Robert Tyner's mare CALIBRE STYLE was very popular on her reappearance at Ballinrobe last month having already won a point-to-point and finished second in a Tipperary bumper. She found one too good on that occasion but may have needed the run and is given a second chance here. Halls Bridge, another winning pointer, has shown a bit of promise under Rules while King Shabra wasn't beaten far at the Curragh two weeks ago and must have some sort of chance on his best form. Lilly Of The Moor represents a powerful yard but makes her racecourse debut today and De Glebe Star's early promise appears to have evaporated.
Brendans Spruce (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Ww rr, det 6out, cto 5out, pu last, in a race won by Cloudy Beach (11-4) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp in Apr, 14 ran.
De Glebe Star (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, closer on inner in 8th 5f out, ridden and no extra before straight, 9th of 15, 17l behind Mullaghanoe River (11-10) at Leopardstown 2m 4f N H flat sft in Dec.
Halls Bridge (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, not getting to leaders from 3 out (usual 4 out), 6th and kept on same pace from before next, 5th of 16, 14l behind Seskinane (10-11) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl sft.
Honest Rodge (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Ur at start, in a race won by Pleasant Company (12-0) at Laurencetown 3m ire ptp sft, 18 ran.
King Shabra (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden early straight and hung left under pressure from 2f out, drifted over to stands' side rail 1f out, no impression in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 7l behind Made In Germany (11-11) at Curragh 2m mdn nhf sft.
La Velle Vie (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, effort and hung left 5f out, soon no impression, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Troyan (11-2) at Ludlow 2m nhf (5) gd in Oct.
Lord De Beaufai (FR) Epalo gelding out of Perle De Beaufai.
Michael Valentine (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Clash Princess.
Mydadstwenty (IRE) Wako Nao gelding out of Cobbler's Well.
Openminded (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Held up, 7th halfway, ridden in 8th and no impression 3f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 9, 16l behind Five Hawk Wings (11-11) at Ballinrobe 2m N H flat sft in Apr.
Some Officer (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Mid div, b mstk 7th, up 6out, no ex & wknd, pu 3out, in a race won by Calcon (12-0) at Tinahely 3m ire ptp gs in Jan, 18 ran.
Strong Hurricane (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Alw twrds rr, 12th 6out until fell 5out, in a race won by Killdunne (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Apr, 17 ran.
Suspect (GER) 11-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, lost place over 4f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Gee Hi (11-4) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn NH flat (5) gs in Jan '12.
Tradman (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Mid div, mstk 6out & lst pl, rdn & no ex 4out, pu 3out, in a race won by Cloudy Beach (11-4) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp in Apr, 14 ran.
What Present (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, not fluent, behind when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Coolmill (10-11) at Killarney 2m 4f mdn hdl sft, 18 ran.
Calibre Style 9-10fav (11-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, 3rd entering straight, kept on final furlong to 2nd closing stages, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 11l behind Five Hawk Wings (11-11) at Ballinrobe 2m N H flat sft in Apr.
Fureys Cross (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Towards rear, no impression 3 out, weakened before straight, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Pencilhimin (11-12) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Lilly Of The Moor Flemensfirth mare out of Serenique.
Itulbeashortday (IRE) Pilsudski gelding out of Lady Mayday.
Don't Know (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, slow 6th and moderate 6th halfway, no extra and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Mozoltov (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Dec, 11 ran.
Intheolddays (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders racing keenly, pulled way into 2nd before halfway, no extra approaching straight, weakened, 11th of 12, well behind Kick On Boss (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat sft in Dec.