WHO'S CROSS is likely to be a warm order after a promising start at Clonmel where he showed his inexperience by hanging badly left in the closing stages. He'll be better for the run and looks another for the Mullins team. Top Cat Henry did very well to finish runner-up to Connaught Manor at Roscommon as he ran wide on the turn and didn't have much room in the straight. That will have brought him on and he can go well while Nell's Nan showed the benefit of her opening run at Downpatrick with a better effort there last month. Ballyreesode appeared to find a great deal of improvement behind Cheyenne Girl at Kilbeggan and the winner can give the form a boost earlier on the card.
Ballyreesode (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Mid-division, headway from 4f out, led 2 1/2f out, soon strongly pressed and ridden, joined 1 1/2f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong , kept on, 3rd of 16, 2 3/4l behind Cheyenne Girl (11-0) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f N H flat in Jul.
Darkestbeforedawn (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs, disp brfly 7th, cl 3rd from 6out until 6th & no impr aftr 3out, ko, 4th of 16, 12l behind Mister Spingsprong (12-0) at Athlacca 3m ire ptp in May.
Grey Henry (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Waited with towards rear, no impression when hampered over 4f out, tailed off, 9th of 17, well behind Connaught Manor (12-0) at Roscommon 2m 4f N H flat sft in Jul.
Notimetoserve (IRE) Dushyantor gelding out of Hidie.
Rhinestone Boy (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Soon chased leaders, 8th after halfway, hampered over 4f out, moderate 6th and kept on same pace into straight, 5th of 17, well behind Connaught Manor (12-0) at Roscommon 2m 4f N H flat sft in Jul.
Umustnotnoboutme (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Held up in 8th, 6th and some progress 5f out, kept on same pace straight to go moderate 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 10, 21l behind Tasitiocht (11-7) at Cork 2m 3f N H flat in Jul.
Top Cat Henry (IRE) 10-3 (11-0) Ran off 1st bend, soon mid-division, progress from over 4f out, attempted to challenge between horses and checked early straight, soon ridden in pursuit of winner, no extra and kept on same pace from 1f out, 2nd of 17, 14l behind Connaught Manor (12-0) at Roscommon 2m 4f N H flat sft in Jul.
Who's Cross (IRE) 13-8fav (11-7) Mid-division, headway into 4th 3f out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, 2nd over 1f out and soon hung badly left, continued to hang badly left to line, 2nd of 16, 1l behind Reafadda (11-7) at Clonmel 2m N H flat sft in Jun.
Nell's Nan (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd 5f out, ridden and no extra 3f out, 3rd 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 10l behind Queen Of The Hill (11-9) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mrs N H flat in Jul.