rear of mid-division on outer, progress on wide outer entering straight, pushed along in 6th 2f out, soon ridden, 3rd 1f out, improved to dispute lead inside final furlong, stayed on well to lead close home, all out
TOOREEN ANGEL, Jungle Cove and Behind The Wall occupied the positions behind the well supported Mosala over the track and trip last month. The former didn't get the run of the race and can go one better though Approach The City wasn't too far behind in what was only his third start. Melliferous made a very satisfactory debut last month and the drop in trip shouldn't pose a problem but Cousin Harry has been hurdling and probably needs further. Baltinglass Hill was engaged at Naas yesterday.
Approach The City (IRE) 50-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, 5th and ridden under 2f out, soon no impression, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 6l behind Mosala (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn pol in Jan.
Battle Of Benburb (IRE) 10-1 (9-11) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, dropped to 4th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 4l behind Glorious Zoff (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f pol in Jan.
Beagh Castle (IRE) 250-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride and pushed along briefly, soon raced in 10th and pushed along at stages, some headway straight, soon one pace, 10th of 14, 10 1/2l behind Pin Your Hopes (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn pol in Dec.
Behind The Wall (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along early straight and lost place under 2f out, soon no extra, 12th of 14, 6 1/4l behind Bobby K (9-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Jan.
Catalinawinemixer (IRE) 300-1 (9-7) Chased leaders on outer, ridden entering straight, weakened, 13th of 14, 24 3/4l behind Orchid Gardens (9-2) at Dundalk 1m pol in Nov.
Cousin Harry (IRE) 100-1 (9-12) Dwelt towards rear, ridden and progress under 2f out, stayed on into 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 7 3/4l behind Swift Verdict (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn pol in Jan.
Elusive Gigolo (IRE) 33-1 (9-12) Dwelt, held up in mid-division, ridden into 5th 2f out, no impression in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 8 1/4l behind Swift Verdict (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn pol in Jan.
Jungle Cove (IRE) 15-2 (9-9) Mid-division, headway 2f out, switched left and went 3rd over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 3 1/4l behind Mosala (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn pol in Jan.
Victory March (IRE) 18-1 (9-7) Dwelt, towards rear, 14th approaching halfway, kept on same pace straight, 14th of 17, 19 1/2l behind Flor De La Luna (9-2) at Curragh 1m 4f mdn sft in Oct.
You Bank (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Always behind, mistakes early, never a factor, last of 20, dist behind Embrun Mitja (11-7) at Naas 2m 3f mdn Yielding in Dec.
Melliferous (IRE) 10-3 (9-4) Dwelt slightly, soon chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 3f out, no impression in 7th 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Illusory (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn pol in Jan.
Tooreen Angel (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Towards rear, hampered after 1f, pushed along on outer entering straight, ridden and some headway on outer in 7th over 1f out, went 2nd 100 yards out, kept on well, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Mosala (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn pol in Jan.
Vivandiere (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 4th approaching straight, pushed along on outer under 2f out, ridden and no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace to go 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 12, 7 1/4l behind Flower Garland (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn fll pol in Feb.
Ferdowsi 150-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden in moderate 5th 2f out, weakened, 8th of 12, 10 1/4l behind Turbo Command (9-9) at Dundalk 7f mdn pol in Jan.
Stoneyford Boy (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Dwelt and held up, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 13, 5 1/2l behind Illusory (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn pol in Jan.
The Hall (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Soon prominent and disputed, ran freely early, chased leader after 2f, 2nd halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, 11th of 14, 14 1/2l behind Golden Valour (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn pol in Dec.
Baltinglass Hill (IRE) 200-1 (11-6) Always towards rear, never a factor, 16th of 20, dist behind Curious Bride (10-13) at Punchestown 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Jan.