Eddie McNamara has done a tremendous job with QUESTIONS ANSWERED, who landed a Limerick handicap a week ago and followed-up under a small penalty at Clonmel on Thursday. Another penalty in this tougher race makes things more difficult but a quick hat-trick looks on the cards. Band Of Blood returned to action after a break to easily see off Paudi The Punter at Galway and though the latter should get closer he's unlikely to reverse the form. Coolmill came here last month and won nicely over 3m and the shorter trip shouldn't pose a problem while He'llberemembered beat a decent field in good style at Thurles and can go well despite a ig weight. Recent Wexford runner-up Mulleady looks best of the remainder.
He'llberemembered (IRE) 7-2 (10-9) Tracked leaders in 4th until 2nd before 7th, mistake 4 out, challenged entering straight, on terms from before last where not fluent, kept on well run-in to just prevail on line, won at Thurles 2m 6f hdl gd in Oct beating Drive Time (11-6) by ns, 6 ran.
Viconte Du Noyer (FR) 14-1 (11-3) Soon settled mid-division, headway 3 out, soon close up and disputed, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra in 4th 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 14l behind Bayan (10-10) at Listowel 2m sft in Sep.
Band Of Blood (IRE) Evensfav (11-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, slight mistake 6th and not entirely fluent next, led 2 out, stayed on well to draw clear run-in, easily, won at Galway 2m 4f nh nov hdl hvy in Oct beating Paudi The Punter (11-7) by 8l, 6 ran.
Glam Gerry (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Soon towards rear, not fluent and pushed along 4th, no extra approaching 2 out, 15th of 20, well behind Call Me Bubbles (10-2) at Galway 2m 6f hcp hdl sft in Aug.
Coolmill (IRE) 7-4 (11-3) Made all, lear for much, jumped well, reduced lead before 6 out, asserted from after 2 out, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Cork 3m nh nov hdl gd in Oct beating Some Officer (11-3) by 6l, 5 ran.
Mulleady (IRE) 5-1 (10-10) Held up in touch, closer in 4th 4 out, ridden in 2nd 2 out, soon no impression on winner, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Vicky De L'oasis (10-7) at Wexford 2m 4f hdl in Oct.
Questions Answered (IRE) 7-4fav (10-7) Chased leaders, closed up from before 5 out, almost on terms going well from 3 out, ridden to lead before 2 out, soon drifted a little left, stayed on well run-in, won at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl beating Supreme Carolina (11-1) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Owennacurra Milan (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Soon mid-division, closed to chase leaders 3 out, kept on same pace from next, 5th of 15, 15l behind Silver Friend (11-9) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Apr.
Medicinal Compound 25-1 (10-9) Rear of mid-division, slow and towards rear 4th, headway entering straight, ridden into 5th 3 out, under pressure in 4th 2 out, kept same pace from before last, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Acapulco (10-11) at Cork 3m hcp hdl hvy in Mar.
Lughnasa (IRE) 6-1 (10-5) Soon towards rear, pulled up before 3rd, in a race won by Cry For The Moon (9-12) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl sft in May, 18 ran.
Golden Plan (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Mid-division, 7th 4 out, weakened from next, 14th of 20, well behind Call Rog (10-13) at Fairyhouse 3m nov hcp hdl sft in Mar.
Paudi The Punter (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Raced in 4th, improved after 3 out, 3rd next, in pursuit of winner in 2nd from before straight, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Band Of Blood (11-7) at Galway 2m 4f nh nov hdl hvy in Oct.