GRANGE was raised 11lb after winning at Tipperary last month but at least arrives here in form, which is more than you can say about the majority of the five-year-old's rivals, and a follow-up looks on the cards. Mr Eko only beat one home on his reappearance at Fairyhouse but that was his first start since completing a double at Leopardstown in March and he makes more appeal than the maiden Two Euro Luck and Mollys Captain, who is now tried in blinkers. Andalucia Lady won over 2m at Roscommon in July but was a miler on the Flat so her chances of staying this much longer trip must be in doubt and Silent Reaper has disappointed at Ballinrobe since finishing third at Listowel.
Grange (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Waited with towards rear, closer in 6th from 3 out, 4th before 2 out, led last and ridden to assert run-in, soon clear, comfortably, won at Tipperary 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Oct beating Shesonlyahorse (10-6) by 5l, 11 ran.
Mr Eko (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Mid-division early, dropped to rear halfway, ridden 3 out, no impression when bad mistake next, 10th of 11, 25l behind Dactik (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Oct.
Driveheron (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 7th 4 out, soon no extra, 8th of 14, 29l behind Owennacurra Milan (12-0) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Mar.
Couleur De La Loi (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, bad mistake 3rd and soon last of the 5, moderate 4th before straight, closed to dispute 3rd when fell 3 out, in a race won by Westmeath (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 2f beg chs sft in Oct '11, 5 ran.
Two Euro Luck (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Attempted to make all, headed before straight, soon dropped to 5th and no extra, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 46l behind Rye Martini (11-4) at Tipperary 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Andalucia Lady (IRE) 5-1 (10-8) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and weakened after 3 out, last of 7, well behind Khan Tengri (10-3) at Roscommon 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Aug.
Mollys Captain (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division, headway into 8th entering straight, ridden and no impression 3 out, moderate 9th 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 27, 22l behind Hidden Shamrock (11-2) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Sep.
Invincible Don (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Soon mid-division at ordinary pace, 7th approaching straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 6th of 15, 17l behind Bulletproof (11-4) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jul.
Silent Reaper (IRE) 10-3fav (11-2) Rear of mid-division, closer in 8th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 8th of 16, 23l behind Kai Li (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Sep.
Beneficial Banks (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Never better than mid-division, pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Dactik (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 in Oct, 16 ran.
The Two Jays (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Towards rear when brought down on bend after 2nd, in a race won by Really Unique (11-5) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Nov '11, 13 ran.