Followers of ANDERSON MCAULEY must be in despair as he's been a beaten favourite on his last four starts. This will be his first time on testing ground and it could be just what he needs to finally get off the mark. Around A Pound ran three decent races on very heavy ground at the turn of the year and will love the conditions while winning point-to-pointer For Dylan has also shown enough to suggest he can go well. Sultans Of Swing has looked in need of a greater test of stamina in his races to date and with that scenario likely here he can make his presence felt. Jakros was beaten a long way on his final start of last season at Leopardstown but had shown promise on his previous run on the same track and cannot be dismissed.
Anderson Mcauley (IRE) 11-10fav (12-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, headed inside final furlong, dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Presenting Nama (11-7) at Clonmel 2m N H flat gf in Sep.
Another Chieftain (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Never better than mid-division, tailed off, 13th of 18, well behind Tough Talkin Man (11-4) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn hdl in Sep.
Arctic Grove (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Chsd ldrs in 3rd until went 2nd aftr 4out, chall 3out, ld 2out, 1l adv last, kow, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gs in Apr beating Banteer Bay (12-0) by 2l, 11 ran.
Around A Pound (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, led 5f out, ridden along straight, headed and jinked left briefly 1f out, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Paul Kristian (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat hvy in Jan.
Casilero (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, weakened over 5f out, 18th of 22, well behind Bullock Harbour (11-11) at Punchestown 2m 1f N H flat gf in May.
Crazy Executive (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Mid-division best, no impression from 4f out, kept on one pace from before straight, 9th of 18, 27l behind Rebel Fitz (12-0) at Listowel 2m 5yo nhf in Sep.
Dromcahan (IRE) 33-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 4f out, soon lost place and no impression, 9th of 13, 50l behind Immediate Response (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m nhf hvy in Nov '08.
Fast Reaction (IRE) Dr Massini gelding out of Clarissa's Rose.
For Dylan (IRE) 11-4 (12-0) Prominent, led after 4f, ridden over 2f out, headed 2f out, dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 15, 12l behind Letterofapproval (11-11) at Cork 2m 3f N H flat gf in Jul.
Jakros (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Held up in touch, ridden in 5th 3 out, no impression before next, 4th of 6, 41l behind Rick (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Minella Clonmel (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden from 3f out, no extra in 3rd early straight, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 9l behind Majestic Mayhem (11-7) at Wexford 2m N H flat gd in May.
One Call (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Mostly 2nd till closed 8th, ld next, clr 3out, 12L ld & in control when fell 2out, in a race won by Citizens Arrest (12-0) at Lemonfield 3m ire ptp gs in Mar, 17 ran.
Souvenir Royal (FR) 5-1 (12-0) Alw pr, ld 5out, chall 2out, hdd bef last, rallied flat & gaining on flat, disp on line, won at Killaloe 3m ire ptp sft in Feb deadheating with Excellent As Usual (12-0), 14 ran.
Sultans Of Swing (IRE) 3-1fav (11-7) Tracked leaders in 6th, improved into 4th 6f out, 3rd 4f out, 2nd and ridden to challenge early straight, 3rd and no extra from over 1f out, 3rd of 14, 9l behind Anoosou (11-9) at Killarney 2m 1f N H flat gf in Aug.
Under The Radar (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) In touch, 8th 4f out, no impression straight, 10th of 29, 21l behind Shuil Sheeran (11-2) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Sep.
Unknown Subject (IRE) Rossini gelding out of The Bratpack.
Western Star (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Unseated rider at start, in a race won by Lambro (12-0) at Clonmel 2m 4f N H flat in Sep, 18 ran.
Bobbi's Venture (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division, weakened from 5f out, last of 29, well behind Shuil Sheeran (11-2) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Sep.
Lady Zim (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, 16th of 19, dis behind Jim Bowie (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar.
Molly Platts (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Mid-division, weakened from 5f out, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Henro Boy (12-0) at Downpatrick 2m 2f N H flat gd in Aug.
Notre Cheval (IRE) 50-1 (11-11) Towards rear, no impression from over 4f out, trailing before straight, 8th of 9, 33l behind Father Shine (11-9) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f N H flat fm in Sep.