Tenth Amendment was due to run in a Grade 2 here yesterday and this would be a much more realistic alternative after a promising hurdling debut behind Mitchouka at Fairyhouse. Count Simon won a Haydock handicap for Andrew Balding in September and has joined Gordon Elliott, who also saddles Kuraka and PETE SO HIGH. The former would have an outstanding chance on his close second to Espoir D'Allen at Down Royal though disappointed on his next start but the latter looked a nice prospect when staying on in testing conditions at Cork. Mr Adjudicator has joined the champion trainer after an impressive victory over 1m3f at Kilbeggan while Khudra, a winner at the Curragh in the summer, will be better for his run in a Fairyhouse Grade 3 earlier this month.
Binary Code 10-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, soon 2nd, led approaching straight, soon joined and headed over 2f out, weakened, 9th of 17, 30 1/4l behind Aa Bee See (9-1) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp hvy in Oct.
Count Simon (IRE) 25-1 (8-0) Close up, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 5 1/4l behind Brimham Rocks (8-8) at York 1m 6f hcp (2) gd in Oct.
Drakensberg (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, no impression from 3f out, never a factor, last of 20, dist behind Grand Partner (9-13) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp sft in Oct.
Go Guarantor 16-1 (8-13) Dwelt, pushed along early, soon raced in 9th, reminders 5f out, no extra from over 1f out, 13th of 14, 11l behind Rock On Dandy (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Dec.
Harlow 7-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, ridden and ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Prost (9-3) at Newcastle 1m hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Havelock (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) In rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Lean On Pete (9-4) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Khudha (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Waited with at steady pace, soon in rear, slight mistake 4 out, no impression from next, last of 5, 33l behind Espoir D'allen (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m (1) sft in Dec.
Kuraka 8-11fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, jumped left 2nd, jumped left 3rd and bumped rival, soon raced in 6th, improved to chase leader in 2nd approaching straight, under pressure from 2 out and dropped to 3rd approaching last, one pace, 3rd of 19, 10 1/2l behind Mastermind (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hvy in Nov.
Mr Adjudicator 4-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, soon 3rd, pushed briefly approaching halfway, pushed along again 4f out, challenged and led over 2f out, quickly asserted, stayed on well, easily, won at Killarney 1m 3f hcp Yielding in Aug beating Binary Code (9-6) by 5 1/2l, 10 ran.
Ontheiflist (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, remote 4th 4 out, ridden in remote 2nd 3 out, 2nd at last, dropped to remote 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, dist behind Stormy Ireland (10-7) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hvy in Dec.
Pete So High (GER) 7-2 (11-0) Close up, 7th after 5th, headway to 3rd 2 out, no impression on leaders before last, ridden and kept on run-in without threatening, 3rd of 22, 6l behind Vision D'ete (11-0) at Cork 2m mdn hvy in Dec.
Physicist (IRE) 7-2 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 10, 21 1/4l behind Cape Peninsular (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Room To Roam (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Rear of mid-division, progress to 5th halfway, ridden and weakened under 2f out, 9th of 11, 10l behind Clear Skies (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Dec.
Slaney Street (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden and weakened under 2f out, 10th of 11, 10 1/4l behind Clear Skies (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Dec.
Magen's Moon (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Towards rear, 16th after 5th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 20th of 22, dist behind Vision D'ete (11-0) at Cork 2m mdn hvy in Dec.
Maid In Manhattan (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Always in rear, mistake 4 out, weakened before 3 out, never a factor, 19th of 22, dist behind Vision D'ete (11-0) at Cork 2m mdn hvy in Dec.
My Pal Amelia (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along approaching straight, soon no extra, 10th of 11, 15 1/4l behind Panther Soul (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn pol in Oct.
Strange Notions (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Towards rear, pushed along entering straight, kept on one pace from 2f out, never a factor, 10th of 15, 14 1/4l behind Dabulena (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn fll gd in May.
Upgraded (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Rear, mistake and fell 4 out, at Cork 2m mdn hvy in Dec.
Tenth Amendment (IRE) 5-2fav (9-6) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 8th of 14, 9 3/4l behind Mandarin Monarch (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Nov.