COTTAGE OAK is a consistent type and can get the better of Theatre Festival and False Messenger. The last named had not been asked a serious question when losing his rider last time, after winning well previously. He can go well, a remark that also applies to Theatre Festival, a Gowran Park bumper winner, who was second on his re-appearance and should be fitter for that run. Dual bumper winner Cottage Oak also ran well on his seasonal debut, his first outing for four months. He stayed on to good effect that day to be a close second, and this extra half a mile looks sure to suit and Cottage Oak can collect.
Ballygill T Rex (IRE) Revoque gelding out of Ballygill Bridge.
Be Humble (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Never a factor, 21st of 24, 44l behind Fionn Tra (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m NH flat gd in Apr '09.
Call Me In An Hour (IRE) Milan gelding out of Sister Superior.
Cottage Oak (IRE) 5-1fav (11-12) Rear of mid-division, headway in 7th before straight, 5th 3 out, ridden into 4th 2 out, 3rd last, kept on run-in, not reach winner, 2nd of 17, 2 1/2l behind Nakajima Nate (11-1) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gf.
De Danu (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Prominent, 2nd halfway, 3rd 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, 10th of 15, well behind Oola Lad (11-0) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gd.
Dumitas (FR) 9-2 (11-0) With leader, weakened approaching 2 out, 7th of 13, 33l behind Amanda Carter (10-7) at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Dec.
Forever Man (IRE) 9-4 (12-0) Rcd 3rd/4th, 2nd from 6th, ld from 9th, jnd next, ld from 3out, jnd & left cl 2out, ko up , driven out, won at Belharbour 3m ire ptp in Feb '08 beating Drivetimebilly (12-0) by 1l, 11 ran.
Foursalive (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no impression from 4f out, 9th of 15, 18l behind Majestic Mayhem (11-7) at Wexford 2m N H flat gd.
Kenaleck (GER) 6-1 (11-12) Soon led, headed 3rd, close up in 2nd halfway, ridden in 5th 2 out, no extra entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 19, 43l behind Ballywooden King (11-12) at Punchestown 3m mdn hdl gf.
Kingcove (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Prominent, 6th approaching 4 out, weakened from next, 14th of 17, 41l behind On Borrowed Wings (11-12) at Listowel 2m mdn hdl (6yo+) in Sep.
Like A Comet (IRE) 18-1 (11-4) Soon disputed lead, headed approaching straight, no extra 3 out, 9th of 16, 20l behind Bruach Na Mara (10-11) at Killarney 2m 4f mdn hdl gd.
Milltown Boy (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, 15th of 23, well behind Bootlegger (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl (6yo+) gf.
Pride Of The Artic (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Towards rear, kept on same pace from 4f out, 12th of 18, 21l behind Nodouraboura (12-0) at Roscommon 2m 4f N H flat gf.
Quantum Theory (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 4th 3f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace straight, 4th of 18, 6l behind Westmeath (12-0) at Limerick 2m 2f N H flat gd.
Realignment (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Never a factor, 16th of 24, well behind Peacock's Pride (11-12) at Cork 2m 5yo mdn hdl gf.
Saddlers Charm (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Towards rear throughout, no impression from 3 out, 10th of 15, well behind Byeforthepresent (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 5f 4yo mdn stks gd.
Theatre Festival (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, closer in 4th 3 out, no impression from next, 2nd and pecked last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Taking Stock (11-12) at Killarney 2m 4f mdn hdl gd.
Vintage Rally (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, 3rd 5f out, ridden and weakened from 3f out, 4th of 7, well behind Florida Pal (12-0) at Clonmel 2m N H flat hvy in Nov.
What An Article (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Prominent, disputed lead before halfway until headed over 4f out, weakened, tailed off, 21st of 24, well behind Auspicious Outlook (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 2f N H flat gd in Apr.
Winds Of War (IRE) 14-1 (9-11) Led, strongly pressed from 4 out, headed before 2 out, 4th and no extra approaching last, kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Gallery Man (9-5) at Cork 3m hcp hdl gf.
Andshewas (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Unseated rider and ran loose before start, never a factor, behind when pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Benash (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl (6yo+) hvy in Apr, 25 ran.
Blue Magneto (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Mid-division, 8th halfway, no impression from 3 out, 8th of 15, 35l behind Byeforthepresent (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 5f 4yo mdn stks gd.
False Messenger (IRE) 7-4fav (11-2) Chased leaders, mistake and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by First Beauty (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl gd, 17 ran.
Red Rockscene (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, 18th of 23, well behind Bishopsfurze (12-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat gd in Apr.
Woodfield Queen (IRE) 25-1 (10-2) Towards rear, under pressure after 6 out, no impression from 3 out, last of 10, 50l behind Dreadnot (11-5) at Kilbeggan 3m hdl gf.
Touch Of Gold (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 4f out, soon no extra, 9th of 12, well behind Cottrelsbooley (12-0) at Naas 2m N H flat in Mar.
Truckers Banquet (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Mid div, 6th 4out, prog in 3rd aftr 3out, chall & ld last, kow, won at Ballindenisk 3m ire ptp beating Minella King (12-0) by 3l, 9 ran.
Havoohapin (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Mid div, prog to tr ldrs 3out, cl 3rd aftr 2out, eff bef last, row, won at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp gd in Jun beating Norwich Flyer (12-0) by nk, 16 ran.