MR GROOCOCK has more potential than his rivals though he doesn't look one to support at a short price. A very easy winner of a Clonmel bumper, he jumped poorly before finally getting rid of Paul Townend on his hurdling bow at Wexford but will have been given intensive schooling which hopefully will pay off. Courtly Conduct has come up against a couple of decent rivals in his two starts over timber and should go well while winning point-to-pointer Carhue showed some improvement here last month. See It As It Is ran very poorly at Punchestown last time but that wasn't his form as he'd shown promise earlier.
Another Rebel (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, driven along and dropped to 6th approaching straight, no extra, 6th of 9, 22l behind Suntiep (12-0) at Limerick 2m 3f N H flat hvy in Nov.
Captainofthefleet (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 4f out, 16th of 19, 45l behind Midnight Music (11-1) at Galway 2m am hcp 70-100 gd in Jul (flat).
Carhue (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, headway to lead briefly approaching straight, headed 2 out, soon short of room and stumbled, no extra in 4th from before last, 4th of 14, 10l behind Courageous Cry (11-2) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Courtly Conduct (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, 2nd 4 out, challenged entering straight, ridden in 2nd 2 out, no extra before last, 5th of 19, 17l behind Bright New Dawn (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl sft.
De Benno (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Ros Nua.
Fitzcarraldo 25-1 (11-12) Raced in 5th, mistake 5 out, moderate 4th 3 out, weakened, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Steady Ed (11-12) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Maya Quest (IRE) 25-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders, closer in 3rd over 4f out, on terms before straight, led from 2f out, ridden clear 1 1/2f out, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Roscommon 2m 4f N H flat in May '11 beating Cairdin (12-0) by 6l, 16 ran.
Mista Wabbit Man 33-1 (11-12) Towards rear well off pace, never a factor, distant 8th entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 11, well behind Mozoltov (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 2f mdn hdl sft.
Moonlight Fencer (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Soon tracked leaders, 4th 4f out, no extra from under 3f out, 10th of 13, 26l behind Rising Euro (11-11) at Ballinrobe 2m N H flat gf in May.
Mr Groocock 9-4 (11-12) Tracked leaders, slow jump 4th and again at next, pushed along 3 out, struggling when unseated rider next, in a race won by Venture Capital (11-12) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl, 14 ran.
Pairc Na Ngael (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs, 4th when mstk & ur 6th, in a race won by Dushy Lady (11-9) at Lismore 3m ire ptp gs in Mar '11, 12 ran.
See It As It Is (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Chased leaders early, dropped towards rear after 6f, ridden and no extra 4f out, last of 6, well behind Clondaw Court (12-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Nov.
Smart Money (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 8th 4 out, no impression from next, 10th of 18, 46l behind Touch The Eden (11-12) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Mini Shan (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, 7th 5 out, no extra from 3 out, 13th of 18, well behind Rockshandy (11-12) at Limerick 2m 5yo mdn hdl gd in May '11.
Queen Michaela (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, slight mistake 2nd, 15th of 20, well behind Oscars Joy (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft.
Somethinglikethat (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Soon towards rear and not fluent jumping, pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by American Flyer (10-11) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl hvy in Oct, 12 ran.