The Boylesports Hurdle winner Citizenship ran in tough handicaps after his Leopardstown triumph and was fancied to make a winning return to the Flat back there last month but found the 1m4f trip too short. Darenjan, six times a winner on the Flat, was chasing when last seen in October and has an entry in the Galway Plate while Knockcroghery is 7lb higher than when just managing to hang on over 1m6f at Bellewstown earlier this month. FARANADOONEY went into that latter event with a favourite's chance after scoring over hurdles at Listowel but didn't quite fire on the heavy ground. He's given a chance to prove that running all wrong on what should hopefully be better going. Super Sonic Boom has been showing nothing over hurdles while Hangar Five just can't get his head in front on the Flat or over timber and has now gone 20 runs without a win.
Darenjan (IRE) 7-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, 5th into straight, kept on under pressure without threatening winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 15, 2l behind Pozyc (10-0) at Galway 2m hcp 50-70 gd in Jul '11.
Knockcroghery (IRE) 10-3 (9-13) Led early, soon chased leader in 2nd, led over 3f out, pushed clear 1 1/2f out, ridden 1f out, tired inside final furlong, all out close home, won at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp 47-65 hvy beating Cinderella Story (8-10) by nk, 10 ran.
Leblon (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra under 3f out, 7th of 11, 19l behind One Cool Shabra (10-11) at Bellewstown 1m 6f Amateur Handicap (60-90) (3yo+) sft.
One Hit Wonder 3-1 (9-6) Chased leading trio, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms after, 6th of 7, 5l behind Avon River (9-6) at Folkestone 1m 2f clm stks (6) gs in Sep.
Concrete And Clay 7-2 (8-12) In rear, pushed along approaching straight, headway to go 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Whatuthink (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp sft.
Super Sonic Boom (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Always towards rear, kept on same pace from 2f out, 10th of 11, 8l behind Bob Le Beau (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2f 3yo hcp 60-100 gd in Jun '10.
Citizenship 5-2 (9-9) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, some headway to go 3rd entering straight, soon ridden and no extra in 5th 1f out, weakened, 8th of 9, 13l behind Beach Of Falesa (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp sft.
Sutherland Star (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd 3f out, soon no extra and weakened, 8th of 11, 20l behind One Cool Shabra (10-11) at Bellewstown 1m 6f Amateur Handicap (60-90) (3yo+) sft.
Hangar Five (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Rear of mid-division, 11th approaching straight, ridden and headway early straight to go 4th 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 23, 4 1/2l behind Salam Alaykum (9-11) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp 50-75 gs.
Faranadooney (USA) 3-1fav (9-2) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd 4f out, ridden in 2nd 2f out, edged left under pressure over 1f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 8l behind Knockcroghery (9-13) at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp 47-65 hvy.
Academic Accolade 25-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 17, 10l behind Lough Ferrib (9-6) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.