MOUNT MCLEOD had numerous near-misses when trained by Jamie Osborne and finally got off the mark at the 16th time of asking over 7f here a fortnight ago. He would have won easier at tonight's trip and runner-up Whatyoumaycallit could give the form a boost in the opener. He can complete a quick double though Pierre D'or looks a threat. The three-year-old has returned to form in recent weeks and has been staying on strongly over the minimum trip. With a steady drop in the ratings and Kevin Manning again in the saddle he looks a danger to all. Dark Danger has gone 16 starts without winning but has run her best races on this track including last time where her early pace took her into a clear lead until 1f out. The lightly raced Fleet Captain may do best of the remainder.
Pierre D'or (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Almadaa (9-8) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Oct.
Yellow Dandy (IRE) 7-2fav (9-5) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along halfway, weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 13, 11l behind Gung Ho Jack (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Mount McLeod (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Soon tracked leaders, closed up travelling well 2f out, challenged from over 1f out, led closing stages, just held on, won at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol beating Whatyoumaycallit (8-12) by hd, 13 ran.
Art Show 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, never a factor, went moderate 5th over 1f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 11l behind Ahaaly (9-0) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in Apr.
Liath Ban (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 9th of 14, 6l behind Russian Soul (9-7) at Down Royal 7f mdn stks gd in Jul.
Fleet Captain 10-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden in 9th 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 5l behind My Good Brother (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Spirit Of Grace 20-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 20l behind Xsquared (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol in Aug.
Liberty Green (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 3l behind Cailin Coillteach (9-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
All Silver (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along when checked 1f out, no extra, 9th of 14, 12l behind Clare Harrier (8-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Dark Danger (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Led, clear advantage halfway, reduced lead 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind My Good Brother (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Doctor Dalek (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and challenged 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 14, 10l behind Via Ballycroy (9-0) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in Sep.
John's Legend (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Keen hold and chased leaders, led after 2f, headed 3 1/2f out, ridden entering straight, no extra in 3rd 2f out, weakened, 8th of 10, 21l behind Kedleston (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 std in Jan.
Magilini (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Bumped rival leaving stalls, raced on far side, chased leaders, kept on same pace from under 2f out, 11th of 13, 15l behind Drinmoy Lad (8-12) at Cork 5f hcp 47-65 hvy in Oct.
Option Be (IRE) 28-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, led halfway, ridden and headed over 2f out, no extra and weakened, 11th of 14, 19l behind Stronger Than Me (9-6) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Mea Parvitas (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden along halfway, 11th over 1f out, kept on well on outer final furlong, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Bendzoldan (9-13) at Naas 7f hcp 47-65 in Jun.
Desert Al (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Prominent and disputed lead, headed early straight, ridden and dropped to 4th early final furlong, soon no impresion when slightly checked, 7th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Little Village (9-7) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in May.
Charismas Birthday (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Rear of mid-division for most, never a factor, 11th of 14, 10l behind Cailin Coillteach (9-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.