Mini Budget has run his last three races over 2m4f on this track, each time finding little from before the last. Today's trip should prove ideal and he should get into the mix. DOC HOLLYWOOD hasn't had much racing and is improving at a rate of knots. He attracted support on his latest start at Thurles and had a bit to spare over the well handicapped Speed Dial so this should prove within his capabilities despite a 6lb rise. Blazing Sonnet, who was less than 3l behind, is 4lb better off and should get closer without reversing the form. Tipped Up Harry won a handicap at Wexford in July on soft ground and could have found the going a little too quick on a return visit last month though he's also 8lb higher in the weights.
Doc Hollywood (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Waited with, progress to track leaders 4 out, led after next, not fluent 2 out, pressed and stayed on well run-in, won at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 beating Speed Dial (10-12) by 3/4l, 18 ran.
Al Dafa (USA) 25-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, 15th of 16, 40l behind Glenbarrow (11-2) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in May.
Rodeo Rocket (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Twrds rr, some prog 4out, rdn 3out, sn wknd, 7th of 12, 27l behind Famousandfearless (11-7) at Glenbane 3m ire ptp gd in Oct.
Sanforized (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, fell 5th, in a race won by Doc Hollywood (11-4) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95, 18 ran.
Hold Em Cowboy (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, some slight mistakes, no extra from 3 out and pulled up before next, in a race won by Baresi (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in May, 16 ran.
Tipped Up Harry 9-2 (11-6) Prominent and led before 3rd, ridden and headed approaching straight, no extra in 3rd when slight mistake last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 15, 7l behind Marshim (11-2) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Oct.
Shanroe Society (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Tracking leaders 1st, weakened approaching 7th, pulled up after, in a race won by Daasij (11-7) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft, 9 ran.
Blazing Sonnet (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Always prominent, niggled along before 3 out, kept on same pace under pressure from last, 3rd of 18, 2 3/4l behind Doc Hollywood (11-4) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
Dashing Duchess (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, moderate 5th after 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next, 6th of 16, 16l behind Shady Pines (10-13) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl sft in May '11.
Coolaught (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Towards rear, never a factor, moderate 8th after 2 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 15, 25l behind Marshim (11-2) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Oct.
Mini Budget (IRE) 4-1fav (10-7) Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th before 2 out, kept on one paced, 4th of 13, 16l behind Lady Olwyn (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft.
Zero Point Seven (USA) 20-1 (10-6) Chased leaders early, mid-division when unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Chu Chu Thomas (11-7) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95, 17 ran.
Indubitably 10-1 (10-7) Prominent, 4th halfway, no extra from 4 out, weakened, 12th of 15, well behind Marshim (11-2) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Oct.
Valours Minion (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Soon tracked leaders, disputed lead from 6th, led next, headed 3 out, no extra from next, 8th of 10, well behind Vic Chic (11-10) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy.