TALES OF MILAN last ran over fences in March when runner-up to Down Under. He's made real progress over timber subsequently and looks well enough handicapped to complete a double following his facile success at Limerick. Island Peak hasn't been seen since scoring at Clonmel in September but he's only 2lb higher so must be a threat if fit enough. Westhaven hasn't shown much over fences but is progressing nicely over hurdles so there's every reason to believe there's more to come. The former hunter Mount Sion has definitely improved of late and looks on a decent enough mark to get competitive.
Quiet Thought (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Soon mid-division, not fluent 3 out, no danger and kept on from next, 4th of 15, 17l behind Annie Other (11-3) at Wexford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gf in Jun.
Tales Of Milan (IRE) 7-2fav (11-2) Always prominent, on terms from 4 out, in front before straight, good jumps and asserted over last 2, stayed on well, easily, won at Limerick 2m 6f Amateur Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (4yo+) gf in Jul beating Killdunne (11-7) by 16l, 18 ran.
Best Of Bocelli (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Soon led, mistake 2nd and headed, soon lost place and not a factor after, completely tailed off, 7th of 14, well behind Acapulco Gold (11-6) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 gf in Jul.
Carmels Boy (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Soon led, joined 8th, left in front 3 out, mistakes last 2, stayed on well run-in, won at Down Royal 2m 7f hnt chs gd in May beating Kanesh (11-9) by 1l, 9 ran.
Island Peak (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, ridden to lead 2 out, stayed on well from last, won at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 gf in Sep beating Big Dano (11-5) by 1/2l, 18 ran.
Thelobstercatcher (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, slow 3rd, soon lost place, rallied to chase leaders halfway, weakened over 4f out, 9th of 11, 45l behind Whispering Jack (11-4) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Westhaven (IRE) 11-4 (11-12) Prominent early, soon chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead ater 4 out, disputed briefly 3 out, ridden and challenged 2 out, asserted before last, kept on well, won at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gf in Jul beating Golden Heron (11-4) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.
Mount Sion (IRE) 13-2 (11-6) Mid-division, moderate 6th after 4 out, ridden in 5th and no impression 3 out, left 4th 2 out, stayed on to 2nd last, kept on run-in, no extra in 3rd close home, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Chrisdonlady (11-3) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gf in Jul.
Mayday Frontier (IRE) 25-1 (11-11) Chased leaders early, pushed along in 8th halfway, ridden and weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind Revolutionary Road (11-6) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
Mollys Captain (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Always towards rear and never a factor, no threat in straight, 13th of 18, well behind Raydari (11-9) at Roscommon 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jul.
One Fine Morning 13-2 (11-4) Chased leaders early, mid-division halfway, headway into 3rd 4 out, ridden before 3 out, left 2nd 2 out, under pressure in close 4th last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 14, 2l behind Chrisdonlady (11-3) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gf in Jul.
Close Review (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, closed into 2nd before 2 out, soon pushed along, challenged and every chance from before last where dropped to 3rd, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Old Supporter (10-4) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-102 gf in Jul.
Finea (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Waited with, 9th early, 7th 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace without threatening from next, 3rd of 12, 13l behind Breffni Gael (10-6) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 in Jun.
Cherryantor (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Never better than mid-division, 9th of 18, 42l behind Tales Of Milan (11-2) at Limerick 2m 6f Amateur Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (4yo+) gf in Jul.
Kilmurry Kid (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, moderate 5th halfway, ridden and weakened 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Hansupfordetroit (11-2) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 sft in May, 15 ran.
Ard Agus Fada (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Ballylibert (10-13) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gf in Jul, 15 ran.
Back To Drumdeel (IRE) 7-2fav (11-5) Soon mid-division, ridden from 5 out, dropped to 13th 4 out, kept on well again without threatening straight, 5th of 18, 19l behind Hang On Groovy (10-11) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
Shantalla (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders on inner and 6th halfway, ridden and no extra in 8th approaching 2 out, weakened, 10th of 14, 37l behind Abolitionist (11-7) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.
Valours Minion (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, 4th 3 out, ridden after 2 out, no extra in 6th before straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 10l behind Milanphardantetime (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.