Ziggie was still in front when falling two out here last month. The bumper and point-to-point winner will be fancied to gain compensation today but another recruit from the point-to-point circuit, CROOKSTOWN, can come out on top. Gordon Elliott has booked A P McCoy for the unexposed six-year-old, who can go on to better things. Karingo, Turtle Watch and Lady Gargoyle have all hinted at ability but it will be a surprise if they trouble the likely principals.
Ad Man (FR) 7-2 (12-0) Pr & ld, wknd 6out, rr & pu 3out, in a race won by Quigley (12-0) at Kirkistown 3m ire ptp sft in Nov, 11 ran.
Cabra Boy (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Soon mid-division, no impression from before 2 out, 17th of 20, 47l behind Boss's Star (10-13) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Crookstown 5-2 (12-0) Ww, gd prog 4out, disp 2out, rdn bef last, not go with wnr, ko, 2nd of 14, 3l behind Master Butcher (12-0) at Largy 3m ire ptp sft in Apr.
Jonsfella 66-1 (10-8) Took keen hold, held up in rear, headway on outside 5f out, ridden and struggling in 5th final 3f, 5th of 7, 20l behind Lagan Canal (11-1) at Perth 2m NH flat (6) gf in Jun.
Karingo 50-1 (10-9) Tracked leading pair until mistake 7th, soon outpaced, left modest 3rd 2 out, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Border Phoenix (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in Jun.
Turtle Watch 8-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, held up in rear, steady headway to 5th before 3 out, ridden and no impression before next, tailed off, 5th of 7, 40l behind Border Phoenix (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in Jun.
Ziggie (IRE) 7-5fav (11-0) Not fluent, led, driven and 1 length ahead when fell 2 out, in a race won by Border Phoenix (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in Jun, 7 ran.
Lady Gargoyle 12-1 (10-9) Raced wide, soon towards rear, struggling 4th, tailed off when left moderate 4th last, 4th of 6, well behind Little Glenshee (11-2) at Kelso 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Now I Win Again (IRE) 15-8fav (11-4) Rear of mid-division on inner, some headway into 5th approaching straight, soon ridden and no impression in 7th 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 32l behind Fayette County (11-7) at Down Royal 2m N H flat hvy in Mar.
The Mongolian (IRE) 50-1 (10-10) Behind, slow 4th, never on terms, 8th of 15, well behind Buthelezi (11-7) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Weeumba 25-1 (10-10) Held up mid-division, pushed along after 4 out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, well behind Mrs Peachey (11-3) at Wetherby 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in May.