TURNANDGO will be at short odds after his purchase by Gigginstown Stud which followed his victory in a point at Lisronagh in May. He wasn't having everything his own way that day as his closest rival fell at the last but there's much more to come and he's joined the Mullins winner factory. Giantofaman made a really bright start to his career when chasing home Stolberg at Listowel in September and can only improve but The Pounds seems to have gone backwards in his two runs this campaign. The remainder will need to show marked improvement to take a hand.
Garuda Flyer (IRE) Garuda gelding out of Carroll Splenden.
The Pounds (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 5th before straight, no impression from 2f out, 6th of 13, 45l behind Moscow Chief (12-0) at Tipperary 2m 4f N H flat hvy in Oct.
Giantofaman (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, closed from over 4f out, 3rd before straight, challenged under pressure and led over 1f out, soon strongly pressed, headed well inside final furlong and kept on without matching winner, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Stolberg (11-0) at Listowel 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Sep.
Hawaii Five Nil (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 8th before straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 13, 9l behind Stolberg (11-0) at Listowel 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Sep.
Pencil Pusher (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Never better than mid-division, 12th of 18, 32l behind Elegant Statesman (12-0) at Cork 2m N H flat in Oct.
See U In Coppers (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) Mid div, rdn in 5th 3out, ko onepce, 3rd of 10, well behind Clondaw Draft (11-7) at Bennettsbridge 2m ire ptp gs in Feb.
Turnandgo (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Mid div, 5th from 1/2way & 3rd when mstk 5out, ld 3out & 2l adv gng best when lft clr last, won at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gd in May beating Capilla (11-7) by 8l, 9 ran.