Argentino battled on very strongly to just outstay Plinth over 2m6f on good ground at Killarney with Coolmill not far behind in fourth. This shorter trip and a slight pull in the weights give the runner-up every chance of reversing the form and the fourth looks held as he's gone up 8lb for scoring subsequently. Master Appeal is in the form of his life and stepping up to three miles at Clonmel did him no harm last time after his victory over shorter at Tramore. He's been hit with a 10lb rise and has never won on ground other than good which may affect his chances. CHILDRENS LIST (NAP) has won a point-to-point on soft ground and looked one to follow when beating that good yardstick Coldstonesober, who was rated 118, at Downpatrick last month. The runner-up was receiving 11lb and beaten over two lengths so the winner, who is still progressing, should be able to defy a mark of 126 on his handicap debut.
Plinth (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Rear of mid-division, 9th after 8th, ridden after 3 out, progress to 5th 2 out, 4th at last, stayed on strongly run-in to challenge leader, just failed, 2nd of 13, hd behind Argentino (10-12) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp gd in Aug.
Miley Shah (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Held up behind leaders, mistake 1st and 5th, led 8th, mistake 5 out, went clear 4 out, slight mistake 3 out, reduced advantage before straight, headed and ridden entering straight, no extra in 2nd 2 out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 11l behind Your Busy (10-9) at Listowel 3m hcp Soft - Heavy in Jun.
Argentino (FR) 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, 3rd at 4th, improved to 2nd after 4 out, ridden after 3 out, almost on terms 2 out, driven to lead before last, strongly pressed run-in, kept on best, just held on, won at Killarney 2m 6f hcp gd in Aug beating Plinth (11-8) by hd, 13 ran.
Childrens List (IRE) 6-5fav (11-6) Disputed early, dropped to 2nd after 1st, raced keenly, closer after 4 out, improved to lead before 2 out, pushed along before last and ridden out run-in to maintain advantage, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f gd in Aug beating Coldstonesober (11-2) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Coolmill (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Prominent, soon led, headed after 4 out, dropped to 4th approaching straight, left to challenge again from 3 out, led next, kept on run-in to hold on at finish, won at Cork 2m 4f gd in Aug beating Knight's Parade (10-12) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Eight Till Late (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Towards rear, 14th halfway, progress after 3 out and 5th next, under pressure and no impression run-in, 6th of 19, 12 1/2l behind Valyssa Monterg (10-8) at Galway 2m 6f hcp Yielding in Aug.
Kilkishen (IRE) 3-1fav (11-10) Led and disputed, ridden and headed before 2 out, no extra in 5th 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 4 3/4l behind Star Power (10-4) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp gd in Sep.
Ibsen (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Mid-division, towards rear and pushed along halfway, no extra after 3 out, tailed off, 16th of 19, dist behind Valyssa Monterg (10-8) at Galway 2m 6f hcp Yielding in Aug.
Buster Dan Dan (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Led, tended to jump slightly left, joined approaching 2 out, soon headed, still close up before last, soon one pace, 5th of 20, 8l behind Powersbomb (10-6) at Galway 2m 4f hcp gd in Jul.
Master Appeal (IRE) 4-1fav (11-7) Held up, soon raced in 9th, mistake 5th, headway 10th, not fluent 4 out, improved to lead before straight, soon asserted, jumped slightly left 2 out, stayed on well run-in and edged slightly left, comfortably,, won at Clonmel 3m hcp gd in Sep beating Best Value (11-8) by 11l, 10 ran.
Golden Plan (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra after 4 out, kept on one pace straight, 6th of 9, dist behind I Shot The Sheriff (11-2) at Wexford 2m 4f sft in Mar.
Pass The Hat 11-2 (11-2) Held up, left 4th at 3rd, slight mistake 4 out, ridden before 2 out, under pressure in 3rd 2 out, kept on run-in to 2nd close home, 2nd of 7, 4 3/4l behind Savello (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f Yielding - Soft in Aug.
Irish Bulletin (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, 7th halfway, pushed along to go 5th after 2 out, no impression approaching straight, no extra, 6th of 11, 32 1/4l behind Blackandamber Vic (9-13) at Ballinrobe 2m 5f hcp sft in Aug.
Rossvoss 6-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, no impression in 4th and mistake 2 out, no extra, 4th of 6, 29 1/4l behind Tennis Cap (11-10) at Killarney 2m 6f Yielding in May.