Crocus Bay won a Clonmel maiden before disappointing when favourite for a Kilbeggan handicap and looks high enough in the weights while Popmurphy continues to climb the ratings without winning. Shesonlyahorse has been running well in handicaps since landing a Galway maiden but it's SUPREME BOB, who found 2m6f much too far at Thurles last time, who is handed the vote as he's well handicapped on his best form over this trip. Crouching Harry found Grade 2 company too hot after landing a maiden at Clonmel but Miranour returned from point-to-points to run a fine race behind Court Jester at Down Royal last week and has to be considered.
Crocus Bay (IRE) 4-1fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, 5th 5 out, ridden and weakened from next, 8th of 13, 39l behind Imperial Shabra (10-10) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp hdl 8Evens16 in Jul.
Popmurphy 8-1 (11-2) Mid-division on inner, 9th approaching 3 out, soon ridden, 5th after 2 out, stayed on, 3rd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Lough Roe Lady (11-2) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Nov.
Celtic Wish (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Led, jumped left, joined 5 out, headed next, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Jewel In The Sun (10-8) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f cond hcp chs 0-109 gf in May, 16 ran.
Shesonlyahorse (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, 5th briefly 4 out, no extra after next, 9th of 16, 10l behind Lough Roe Lady (11-2) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Nov.
Supreme Bob (IRE) 11-1 (11-10) Rear of mid-division, 7th halfway, no extra from 3 out, weakened in straight, completely tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Missie Ella (10-1) at Thurles 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Dec.
Tinas Exhibition (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden into 3rd after 3 out, 2nd before 2 out, no extra in 4th after 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 8l behind Urhavinalaugh (11-1) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Aug.
Crouching Harry (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, 6th approaching 2 out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 7, 22l behind Blood Cotil (10-12) at Leopardstown 2m 3yo hdl Grd 2 (1) sft in Dec.
Miranour 6-1 (10-11) Tracked leader in 2nd, led after 4 out, strongly pressed 3 out and headed after next, no impression on winner run-in, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Court Jester (10-4) at Down Royal 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Dec.
Sean Og Katy (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, 16th of 20, well behind Tipped Up Harry (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Dec.