Never Bold's only success came when beating today's rival Orange Touch over this C&D on very fast ground in August. He's been well beaten since over further and the runner-up could reverse the form on this easier going as could fourth-placed Cadeaux Fax, who has been in better form subsequently on much softer ground. Custodian did better when sent over 2m4f at Clonmel but View From The Top is running very well and should be losing his maiden tag soon from this sort of mark. A chance is taken with MATURUS ARDOR, who has had problems with his jumping but was still there with every chance when falling two out in the race won by subsequent dual winner Uncle Taffy at Cork in May. Beliar, a C&D winner, loves it around here and has won twice on the Flat this summer but prefers faster ground.
The Pott Reidy (USA) 12-1 (10-12) Mid-division best, moderate 9th before 4 out, soon closed, kept on same pace straight, 11th of 18, 25l behind Beir Bua (11-1) at Listowel 2m hcp hdl 8Evens09 in Sep.
Orange Touch (GER) 8-1 (11-0) Soon well off pace in mid-division, closed to track leaders from 3 out, kept on same pace under pressure from before last, 4th of 12, 5l behind Killcara Boy (10-9) at Listowel 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Sep.
Beliar (GER) 10-1 (11-1) Held up in rear of mid-division, headway after halfway, went 3rd 2 out, soon no impression on winner, kept on one pace, 3rd of 18, 4 1/2l behind Giant Sequoia (11-8) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Sep.
Never Bold (FR) 7-1 (10-10) Led and disputed, headed after 5 out, 3rd 4 out, ridden and no extra before 3 out, 8th of 16, 28l behind Never A Secret (11-0) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Sep.
Cadeaux Fax 7-4fav (10-7) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, headway when mistake 3 out, chased winner approaching next, no impression flat, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Quito Du Tresor (11-2) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Sep.
Deccan Express (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, 12th of 15, 40l behind Sebadee (10-12) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Apr '10.
Maturus Ardor (GER) 5-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 8th halfway, good headway to go 2nd 3 out, still with leaders when fell next, in a race won by Uncle Taffy (10-9) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 8Evens02 gd in May, 22 ran.
Custodian (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Mid-division, 8th halfway, headway approaching straight and led before 2 out, soon headed and no chance with winner, kept on same pace, 2nd of 18, 3l behind Giant Sequoia (11-8) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Sep.
On A Jetplane (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders in 3rd, niggled along approaching straight, no chance with winner after 2 out, no extra run-in, 3rd of 4, 18l behind House Rules (11-12) at Roscommon 2m nov hdl sft in Sep.
Connemara Kate (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway into 6th 3 out, ridden in 5th and no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 21l behind Claragh Native (11-2) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Aug.
View From The Top 7-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway into 7th after 3 out, ridden into 5th 2 out, no impression in 4th last, kept on same pace to 3rd close home, 3rd of 15, 7l behind Point The Toes (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Sep.
Dancing Bird (IRE) 10-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, no extra after 3 out, weakened, 14th of 16, 48l behind Lapse Of Reason (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Sep.
Loveisthedrug (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Tracked leader, led from 5th, headed before straight, dropped to 3rd and no extra when mistake last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 14, 11l behind Mac's Conflict (10-8) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Sep.
Mount Welcome (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, 15th of 16, well behind Nurse Ryan (11-9) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gs in Aug.
Fiddler Lake 20-1 (10-8) Soon well off pace in mid-division, closer in 9th 3 out, 11th next, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 9th of 14, 30l behind Baby Whizz (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.
Ta Blazes (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along entering straight, soon no extra, eased when beaten run-in, 8th of 12, 27l behind Seaside Shuffle (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Sep.
Bay Of Kotor (IRE) 20-1 (9-11) Held up, progress into moderate 5th into straight, ridden and closed 2 out, no extra from before last, 7th of 12, 16l behind Jacks Island (9-10) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
Palio Square (USA) 25-1 (11-8) Soon well off pace towards rear, poor 7th and no extra before straight, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Owega Star (11-8) at Listowel 2m mdn hdl hvy in Sep.
Whitehead Lad (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, 7th approaching 5 out, no extra approaching straight, completely tailed off, 10th of 16, well behind Take A Shot (10-11) at Roscommon 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 8Evens09 hvy in Sep.