ROCKAZAR has won eight times on the Flat and over hurdles and had a go at chasing at Wexford on Saturday where he didn't run at all badly. Andy Duff gets on very well with him and though not the most consistent of performers this might just be a going day and he can concede weight all round. It's a surprise to see Turner Brown back over the minimum as he appeared to relish every yard of Downpatrick's 2m7f when last seen in August and may find this on the short side. Sox's Girl is still a maiden after 15 runs but almost put that right when just failing to hold the late thrust of Arguidos over 2m3f at Cork. That was a much improved run though she's well held by Rockazar on earlier running at Bellewstown. Lightening Sky was also behind the top-weight in that Bellewstown event and though running well at present she appears held.
Rockazar 12-1 (11-9) Towards rear, some headway into 5th after halfway, no impression from 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 18l behind More Claret (10-8) at Wexford 2m 1f beg chs.
Turner Brown (IRE) 9-10fav (11-4) Mid-division, progress from 4 out, 3rd next, ridden to lead before 2 out, kept on well from last, won at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn hdl gd in Aug beating Excellent As Usual (10-13) by 3l, 11 ran.
Harrington (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Settled in rear, headway to tracked leaders after 3rd, 4th 4 out, no extra after next, weakened, 9th of 11, 46l behind Cass Bligh (11-12) at Clonmel 2m nov hdl in Sep.
Wee Sonny (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, weakened approaching 2 out, 5th of 7, 45l behind Exulto (11-4) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Lightening Sky (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Led, pressed from early straight, headed under pressure 2 out, soon no chance with winner, kept on one pace in 3rd from before last, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Green To Gold (10-6) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gf.
Sox's Girl (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Mid-division, went 7th halfway, good progress to lead after 3 out, ridden before last, kept on well under pressure run-in, headed close home, 2nd of 21, hd behind Arguidos (11-0) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-102 gf.
Khayar (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Mid-division, 8th when brought down 3 out, in a race won by Jack Cool (11-3) at Listowel 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Sep, 18 ran.
Thistimesforgood (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, ran on well from before last, 7th of 25, 21l behind Green To Gold (11-2) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Ever Dreaming (USA) 8-1 (11-2) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 9th of 15, 39l behind Spill The Beans (11-12) at Tramore 2m 5yo mdn hdl.
Harold's Cross (AUS) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 11th halfway, no impression from 3 out, 14th of 25, 34l behind Grey Soldier (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Shahrafi (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, 6th of 10, well behind Cabernet Sauvignon (11-4) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo hdl gf in Jun.
Khan Tengri (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden and weakened after 3 out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Alaivan (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo hdl Grade 2 sft in Feb.
Bay Of Kotor (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, 9th before halfway, no extra from before straight, 15th of 19, well behind Our Nana Rose (10-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.