It's All An Act won a couple of minor bumpers at Perth before sent to Cheltenham for a Listed contest where he was soon put in his place. He has a fine jumping pedigree and is on the shortlist. Moonlight Boy ran very well behind Sizing Granite here a fortnight ago and should get into the mix but Spot Fine once again looked one-paced when only third at Thurles on Thursday. ARACATACA was a 50/1 chance against the odds-on Bonzo Bing at Clonmel but caught the eye with a cracking effort and he would have given the winner something to think about but for a mistake at the second last. He's taken to go one better in a tight maiden.
Aracataca (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Soon mid-division, 11th early, 9th before straight, not fluent 2 out, ridden to go 4th at last where not fluent, stayed on well run-in to go 2nd without troubling winner closing stages, 2nd of 18, 2 1/2l behind Bonzo Bing (11-1) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl.
Ballyadam Oscar (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Soon towards rear, struggling from before halfway, no extra straight, 10th of 11, 40l behind Aonvarr (12-0) at Killarney 2m 1f N H flat gd in May '12.
Bold Optimist (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, dropped to moderate 7th approaching 3 out, soon no impression, moderate 6th and no extra from next, 6th of 13, 41l behind Sizing Granite (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl sft.
It's All An Act (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Prominent, took keen hold, lost place over 3f out, 10th of 13, 34l behind Red Sherlock (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m Listed NH flat (1) gd in Nov.
Jack's A Guest (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened 3 out, 11th of 15, 32l behind Cracking Chap (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft.
Jade Park 25-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, weakened approaching 4f out, tailed off, 15th of 17, well behind Stack The Deck (11-11) at Limerick 2m nhf hvy in Dec.
Just A Birdie (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Soon towards rear, pushed along 5th, soon no danger, pulled up before last, in a race won by Moonshine Lad (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec, 13 ran.
Moonlight Boy (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, 6th approaching 3 out, close up from before straight, no impression from after 2 out, kept on same pace run-in and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 13, 8l behind Sizing Granite (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl sft.
Our Musician (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway approaching straight, 7th 2 out, soon no impression and eased from before last, 9th of 23, 32l behind Bog Warrior (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar '11.
River Inny (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Always behind, ridden and no impression from 3f out, never a factor, last of 9, 34l behind Emerging Talent (12-0) at Naas 2m NH flat.
Snapchat (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, steady headway approaching 3 out, travelling well enough in 7th on long run to 2 out, ridden and weakening when pulled up approaching 2 out, in a race won by Tarabela (11-11) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Feb, 17 ran.
Some Drama (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, closer in 3rd approaching 3 out, 5th before straight, moderate 4th and no impression 2 out, 4th of 13, 27l behind Sizing Granite (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl sft.
Spot Fine 4-1 (11-4) Chased leader in 2nd, close up halfway, led after 3 out, headed 2 out and ridden, no extra in 3rd before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 17, 8l behind Prince Of Lombardy (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl sft.
The Cub (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, ridden towards rear entering straight, no impression, 16th of 20, 33l behind The Tullow Tank (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Upstager (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, closer in 9th 4 out, progress into 2nd 2 out, ridden entering straight, no extra in 4th before last, kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 9l behind Noble Endeavor (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Warofthegiants 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, soon moderate 3rd, fell 4 out, in a race won by Golden Plan (11-7) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy, 18 ran.
Zuccotti Park (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Led, ridden and joined entering straight, headed 2f out, soon no impression in moderate 4th, kept on one paced, 4th of 8, 23l behind Westhorpe (11-13) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat in Feb.
Cacheofgold (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Alw pr, tr ldrs bef 3out, went on 2out, chall last, rdn & ko best usp, won at The Pigeons 3m ire ptp hvy beating Moyacomb (11-1) by hd, 14 ran.
Scamaill Liath (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Rear of mid-division, 9th entering straight and ridden in 7th 2f out, soon no extra and kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 30l behind Miss Mardan (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m mares n h flat in Jan.
She Be Fine (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Mid-division, no impression from 3f out, 11th of 18, 37l behind Montys Meadow (11-9) at Cork 2m N H flat sft in Dec.
Bell's Cross (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Never better than mid-division, no danger from 4 out, 9th of 17, 49l behind Katie T (11-4) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Feb.
Merton View (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression before 3 out, weakened and tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Cracking Chap (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft.