An exceptionally tough maiden to fathom. Winning bumper Mr Groocock will surely do better over hurdles in time and Cool Klan has shown enough to suggest he'll be winning before too long. Shazner ran a cracker behind Ancient Days at Clonmel in March and he should be forgiven his run a couple of weeks later on desperate ground at Limerick. After a promising debut over hurdles, THOMOND started favourite at Clonmel on Friday but found Goodoldhonkytonk too strong. Tonight's longer trip and faster ground should see Noel Meade's charge in a better light and he can go one better. Mimi And Bow and Pollywollydoodle are others to note in a very open contest.
De Glebe Star (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Waited with, progress 5f out, closer in 6th under 4f out, no impression into straight, kept on without threatening under pressure, 3rd of 16, 6l behind King Shabra (11-4) at Listowel 2m 4f N H flat gd.
Mr Groocock 6-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 9th halfway, no extra early straight and eased when beaten before last, 11th of 22, 50l behind Morning Assembly (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Ciarans Oscar (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders, niggled along 4 out, no extra next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Soweheard (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 5f mdn hdl gd in May, 10 ran.
Cool Klan (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Always prominent, led until headed after 5th, regained lead after 3 out, ridden and headed again approaching last, no impression under pressure run-in and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 15, 1l behind Thundering Steel (11-4) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl gd in May.
How's The World (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, no extra 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Malt Gem (11-4) at Cork 3m Amateur Maiden Hurdle (5yo+) in Apr, 17 ran.
Pals Leg (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 3rd 5 out, ridden before straight, no extra in 4th 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 22l behind Moscow Chief (11-12) at Cork 3m mdn hdl gf in May.
Shazner (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, dropped off leaders before 4 out, soon no extra and weakened, completely tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Pencilhimin (11-12) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Thomond (IRE) 11-10fav (11-4) Soon tracked leaders, ridden to challenge 2 out, on terms last, not match winner and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 17, 1 3/4l behind Goodoldhonkytonk (10-11) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Baidin Fheilimi (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Rr, 11th 5out, prog bef 4out & 3rd bef 3out, cl 2nd aftr 3out until 3rd aftr 2out, wknd bef last, 3rd of 16, 6l behind Manogue Supreme (11-4) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp gd.
Fromthecloudsabove (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, closed to track leaders into straight, dropped to 6th and no extra from before 2 out, kept on same pace, 8th of 20, 39l behind Teochew (11-2) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Apr.
Mimi And Bow 11-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, struggling in 3rd from 3 out, closed at last, every chance run-in, not quite match winner near finish, 2nd of 14, nk behind Akatara (11-8) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gf.
Paddys Angel (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Mid-division, no extra 4 out and weakened, 14th of 15, well behind Barneys Honour (11-5) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Jan.
Pollywollydoodle (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, mistake 4th, headway to chase winner and no impression 2 out, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 18, 2 1/4l behind Ivy Glen (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl gs.
Sally Blossom (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Waited with, 7th approaching 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 12, 36l behind Usuel Smurfer (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 6f mdn hdl gf.
Selene Moon (IRE) 100-1 (10-6) Always towards rear, 13th of 14, well behind Venture Capital (11-12) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl in Dec.
Slaney Conflict (IRE) 10-3 (11-7) Towards rear, ridden into 8th 2 out, no extra before last, kept on same pace, 7th of 16, 9l behind Ballyreesode (10-9) at Wexford 3m hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Apr.
High Handel 16-1 (11-9) Led, clear leader from 4th, reduced advantage 6 out, ridden and headed 3 out, no extra in 5th when fell 2 out, in a race won by Moscow Chief (11-12) at Cork 3m mdn hdl gf in May, 13 ran.
Allthequeenshorses (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Mid div best, ko onepcd from 2out, 5th of 15, 35l behind Wareeds Tune (11-7) at Quakerstown 3m ire ptp gs in Mar.
The Pooky (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Mid-division, weakened to rear before halfway, trailing before 4 out, pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Perfect Gentleman (11-12) at Punchestown 3m mdn hdl gd in May, 17 ran.