MONAHULLAN PRINCE was beaten 11 lengths when runner-up to Noras Fancy at Clonmel on Thursday but the winner had won her previous race by 22 lengths which puts the run in a better light and he can go one better from the same mark. Tequila Lord, who was having his first start since April that day, did well to finish fifth and can get closer to the selection. Mount Welcome's only career victory was over this C&D in 2009 but he's been showing signs of a revival and is back on that winning mark. Would You Do That alternates between hurdles and fences and ran quite well on his reappearance over timber at Fairyhouse so also goes on the short-list.
Tequila Lord (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Mid-division, 12th from 5 out, headway approaching straight and no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 18, 20l behind Noras Fancy (11-12) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Littletown Lass (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, 12th of 16, 45l behind Irish Soul (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Would You Do That (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd 5 out, ridden in 4th entering straight, no extra before 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 16, 24l behind Knocklayde Vic (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Dushy Springs (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, no impression in 11th after 4 out, kept on one pace, 10th of 19, 45l behind Eight Is My Number (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl in Apr.
Monahullan Prince 12-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, closer in 3rd approaching straight, soon chased winner and no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 18, 11l behind Noras Fancy (11-12) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Mount Welcome (IRE) 9-2fav (9-11) Well off pace towards rear, headway after 4 out, kept on without threatening from next, 4th of 13, 10l behind Catch The Moment (10-12) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116.
Bay Of Kotor (IRE) 28-1 (11-2) In rear, progress into 8th 3 out, kept on without threatening from next, 6th of 16, 12l behind Ta Blazes (10-7) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
Dr Swanini (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division, hampered 6th, soon towards rear and not a factor after, 12th of 16, 44l behind Bonifacio (11-9) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-102.
Mickeymorgan (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Keen hold, led after 2nd, not fluent next, jumped left 4th, soon almost carried out, completed the course behind, 9th of 11, 41l behind Leave Him Alone (11-12) at Galway 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy.
On A Jetplane (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Always behind, 14th of 16, well behind Ta Blazes (10-7) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
Oh So Sweet (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Mid-division best, never a factor, 16th of 18, well behind Sea Of Thunder (11-4) at Thurles 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) gd.
Valiquest (FR) 9-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, 5th 7 out, no impression and kept on same pace from 4 out, 6th of 15, 42l behind The Bishop Looney (11-9) at Galway 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 hvy.
Crystal Becks (IRE) 40-1 (10-9) Prominent, slightly slow jump 1st, ridden 4 out, weakened from next, tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Ainm Spartacus (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Grandpa Jo (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, no extra from before straight, 13th of 18, 35l behind Captain Dancer (11-12) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl gs.
Mel Del (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Soon 2nd, weakened halfway, tailed off, 23rd of 25, well behind Green To Gold (11-2) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Oct '10.