A very good turnout for the money and SIZING MEXICO is progressing enough to take this before stepping up in grade. A winner between the flags at Dromahane last November and of a Fairyhouse bumper the following month, he produced an excellent performance on his hurdling debut at the latter track a couple of weeks ago when runner-up to the useful Aughnacurraveel and should have come on considerably for the experience. Dual winning bumper Grancore Girl is another who will have benefited from her run behind Our Victoria at Clonmel while Benefit Scheme found two miles and Grade 3 company against him at Down Royal last time. Gran Torino is improving fast though this is tougher than his maiden success over 2m2f here last time.
Gran Torino (IRE) 10-3 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, challenged in straight and went 2nd before last, led soon after last, kept on under pressure, won at Thurles 2m 2f 5yo mdn hdl sft beating Oscars Well (11-4) by 1/2l, 18 ran.
Marky Bob (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Led, strongly pressed 3 out, ridden and headed early straight, no extra from 2 out, 5th of 8, 14l behind Lancetto (11-12) at Naas 2m hdl gf in Oct.
Benefit Scheme (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, moderate 6th halfway, mistake 5th, closer 4 out, ridden in 5th and no extra before 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 33l behind Macville (11-3) at Down Royal 2m mrs nov hdl G3 (1).
Moon Over Moscow (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Raced 4th, last from 4th, ridden from 4 out, no impression, last of 5, 29l behind Mount Helicon (11-0) at Cork 3m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) hvy in Oct.
Fast Reaction (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Chased clear leaders, moderate 8th halfway, no threat from 2 out, 10th of 19, well behind Frisco Depot (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl.
Sizing Mexico (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, headway to challenge 3 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, led 2 out, strongly pressed, headed before last, close up last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Aughnacurraveel (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nh nov hdl.
Grancore Girl (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 5th 3 out, soon ridden, 4th 2 out, no extra, 5th of 17, 19l behind Our Victoria (11-2) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Oct.
High Amenity (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division, progress from 3 out, ridden next, went 4th straight, kept on, 4th of 22, 4 1/2l behind Fool's Wildcat (10-8) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Oct.