Mark Johnston keeps finding opportunities in Ireland for handicappers, as he did once again at Dundalk on Friday with License To Till. The Middleham-based handler is represented here by MISTER ANGRY and he is taken to add to his most recent success at Ascot in August. La Chassotte has been in superb form all season and is a great credit to Gerard O'Leary. She's gone up an incredible 40lbs since gaining her first victory of the campaign but is still a threat and wasn't beaten far at Leopardstown last time. Gimli's Rock should go well as he has scored twice over hurdles since a fine run behind the useful Rajik at Galway but the one to keep an eye on in the market is Table Mountain, who has had just two runs to date, scoring at Navan earlier this month on the second of them, and makes his handicap debut on what could prove a very lenient mark.
Zaralabad (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Rear of mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden in moderate 7th 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 14l behind Hazarafa (8-11) at Curragh 1m 4f Listed stks (1).
Capellanus (IRE) (9-4) 4th of 11, 6l behind Royal Mix (9-4) at Deauville(FR) 1m 7f stk gd in Aug '09.
Knight Eagle (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Rear of mid-division, progress on outer 5f out, 5th into straight, soon ridden, kept on same pace from 2f out, 5th of 23, 9l behind Bright Horizon (8-7) at Curragh 2m ext hcp in Sep.
Natural High (IRE) 2-1fav (11-6) Tracked leaders, 6th into straight, ridden from 2f out, no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 24, 8l behind Admiral Barry (11-0) at Curragh 1m 6f am hcp in Sep.
Prince Chaparral (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 6th, progress on inner straight, 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure, 4th of 12, 2l behind Bob Le Beau (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol.
La Chassotte (FR) 9-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, headway early straight, 3rd and challenged over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Vivacious Vivienne (9-1) at Leopardstown 1m 4f fll hcp gf in Sep.
Tovaria 25-1 (10-11) Held up, 9th and headway entering straight, 5th when switched to inner 1 1/2f out, kept on, 4th of 24, 6l behind Admiral Barry (11-0) at Curragh 1m 6f am hcp in Sep.
The Pier (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, 5th on outer under 2f out, kept on under pressure to go 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on well closing stages, just failed, 2nd of 14, hd behind Realisation (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-85 pol.
Celtic Dane (IRE) 25-1 (9-11) Always towards rear, 14th of 21, 36l behind Big Occasion (9-0) at Curragh 1m 6f hcp 60-90.
Mister Angry (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, switched left and ridden over 2f out, headway to challenge inside final 2f, led 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, edged left and held on towards finish, won at Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug beating Life And Soul (9-3) by shd, 10 ran.
Elusive Ridge (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Mid-division, 7th 3f out, ridden and no impression straight, 9th of 12, 5l behind Bob Le Beau (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol.
Alajan (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Rear of mid-division, headway approaching straight, went 4th 2f out and soon ridden, 3rd over 1f out, no impression and kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 21, 2 1/4l behind Big Occasion (9-0) at Curragh 1m 6f hcp 60-90.
Final Flashback (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Prominent, went 2nd after halfway, disputed from 4f out, led under pressure entering straight, headed under 2f out, soon no extra, 5th of 14, 4l behind Realisation (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-85 pol.
Gimli's Rock (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 4th 3f out, ridden in 6th 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 18, 3 1/2l behind Rajik (8-11) at Galway 1m 4f hcap gf in Jul.
Greenbelt Star 7-1 (9-7) Mid-division, closer in 7th 4f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 2f out, 5th of 20, 12l behind Fosters Cross (9-2) at Navan 2m mdn stks.
Table Mountain (IRE) 5-4fav (9-0) Mid-division, 7th approaching straight, went 2nd under 3f out and led from 2f out, stayed on well under pressure, won at Navan 1m 2f 3yo mdn beating Eurhythmic (9-5) by 1l, 19 ran.
Fantasy King 14-1 (10-3) Rear of mid-division on inner, kept on same pace straight, 10th of 24, 13l behind Admiral Barry (11-0) at Curragh 1m 6f am hcp in Sep.
Scots Gaelic (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Mid-division, 9th halfway, no extra entering straight, weakened, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Realisation (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-85 pol.
Dazzle Dancer (IRE) 13-8fav (9-2) Mid-division, moderate 6th and progress under 4f out, 4th and driven along over 2f out, kept on same pace straight, 4th of 14, 8l behind Raise The Rafters (9-4) at Sligo 1m 2f mdn stks in Sep.