This looks more competitive than the first division with several of the entries in good form. They include Mountain Lough, who battled on strongly to score at Wexford and is very well handicapped compared to his chase mark. He has to be on the short-list along with Clonleney, who was making his handicap debut when a fine second to Revolutionary Road over the course and distance last month when Pumped Up Kicks was behind. Presenting Kate gained her first ever victory at Downpatrick and won't be easily shrugged off from just 4lb higher but the vote goes to DEDOCTORSDAUGHTER. She hasn't had much experience but caught the eye in no uncertain terms at Roscommon last time and hails from a yard going very well.
King Norman (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Went left 2nd, always towards rear, 12th of 16, well behind Cherish The Pear (10-11) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl sft in May.
Mountain Lough (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Soon chased leaders, close up 4 out, in front approaching 2 out, pressed and edged a little left run-in, stayed on well, won at Wexford 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jun beating Hurricane Jojo (11-4) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Vicalus (IRE) Evens (11-7) Made all, strongly pressed last, ko run-in, won at Stradbally 3m ire ptp gd in May beating Meghans Choice (11-7) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Clonleney (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, headway into 8th 4 out, close up in 3rd 2 out, ridden in 5th after 2 out, 4th entering straight, kept on same pace from last to 2nd close home, 2nd of 16, 3l behind Revolutionary Road (11-6) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
Pumped Up Kicks (IRE) 7-2fav (11-4) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2 out, soon no impression, moderate 2nd last, kept on same pace, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 15, 22l behind Jabus (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Bluegrass Bid (USA) 100-1 (10-12) Towards rear, weakened after 4 out, 10th of 17, well behind Pine Creek (11-5) at Doncaster 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Dedoctorsdaughter (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division and 13th halfway, some headway early straight and left 4th after 2 out, no impression on winner run-in and kept on one pace into moderate 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 17, 8l behind Sweetheart Susan (11-1) at Roscommon 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Hello Louie (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Mid-division early, 7th halfway, improved and close up 4 out, ridden in 6th before 3 out, no extra and kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 22l behind Definite Knockoff (11-5) at Bellewstown 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-102 gf.
Taken Twice (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Mid-division, headway into 5th after 6 out, ridden to challenge 3 out, no extra in 5th 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 18l behind Cerveza Dinero (11-10) at Bellewstown 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gf.
Presenting Kate (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway into 6th 4 out, improved to lead before 3 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on from last, all out close home, just held on, won at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 gf beating Easy Vic (11-1) by shd, 15 ran.
Craigs Dream (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Led and disputed, headed and dropped to 3rd before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 14l behind Breffni Gael (10-6) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 in Jun.
Mr Duffy (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) 9th of 15, 35l behind Cherryantor (10-0) at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 in Sep.
Dr Nana (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Never better than mid-division, no impression from 4 out, 14th of 16, well behind Kilbarry Beauty (11-5) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl sft in May.
Mill Gale (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Soon mid-division, 8th before 3 out, struggling before straight, no extra in 6th from before next, kept on same pace, 7th of 17, 25l behind Slivegullion Girl (10-8) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in May.
Queen Of Hardship (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Mid-division and 10th halfway, headway early straight and left 5th when badly hampered after 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 17, 19l behind Sweetheart Susan (11-1) at Roscommon 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Tip For The Top (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division, pushed along in 8th after 4 out, no impression before straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 29l behind Fairview Star (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gf.
Live Trade (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Soon mid-division, 9th before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 11th of 15, well behind Masked Phantom (11-10) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
The Black Russian (IRE) 20-1 (10-3) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway itno 4th 4 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no impression before last, kept on same pace, 5th of 17, 5l behind John The Soldier (11-5) at Tipperary 2m 4f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gf.