Up The Hill is one of the more exposed and was still beaten a long way when third at Downpatrick. Aston Cantlow may well improve past the latter as he returns from a lengthy absence while Table Tips should be in the mix after a couple of decent efforts at Thurles. Point-to-point winner CACHEOFGOLD went close over timber earlier in the month. She gets the vote to make her first start in a bumper a winning one, though Electuary's best effort so far came on fast ground at Cork in July and he may get involved on his reappearance.
Aston Cantlow 20-1 (11-2) Held up in mid-divison on outside, took keen hold, headway 6f out, ridden and ran wide on bend over 3f out, soon weakened, 12th of 16, 37l behind Werenearlyoutofit (10-13) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) sft in Dec '12.
Danesfort 33-1 (11-7) Soon led, headed before 5f and 5th halfway, moderate 9th and no extra 3f out, tailed off,, 9th of 11, well behind Flaming Dawn (11-9) at Tramore 2m ldy N H flat sft in Dec.
Mai Scorpion (IRE) Scorpion gelding out of Mai Tai.
Millen Dollar Man (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, no extra approaching straight, tailed off, last of 17, well behind Stack The Deck (11-11) at Limerick 2m nhf hvy in Dec.
Up The Hill 7-1 (11-7) Soon raced in moderate 2nd, raced wide in the straight with a circuit to go,, 3rd of 8, 28l behind Smiler (12-0) at Downpatrick 2m 2f N H flat sft in Oct.
Cacheofgold (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 7th 3 out, ridden in 5th next, 4th at last, kept on without threatening, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Good As Gold (10-13) at Tramore 2m mares mdn hdl.
Electuary (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 9th approaching halfway, no impression and kept on same pace from over 2f out, 9th of 18, 21l behind Celtic Fashion (11-11) at Cork 2m N H flat gd in Aug.
Putrakin (IRE) Putra Pekan mare out of Topkin.
Table Tips (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, closer in 6th 4f out, ridden in 5th 2f out, under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 11, 6l behind All Hell Let Loose (11-9) at Thurles 2m NH flat hvy in Mar.