Come To The Party has a fair amount of ability as he demonstrated with a facile success at Clonmel but whether he'll consent to produce it again is another matter as he's hardly consistent. Six Stone Ned had been running well before a promising handicap debut at Naas and looks well enough treated to make his presence felt Medicinal Compound gained his second victory from six starts over timber at Limerick last week and a 5lb rise shouldn't prevent another big run though the one to take from the race is A FINE YOUNG MAN. He was having his first start for Mick Hourigan and making his reappearance but ran really well and with that under his belt he's handed the vote. Masked Phantom has gone up 8lb for gaining his first success on his 18th start over the C&D earlier this month and a bigger threat may emerge in the shape of Back In A Tic, who looked in really good order when beating Dancing Tornado at Naas.
Shinrock Paddy (IRE) 5-2fav (11-0) Raced in 6th, pushed along approaching 4 out and no extra from early straight, 7th of 9, 16l behind Mossley (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f hdl in Oct.
Silver Friend 12-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4 out, close 2nd entering straight, soon ridden, kept on same pace in 2nd before last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Waaheb (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m hdl sft in Oct.
Back In A Tic (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Held up, 8th halfway, went 4th 2 out and good progress to lead last, kept on well run-in, won at Naas 2m 4f hcp hdl sft in Oct beating Dancing Tornado (11-0) by 2l, 11 ran.
Top Madam (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Chased leader, disputed 5 out, led before 3 out, slight mistake and challenged 3 out, ridden and disputed before 2 out, advantage 2 out, kept on well under pressure from before last, won at Down Royal 2m mrs nov hdl G3 (1) gd beating Thynetocatcher (10-10) by 1l, 10 ran.
Beau Michael 11-4fav (11-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to challenge 3 out, ridden to lead briefly after 3 out, under pressure in 4th before 2 out, no extra, 6th of 11, 43l behind King Ali (10-11) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl sft in Aug.
A Fine Young Man (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Always prominent, 2nd halfway, headway to dispute lead briefly approaching straight, headed before 2 out and soon no impression on winner, dropped to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Medicinal Compound (11-0) at Limerick 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy.
Medicinal Compound 12-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 6th halfway, headway into 3rd 3 out and led before next, asserted before last where not fluent, kept on under pressure run-in, just held on, won at Limerick 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy beating Baresi (10-12) by shd, 11 ran.
Persian Gayle (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, 7th and ridden 3 out, weakened quickly, 19th of 20, well behind Heaney (10-4) at Gowran Park 3m hcp hdl gd in Oct.
Chino Valdes (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, 4th 4 out, ridden in 2nd 2 out, disputed lead briefly before last, no extra run-in, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Acriveen (9-10) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl hvy in Oct.
Come To The Party (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 3rd before straight, challenged 2 out, soon led, clear before last, comfortably, won at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 8Evens23 beating Baresi (11-5) by 11l, 10 ran.
Benny's Fagartha (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Towards rear, some headway into moderate 3rd 3 out, 2nd entering straight but no chance with winner, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 12l behind Tarla (10-13) at Punchestown 2m 2f hdl G3 (1) hvy in Oct.
Cara's Oscar (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Rear of mid-division, progress from 3 out, ridden in 7th 2 out, kept on one paced, 5th of 12, 6l behind Acriveen (9-10) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl hvy in Oct.
Six Stone Ned (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Rear of mid-division, headway from 3 out, led and ridden 2 out, headed before last, kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Acriveen (9-10) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl hvy in Oct.
Delphi Mountain (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Mistake 4th, always in rear, 12th of 15, 38l behind Raya Star (11-12) at Ascot 2m Listed hcp hdl (1) gs.
Masked Phantom (IRE) 9-2fav (11-10) Waited with, closed to track leaders before straight, led before last, stayed on well run-in, won at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 beating Raheenwood (11-6) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.
Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Held up in rear, never a factor, no impression early straight and 7th when mistake last, kept on run-in to go 4th close home, 4th of 9, 11l behind Worldor (11-1) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23.