The veteran Benalma is very well handicapped over hurdles and, despite having won just once, can make his presence felt in an open affair. High Talk was a very easy winner over fences at Downpatrick and has won twice over hurdles at the same track though he's best on quicker ground. TAKEN TWICE was making his handicap debut when a close second to Kalico Kim over 3m at Kilbeggan and with that under his belt looks the one to beat here. Tough Mark did better when faced with good going at Downpatrick beating The Gnathologist in a driving finish. He was well beaten when third in much softer conditions at Clonmel and would need the ground to dry out. Frankie Flowers hasn't had much experience but did better at Cork on Friday when runner-up to Clara More over the minimum trip so he's another to keep an eye on.
Dingle Bay (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, awkward 3 out, moderate 9th and no impression 2 out, 10th of 16, 34l behind Savello (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Imperial Joey (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Towards rear for most, no impression 3 out, last of 15, well behind Mister Benedictine (10-10) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gf in May.
High Talk (IRE) 8-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, went 2nd after 5 out, ridden to close on leader when left clear 3 out, kept on well run-in, won at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-102 gd in May beating Maple Valley Gale (10-8) by 10l, 14 ran.
Frankie Flowers 16-1 (10-11) Rear of mid-division, progress into 8th 4 out, ridden from next, kept on one paced from 2 out, 4th of 15, 8l behind Hevelius (10-10) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Jun.
Taken Twice (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, some slightly slow jumps, in front briefly approaching 3 out, soon 2nd, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from before last, 2nd of 16, 2 1/2l behind Kalico Kim (11-3) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Jun.
Cognomen (IRE) 9-1 (10-10) Prominent, on terms before straight, 2nd and no impression 2 out, soon dropped to 4th and kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 11l behind Moonlight Sapphire (11-5) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Jun.
Our La Scala Diva (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division when fell 2nd, in a race won by Wither Hills (11-9) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Oct, 22 ran.
Timaras Princess (IRE) 14-1 (10-6) Waited with, closer in moderate 8th approaching 3 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 15, 30l behind Usa (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl gf in May.
Benalma (IRE) 9-1 (11-11) Soon mid-division, niggled along 6th, struggling 5 out, soon no impression, 8th of 12, 35l behind Supreme Doc (10-12) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 gd in May.
Tough Mark (IRE) 4-1fav (11-2) Mid-division, progress into 3rd 3 out, close 2nd entering straight, soon ridden, no extra in 3rd from 2 out, 3rd of 15, 21l behind Charleville (11-5) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Jun.
Back To Drumdeel (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Always towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 11, well behind Mister Benedictine (11-2) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Jun.
Liam O' Haodha (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Soon mid-division, mistake 7th, soon lost place, no impression and kept on same pace from after 3 out, 10th of 18, 12l behind Roving Lad (11-11) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.
Tillargon 5-1 (10-12) Soon chased leaders, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2 out, 7th of 16, 30l behind Muskatsturm (10-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Jun.
Little Dil (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Never a factor, 10th halfway, kept on one pace, 7th of 11, 36l behind Griesenau (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 5f mdn hdl gd in May.
Railway Road (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Towards rear, moderate 10th approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, 8th of 16, 23l behind See Double You (10-9) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 in Apr.
Lady Sunshine (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Soon mid-division, closer in 6th after 3 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 4th of 17, 11l behind Cerveza Dinero (11-8) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.
Garryglass (IRE) 9-2 (11-1) Close up, 2nd before straight, soon no extra under pressure, 10th of 11, 44l behind Andalucia Lady (11-0) at Roscommon 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft.