MODEL COUNTY LASS won three times between the flags and made a successful start under Rules when landing a bumper here in April. She came up against a better-than-average maiden when beaten less than a length by Araucaria over today's trip at Navan last time and is unlikely to meet one of the winner's calibre here. Dual point-to-point winner Aughnacurraveel has shown real promise in bumpers without managing to win one and should be suited by hurding while Miracle House showed a liking for this trip and testing ground with a fine effort behind Cool Oscar at Gowran last week. Whats On The Menu has had a dozen starts in points and bumpers without scoring but there was nothing wrong with his second to Littletown Lass at Downpatrick though a bigger threat may emerge in the shape of Traffic Article, who will be ideally suited by today's trip and ground after a good run behind Frontier Spirit over 2m5f at Perth.
Pandim (GER) 20-1 (11-12) Prominent, led before 3rd, headed and weakened quickly after 4 out, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Kaiser So Say (11-1) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gf in Aug, 9 ran.
Model County Lass (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 7th after halfway, improved into 2nd after 4 out, led 2 out, headed briefly last, kept on under pressure, headed close home, 2nd of 30, 3/4l behind Araucaria (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Aughnacurraveel (IRE) 9-2 (12-0) Mid-division, closed from after halfway, 2nd under 4f out, led into straight, ridden clear from under 2f out, reduced lead and headed well inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 17, 2 1/2l behind Red Tiger (12-0) at Listowel 2m 4f N H flat gd in Sep.
Court Recess (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Mid-division, closed to track leaders from 4 out, no extra 2 out, 8th of 16, 16l behind Bruach Na Mara (10-11) at Killarney 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in May.
Heron Trix (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, led after 7f, disputed 4f out, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 5th of 18, 9l behind The Shepherd King (12-0) at Listowel 2m N H flat gd in Sep.
Inter Mutanda (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden in 2nd 3 out, no impression before straight, kept on one paced, 4th of 18, 24l behind Kayanna's Back (10-13) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Sep.
Miracle House (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 9th halfway, went 6th 3 out, driven along to close next, no impression in 3rd before last, kept on one pace, 4th of 19, 5l behind Cool Oscar (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Traffic Article (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Mid-division, took keen hold, not fluent 3rd, headway approaching 3 out, every chance when not fluent last, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Frontier Spirit (10-11) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Sep.
Whats On The Menu (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders on inner, 3rd halfway, 2nd from 5f out, ridden and no impression on winner approaching straight, kept on one pace under pressure, 2nd of 11, 8l behind Littletown Lass (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f N H flat gf in Sep.
Whitty's Choice (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division on outer, 11th halfway, no extra approaching straight, kept on one pace, 9th of 18, 33l behind Lambro (12-0) at Clonmel 2m 4f N H flat in Sep.
Express Train (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Prominent, 2nd halfway, 4th 4f out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 30l behind Anoosou (11-9) at Killarney 2m 1f N H flat gf in Aug.
Indian Romance (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, 19th of 30, well behind Araucaria (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Kateys Bach (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Prominent, 3rd approaching halfway, lost place 4 out, soon no extra, 8th of 11, well behind Coolavanny Gaffer (10-13) at Kilbeggan 3m mdn hdl fm in Sep.
Lovely Sight (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 9th halfway, moderate 7th approaching straight, kept on without threatening in straight, 5th of 18, 27l behind Lambro (12-0) at Clonmel 2m 4f N H flat in Sep.