Backed from 10/1 to 11/2, CAIM HILL did us a favour when landing the Midlands National at Kilbeggan on Friday night and is heading for Galway but if Philip Fenton lets him loose here with a 6lb penalty he can't be opposed. The trainer also has Kilflora entered and he also ran at Kilbeggan where he finished a close third over hurdles. He would be a good substitute if Caim Hill doesn't run. Judge Roy Bean hasn't done as well over fences as hurdles and disappointed when strongly fancied at Wexford after a very good run at Kilbeggan last month. Good Luck Chuck gained his first success over fences at Wexford in April but that was on very fast going and he pulled up on his only subsequent start from today's mark at Kilbeggan. Venture Lazarus pulled up in three point-to-points before creating a shock when scoring at the Galway Festival but he's hardly picked his feet up in three subsequent starts.
Kilflora 8-1 (11-10) Soon mid-division, travelled up well to be prominent 2 out, soon led, ridden clear before last where reduced lead and pressed, headed and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 16, 2 1/2l behind Split Ear (10-7) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Jun.
Caim Hill (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Prominent, slight mistake 5 out, led approaching straight and soon attempted to assert, reduced lead and pressed 2 out, mistake last, headed and kept on without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Victrix Gale (9-10) at Listowel 3m hcp hdl in Jun.
Glantara (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs until ld/disp from 4th, ld aftr 4out, chall 2out, hdd bef last, no ch with wnr, 2nd of 16, 4l behind Embracing Change (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Save My Blushes 33-1 (11-2) Slow jump 1st, soon led, joined 4 out, headed and no extra from before straight, 11th of 16, 41l behind Victrix Gale (9-13) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp chs.
Island Wood (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Well off pace towards rear, moderate 7th approaching 4 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 7th of 8, well behind Run With The Wind (11-9) at Killarney 2m 1f nh nov hdl.
Judge Roy Bean (IRE) 4-1fav (11-12) Chased leaders, lost place and pushed along 5 out, headway to chase winner 3 out, 3rd and no impression approaching 2 out, no extra last, 5th of 15, 13l behind Coolharbour Breeze (11-1) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 sft.
Venture Lazarus (IRE) 50-1 (11-8) Well off pace towards rear, last but a bit closer after 4 out, no extra from before 2 out, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Raptor (11-12) at Wexford 2m 1f chs sft.
Good Luck Chuck (IRE) 4-1fav (10-12) Towards rear, effort under pressure 5 out, soon chasing leaders, weakened quickly from 3 out and pulled up after next, in a race won by Liberty Counsel (11-4) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gd in May, 14 ran.
Prince Of Leisure (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Soon mid-division, closer order from before 6th, no impression from 4 out, soon no extra, 12th of 15, 38l behind Coolharbour Breeze (11-1) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 sft.