Korean landed a similar grade handicap at Thurles by just under two lengths from Lus Na Hoiche, who is entitled to reverse the form on 4lb better terms as he is far less experienced than the winner. The pair were well clear of the remainder and the form looks strong. Fool's Wildcat is 11lb higher than when scoring at Punchestown and ran poorly on the Flat at Dundalk last week. BRAVE HEART has dropped to a very fair mark and produced his best effort for some time when runner-up to Mantell in a Ladies race at Limerick a couple of weeks ago. Andrew McNamara takes over here and his mount can gain a long-awaited first success over timber.
Fool's Wildcat (USA) 5-1fav (11-4) Chased leaders, 9th halfway, mistake 4 out, headway into 3rd 3 out, ridden into 2nd before 2 out, no impression leader, kept on same pace, lost 2nd run-in, 3rd of 20, 6l behind Kyoto Summit (10-11) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft.
Jewel In The Sun (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Led, ridden and headed 2 out, soon no extra, 5th of 9, 16l behind Prima Vista (11-12) at Galway 2m 5yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Johnny Gonzalez (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Led, headed 3rd, led again 4th, headed 4 out, weakened from next, 9th of 12, well behind Second Glance (11-5) at Cork 2m hcp chs 0-109 sft.
Saddler's Native (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, 7th 7 out, hampered 5 out, soon no extra, 10th of 16, well behind Clarkey (10-11) at Listowel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd in Sep.
Korean (FR) 9-2fav (11-2) Chased leaders in 4th, headway ino 2nd after 4 out, led before next, mistake 2 out, kept on well under pressure from before last, won at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft beating Lus Na Hoiche (10-13) by 1 3/4l, 17 ran.
Pretty Happy (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, disputed lead briefly 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, 8th of 17, 47l behind Whiskey Hall (10-2) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 8Evens09 in Oct.
Brave Heart (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders in 4th, improved into close 2nd after 5 out, led after 3 out, strongly pressed when pecked 2 out, headed last, soon no extra, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Mantell (10-3) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-102 sft.
Lus Na Hoiche (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Rear of mid-division, mistake 4th, headway on outer after halfway, 7th approaching 3 out, good progress to go 2nd entering straight, kept on well under pressure from 2 out but not able to match winner, 2nd of 17, 1 3/4l behind Korean (11-2) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
D I Y Lawyer (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Always behind, bad mistake 5 out, 12th of 15, well behind Vivaldi (11-5) at Sligo 2m 2f 5yo mdn hdl gd in May.
Ever Dreaming (USA) 14-1 (10-5) Never a factor, 8th of 16, 39l behind Shamiran (11-6) at Punchestown 2m nov hcp hdl 80-109.
Odonimee (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) In touch, 7th halfway, 5th 4 out, 2nd next, led entering straight, headed 2 out, 4th and no extra when slight mistake last, 4th of 20, 11l behind Tulachsarain (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Apr.
Alvatar (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Chased clear leader, 7th halfway, moderate 6th after 4 out, no impression in straight, 6th of 18, 37l behind Magen's Star (11-7) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl sft.
Bully Wuskers (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Mid-division, headway into 3rd travelling well entering straight, soon ridden, kept on one paced, 5th of 16, 12l behind The Buck (9-12) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Oct.
Derrykeel (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, weakened 5 out, tailed off, 17th of 21, well behind Cayo Levantado (11-1) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Harry The Dancer 20-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, 17th of 22, 21l behind Burnswood (10-6) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
Platinum Charmer (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Towards rear for most, no danger when fell last, in a race won by Cnoc An Einn (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 0-109 sft in Mar '09, 20 ran.
Invincible Star (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, pecked 3rd, 7th 4 out, soon weakened, completely tailed off, last of 14, well behind Boragh Princess (10-13) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Dancing Water 66-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, weakening when mistake 5 out, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Diego Garcia (10-1) at Galway 2m 5f hcp hdl gf in Aug '06.
Sound Out (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 31l behind Le Reveur (11-8) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Oct.