tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, soon 8th, pushed along towards outer before straight, steady progress approaching 2 out where on terms and jumped left, led approaching last, headed and kept on without matching winner closing stages
Misdflight has been making very good progress and though hit with a 12lb rise for his victory at Fairyhouse he'll make a bold bid to defy the extra impost. THE POUNDS hasn't won since making a successful debut over timber at Thurles in January last year but his two recent runs in testing ground give him an excellent chance of doubling his tally. Monasteradenpauric has gone up 14lb since landing a Killarney maiden but High In The Clouds was making his handicap debut at Clonmel last time where he made too many mistakes. Rebel Turn ploughed through the Tramore mud to land a handicap a couple of weeks ago and is progressing fast enough to get into the frame.
Seskinane (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Rear of mid-division, ridden 3 out, no impression and slight mistake next, 10th of 16, 19 1/4l behind Oscar Sam (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hvy in Dec.
Rebel Turn (IRE) 11-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 3rd, 2nd from 5th, ridden after 2 out and challenged last, kept on under pressure to lead close home, won at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hvy in Dec beating Boxing Along (10-7) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
High In The Clouds (IRE) 11-4fav (11-5) Led, not fluent 5th, joined next, under pressure from 3 out, headed straight, brushed off wing 2 out, one pace, 4th of 7, 12 1/4l behind Presenting Mahler (10-8) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp gd in Oct.
The Pounds (IRE) 9-1 (11-10) Prominent, jumped left 4th, slight mistake 5th, pushed along from 3 out, 2nd and slight mistake 2 out, got on terms and every chance run-in, kept on without matching winner close home, 2nd of 21, nk behind Fighting Days (10-7) at Punchestown 2m hcp sft in Dec.
Massini's Brook (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division on inner, 11th halfway, pushed along in 7th 3 out and soon no impression, moderate 5th approaching last, no extra run-in, 7th of 17, 20 3/4l behind Royal Caviar (11-12) at Thurles 2m mdn sft in Nov.
Monasteradenpauric (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, 9th halfway, progress entering straight and went 3rd 2 out, led last and kept on well run-in, won at Killarney 2m 4f mdn Yielding in May beating Exxaro (11-4) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.
The Mad Well (IRE) 9-4 (11-0) Tracked leader, mistake 3rd, effort 2 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 4, 11l behind Volcanic (11-11) at Bangor 2m 7f hcp (3) sft in Dec.
Stolberg (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Prominent, pushed along after 3rd, soon weakened and quickly behind and eased, pulled up approaching 5th, at Cork 2m hcp hvy in Nov.
Misdflight (IRE) 13-8fav (10-10) Held up, progress from 4 out, pushed along from next, 6th into straight, challenged in 2nd at last, led and stayed on best run-in, eased near finish, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp Yielding in Nov beating Popboru (10-9) by 3/4l, 16 ran.
For Pedro (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Mid-division, pushed along and no impression in 9th approaching straight, no extra after 2 out, 10th of 18, 23 1/4l behind Long House Island (11-13) at Thurles 2m hcp sft in Nov.
The Fitz Lady (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra after 4 out, 12th of 14, dist behind See Me Here (10-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp gd in Oct.
Oisin James (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Rear of mid-division, mistake 4th, 8th halfway, mistake and unseated rider 7th, at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hvy in Dec.