Mill Quest showed her liking for a test of stamina when scoring over 3m here on Sunday but like Brogine was engaged in the 8.20 at Cork last night. If the former is absent, Wee Tiger, third behind her on Sunday, would represent a threat to all from the same mark. Matin D'Anjou has been in fine form over fences and makes his debut for a new yard with Patrick Mullins a positive booking so is greatly respected. VIKING HOARD (NAP) was heavily supported at Down Royal despite having shown very little over timber and though coming up short travelled well for a long way and the longer trip can see him gain compensation. Directional looks a big threat as he followed a victory between the flags by defying a last-flight mistake to score over 3m1f at Kilbeggan and still looks on an attractive mark.
Coolfighter (GER) 14-1 (10-5) Mid-division and 6th from halfway, dropped towards rear from 6f out, ridden from 3f out, no impression over 1f and kept on into moderate 6th inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 17l behind Minnie Dahill (10-0) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp gf in Jul.
Matin D'Anjou (FR) 2-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead after 8th, joined and disputed 3 out, ridden before last, just headed last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind October Revolution (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 7f gd in Jun.
Mill Quest (IRE) 6-1 (10-4) Chased leader, 6th at 8th, progress to 4th after 3 out, ridden to close 2 out, improved to lead after 2 out, kept on well run-in, won at Limerick 3m hcp gd in Jul beating Jefferson Davis (11-2) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Oighear Dubh (IRE) 7-4 (11-11) Ww, took closer order 1/2way, 3rd 4out, 2nd next, ko sme pce str, not rch wnr, 2nd of 7, 8l behind After Eight Sivola (11-11) at Ballingarry 3m gd in Jun.
Cousin Pascal (FR) 10-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, hampered 5th, pushed along and no impression when jumped left 2 out, no extra, 13th of 20, dist behind Shoulda Lied (11-0) at Tipperary 2m 4f mdn gd in Jul.
Knockraha Boss (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, dropped to 7th halfway, ridden and no impression from 4 out, 8th of 9, 23 1/4l behind Miss Sassie (11-9) at Wexford 2m 4f gd in Jun.
Famous Day (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Disputed lead, slight mistake 4th, headed after 5 out, soon weakened, 9th of 14, dist behind Court Tycoon (11-12) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn gf in Jul.
Wee Tiger (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Led, early, soon tracked leader, 4th at 7th, progress after 9th, 3rd at 10th, strongly challenged leader before 2 out, 3rd between horses 2 out, ridden and kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Mill Quest (10-4) at Limerick 3m hcp gd in Jul.
Viking Hoard (IRE) 7-2fav (10-8) Held up, 11th after 3rd, progress to chase leaders from before 3 out, kept on without troubling winner in 2nd run-in, 2nd of 16, 3 3/4l behind Roi De Dubai (11-3) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp gd in Jun.
Directional 10-1 (10-11) Close up, 2nd after 6th, travelled well to lead approaching straight, not fluent at last, kept on well, driven out, won at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp gd in Jun beating Dorking (10-11) by 3/4l, 16 ran.
Make Up Your Mind (IRE) 10-1 (11-11) Alw rr, nvr a factor, 6l last 1/2way, rdn to hold tch 10th, cto & struggling from 5out, pu 2out, at Dowth Hall 3m mdn Yielding - Soft in Oct.
Theatre World (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Slight mistake 1st, towards rear, ridden and no impression after 3 out, kept on one pace straight, 12th of 18, 25 1/2l behind Trump Sixteen (11-4) at Limerick 2m hcp Soft - Heavy in Apr.
Brogine (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, soon no extra, 13th of 17, dist behind You Can't Catch Me (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp gd in Jun.