THE MIGHTY MILAN is the form pick and has to be the selection. A dual bumper winner, he's been very highly tried in his two starts over hurdles and his fourth behind King Of The Picts in a Tipperary Grade 3 last time was a promising effort. Those with form over hurdles look nothing special but Badgerfort made a very encouraging bumper debut at Punchestown in April and Philip Fenton should have him spot-on for his hurdling bow. Cyprian Prince won a point-to-point in December so should have no problems taking to hurdles while Little Arrows won five times on the Flat and has been in excellent form in handicaps this summer.
Cango (IRE) 11-4 (11-7) Mid div, 7th bef 4out, lft 4th 3out & no ex in fair 4th 2out, ko onepcd, 4th of 13, 25l behind Castle Cheetah (11-7) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Dec.
Cyprian Prince (IRE) 15-8fav (12-0) Led, strongly pressed and headed 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, weakened, 5th of 18, 16l behind Band Of Blood (11-8) at Thurles 2m N H flat hvy in Feb.
Fruits Of Gold (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 8th of 9, 50l behind Kauto Grand Mogol (11-2) at Limerick 2m 4yo nhf sft in Mar '12.
Little Arrows (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Mid-division and 13th halfway, 8th and ridden entering straight, went 3rd early final furlong and kept on same pace under pressure to snatch 2nd on line, no impression on winner, 2nd of 22, 1 1/4l behind Ancient Sands (10-3) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gd (flat).
Merry In Moscow (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Towards rear for most, no impression from 3 out, kept on one pace straight, 10th of 18, 42l behind Jansboy (10-13) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl gd.
Oscar Fiain (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division well off pace, never a factor, moderate 7th before 3 out, kept on one pace in straight to go moderate 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 13, 33l behind King Shabra (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl gf.
Parkers Mill (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, ridden in 10th and no impression after 3 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 20, 25l behind Arctic Fire (11-8) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl gd.
Peter From Paris (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Soon towards rear, no impression from before 3 out, 11th of 20, 26l behind Tabac Brun (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Royal Holly (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) Always towards rear, no impression from 5f out, weakened and tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Lots Of Memories (11-11) at Punchestown 2m 2f N H flat sft in Apr.
Sarsfield's Ride 16-1 (11-5) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, 13th of 18, 29l behind Jenari (11-7) at Limerick 2m cond mdn hdl sft in Nov '11.
Strideout Euro (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division best, dropped towards rear 4 out, soon no danger, 13th of 20, 39l behind Tabac Brun (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl.
The Mighty Milan (IRE) 13-2 (11-1) Chased leaders, 3rd approaching 4 out, close up on outer into straight, no extra under pressure in 5th from before last, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 8l behind King of The Picts (10-11) at Tipperary 2m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) gd.
Venture West (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out, moderate 10th entering straight, kept on one pace, 8th of 18, 38l behind Jansboy (10-13) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl gd.
Authorization 9-2 (11-7) Mid-division, slow jump 4th, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 13th of 20, 37l behind Gambling Girl (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft.
Badgerfort (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, slightly hampered 5f out, ridden in 6th entering straight, kept on without threatening final furlong, 4th of 25, 4 1/2l behind Moyle Park (12-0) at Punchestown 2m nhf sft in Apr.
Gold Not Silver (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 13th of 21, well behind Apache Stronghold (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl gd.
Riverside City (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Mid-division, pushed along into 6th before straight, ridden and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 20l behind Carriganog (11-2) at Clonmel 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft.
Robin Du Fau (FR) 11-10 (11-7) Mid div,6th 1/2 way, prog 5out, wknd & pu qckly 4out, in a race won by Voyage A New York (11-7) at Laurencetown 3m ire ptp sft in May, 13 ran.
The Parishioner (IRE) King's Theatre gelding out of Foreign Estates.
Aintnosanityclause (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, well off the pace, not fluent 4th, poor 5th 3 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 46l behind The Black Russian (11-4) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl in Aug.
Godico (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Mid div, 8th 1/2way, prog from 5out, mod 4th but btn 3out, wknd in poor 5th bef last, 5th of 19, 28l behind Flick Of A Switch (12-0) at Kilsheelan 3m ire ptp gd in Oct '11.
Foxy Lauren (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Soon mid-division, 11th early, no impression and kept on same pace approaching straight, 9th of 18, 19l behind Minella Foru (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Sep.
Shilgrove Boy (IRE) Zagreb gelding out of Ballyvelig Lady.
Balrath Hope (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 9th of 20, 32l behind Gambling Girl (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft.