DON POLI has a stamina-packed pedigree so the 2m2f of his debut at Auteuil in March would have proved too short, even on the heavy ground. Now with the champion trainer, he can put that experience to good use and make a successful start in Ireland. Courage has to be a threat as he's been running well against decent opposition despite still retaining his maiden status after 18 career starts. His two recent placed efforts in handicaps entitle him to the greatest respect. Winning point-to-pointer No More Heroes made a promising start under Rules behind Gilt Shadow at Down Royal and there's much more to come and Run With The Tide has shown potential over trips too short so he's one to note. Tawseef won three times on the Flat and Colin Bowe knows how to get one ready.
Charles Magnes (FR) 50-1 (11-12) Towards rear early, mid-division halfway, ridden in 9th 2 out, no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 17, 19l behind Apache Jack (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Dan's Rolls (IRE) Croco Rouge gelding out of Angelas Choice.
Festive Felon (IRE) 9-1 (12-0) Towards rear, pushed along after halfway, ridden in moderate 6th entering straight, no impression, 5th of 10, 30l behind The Tullow Tank (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat sft in Mar.
Five Hawk Wings (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, 9th 2 out and kept on one pace to go moderate 6th run-in,, 6th of 18, 23l behind Giantofaman (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Flinders River (IRE) Traditionally gelding out of Silver Tassie.
I Wonder Now (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 3 out, under pressure in 7th next, kept on same pace from before last, no impression leaders, 3rd of 18, 16l behind Abou Ben (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec '11.
Master Oscar (IRE) 10-1 (11-11) Mid-division, headway 4f out, ridden in 5th before straight, no extra 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 13l behind Lots Of Memories (11-11) at Punchestown 2m 2f N H flat sft in Apr.
Perrie Hill (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, progress into 8th 3 out, ridden 2 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 7th of 17, 25l behind Apache Jack (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Run With The Tide (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Mid-division on inner, some progress from 3 out, kept on without threatening from last, 7th of 25, 13l behind Upazo (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl in Nov.
Six Senses (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, mainly 4th, headway into 2nd after 5 out, narrow lead 4 out, ridden and challenged 2 out, headed last, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Boston Bob (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl in Nov '11.
Tawseef (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, switched to far side when race split over 2f out, effort over 1f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Ebony Express (11-5) at Windsor 1m 4f am hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct (flat).
Courage (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden in 9th 3 out, progress into 5th next, 4th at last, kept on without threatening winner to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 16, 6l behind Vics Canvas (10-5) at Navan 2m 7f in Nov.
Don Poli (IRE) 6-1 (10-4) 2nd of 13, 10l behind Black Et White (10-3) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 1f 4yo nov hdl hvy in Mar.
No More Heroes (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Settled behind leaders, moderate 7th halfway, pushed along and no impression 3 out, moderate 4th and no impression last, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 14l behind Gilt Shadow (11-9) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Swantykay (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 9th 4 out , from next, mistake 2 out, no impression, 10th of 30, 32l behind Vautour (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl.
County Champions (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Held up, mistake 4 out, soon no danger, 15th of 24, well behind Rathvinden (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft.
Pawle (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Always behind, no impression from 5 out, never a factor, 18th of 19, well behind Moyle Park (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
The Wee Girl (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Alw pr, ld 2out, rdn & ko best, won at Necarne 3m ire ptp sft in May beating Cornahilt Queen (11-7) by 5l, 18 ran.