in a four-runner affair at Kilbeggan and the run is best ignored. SHAMAR has been brought along slowly and was having his first start for five months when scoring comfortably at Cork in May and the dual French Flat winner is taken to land this before going on to better things. Ourbeautifuldream steps up to he trip for the first time and looks as though she will be suited.
Banana Flambe (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Chased leader, 4th halfway, left close 2nd 3 out and soon led, ridden after next and pressed last, kept on best under pressure run-in, won at Tramore 2m mdn hdl gd in May beating Tangolan (11-12) by 1l, 14 ran.
Benemeade (IRE) 2-1fav (11-12) Soon tracked leaders, led from 3 out, pressed when jumped left and not fluent last, stayed on well to assert run-in, won at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jun beating Stay In My Heart (10-6) by 3l, 16 ran.
Lastofthepilots (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Prominent in chasing group, closer in 4th after 4 out, 3rd approaching straight, no extra 2 out, kept on same pace, 7th of 16, 17l behind Cara's Oscar (11-6) at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 gs in Jun.
Shamar (FR) 5-2fav (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd 2 out and soon challenged, ridden to lead before last, kept on strongly run-in, won at Cork 2m mdn hdl gd in May beating Aonvarr (11-9) by 3 1/2l, 22 ran.
Golden Barrell (IRE) 25-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders early, dropped towards rear approaching 9th, pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Kilmurry Kid (10-12) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 sft in Oct, 16 ran.
Cherish The Pear (IRE) 13-8fav (11-9) Waited with last of the 4, closer order 4 out, soon 3rd, no impression in 4th again and kept on same pace from 2 out, last of 4, 3 1/2l behind Dysart Dancer (11-9) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hdl gf in Jun.
Ourbeautifuldream (IRE) 5-4fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, ridden in 2nd 2 out, no extra before last, 4th of 22, 7l behind Lady Of Glencoe (11-7) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gf in May.
Shabra's Bertolini (IRE) 11-2 (10-0) Soon chased leader in 2nd, led 5 out, ridden and headed after 4 out, no extra and weakened, 6th of 7, well behind Aranhill Chief (10-11) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hdl gf.