LANCING looked like starting a short-priced favourite for the 5.05 at Cork yesterday and if Tony Martin decides to let him loose again it's difficult to ignore his chance after his recent victory over a big field on that track. High Talk is consistent enough but has been beaten three times here this year and gone up in the weights while Jamsie Hall's best recent form has been over fences. Looking For Toby was having only his second start over hurdles when landing a surprise victory in a Kilbeggan maiden so there should be more to come from him. Bottle Rattler was having his first start since March when a decent fourth at Sligo last month and may do best of the remainder.
Looking For Toby (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd before 3 out, ridden to dispute before 2 out, 2nd 2 out, challenged last, led run-in and kept on well, won at Kilbeggan 2m 6f mdn hdl gf beating Georges Conn (11-4) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Cybersnow (USA) 5-2fav (11-2) Soon chased leaders, closer in 3rd before straight, soon 2nd and challenged, led before last, stayed on well under pressure run-in, won at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 88-116 gf in Oct '10 beating Macidoni (10-13) by 2 1/2l, 16 ran.
The Amarillo Kid (IRE) 18-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, 2nd from 3rd, 3rd at 9th, ridden from 4 out, weakened, 5th of 7, 6l behind Toner D'Oudairies (11-5) at Tramore 2m 6f chs gd.
Jamsie Hall (IRE) 4-1fav (11-0) Mid-division, fell 5th, in a race won by Courtncatcher (11-6) at Bellewstown 3m hcp hdl 80-116 gd, 15 ran.
Benefique (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 4th approaching 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 18l behind Jack The Hat (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Bottle Rattler (IRE) 9-2fav (10-11) Settled in mid-division on inner, 5th when not fluent 2 out, 4th and ridden early straight, no impression and kept on one pace run-in, 4th of 12, 9l behind King High (11-8) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jul.
High Talk (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Led, headed 5 out, ridden in 3rd 3 out, went 2nd again at last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Bouncing Betty (10-12) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Lancing 5-2fav (11-3) Waited with in rear of mid-division, 11th and headway approaching straight, improved to lead 2 out, clear last, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Cork 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf beating Valours Minion (10-6) by 4l, 20 ran.