Pat Garrett is 9lb higher than when scoring at Downpatrick in October where he beat the previous course winner Old Supporter. Fitzgutentyte has been threatening to get his head in front with a succession of placed efforts but found Offside Rule too good at Tramore last time. The latter also beat Oscar Pearl and should be in the mix again. But THEROADTOCROKER makes more appeal as he can race off the same mark as when third to Sizing Australia at Punchestown last month.
Kakagh (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Towards rear, not fluent 2nd, reminder 5th, behind 8th, pulled up after next, in a race won by Knockanarrigan (11-6) at Punchestown 3m hcp chs 0-109 gd in May, 14 ran.
Pat Garrett (IRE) 13-8fav (11-1) Led, awkward jump 1st, headed before 4 out, on terms again next, not fluent 2 out, headed last, weakened, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Georgie (9-12) at Galway 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Oct.
Old Supporter (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Soon led, headed before 5th, prominent, not fluent 8th, no extra 4 out, soon weakened, 17th of 22, well behind Close Review (10-4) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp chs.
Banana Flambe (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Soon tracked leaders, pushed along before straight, soon no impression, moderate 5th and kept on same pace from 2 out, 6th of 11, 20l behind Close Review (10-10) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 in May.
Carlos Fandango (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) A bit awkward 2nd, prominent in chasing group, moderate 4th 4 out, closer order from next, no impression 2 out, 11th of 18, 16l behind Ballylibert (11-0) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 gf in Sep.
Theroadtocroker (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 9th halfway, improved into 4th 7 out, ridden in 3rd when left 2nd 2 out, no extra in 3rd before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Sizing Australia (11-12) at Punchestown 3m crs cntry chs (5yo+) gf in May.
Fitzgutentyte (IRE) 10-1 (11-8) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway and 6th 3 out, ridden to go moderate 2nd approaching next, under pressure and closer before last, not reach winner, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Offside Rule (10-8) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 gd in May.
Montoya's Son (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Mid-division early, dropped to rear 6 out, mistake next, no impression, last of 9, well behind Forever Gold (10-7) at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp chs 0-123 sft in May.
All The Way Home (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden approaching 2 out and soon no extra, 5th of 13, 15l behind Samantha Jones (11-5) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chase gd in May.
Of The Hook (IRE) 4-1 (12-2) Chsd ldrs, 3rd 1/2way, prog to 2l 2nd 3out, eff to jn ldr 2out, 1l down last, not qckn with ldr flat, ko, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind High In The Clouds (12-2) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp gs in May.
Oscar Pearl (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression on winner in 4th 2 out, dropped to 5th last and no extra run-in, 5th of 16, 8l behind Offside Rule (10-8) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 gd in May.
Steady Ed (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Mid-division, pushed along and dropped to rear 6 out, closer in 7th and ridden 4 out, no impression from next, 5th of 12, 16l behind Lethal Weapon (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 2f cond hcp chs 0-109 gd in May.
Enniskillen (IRE) 5-1 (12-2) Mid div, some prog 4out, sn no impress, ko onepce, 7th of 18, 25l behind Book Of Excuses (11-6) at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp.
Kilmurry Kid (IRE) 9-2 (11-1) Soon led, headed 8th, on terms again 4 out, headed from 3 out, no extra from before 2 out and pulled up before last, in a race won by Thats The Dream (11-8) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 hvy in Jan, 14 ran.
Massinis Adventure (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Mid-division, ridden and no extra before 3 out, 12th of 16, well behind Preswell Lad (11-4) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 in Apr.
Offside Rule (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, progress to lead after 3 out and asserted before next, ridden and reduced advantage last, under pressure and kept on one pace run-in, won at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 gd in May beating Fitzgutentyte (11-8) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Survival (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Tracked leader, 3rd halfway, ridden and no impression after 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, 10th of 16, 27l behind Offside Rule (10-8) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 gd in May.
Swift Lady (IRE) 28-1 (10-4) Disputed lead early, led from 3rd, soon clear, slightly reduced lead from before 7th, came back to field when slight mistake 5 out, joined 3 out, soon headed and no extra, 11th of 18, well behind Mallards In Flight (10-4) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-95 in May.
Accordion To Paddy (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Mid-division, towards rear 6 out, ridden and no impression next, 6th of 12, well behind Baresi (11-9) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs gs in Apr.