MR COSMOPOLITAN made a sparkling debut behind the favourite Blissful Moment at Navan last month when the rest were well beaten. With further progress likely he can go one better at the expense of Raise Hell. The latter was beaten a long way when runner-up to the very useful Defy Logic at Fairyhouse but his earlier form entitles him to the greatest respect in a race where not many have the form to win. Moyne Nineoseven showed nothing on his only start over hurdles but has done better in a couple of bumper races subsequently while Shannon Spirit, who has shown a bit of dash over timber, is reverting from a poor spell over fences.
Blue Bicycle (USA) 7-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th approaching 3 out, no extra and eased from next, pulled up before last, in a race won by Old Laxey (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl gd in Apr, 18 ran.
Shannon Spirit (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Held up, mistake 5th and dropped to rear, mistake 6th, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Clashnabrook (11-1) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109 hvy, 9 ran.
Allez Vic (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division best, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 35l behind Blackmail (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m N H flat in Jan.
Ballyreesode (IRE) 28-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, weakened 4 out, 13th of 17, well behind Too Scoops (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl in Aug.
Dylan Villen (IRE) 80-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division, 7th on outer halfway, ridden and no impression in 5th entering straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 26l behind Oscara Dara (11-12) at Punchestown 2m nov hdl hvy in Apr.
Firstiheardofit (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Always behind, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Are Ya Right Chief (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy, 17 ran.
Grey Lark (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Alw in rr, pu 4out, in a race won by Holy Boot (12-0) at Ballyragget 3m ire ptp gs in Mar, 14 ran.
Hard Bought (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 7th halfway, no extra from 3 out, weakened, 8th of 11, 46l behind Blazing Sonnet (10-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Ilongtosee (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Never a factor, weakened and pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Captain Canada (11-4) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Dec, 14 ran.
Lord Orphan (FR) 33-1 (11-12) Towards rear for most, no extra from before 3 out, 12th of 14, well behind The Paparrazi Kid (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Moyne Nineoseven (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Dropped out way off the pace towards rear, remote 9th over 2f out, ran on well without troubling 1st 2, 3rd of 11, 13l behind Aranhill Chief (11-7) at Bellewstown 2m 1f N H flat in Aug.
Mr Cosmopolitan (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, closed on leaders in 3rd entering straight, led 3 out, ridden before last, headed last, no extra run-in, 2nd of 18, 4l behind Blissful Moment (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Putintheboot (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Mid-division, no extra after 5 out, behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Are Ya Right Chief (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy, 17 ran.
Raise Hell (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and no impression before 3 out, remote 3rd when left 2nd at last, kept on one paced under pressure to hold 2nd, 2nd of 14, 34l behind Defy Logic (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Any Whisper (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Waited with, no danger from over 4f out, 10th of 11, 45l behind Vic Dancer (11-4) at Gowran Park 2m 1f mares n h flat hvy.