Good Egg was a fortunate winner on his last start over the course and distance in December and a 6lb rise takes him onto his highest mark. Mr Cosmopolitan hasn't had much experience so it was a very encouraging effort to get close to Never Complain at Down Royal on St Patrick's Day. KNOCK BEAUTY has really found her form and defied a 10lb rise for her success at Thurles to score with a bit in hand over today's rival Crowded Room here last week. She's up another 9lb but looks capable of completing a hat-trick with Ger Fox's claim helping her confirm the form. Mister First was awarded the race at Clonmel after an enquiry following the initial first-past-the-post effort of More Madness, who hung badly left. It was still a very good run by the eventual winner and connections won't be unhappy with a 4lb rise. Carloswayback was beaten 16 lengths in that event after returning from a victory between the flags at Ballydarragh.
Mister First (FR) 12-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, improved to be almost on terms travelling smoothly from before 2 out, carried left by winner and kept on same pace under pressure run-in, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind More Madness (10-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f.
Forty Foot Tom (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Chased leaders early, soon settled mid-division, progress into 3rd 5 out, ridden in 6th entering straight, soon no extra, 7th of 9, well behind The Way We Were (10-10) at Naas 2m hcp chs in Feb.
Carloswayback (IRE) 13-2 (11-1) Held up towards rear, closer in 7th before 3 out, 5th into straight, moderate 4th and no impression from before 2 out, 4th of 12, 16l behind More Madness (10-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f.
Mr Cosmopolitan (IRE) 5-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, close 2nd 5 out, mistake 3 out, ridden to challenge 2 out, kept on from last, just held, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Never Complain (11-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chase.
Good Egg (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, 4th 4 out, went 3rd and ridden 3 out, 2nd next, 4L 2nd when left clear at last, kept on, fortunate, won at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in Dec beating Down Under (10-13) by 1 3/4l, 19 ran.
Maringo Bay (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, closer in 8th at 10th, went 5th before straight, no extra from after 2 out, 6th of 11, 39l behind See Double You (10-1) at Naas 3m hcp chs 0-123 in Feb.
Hidden Future (IRE) 25-1 (11-10) Always towards rear, no impression from 5 out, 10th of 16, 41l behind Refused A Name (10-12) at Navan 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116.
Crowded Room (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Held up off leaders in mid-division, closer 5 out, improved to challenge 2 out, ridden in 2nd before last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Knock Beauty (10-5) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 sft.
Knock Beauty (IRE) 9-4fav (10-5) Led early, headed 3rd, 3rd halfway, improved to challenge 2 out, soon led, ridden before last, kept on well under pressure, won at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 sft beating Crowded Room (11-6) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Beeper's Milan (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, no impression on winner entering straight and slight mistake 3 out, kept on one pace, dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 10, 10l behind Kates Benefit (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 2f mrs beg chs hvy.