Lucky Pigeon has now had 16 starts over hurdles without winning and though she went close at Downpatrick last time a 4lb rise in the ratings won't help her cause. Springfield Grey hasn't had much experience but finds himself at the head of the weights after a couple of reasonable runs, the latest behind Couleur De La Loi, who runs in the previous race. KEY ACCOUNT likes the track and won very easily here last month. That was over 2m2f and he's no certainty to last out the trip but he likes fast ground which should enable him to overcome any stamina issues. Beeverstown Girl landed a point-to-point in May before staying on steadily over 2m4f at Cork so she can get into the action.
Springfield Grey (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, led before 5th, 2nd after 5 out, led after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, narrowly headed at last where slight mistake, kept on, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Couleur De La Loi (9-8) at Tipperary 2m 4f cond hcp hdl (80-109).
Key Account (IRE) 7-2fav (11-12) Led, headed after 4 out, soon ridden, dropped to 5th when left 4th 3 out, soon no impression on leaders, 4th of 15, 18l behind Ronava (10-11) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
Creadan Mist (IRE) 11-1 (10-2) Towards rear, 11th approaching straight, soon not much room on inner and no impression, one pace, 8th of 18, 18l behind In A Nutshell (11-4) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-116 gf.
Rising Altitude (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Towards rear, slow jump 2nd, under pressure from 4 out, soon no extra, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Portrade (11-11) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Kalico Kim (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Towards rear, progress from before 7th, pushed along approaching 4 out, no extra in moderate 9th from next, 8th of 16, 50l behind Down Time (10-8) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
I Had Your Man 16-1 (10-13) Chased leaders and dropped to mid-division halfway, mistake 4 out and no threat from 2 out, kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 30l behind May Dullea (10-13) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mares mdn hdl gd in Sep.
Mallusk (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) In rear, hit 1st and 5th, ridden after 7th, lost touch 9th, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Browns Brook (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Milan Ridge (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Rear of mid-division, progress after halfway and 3rd approaching straight, no impression in 5th before last, no extra, 6th of 20, 8l behind Kennedys Mor (10-5) at Tipperary 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Try It Sometime (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Raced in 4th, reminders in 4th halfway, driven along in 3rd approaching 4 out, weakened 3 out and dropped to rear, no extra, 13th of 15, well behind The Two Jays (10-11) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Lucky Pigeon (IRE) 6-1 (10-6) Ran 7th, progress to go 2nd 4 out, led 2 out, soon ridden and challenged before last, headed early run-in and kept on under pressure, no impression close home, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind I C Gold (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Beeverstown Girl (IRE) 28-1 (10-2) Held up, soon mid-division, closed to chase leaders in 4th approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 3rd of 15, 9l behind Routes Delight (10-3) at Cork 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 80-109 gd.
Wyndcrest (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Rear, raced off pace in rear halfway, never a factor, 10th of 12, well behind Indevan (11-12) at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chs.
Gortmore Express (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 5th halfway, 4th 3 out and no impression next, moderate 5th approaching last, no extra, 5th of 13, 36l behind I C Gold (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Josam (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, 3rd 4 out, pushed along next and no extra in 6th 2 out, weakened, 8th of 13, well behind I C Gold (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Maduma (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Led and disputed, slight mistake 4 out and headed, soon ridden and weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Diamondgeezer Luke (11-6) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf, 16 ran.
Toca Deed (IRE) 7-1 (10-4) Mid-division, 8th halfway, towards rear and slightly hampered after 3 out, some progress next and moderate 3rd before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 28l behind I C Gold (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Man of God (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, no impression from 5 out, never a factor, 13th of 15, well behind Meldrum Lad (11-4) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Becheri (IRE) 50-1 (10-10) Mid-division, ridden before 2 out, 6th after 2 out and soon no impression, 7th of 13, 41l behind Rodger Roo (10-13) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mares mdn hdl gd.
Udo's Choice (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Soon mid-division, headway under pressure from 3 out, 9th approaching straight, 6th and no impression under pressure from before last, kept on same pace, 6th of 18, 6l behind Fantastic Bob (11-1) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.