Luke's Benefit won a handicap at Thurles in February but has run so poorly subsequently that he's now back on a lower mark so don't be shocked by a much better run. SULLANE CHIEF had shown his first sign of ability at Gowran last month so it shouldn't have been a surprise when he went to Cork and gained an impressive victory. The assessor was certainly impressed, handing him a 14lb rise, but there's more to come and he can follow up. More Madness was beaten 22l and should get closer without reversing the form while All Honours looked progressive when scoring at Tramore in April though he hasn't been seen since. Lord Of Isenay has been making progress and though no match for The King Of Brega at Down Royal that was only his sixth start and he should improve again. Wells China came close to doubling his winning tally at Wexford last month and looks best of the remainder.
Ample Appeal (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Tracked leader and 4th halfway, no extra after 5 out and behind when pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Shantalla (10-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f cnd hcp chs (0-109) gd in Sep, 13 ran.
Battling Boru (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Towards rear, ridden along after 5 out, no impression from 3 out, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Coolking (11-12) at Sligo 2m 4f beg chs hvy in Oct, 12 ran.
Sullane Chief (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Mid-division, headway into 6th 5 out, improved to moderate 2nd entering straight, closed on leader and slight mistake 3 out, led before next where mistake, clear before last, easily, won at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft beating Pals Leg (10-8) by 12l, 20 ran.
Mic Milano (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Towards rear, pushed along in rear after 4 out and soon pulled up, in a race won by Green Thirty Two (10-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 gf in Aug, 15 ran.
Lord Of Isenay (FR) 16-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway 3 out and went moderate 2nd after next, no chance with easy winner and kept on one pace, 2nd of 20, 10l behind The King Of Brega (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102.
Luke's Benefit (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Led, strongly pressed 2 out and soon headed, lost place approaching last, weakened, 13th of 15, 20l behind Alpha And Omega (11-4) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Oct.
Presenting Beara (IRE) 11-4 (11-12) Waited with towards rear, last 3 out, progress towards outer to track leaders approaching 2 out, 5th and no impression early straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 7, 13l behind Gilgamboa (11-12) at Galway 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Mini Vic (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Mid-division on outside, lost place 3 out, soon behind, last of 11, well behind All The Way Home (11-7) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Apr.
Castle Lantern (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, 5th into straight, soon no impression, 10th of 18, 13l behind Balynaclash Warior (11-12) at Listowel 3m mdn hdl in Sep.
More Madness (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 4th after 4 out, ridden and no impression before straight, moderate 3rd 3 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 20, 22l behind Sullane Chief (10-6) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Wells China (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Mid-division, ridden 3 out, close 8th next, went 3rd at last, stayed on well to strongly pressed winner close home, 2nd of 16, hd behind Evesham Star (10-13) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in Oct.
All Honours (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) (poor visibility in back straight) tracked leaders, 5th halfway, led before 2 out, ridden and kept on well run-in, won at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 in Apr beating Robbie Kaydee (11-6) by 4 1/2l, 16 ran.
Regal Athlete (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Chased leader in 2nd, 3rd 3 out and no extra after next, weakened, 9th of 14, 32l behind Somethingwonderful (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Killeen Elegance (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, no extra from 2 out, behind when mistake last, 10th of 11, 33l behind Doesheeverstop (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 6f mdn hdl.
Lotus Lily (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, behind halfway, no impression before 5 out, 9th of 14, 29l behind Afram Blue (11-5) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-95.
Manuka King (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Mid-division, ridden 4 out, soon weakened, never a factor, 12th of 16, well behind Evesham Star (10-13) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in Oct.
Brian The Warrior (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd 3 out, no impression from next, 5th of 15, 10l behind Billybuster (11-7) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Oct.
Gortmore Express (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) 6th of 22, 8l behind Pint Of Porter (9-10) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109.