Dermot Weld's bumper horses are always to be respected and Definite Answer is one to keep an eye on in the market. Flaming Dawn made a very pleasing debut under Rules when runner-up to a potentially useful rival at Punchestown last month and with further progress virtually guaranteed has to be on the shortlist. Kayf Blanco was a bit disappointing at Limerick after a very promising debut at Killarney while the four-year-old Gone Platinum probably found the ground too quick on his only start in the summer. WRATH OF TITANS was a very impressive winner of his only start between the flags and only failed narrowly to beat Moyle Park in a huge field of bumpers at Punchestown in April. Dessie Hughes should have him ready and he looks the one to beat.
Definite Answer (IRE) Definite Article gelding out of Wilderness Fox.
Fethard Player (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Mid div, rdn & wknd bef 4out, pu aftr 3out, in a race won by Nandos Well (12-0) at Glenbane 3m ire ptp gd in Oct '12, 12 ran.
Flaming Dawn (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden entering straight and headed by winner over 1f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace in 2nd final furlong, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Neck Or Nothing (11-3) at Punchestown 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
High Rebel (IRE) High-rise gelding out of Madame Oksana.
Lucky Pat (IRE) 2-1 (12-2) Alw pr, disp 3out, ev ch 2out, not qckn from last, kow, 2nd of 16, 2l behind Baku Bay (12-2) at Castletown-Geoghegan 3m ire ptp gd in Oct.
Salvage Plan (IRE) Mr Combustible gelding out of Her Royal Highness.
Sea Of Steel (IRE) Craigsteel gelding out of Green Sea.
War Commander (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) Prominent, close 2nd 3f out, soon ridden, weakened from 2f out, eased inside final furlong, 17th of 20, 41l behind Mr Fiftyone (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat sft in Oct.
Cracking Chap (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Rear of mid-division on outer, ridden 4f out, moderate 7th 1 1/2f out, no extra, 11th of 25, 20l behind Moyle Park (12-0) at Punchestown 2m nhf sft in Apr.
Gone Platinum 12-1 (10-9) Chased leaders and 7th halfway, ridden approaching straight and no impression in 5th from 2f out, no extra, 5th of 15, 21l behind Storm Away (10-7) at Tipperary 2m 4yo nhf gf in Jun.
Kayf Blanco 5-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, 3rd 6f out, led over 4f out, still going well over 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 11l behind Voluptueux (11-5) at Limerick 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
Legal Limbo (IRE) Westerner gelding out of Mooreshill Bay.
Liclash (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, never a factor, 13th of 14, well behind Shanpallas (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Rasco (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Mid-division on inner, 6th approaching straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from before last, 4th of 16, 7l behind Art Of Payroll (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Roe Your Own Boat (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Ld/disp until 2nd from 3rd, chall ldr when b mstk 3out, wknd badly bef 2out where b mstk in mod 5th, 5th of 9, 21l behind Lock Towers (11-9) at Cregg 3m ire ptp gf in Oct.
Wrath Of Titans (IRE) 9-2 (10-13) Mid-division, 11th 5f out, headway into close 3rd entering straight, soon ridden, disputed close 2nd on outer 1 1/2f out, kept on well final furlong, 2nd of 25, 3/4l behind Moyle Park (12-0) at Punchestown 2m nhf sft in Apr.
Full Of Mischief (IRE) Classic Cliche mare out of Drama Chick.