HELLO LOUIE had been threatening to win a race before he finally lost his maiden tag with an emphatic victory at Downpatrick on Friday. His 4lb penalty shouldn't prevent a quick double, especially as his rider's claim takes care of most of the extra. Robbie Kaydee isn't the most consistent of performers but there are lines of form suggesting he can get involved if on a going day but Spiker The Biker, who alternates between hurdles and fences, has now had 30 races under Rules without winning and only scored once between the flags in 18 attempts. Dochas Beag ran well enough at Tramore a couple of weeks ago after an absence since 2009 so could prove a threat off his lowly mark.
West Of The Edge (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Towards rear, moderate 6th and no impression 3 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 8, 40l behind Whats Happening (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chase sft in May.
Hello Louie (IRE) 5-1fav (11-7) Mid-division, 7th after 6 out, improved before 3 out, 4th before next, challenged and on terms before last where not fluent, soon led, drew clear closing stages, comfortably, won at Downpatrick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 sft beating Afram Blue (11-3) by 9l, 15 ran.
Robbie Kaydee (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Towards rear, some headway in 10th from before 3 out, ran on without threatening under pressure from next, 5th of 17, 22l behind Slivegullion Girl (10-8) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in May.
Tidy Zag (IRE) 14-1 (10-3) Soon mid-division, no impression 4 out, fell 3 out, in a race won by Wither Hills (10-12) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in May, 14 ran.
Tipp On Air (IRE) 9-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, lost place and pushed along in 6th briefly halfway, ridden in 4th 4 out, no extra next, kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 24l behind Billybuster (10-11) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Alkasteel (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) 11th of 14, well behind Black Cache (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs gd in Sep.
Spiker The Biker (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear early, 8th halfway, ridden in moderate 5th after 3 out, no impression in 4th bypassing 2 out, kept on same pace to 3rd last, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Molinero (10-4) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 gd.
Cloudy Morning (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Mid-division, ridden and no extra 4 out, weakened, 11th of 15, 50l behind Kalaroa (11-1) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl gd.
Sergeant Grey 20-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Decade Player (11-1) at Tipperary 2m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gd, 8 ran.
Upthecats (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead before 4 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, no extra after 2 out, 10th of 15, 26l behind Aviatore (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 in Jul '12.
Bernie'stheboss (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, no impression from before straight, 10th of 16, 24l behind Jansboy (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 gd.
Granny Riona (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, improved to track leaders in 4th before 2 out, 5th approaching last and soon no extra, 9th of 15, 33l behind Imperial Joey (10-8) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Sep.
The King Of Brega (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Well off pace towards rear for most, never a factor, 16th of 24, well behind Roman Flight (11-4) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gd in May '12.
Black Chariot (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 3 out, weakened, 14th of 16, well behind Carriganog (11-2) at Clonmel 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft.
Dochas Beag (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2 out, no extra before last, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 18l behind Billybuster (10-11) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Erins Lady (IRE) 25-1 (9-13) Soon tracked leaders, 5th from 4 out, no impression in 7th when stumbled and fell after 2 out, in a race won by Baidin Fheilimi (10-2) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Aug, 17 ran.
Gortmore Express (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, slightly hampered 6th, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened bypassing 3 out, 9th of 13, 37l behind The Bold Beckey (9-12) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 gd.
Sidi Ifni (FR) 20-1 (10-11) Rear of mid-division and 11th halfway, pushed along after 5 out, kept on one pace in straight without threatening, 7th of 16, 24l behind Lapse Of Reason (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Ruhar (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 8th halfway, dropped towards rear before 3 out where ridden and no impression, 8th of 10, 44l behind Dr Schultz (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Ni Sin E Mo Ainm (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Disputed lead early, soon led, ridden approaching 2 out, soon headed and weakened, 10th of 15, well behind Hello Louie (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Tip For The Top (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Waited with towards rear, 12th after 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 7th of 16, 16l behind Four Wives (10-4) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-102 gd.