WESTERN PROMISE hadn't shown much before gaining a shock victory at Roscommon where he led for most of the way over that three miles. He's been raised 7lb but a similar effort should be good enough for this. Bishop's Lane is a regular winner between the flags and started favourite in that latter race but faded badly after a mistake two out. This shorter trip should see him get much closer and he looks a threat. Bruff was in touch when making a mistake three out that day but never really threatened while Presswell Lad is only moderate over fences and has failed to reach a place in six starts.
Lamb's Cross 7-1 (10-4) Chasing leaders when bad mistake 1st, soon lost place, towards rear for most, pulled up before last, in a race won by Supreme Doc (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Jun, 13 ran.
Moscow Breeze (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Soon mid-division, no impression and kept on same pace from before 3 out, 7th of 14, 26l behind Drumlister (11-4) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-102 gf in Jul.
Stylos Ace (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, lost place 4 out, ridden in 10th after 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 17l behind Back On The Road (10-10) at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 sft.
Bruff (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 9th halfway, headway into 5th 3 out, ridden in 4th 2 out, no extra before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 16l behind Western Promise (10-2) at Roscommon 3m hcp chs 0-95 sft.
Nipper John (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Mid-division, 7th 5 out, no extra from 3 out, 6th of 13, 33l behind Namarama (11-10) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Son Of Moyne (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Chased leaders when unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Mr Eko (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 gd in Mar, 16 ran.
He's A Magpie (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Soon mid-division, 10th 5 out, soon no extra and mistake and unseated rider last, in a race won by Coolharbour Breeze (11-1) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Jul, 15 ran.
Bishop's Lane (IRE) 9-4fav (10-9) Mid-division, 8th halfway, headway into 4th 3 out, ridden in 3rd 2 out, no extra before last, tired run-in, 4th of 16, 28l behind Western Promise (10-2) at Roscommon 3m hcp chs 0-95 sft.
Western Promise (IRE) 25-1 (10-2) Led and disputed, led 4 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on well from before last, won at Roscommon 3m hcp chs 0-95 sft beating Western Star (10-12) by 4l, 16 ran.
Preswell Lad (IRE) 9-2fav (11-4) Mid-division, headway into 5th 5 out, ridden in 4th 2 out, soon challenged, no extra approaching last, 8th of 15, 16l behind Aviatore (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 in Jul.
Quelas (FR) 25-1 (9-11) Prominent, lost place 5 out, soon weakened, completely tailed off, 10th of 16, well behind Jewel In The Sun (10-8) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f cond hcp chs 0-109 gf in May.
Hushagoose (IRE) 28-1 (10-5) Towards rear, fell 6th, in a race won by Western Promise (10-2) at Roscommon 3m hcp chs 0-95 sft, 16 ran.