WELL INSURED is still a maiden after 10 starts over timber but produced his best run to date when beaten a head by Owenacurra Milan at Cork earlier this month. He had the much more consistent Korean four lengths back in third that day and should confirm the form and take this, though he rarely runs the same race twice. Jossetown Lad ran poorly over 2m4f at Clonmel last time and is better judged on a close fifth behind Le Reveur over today's trip there in October when Tequila Lord was well behind. Barney King has plenty of weight and has yet to prove he acts on this ground while it would take a leap of faith to fancy Rendezvous Bay as he's been beaten out of sight in three maiden starts.
Barney King (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division, ridden into moderate 9th 2 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 22l behind Carutomark (10-9) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jul.
Well Insured (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Towards rear, good progress to challenge and dispute lead before last, headed and kept on well run-in without getting back to winner, 2nd of 16, hd behind Owennacurra Milan (11-8) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Korean (FR) 4-1fav (11-4) Chased leaders, closed after 4 out, 2nd next, led 2 out, headed and kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 16, 4 1/2l behind Owennacurra Milan (11-8) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Jossestown Lad (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, headway into 2nd 3 out, led after 3 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, no extra, 6th of 15, 28l behind Yeoman (10-13) at Clonmel 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95.
Tequila Lord (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Towards rear, some headway into 11th 2 out, went 4th at last, soon no impression and kept on one pace run-in, 5th of 22, 3 1/2l behind Burnswood (10-6) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov.
Epic Hero (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division best, never a factor, 14th of 19, 38l behind Tornedo Shay (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Rendezvous Bay (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Foildubh (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft.
D I Y Lawyer (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Towards rear, kept on without threatening from 3 out, 6th of 17, 14l behind Odonimee (11-4) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Nov.
Mr Eko (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Towards rear, kept on without threatening straight, 5th of 16, 14l behind Owennacurra Milan (11-8) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Turnonthegas (IRE) 28-1 (11-0) Towards rear, slight mistake 8th, no impression under pressure from after 3 out, 9th of 10, 50l behind Dreadnot (11-5) at Kilbeggan 3m hdl gf in May.
Double Feature (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Never a factor, behind when pulled up halfway, in a race won by Arguidos (11-0) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Oct, 21 ran.
Koshere King (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Mid-division, headway into 7th 4 out, ridden and weakened before straight, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Cayo Levantado (11-1) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Nov, 21 ran.
Clearly Now (IRE) 11-2 (11-3) Held up mid-division, mistake 6th, weakened next, hit 8th, tailed off, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Schinken Otto (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Nov, 10 ran.