No favourite has won this in nine renewals. Mount Welcome looked to have a fair chance at Clonmel last night so the results should be noted. THE GNATHOLOGIST, who beat Dont Tell Pa, another who is engaged at Clonmel, narrowly over the C&D in April, almost scored again at Downpatrick when just touched off by Tough Mark and looks the one to be on. Aviatore finished strongly over 2m5f last time so this looks too short and the remainder are mostly out of sorts.
Bulletproof (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Soon tracked leaders, no extra from before straight, 12th of 24, well behind Beachdale Lad (11-12) at Cork 3m mdn hdl gd in May.
Mount Welcome (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Towards rear, went moderate 7th before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 17l behind Gimli's Rock (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs in May.
The Gnathologist (IRE) 11-2 (11-6) Towards rear, some headway on outer approaching 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out where left in front, ridden and kept on run-in, no extra and headed on line, 2nd of 11, hd behind Tough Mark (10-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.
The Rossmeister (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Towards rear for much, never a factor, 9th of 13, well behind Headford Flyer (11-12) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chase gf in Apr.
Scottish Reel (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, dropped to 7th and no extra 2 out, kept on same pace, 8th of 23, 16l behind Iron Duke (10-9) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in May.
Sun Fisher (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, no extra from 3 out, 14th of 16, well behind Baresi (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in May.
The Boat People (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, moderate 8th 4 out, soon no extra, tailed off, 14th of 18, well behind Edeymi (10-7) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in Feb.
Dont Tell Pa (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Prominent, led approaching 2 out, soon attempted to assert, kept on run-in, caught near finish, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind The Gnathologist (11-0) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Apr.
Aviatore (GER) 25-1 (11-0) Towards rear, ridden to chase leaders but no impression from before last, ran on strongly run-in without troubling winner, 2nd of 18, 2 1/2l behind Roving Lad (11-11) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.
Cometotheboardroom (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, improved to dispute lead briefly when bumped slightly 3 out, soon ridden and headed before next, no impression from 2 out, 6th of 17, 7l behind Table Mountain (11-10) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Mar.
Dalkeith 20-1 (10-11) Mid-division best, struggling 5 out, soon no impression, 12th of 15, 32l behind Churchfield Champ (11-12) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.
Flight Control (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Towards rear, fell 6 out, in a race won by Bishopsfurze (11-12) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chs hvy in Nov, 16 ran.
Sweet Sylvia (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Alw last & jumped right throughout until sl prog past btn horses from 4out, nev a dngr, 8th of 13, 33l behind Bothar Na Mias (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Sparta Rebel (IRE) 66-1 (10-6) Always towards rear, never a factor, 13th of 15, well behind Fourth Class (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
Summer Surprise (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Towards rear, mistake and unseated rider 6 out, in a race won by Magdoodle (11-10) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Oct, 18 ran.
Opera Music 14-1 (10-9) Mid-division, kept on same pace from 3 out, 6th of 17, 12l behind City Hustler (10-5) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jun '10.
Kai Li (FR) 12-1 (11-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, disputed 4 out and led before next, ridden and pressed when fell 2 out, in a race won by Tough Mark (10-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May, 11 ran.
Fiamma Fagioli (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Never better than mid-division, 15th of 16, 42l behind E Mac (10-11) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl gd in May.