Table Mountain won twice for Ballydoyle last season and reverts to the Flat after a moderate debut over timber at Thurles in January. He still has the scope to do better as does Gift From The Sea, an impressive debut winner here in September and nowhere near her best on her reappearance at Tipperary. Reggae Rock's best form has been on heavy ground but the three-year-old NEGOTIATE looks the one to be on. Andy Oliver's filly performed at a high level in her first season and returned to action with a surprise but well deserved success in what looked a very tough fillies' maiden at Gowran. Elusive Ridge ran quite well behind Mountain Pride at Leopardstown on Thursday and makes a quick reappearance.
Top Spin (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Keen in touch, outpaced 3f out, 8th of 12, 10l behind Cheetah (8-9) at Kempton 1m 4f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Table Mountain (IRE) 6-4fav (9-2) Chased leaders in 3rd, closed over 2f out, soon led, wandered about and swished tail over 1f out, soon asserted under pressure and stayed on well, won at Navan 1m 5f hcp 60-90 gd in Oct beating Wee Giant (8-6) by 2 1/2l, 18 ran.
Eagle's Pass (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Mid-division best, ridden and no impression over 3f out, 13th of 21, 42l behind What A Charm (9-2) at Leopardstown 2m hcp sft in Oct.
Gift From The Sea 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, 7th 5f out, no impression approaching straight, kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 34l behind Pittoni (9-4) at Tipperary 1m 6f stks sft in Apr.
Reggae Rock (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 8th before straight, 6th under 2f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 6l behind Flowers Of Spring (8-8) at Cork 1m 2f hcp gd in May.
Muskatsturm (GER) 20-1 (9-9) Towards rear, no impression approaching straight, kept on same pace, 12th of 18, 23l behind Table Mountain (9-2) at Navan 1m 5f hcp 60-90 gd in Oct.
Miranda's Girl (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, some headway on outer approaching straight, no extra from under 2f out, 11th of 17, 11l behind Bondage (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 50-80 gf.
Tin Town Boy (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Held up, 8th into straight, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 1 1/2l behind Walter De La Mare (8-5) at Sligo 1m 2f hcp 60-90 in Sep.
Taralga (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Chased clear leader in 2nd, ridden after halfway, 3rd entering straight, soon no extra and weakened, 13th of 17, 16l behind Bondage (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 50-80 gf.
Elusive Ridge (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Prominent, led from halfway, strongly pressed from early straight, headed 1f out, soon no extra, 4th of 13, 5l behind Mountain Pride (8-13) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp gd.
Dearest Girl (IRE) 4-1fav (9-11) Chased leaders, 6th before straight, no impression and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 10th of 12, 7l behind Strandfield Lady (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp 50-80 gf in May.
Negotiate 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, closed from over 2f out, challenged and on terms from 1 1/2f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead near line, won at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo fll mdn gd in May beating Cape Of Good Grace (9-0) by hd, 15 ran.