Who's That hadn't shown much in her two previous starts over fences but was always travelling nicely when scoring at Limerick in May, though she's by no means leniently treated. Emcon was highly tried over fences after making a successful debut at Clonmel last October. She made good progress over hurdles in recent weeks so the fact that she's on a lower mark over the bigger obstacles suggests she's well in here. However, THANKS FOR TEA (NAP) has come up against some very smart performers in her recent runs over fences and gave supporters of Westerner Lady a fright in a Grade 3 at Clonmel last time. This is her first venture into handicap company and Paul Townend can steer her home. Both Hello Sweetie and Presenting Mahler were a long way behind in that latter event.
Who's That (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Held up behind leaders, 3rd halfway, slight mistake 4 out, ridden to close and slight mistake 2 out, 2nd before last, kept on well run-in to press leader and led close home, won at Limerick 2m 3f Good - Yielding in May beating Definite Ruby (10-11) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Thanks For Tea (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Settled behind leaders, 4th halfway, improved into 2nd 3 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, stayed on again to press leader before last, kept on run-in without matching winner, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Westerner Lady (10-13) at Clonmel 2m 4f (1) Yielding in Nov.
Emcon (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, disputed 3rd from 6th, challenged 3 out, on terms after next, led run-in, kept on well, just held on, won at Cork 2m 4f hcp Soft - Heavy in Nov beating Oiche Mhaith Boy (10-8) by nk, 12 ran.
Presenting Mahler (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, ridden 5 out, soon dropped off leaders, no impression next, weakened, last of 6, dist behind Westerner Lady (10-13) at Clonmel 2m 4f (1) Yielding in Nov.
Perfect Woman (IRE) 22-1 (11-0) Chased leaders early, slow 3rd and slight mistake 4th, soon mid-division, pushed along briefly 7th, soon dropped towards rear, ridden and no impression before 10th, weakened and pulled up before 3 out, at Limerick 2m 6f hcp gd in Jul.
Not For Burning (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 10th of 17, dist behind Road To Respect (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f Yielding - Soft in Nov.
Hello Sweetie 25-1 (10-7) Led 1st, headed 3 out, soon ridden in 4th, no extra entering straight, weakened, 4th of 6, 28l behind Westerner Lady (10-13) at Clonmel 2m 4f (1) Yielding in Nov.
Cinder Rua (IRE) 40-1 (10-0) Always rear, never a factor, pushed along and no extra after 3 out, weakened, last of 10, 29 1/2l behind That's A Wrap (10-13) at Navan 2m hcp Yielding - Soft in Nov.