Tell Us More easily won a pointers' flat race at Gowran in March but his future probably lies over hurdles and longer trips. His trainer also runs easy Downpatrick winner Most Peculiar and Klinnsman has been knocking on the door. Blinkers would need to improve Victoria Hill but Honkytonktennessee can build on his victory at Limerick and Voluptueux should be thereabouts if fully wound-up having run well over hurdles in the autumn after winning at Limerick. CHAMPOLEON only beat six rivals in a slowly-run race at Naas in January but showed a nice turn of foot and Noel Meade's grey can double his tally.
All Hell Let Loose (IRE) 7-4fav (11-9) Led, headed after 2f, remained prominent, ridden to lead entering straight, kept on well from over 1f out, won at Thurles 2m NH flat hvy in Mar beating On The Bike (11-7) by 2l, 11 ran.
High Stratos 12-1 (11-6) Tracked leader in 2nd, improved to lead entering straight, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon no impression, moderate 4th final furlong, 4th of 9, 23l behind Shaneshill (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat in Nov.
Honkytonktennessee (IRE) 3-1fav (11-8) Soon chased leaders, closer order approaching straight, ridden to challenge and lead 1 1/2f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Limerick 2m N H flat gd in Jul beating Shes Tensixtysix (11-0) by 2l, 15 ran.
Kauto Grand Mogol (FR) 16-1 (11-4) Soon chased leaders, close up on outer from 4f out, pushed along into straight, challenged and every chance on terms from 2f out, dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, no extra when short of room near line,, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Martello Tower (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat sft in Apr.
Mm Dazzler (IRE) 4-6fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden and led over 1f out, soon clear, comfortably, won at Lingfield 2m n h flat (6) std in Dec beating Bugsy's Girl (11-4) by 8l, 5 ran.
Most Peculiar (IRE) 4-7fav (12-0) Disputed early, headed after 3f, improved to dispute 3f out, led over 1f out, ridden clear final furlong, easily, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f N H flat sft in Mar beating Royal Captain (12-0) by 10l, 11 ran.
Patsio (IRE) 3-1 (11-9) Held up early, closer after 4f, 6th halfway, headway in 3rd entering straight, challenged 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, won at Limerick 2m N H flat in Apr beating Arctic Skipper (11-7) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Tell Us More (IRE) 8-11fav (12-0) Prominent, on terms after 6f, led approaching halfway, still travelling smoothly before straight, stretched clear 2f out, stayed on strongly, easily, won at Gowran Park 2m 2f N H flat sft in Mar beating Grand Isola (11-7) by 12l, 13 ran.
Victoria Hill (IRE) 14-1 (11-11) Tracked leader in 2nd, pushed along from 4f out, 3rd approaching straight, weakened and dropped to 4th from 2f out, 4th of 6, well behind Milsean (12-0) at Limerick 2m 3f N H flat hvy in Mar.
Voluptueux (FR) 7-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 5th approaching straight, slight mistake 3 out, 3rd 2 out, soon in pursuit of winner but no impression, slight mistake last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 14, 13l behind Valseur Lido (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Nov.
Klinnsman (IRE) 4-6fav (11-9) Prominent, mainly 3rd, pushed along before straight, struggling from over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Zigger Zagger (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo nhf sft in Dec.
Starry Knight (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) In rear, took keen hold and rapid headway to dispute lead after about 1 mile, soon jumped roadway, headed 5f out, soon no extra and eased straight, 10th of 18, well behind Badgerfort (12-0) at Cork 2m 3f N H flat in Apr.
Champoleon (FR) 9-4 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 4th 4f out, pushed along and went 3rd 3f out, 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Naas 2m 4yo nhf sft in Jan beating Like A Demon (11-0) by 2l, 7 ran.