Denis Hogan keeps popping the winners in and WINTER LION looks another money-spinner for the yard. Formerly with John Oxx, he showed his best form to date when sent over 2m1f at Killarney where he only weakened close home so this trip should prove ideal. Hunting Tower has had several trainers and Jimmy Lambe has got him back from Tim Vaughan. The ten-year-old returns to Ireland on a fair mark and should soon be adding to his winning tally. Winning bumper Dat's The Plan makes his handicap debut under a big weight and Right Up My Street hasn't raced beyond 1m5f so stamina has to be taken on trust. Carpet Elegance has no problems with the trip having landed a handicap hurdle at Down Royal on fast ground in May.
Dat's The Plan (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 9l behind Tigris River (9-5) at Killarney 1m 6f mdn stks gd.
Right Up My Street (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, 3rd 3f out, ridden over 2f out, every chance from 1f out, no extra close home, 5th of 10, 2 1/4l behind General Bunching (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol.
Chatterton (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Held up behind leaders, ridden in 6th entering straight, no impression, 6th of 8, 13l behind Ebadani (9-4) at Killarney 1m 3f mdn stks gd.
Hunting Tower 7-1 (9-9) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, headway approaching final furlong, ran on, not reach leaders, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Eilean Mor (8-13) at Ayr 1m 5f app hcp (6) gs.
Winter Lion (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Prominent, improved to lead 3f out, joined 2 1/2f out, soon ridden, headed 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 18, 3 1/2l behind Massini's Trap (9-12) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp gd.
Carpet Elegance (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, 9th before halfway, progress under pressure to challenge 2f out, 3rd and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 13l behind Lilly The Lioness (9-0) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 47-65 in Jun.
Pingit 50-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, 8th of 9, 14l behind Leaf (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f fll mdn stks gf.
Darraghs Day (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 12th of 16, 6l behind Teochrios (9-4) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Katys Girl (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Soon tracked leaders, lost place and no extra approaching straight, 7th of 8, 32l behind Emotional Dream (9-2) at Roscommon 1m 2f mdn fll stks gd in May '12.
Paple Blessing (IRE) 25-1 (8-3) Mid-division, 7th halfway, pushed along in 6th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, no extra, 7th of 13, 15l behind Secret Seven (9-13) at Tramore 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gd in May.