Gordon Elliott has TRENDELENBURG in such impressive form that a hat-trick looks on the cards. Last week's success at Limerick has invoked an 8lb rise from the handicapper but he's the type that just does enough and he looks capable of defying the extra. Prince Of Forwards bounced right back to form at Punchestown last month, eventually only succumbing to Turner Brown by half-a-length. A 2lb rise shouldn't prevent another big effort now that he's back on song, while Lascalahall also came back to his best when a close third to Drive On Jim at Fairyhouse and can be given a chance. Hoochie Mama had the veteran Lasquini Du Moulin behind when a good third at Thurles three weeks ago, though that form doesn't look quite good enough against this opposition.
Forestside (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 7th from 3 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from before next, 6th of 20, 17l behind Pozyc (11-1) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl in Apr.
Prince Of Forwards 14-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd 3 out, ridden in 3rd 2 out, under pressure in 4th entering straight, 5th last, ran on again run-in, just held for 2nd, 3rd of 20, 3/4l behind Turner Brown (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Jan.
Lord Rory (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 11th of 30, 27l behind Raz De Maree (11-7) at Navan 2m 7f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Corrick Bridge (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Towards rear, fell 5th, in a race won by Darling Harbour (10-9) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Nov, 14 ran.
Ferry Point (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra before 3 out, 11th 2 out, kept on one pace, 9th of 20, 20l behind Turner Brown (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Jan.
Trendelenburg (IRE) 2-1fav (10-13) Towards rear, closed to chase leaders 3 out, on terms next, soon led, stayed on well run-in, won at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Jan beating Goban Saor (11-8) by 1 3/4l, 18 ran.
Lascalahall (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 2nd after 3 out, ridden to dispute 2 out, no extra in 2nd after last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Drive On Jim (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Jan.
Quartetto (GER) 10-3fav (11-6) Awkward jump 1st, keen hold, soon led and disputed, headed and ridden from 4 out, no extra approaching straight, 8th of 12, 29l behind Jacks Island (9-10) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
Garryowen Star (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Mid-division, no impression from 4 out, 9th of 18, 21l behind Ballinahow Lady (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 in Jan.
Toomdeely (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Soon led, disputed from 5 out, took wrong course approaching 3 out, pulled up, in a race won by Drive On Jim (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Jan, 15 ran.
Baby Be Mine (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, 2nd 3 out, 3rd and ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 17, 40l behind Ardglen (11-1) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 in Dec.
Hoochie Mama (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Mid-division on outer, progress into 5th 3 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace from next, 3rd of 18, 4 1/2l behind Ballinahow Lady (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 in Jan.
Lasquini Du Moulin (FR) 20-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 6th 4 out, ridden in 4th next, kept on one paced straight, 4th of 18, 7l behind Ballinahow Lady (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 in Jan.
Spa Waters (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, weakened from 5 out, 15th of 18, 44l behind Ballinahow Lady (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 in Jan.
Would You Do That (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, lost touch after 5 out, left moderate 5th 4 out, left moderate 4th 3 out, remote 3rd from 2 out, 3rd of 8, well behind Shuil Aris (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f chs hvy in Apr.
Dallaglio (FR) 14-1 (11-12) Mid-division, dropped behind quickly and pulled up after 7th, in a race won by Warcraft (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f beg chase gd in May, 13 ran.
Forty Foot (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, no impression from 4 out, 14th of 18, 28l behind The Pier (11-10) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Spencer's Hill (IRE) 50-1 (11-10) Rear of mid-division, headway approaching straight, kept on one pace from 2 out without threatening, 7th of 28, 23l behind Accordion To Paddy (10-13) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Jan.
Kellystown Jack (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, 15th of 25, 26l behind Medical Card (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Love Storm (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Never a factor, 11th of 18, 35l behind Belle Brook (10-13) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl in Jan.
Kenilworth (USA) 33-1 (10-0) Mid-division, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 14th of 20, well behind Turner Brown (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Jan.
Mr Pernickety (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, ridden into 9th 2 out, stayed on in 6th last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 16, 6l behind Chino Valdes (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Jan.
Abbey Glen (IRE) 18-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway into 9th 2 out, ridden and no extra entering straight, 11th of 20, 25l behind Turner Brown (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Jan.