Ted Dolly was caught in the dying strides by The Great Shanghai at Cork after looking a certain winner when taking the lead at the second last. He looks certain to be in the shake-up again but has to concede weight all round and MALLOWNEY could have his measure. He's been running well enough over longer trips and with a strong pace likely should be staying on better than most at the finish. Captain Luke has shown a bit of promise between the flags and ran very well over hurdles at Cork last time when a close fourth in a big field. That was over 3m however and this trip looks too short. The remainder will need to improve to take a hand.
Ted Dolly (IRE) 6-4fav (11-12) Mid-division, 7th halfway, smooth headway 4 out, close 2nd travelling best approaching 3 out, led narrowly from 2 out, ridden after last, failed to quicken, headed near finish, 2nd of 22, hd behind The Great Shanghai (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn hdl.
Bobby's Last (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Led, tended to hang away from rail, headed and weakened from 5 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Chase The Favorite (10-11) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl sft in Jun, 16 ran.
Bonapartes Retreat (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Led, ridden and headed after 2 out, weakened before last, 9th of 15, 49l behind Heaney (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn hdl.
Callums Bay (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Soon chased leaders, mistake 5 out, no impression next, 14th of 18, 34l behind Drive On Regardles (11-12) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl sft in Jun.
Captain Luke (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 9th after 4 out, 6th 2 out, ran on from last, 4th of 23, 3 1/2l behind Bourbon Ellie (10-12) at Cork 3m mdn hdl.
Comeondown (IRE) Bach gelding out of Merric.
Duchamp Jack (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no extra 4 out, weakened and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Landero (11-12) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gf in Jun, 10 ran.
Kerryhead Storm (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, driven along and no extra entering straight, soon weakened, 7th of 8, well behind Ted Veale (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m N H flat sft in Jan.
Mallowney (IRE) 7-4fav (11-0) Waited with, improved into 7th 4 out, 3rd before straight, struggling 3 out, moderate 3rd and kept on same pace from next, 3rd of 18, 10l behind Moscow Storm (11-0) at Roscommon 2m 4f Conditional Maiden Hurdle (6yo+) sft.
Shanroe Society (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Mid div, some prog 4out, rdn aftr 2out, rallied to ld close home, won at Maralin 3m ire ptp sft in Nov beating Lord Of Tara (11-4) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Stop N Stare (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Towards rear, progress into mid-division before 3 out, kept on same pace from next, 6th of 22, 18l behind The Great Shanghai (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn hdl.
Tic Tac Jack (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Tracked leader on inner, 2nd halfway, no extra under pressure 5f out, soon weakened, 15th of 20, well behind House Rules (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo nhf in Oct '10.
Dromrua Lass (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Mid-division, 8th halfway, headway into 3rd before 3 out, ridden and no extra before last, 8th of 15, 21l behind Pink Goddess (11-1) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95.
The Trica (IRE) Flying Legend mare out of Garden City.
Towers Lady (IRE) 22-1 (10-7) Hampered 1st, never a factor, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Moscow Storm (11-0) at Roscommon 2m 4f Conditional Maiden Hurdle (6yo+) sft, 18 ran.