chased leader in moderate 2nd, closed from before 4 out where slight mistake, pushed along to close approaching straight, on terms 2 out, soon headed and no impression, kept on same pace
HAROLD'S CROSS has been threatening to win a race and finally got everything right at Killarney. He's been raised 12lb for that success but now in the winning groove can go on to better things. Hot Friend was having his 26th career start when beating Marathon Leader impressively over the C&D last month and though 7lb higher looks a major threat to the selection. Jawad doesn't win very often but he's 8lb lower than at this time a year ago and looks to be running into a bit of form. Ahorsecalledmolly ran poorly at Gowran and appears better over longer trips.
Chaussettes (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, weakened 3 out, 12th of 20, 26l behind Kaiser So Say (11-0) at Galway 2m 6f hcp hdl 8Evens23 gd in Oct.
Harold's Cross (AUS) 5-1fav (11-11) Chased leaders, closed from 5 out, 5th approaching straight, travelling well and closed from 3 out, on terms next, soon led and clear last, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Killarney 2m 1f hcp chs 0-102 gd in May beating Marathon Leader (11-6) by 10l, 15 ran.
The Real Tyson (IRE) 50-1 (9-10) Always towards rear, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Uncle Junior (11-0) at Punchestown 3m 6f hcp chs 0-140 gd in May, 25 ran.
Ahorsecalledmolly (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Mid-division, weakened 4 out, 19th of 20, 50l behind Lascalahall (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens16 in Apr.
Waltzing Tornado (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Towards rear, 8th 5 out, no impression from after 3 out, 6th of 13, 37l behind Whatsabillion (9-10) at Clonmel 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-123) (5yo+) in Mar.
Oola Lad (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Prominent, 4th 3 out, kept on same pace under pressure from after next, 6th of 14, 6l behind Benalma (11-10) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 gs in May.
Mazara (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Never better than mid-division, 7th of 15, 22l behind Prince Of Fire (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chase gd in May.
The Hares Corner (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Mid-division, ridden and no impression from 4 out, fell 2 out, in a race won by Redera (10-12) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in May, 15 ran.
Hot Friend (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, on terms after 3 out, ridden to lead straight, soon clear and stayed on well, won at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gf in May beating Kilbane River (11-4) by 3l, 18 ran.
Marathon Leader (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Mid-division, closed into 6th 5 out, bad mistake next, 6th approaching straight, 3rd 2 out, soon no impression under pressure in 2nd, kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 10l behind Harold's Cross (11-11) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp chs 0-102 gd in May.
One Fine Morning 50-1 (11-2) Never better than mid-division, 10th of 16, 27l behind Osirixamix (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chase hvy in Jan.
Roley (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Prominent, dropped to 8th approaching 4 out, soon no impression, 8th of 14, well behind Bahrain Storm (11-12) at Tipperary 2m 7f beg chs gf in May.
Jawad (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, well off pace, mistake 3rd, closed 4 out, soon moderate 5th, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2 out, 6th of 16, 17l behind Information (9-12) at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp chs 0-123 gd in May.
Twelfth of Never (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Mid-division early, 6th halfway, headway into 3rd 4 out, ridden to challenge 3 out, no extra in 3rd 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 12l behind Ard Agus Fada (9-13) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in Mar.