MONA BROWN had some very strong form in her first season but remained a maiden until Dundalk in November. She won there again on her reappearance but has no problems with testing ground and the assessor appears to have been lenient with just a 3lb rise. South South West had been in very good form over hurdles before reverting to the Flat with a good run at Gowran and he looks quite nicely handicapped. It will be a surprise if he's not thereabouts while the mud-loving The Four Elms put a couple of poor runs over hurdles behind him to win easily on the level at Limerick. Leroy Parker will love the ground though he's 8lb higher than for his latest victory.
Jazz Girl (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Prominent, 3rd halfway, weakened entering straight, eased over 1f out, 9th of 11, 39l behind Miracle Cure (8-4) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp sft in Nov.
The Four Elms (IRE) 9-2 (9-11) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd 4f out, ridden in 2nd and no impression leader 2f out, stayed on to challenge 1f out, soon led, kept on well final furlong, won at Limerick 1m 3f hcp 50-80 hvy in Apr beating Benbecula (9-12) by 4l, 7 ran.
The Fox Tully (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Disputed early, soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, improved to challenge 2f out, ridden in 4th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 9th of 14, 4l behind Aladdins Cave (10-1) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Dec.
Captainofthefleet (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 4f out, 16th of 19, 45l behind Midnight Music (11-1) at Galway 2m am hcp 70-100 gd in Jul.
Leroy Parker (IRE) 9-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, moderate 4th halfway, closed in 2nd 3f out, challenged 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 10, 7l behind Justification (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp sft in Apr.
Mona Brown (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, 3rd 3f out, improved to lead 1 1/2f out, ridden and kept on well from over 1f out, won at Dundalk 1m 3f stks 0-70 pol in Mar beating Wrekin Rock (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Phantom Of Plenty (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Led, ridden 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra and weakened, 11th of 13, 15l behind Brassbound (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-85 pol in Oct.
Clara Bel La (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, no extra approaching straight, 11th of 15, 27l behind Go Native (11-0) at Galway 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) sft in Oct.
South South West (IRE) 5-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, 4th 2f out, got on terms briefly inside final furlong, no extra and kept on same pace closing stages, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Speed Dial (8-8) at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcp 50-75 gd in Apr.
Concrete And Clay 10-1 (8-13) In rear and pushed along early, ridden and headway into 8th 1f out, kept on without threatening, 6th of 15, 6l behind Head Waiter (8-2) at Leopardstown 1m 6f Handicap (47-75) (4yo+) sft in Apr.
Noble Call (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Soon chased leaders, 6th over 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 14, 5l behind Killena Boy (8-12) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Apr.