ABOLITIONIST makes a very quick reappearance after failing to catch Presenting Beara at Kilbeggan on Friday. He's been in good form on quick ground and is taken to go one better despite a big weight. It's a very long time since Hans Crescent won a race but he's gradually dropping to a fair mark and is no forlorn hope under his very competent claimer. Take A Shot is back on the same mark as when last successful though he's mainly raced on ground with plenty of give so could do with further rain. Winning point-to-pointer Survival will have found 2m3f on the short side at Clonmel but still managed to beat Pat Garrett and a 6lb hike shouldn't prevent another good run. Vicalus ran her best race over fences at Roscommon earlier this month and can make her presence felt from her lowly spot in the handicap.
Abolitionist (IRE) 2-1fav (11-9) Tracked leaders, took keen hold early, not fluent 3rd, jumped right 4th, not fluent 5th, closer in 2nd 3 out, ridden approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Presenting Beara (11-12) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f beg chs gd.
Hans Crescent (FR) 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, no impression from before 2 out, fell last, in a race won by Your Busy (10-10) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp chs in May, 15 ran.
Kanesh (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Prominent, slight mistake 2nd, not fluent 10th, 4th 6 out, soon reminders, mistake 5 out, soon no impression and eased, no extra and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Drop Anchor (9-12) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gd, 13 ran.
Good Luck Chuck (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Held up, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra 5 out, weakened 3 out, 8th of 9, well behind On The Way Out (11-5) at Tramore 2m 7f hcp chs 0-123 gd.
Toomdeely (IRE) 13-2 (10-9) Led, headed 5 out, weakened before 3 out, 9th of 15, 37l behind Mr Shankly (11-2) at Limerick 3m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Mar '13.
Carlos Fandango (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Mid-division, progress into 6th after 4 out, ridden in 4th entering straight, fell 3 out, in a race won by One Fine Morning (11-3) at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 gd, 16 ran.
Take A Shot (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, ridden to go 3rd and not fluent at last, kept on one pace run-in, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Fennis Moll (9-10) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 in May.
Of The Hook (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 9th halfway, no extra and detached 3 out, weakened, completely tailed off, last of 13, well behind Aranhill Chief (11-12) at Galway 2m 6f beg chase gd in Jul.
Vicalus (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, progress into 7th before straight, ridden into 3rd 3 out, kept on under pressure to narrow lead last, headed run-in, no extra in 3rd close home, 3rd of 15, 2 1/2l behind Drop Anchor (10-7) at Roscommon 3m hcp chs 0-95.
Survival (IRE) 12-1 (10-3) Soon tracked leaders, slightly hampered 4 out, 2nd and not fluent next, led approaching 2 out, soon clear, slightly slow at last and reduced lead, kept on well run-in, won at Clonmel 2m 3f hcp chs 0-102 gf in Jun beating Pat Garrett (11-12) by 3/4l, 17 ran.
What A Island (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Prominent and tracked leaders, 4th halfway, no extra from 4 out, weakened, 14th of 18, well behind Baily Dusk (9-12) at Clonmel 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Oct.
Abarta (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along in 3rd approaching 2 out, no extra before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 11l behind Red Or White (11-9) at Tramore 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 gd.