Seamie Heffernan made good use of First Friday's stamina when making all over 1m4f at Cork but a 6lb rise and the shorter trip won't play to his mount's strengths. The veteran Akram, twice a winner over hurdles, ran well over the C&D last time but is another who would be suited by further. Porthaw's only success came on fast going but Phoebe Van Gelder ran very well behind Lough Ferrib over the C&D last month, her first ever attempt at the trip. CURL CAT ran his best race for a long time when a staying-on third over 1m1f at Ballinrobe last month so it was a surprise to see him dropping back to 7f at Roscommon last time. He was again finishing strongly and with a victory over this trip to his credit he looks the one to be on here.
Coral Creek (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Mid-division, weakened straight, tailed off, last of 23, well behind Flowers Of Spring (8-4) at Navan 1m 2f hcp 60-80 in Oct '10.
Massabini (USA) 16-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden and no impression 4f out, weakened and completely tailed off, last of 9, well behind Shamiran (9-6) at Curragh 1m 4f app stks sft in Jun.
Porthaw (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division on outer, no threat from 3f out, 19th of 23, 30l behind Salam Alaykum (9-11) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp 50-75 gs.
Curl Cat (USA) 5-1 (9-10) Soon chased leaders, 7th for much, 5th approaching 2f out, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, stayed on well, not quite get there, 2nd of 15, nk behind Theyturnedmedown (9-7) at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-65 sft.
Phoebe Van Gelder (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Mid-division, headway into 7th 3f out, ridden into 4th 2f out, no extra 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 17, 5l behind Lough Ferrib (9-6) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Tajweed (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden in 7th 2f out, 6th 1f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 14, 16l behind Mutasareb (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Raydari (FR) 10-1 (9-1) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden in 10th entering straight, no extra, 14th of 18, 33l behind Sun Disc (8-13) at Curragh 1m 2f app hcp 50-70 hvy in Sep.
Akram (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway under 2f out, ridden into 7th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd close home, 3rd of 18, 6l behind Xsquared (8-10) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
The Black Russian (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Towards rear when saddled slipped early and rider lost irons, soon chased leaders, 6th and weakened halfway, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Donnas Palm (11-4) at Galway 1m 6f stks gd in Oct '10.
First Friday (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Made all, ridden clear under 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, reduced advantage close home, won at Cork 1m 4f hcp 47-65 sft in Jun beating Gothen Niece (8-11) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Black Spot On (IRE) 25-1 (10-1) In touch towards rear, no impression under pressure from over 2f out, last of 8, 23l behind Our Conor (9-5) at Roscommon 7f mdn stks sft in Jun.
All About Alfie (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, under pressure in 6th 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 17, 4 1/2l behind The Fox Tully (9-7) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Crying Aloud (USA) 20-1 (8-1) Dwelt, towards rear, some progress over 4f out, no impression from 2f out, 7th of 9, 14l behind Goldplated (9-3) at Galway 1m 4f app hcp 50-75 gd in Aug.
Elusive Night (IRE) 100-1 (9-8) Prominent, no extra from 2f out, 29th of 30, 33l behind Redoutable (9-0) at Curragh 6f mdn stks in Mar.
Petit Roque (FR) 20-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th on outer entering straight, soon no extra, 10th of 13, 10l behind Hawkswood (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Sli Na Croi (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden early straight and 8th 2f out, 6th and no impression when hampered 1f out, 9th of 14, 8l behind Bendzoldan (9-13) at Naas 7f hcp 47-65 in Jun.
Beloved Leader 20-1 (8-4) Niggled along from early, never better than mid-division, kept on straight, 7th of 11, 8l behind Call Me Bubbles (8-11) at Roscommon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-75 sft.
Porterman (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Close up and disputed lead, strongly pressed and headed under 2f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 6l behind Call Me Bubbles (8-11) at Roscommon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-75 sft.
John Of Ross (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Soon raced in 5th, struggling from before halfway, ran wide in dip 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 7, 23l behind Security Breach (9-5) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo mdn gf in Jun.
Great Ruler (USA) 7-1 (9-5) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden 3f out, no extra 1 1/2f out, 6th of 10, 8l behind Lord Jim (9-5) at Bellewstown 1m 3yo mdn aut sft.
Articilitis (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Soon prominent, ridden and weakened from 3f out, 15th of 16, 27l behind First Friday (8-11) at Cork 1m 4f hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.