Roscommon third Rodriguez has won on the Flat and over hurdles and looks a likely sort for a race like this. Winning pointer Ballyhampshire Man won't fail through lack of stamina while the mare Nearly A Dream has also won plenty between the flags. Present Potential was second in a handicap at Kilbeggan two runs ago but BEEF TO THE HEELS has more scope than any of these and, after a couple of sighters in better races, looks poised to get open his account over the larger obstacles with Won In The Dark looking a light of former days.
Ballyhampshire Man (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Waited with, closer order normal 7 out, 5th approaching 3 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 17, 24l behind Fort George (11-4) at Listowel 3m hts chs gd in Jun.
Beef To The Heels (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Well off the pace in mid-division, no extra 4 out, 9th of 14, 28l behind Esporao (11-12) at Clonmel 2m beg chase in Jun.
Begerin Bridge (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) A bit slow to get going, towards rear, no impression 5 out, 8th of 14, well behind Chinook Run (10-8) at Wexford 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jun.
Birzali (FR) 22-1 (11-12) Soon towards rear, no impression 3 out, 11th of 15, 38l behind Captain Ocana (11-7) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chase gf in Jun.
Captain Declan (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Waited with, slightly hampered 3 out, soon no impression, 9th of 15, 29l behind Captain Ocana (11-7) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chase gf in Jun.
Crocon Si (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Mid div, rdn 3out, sn no impress, 6th of 17, 17l behind More Than Hopeful (12-0) at The Pigeons 3m ire ptp gd in Mar '10.
Potters Wall (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, no extra and kept on same pace from 3 out, 9th of 14, 29l behind Blue Cannon (11-6) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chase gf in Jun.
Present Potential (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Prominent, 3rd 4 out, no extra after next, 10th of 15, 29l behind Captain Ocana (11-7) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chase gf in Jun.
Rodriguez (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, slight mistake 3rd, hampered 5th, moderate 7th before straight, moderate 4th 2 out, moderate 3rd and kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 14, 20l behind Beachdale Lad (11-9) at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chase gf in Jun.
Troubled (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before next, in a race won by Followmeuptocarlow (10-2) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gs in Apr, 24 ran.
Walkonabubble (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Ww, prog to tr ldrs 3out, cl 3rd bef 2out, sn no ex, 4th of 18, 13l behind Top Flyer (12-0) at Necarne 3m ire ptp sft in Jun.
Won In The Dark (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Impeded at 1st, soon mid-division, no impression from 4 out, 9th of 14, well behind Beachdale Lad (11-9) at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chase gf in Jun.
Gibbstown (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Waited with, moderate 11th approaching 4 out, soon no impression, 9th of 14, well behind Keep On Track (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hts chs gf in Jun.
Monks Return (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Mid div, prog to ld 2out, hdd and wknd bef last, ko onepcd, 5th of 10, 13l behind Hill Rock (11-7) at Killaloe 3m ire ptp in Feb.
Nearly A Dream (IRE) 6-1 (10-6) Rcd 4th & njw, mod 4th & rdn 6out, to last 4out & pu aftr 3out, 4th of 5, 13l behind Klassy (11-7) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp gd in Jun.
High Way Hunter (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, no extra in 9th 4 out and behind when pulled up after next, in a race won by Moving On (10-11) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 in Jan, 13 ran.
Baily Dusk (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, dropped towards rear 4th and soon behind, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Felix Yonger (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs in May, 15 ran.
Theboyschoice (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, 12th of 16, 39l behind Rodeo Rocket (11-6) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.