Andiamos is bred for chasing so the fact that he hasn't shown much in bumpers shouldn't detract from his chances. WAR CORRESPONDENT was attempting to concede Missie Ella 16lb when narrowly beaten in a handicap over 3m at Thurles a fortnight ago. She should be capable of going one better though Follow The Sign could prove a threat as he looked as though this sort of trip would suit when one-paced over the minimum at Thurles last time. The remainder will all need to improve to get involved.
Andiamos (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Soon led, headed and no extra from 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 24l behind Golantilla (11-5) at Cork 2m N H flat in Jan.
Distant Sound (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, never a factor, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Are Ya Right Chief (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy, 17 ran.
Grove Field (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Mid-division, remote 8th 3 out, kept on one paced from next, left remote 5th at last, 5th of 14, well behind Defy Logic (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Slemishfirth (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Pr & ld til wknd 5out, rr & pu last, in a race won by Court Appeal (12-0) at Toomebridge 3m ire ptp hvy in Apr, 14 ran.
Star Of Boru (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, 12th of 13, 36l behind Rising Euro (11-11) at Ballinrobe 2m N H flat gf in May.
War Correspondent (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Prominent and disputed lead, kept wide, headed before 5 out, 3rd entering straight, ridden to go 2nd approaching last, kept on under pressure run-in but not reach winner, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Missie Ella (10-4) at Thurles 3m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy.
A Decent Tornado (IRE) Golden Tornado gelding out of Gemini Mist.
Bar Stool Bob (IRE) 25-1 (11-10) Always towards rear, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Born In Fire (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy.
Diamond Shadow (IRE) 50-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra approaching straight, weakened, 9th of 18, well behind Band Of Blood (11-8) at Thurles 2m N H flat hvy.
Dream Crusher (IRE) 33-1 (11-10) Always behind, 13th of 16, well behind King Of Firth (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Follow The Sign (IRE) 9-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, headway to lead before 3 out and briefly asserted entering straight, headed after 2 out and no chance with winner from before last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 18, 10l behind Rolly Baby (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Play Back Part Two (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Way Up In The Air (11-5) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.