Sherco Sports lost his maiden tag at Sligo last month but didn't appreciate much faster ground at Limerick a few days later. Golden Palm came good in a Killarney maiden and a mark of 108 doesn't appear excessive but while John The Soldier is in fine form and will enjoy the trip his best form has been on faster ground, a remark that also applies to Ahorsecalledmolly, who is well handicapped. Vintage Supreme has yet to prove he stays this far but DICK DUNDEE will relish both trip and ground and though behind John The Soldier last time today's conditions are in his favour and he gets the nod. Corrick Bridge hinted at a revival here last month and is well handicapped if anywhere near back to his best.
Fuschia Belle (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, mainly moderate 4th, closed 5 out, dropped to rear and ridden approaching 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace without threatening, 5th of 8, 37l behind Tavern Times (11-6) at Galway 2m 4f nh nov hdl gd in Jul '11.
Golden Palm (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Mid-division, headway into 5th 4 out, pushed along into 3rd 3 out, ridden to challenge 2 out, kept on well to lead run-in, won at Killarney 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jul beating Andreas Pride (10-13) by 1l, 18 ran.
John The Soldier (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway into 5th 3 out, ridden to challenge 2 out, led before last, kept on well, won at Tipperary 2m 4f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gf in Jul beating Limpopo Tom (11-12) by 1l, 17 ran.
Ahorsecalledmolly (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Prominent, 2nd halfway, led before 3 out, ridden and challenged 3 out, kept on under pressure, headed last, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 4l behind Cerveza Dinero (11-10) at Bellewstown 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Jul.
Vintage Supreme (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders on outer and 6th halfway, headway to join issue 2 out, 3rd and ridden early run-in, no impression and kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind King High (11-8) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jul.
Ardboe Abbey (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders and slight mistake 5th, 4th halfway, pushed along in 3rd when slow 2 out, soon no extra and weakened, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind King High (11-8) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jul.
Corrick Bridge (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Rear of mid-division and 11th halfway, pushed along in 6th approaching straight and no chance with winner in 4th after 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 16, 11l behind Landero (11-5) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl gf in Jul.
Father Jack (IRE) 9-2fav (11-3) Mid-division, pushed along in 7th 2 out and 5th under pressure early straight, no threat and kept on one pace run-in, 5th of 12, 13l behind King High (11-8) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jul.
Dick Dundee 7-1 (10-13) Settled behind leaders, 8th halfway, ridden in 10th entering straight, no impression in 8th last, kept on one pace, 7th of 17, 8l behind John The Soldier (11-5) at Tipperary 2m 4f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gf in Jul.
Porlock Bay (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Prominent, disputed lead briefly 4th, weakened from 3 out, 6th of 15, 30l behind Bob Le Beau (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Prince Of Milan (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, no threat from 2 out, 11th of 18, 35l behind Reafadda (11-11) at Galway 2m 2f am hcp hdl 88-109 sft.
Private Story (USA) 14-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, ridden in 8th when mistake 3 out, soon no extra, 7th of 11, well behind Silver Tassie (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn hdl gf in Jul.
Knockanarrigan (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Mid-division, not fluent 3rd, headway after 5th, ridden and edged right before 2 out, not fluent last, no extra flat, 5th of 9, 20l behind Goldan Jess (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in May.
Drop Anchor (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Mid-division, ridden in moderate 6th 4 out, 4th and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 32l behind Ocean Bright (11-9) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jul.
Mags Millar (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Fell 1st, in a race won by Edmundo (9-9) at Navan 2m cond hcp hdl (80-109) hvy in Feb, 17 ran.
Alderimli (IRE) 5-1 (10-7) Led, ridden and joined 2 out, headed before last, no impression run-in, 5th of 15, 7l behind Rising Altitude (10-11) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jul.
Sherco Sports (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Towards rear, ridden into moderate 5th before 2 out, kept on into never threatening 3rd near finish, 3rd of 18, 23l behind Tales Of Milan (11-2) at Limerick 2m 6f Amateur Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (4yo+) gf in Jul.
Taken Twice (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 6th 2 out, soon ridden, went 3rd before last, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on well, just failed, 2nd of 16, nk behind Dedoctorsdaughter (11-6) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.
Make It Better (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, 10th of 16, 22l behind Ballyreesode (10-9) at Wexford 3m hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Apr.
Clay Boy (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Always behind, under pressure from 6 out, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Rising Altitude (10-11) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jul, 15 ran.
Kinneagh Cross (IRE) 6-1 (10-7) Rear of mid-division, moderate 11th 4 out, ridden in 8th entering straight, 5th 2 out, close 3rd at last, stayed on well run-in, just failed, 2nd of 15, shd behind Rising Altitude (10-11) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jul.