LEBLON has been tried in some decent company in the past and Henry De Bromhead's mare was in the process of running another creditable race at Down Royal before she spoiled her chance with a bad mistake at the last. This looks an easier assignment and we are happy to offer her another chance. Nodelay is a winner of three races over hurdles, and she makes a belated switch to fences. Were she able to run up to the marks she obtained at that discipline, she has to be treated with plenty of respect. Dominetta Vitali appears at her best with some give underfoot, while Rossa Parks looked useful when landing a maiden hurdle at Limerick but Sean Ahene's seven-year-old has failed to get her head in front since.
Aces And Queens (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Waited with, 9th approaching 7 out, moderate 5th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 16, 25l behind The Lady Granuaile (11-7) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs gf.
Dominetta Vitali (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Waited with, some headway in 6th before 3 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 16, 22l behind Cailin Annamh (11-7) at Wexford 2m 2f mares mdn hdl gf.
Kitts Delight (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Soon chased leaders, 7th 5 out, no extra 3 out, kept on same pace, 9th of 14, 38l behind Luimneach Abu (11-9) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Leblon (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Soon prominent, mistake 6th and lost place, went moderate 5th and not fluent last, kept on run-in, 5th of 14, 10l behind Blue Cannon (11-6) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chase gf in Jun.
Monks Return (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Mid-division early, soon towards rear, no impression from 7 out, completely tailed off, 7th of 13, well behind Stonemaster (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f beg chase gd.
Nodelay (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Towards rear, no extra from 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Point The Toes (10-13) at Downpatrick 2m 2f Mares Handicap Hurdle (80-116) (4yo+) gf in Jun.
Pestal And Mortar (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along into 3rd 3 out, kept on one pace from before next, 3rd of 16, 13l behind New River (10-10) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mares mdn hdl gf.
Rossa Parks (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Mid-division early, 6th halfway, ridden in 7th after 4 out, no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 21l behind Chrisdonlady (11-3) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gf.
Vinnes Friend (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Rear of mid-division, close rin 8th 4 out, soon ridden, kept on one paced from 2 out, 5th of 15, 20l behind Boxer Beat (11-6) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gf.
Black Lily (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Trkd ldr in 2nd until 3rd from 1/2way, fair 5th 2out until so bef last & went mod 3rd cl home, 3rd of 11, 23l behind Hearditbefore (11-7) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp gd in Jun.