THE SHAUGHRAUN has improved with each run since arriving from point-to-points and only just failed to hold Minella For Value at Bellewstown. Further progress can see him gain his first success. Cool Klan has been going close and the recent rain will have aided his cause and winning bumper King Shabra is bred to stay this type of trip and is one to keep an eye on. Wrong Way Corrigan was beaten a long way on his only start over the trip but produced an improved run at Clonmel last time. Clonard Lad is an obvious threat despite a very long absence as he looked a bright prospect back in 2010.
Balynaclash Warior (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Led and disputed, not fluent 4 out and headed, lost place and no extra from before 2 out, 12th of 15, 37l behind Fairy Court (11-4) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Brave Soldier (IRE) 11-1 (10-9) Soon chased leaders, ridden in moderate 5th 4 out, soon no impression, kept on, 3rd of 14, 17l behind Wither Hills (10-12) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in May.
Castle Lantern (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Towards rear, niggled along from 6 out, headway to chase leaders and no impression straight, kept on without threatening, 4th of 14, 29l behind Sizing Sahara (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl sft in May.
Claiming Benefits (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, weakened from 3 out, 7th of 14, well behind Professeur Emery (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Jul.
Clonard Lad (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Always prominent, jumped left 3rd, on terms 2 out, soon no impression under pressure in 3rd and kept on same pace, 3rd of 20, 15l behind Universal Truth (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul '10.
Con Tadhy (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division and 7th halfway, no impression in 6th early straight and not fluent 2 out, left moderate 5th and slightly hampered last, 5th of 11, 17l behind Grove Field (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks gf.
Cool Klan (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, 2nd 3 out but ridden early straight and dropped to 3rd next, kept on same pace without troubling first 2 run-in, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Grove Field (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks gf.
King Shabra (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Soon tracked leaders, on terms from under 6f out, led under 4f out, clear into straight, reduced lead and stayed on well to hold on inside final furlong, won at Listowel 2m 4f N H flat gd in Jun beating Some Officer (11-0) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Our Only Option (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Mid-division, ridden and no extra 3 out, 12th of 18, 44l behind Bog Warrior (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Dec.
Pals Leg (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Waited with towards rear, no impression from before 2 out, kept on same pace, 10th of 15, 25l behind Fairy Court (11-4) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Pretty Floyd (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Towards rear, 11th 4 out, slightly hampered next, kept on one paced, 8th of 17, 19l behind Paddy The Celeb (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Red Or White 9-1 (10-13) Prominent, lost place 3 out, soon no extra, last of 15, well behind Fairy Court (11-4) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl gd in Aug.
The Shaughraun (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden to led before 2 out, strongly pressed, headed before last, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Minella For Value (11-12) at Bellewstown 3m mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Western Star (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Towards rear and well off pace, some progress 3 out, went remote 4th from 2 out, remote 3rd from last, no extra, 3rd of 11, 31l behind Pollywollydoodle (10-11) at Sligo 3m mdn hdl gs in Aug.
Wrong Way Corrigan (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Always prominent, led 2nd until not fluent and headed 4th, led again from next until strongly pressed and headed approaching 2 out, kept on same pace under pressure but not match winner run-in, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Grove Field (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks gf.
Duplicate Daughter (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 7th halfway, 6th and mistake 3 out, soon ridden, no impression next, kept on run-in to 4th closing stages, 4th of 9, 7l behind Sam Da Vinci (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn hdl gf in Aug.
I Had Your Man 6-1 (11-7) Impeded a bit and slow 1st, soon mid-division, slight mistake 5th, 8th before straight, no impression when pecked last, kept on without threatening run-in, 6th of 10, 8l behind Go Deimhin (11-2) at Cork 2m 4f mares mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Lol Jk (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Soon mid-division, 14th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on, 6th of 16, 8l behind Another Ambition (11-3) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Aug.
Crusoe's Return 16-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride and soon ridden along, always rear, kept on one pace in straight, 13th of 15, 19l behind Crystal Earth (9-11) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gf in Aug (flat).
Davie's Delight (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, weakened from 4 out, behind when fell 2 out, in a race won by Paddy The Celeb (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl gd in Aug, 17 ran.
Peter From Paris (IRE) 5-4 (12-0) Pr til not qckn 3out, ko onepce, 3rd of 13, 18l behind One Shot Davy (12-0) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp hvy in Dec.