Mosman Park stepped up to 2m4f for the first time when successful at Listowel on Monday and looks better suited by that trip. Mashaal must improve on his latest run behind Saponara at Down Royal and is held by Spider Bob on that run. The latter is in good form and looks sure to make his presence felt though he could only finish third behind DAGGERS BOND at Cork subsequently and though the winner is up 4lbs for his victory he's been in excellent form on the flat and over timber and is probably still well enough treated to gain another success. Chew It Over looked quite promising when landing a Sligo maiden in October and will have been sharpened up by a run on the flat at Tramore last week.
Mosman Park (FR) 8-1 (11-9) Held up racing keenly, 11th halfway, good headway into 4th after 3 out, led 2 out, clear before last, kept on well, won at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf beating Back In The Day (11-5) by 5l, 18 ran.
Spider Bob (IRE) 2-1fav (10-13) Attempted to make all, ridden and strongly pressed from 2 out, headed before last, no extra in 3rd run-in, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Daggers Bond (10-12) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in May.
Havanavich 25-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, 2nd entering straight, soon ridden, no impression from 2 out, 7th of 13, 12l behind Daggers Bond (10-12) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in May.
Daggers Bond (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division, headway into 4th after 4 out, close 3rd when slight mistake 3 out, ridden to lead before last, kept on well, cosily, won at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in May beating Do The Bookies (11-7) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Chew It Over (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Soon tracked leaders, 7th 5 out, weakened approaching straight, 14th of 18, well behind Fiery Oscar (11-1) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Oct.
Captain Dash (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Soon settled well off pace in mid-division, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 9th of 22, 17l behind Sunwake (11-2) at Naas 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Akbarito (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Mid-division, 7th entering straight, soon ridden, kept on same pace on inner from 2 out, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Daggers Bond (10-12) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in May.
Mashaal (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Led, ridden and disputed entering straight, headed 3 out, no extra in 4th before 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 8l behind Saponara (10-9) at Down Royal 2m 4yo hdl gf in May.
Charger 7-1 (11-3) Prominent, 4th halfway, lost place approaching 3 out, soon no extra, 6th of 15, well behind Spider Bob (10-5) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in May.
Clifton Four (USA) 25-1 (10-5) Prominent, jumped poorly, lost place from 4th, behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Rock County (11-12) at Tramore 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 fm, 16 ran.
Mel Del (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Mid-division, no extra from 2 out, 11th of 15, 34l behind Stretch The Truth (10-13) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Sep.