SIR LOUJAY produced a battling performance to score over the minimum trip at Fairyhouse and, though 5lb higher, the longer trip will suit and a quick double looks on the cards. Vicalus started favourite at that same fixture after scoring at Ballinrobe but never got into the action. Lortzing hasn't had much experience but his two runs at Ballinrobe in mid-summer suggested he would be winning soon. Sox's Girl followed a victory over fences at Tipperary with a decent effort over hurdles at Limerick and she's well enough treated to make her presence felt though she's closely matched with Baidin Fheilimi on that last run. Catawollow scored at Wetherby in April but hasn't shown much since
Baidin Fheilimi (IRE) 11-1 (11-1) Mid-division, 8th halfway, improved from 4 out, tracked leaders approaching straight, led before 2 out, headed and not match winner closing stages, 2nd of 17, 2l behind Mrs Mac Veale (10-9) at Limerick 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 80-109 gd.
Jonathan Wild (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, mistake 3rd, no extra 3 out, last of 18, well behind Pink Coat (11-10) at Listowel 2m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (5yo+) in Sep.
Sir Loujay (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Settled in mid-division and 8th halfway, headway entering straight and went 2nd approaching last, kept on well run-in to lead final 50 yards, won at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf beating Alajan (11-9) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Revolutionary Road 16-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, reminders approaching straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from before last, 7th of 17, 7l behind Big Generator (11-1) at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Sep.
Lortzing (IRE) 9-2fav (11-7) Mid-division, progress into 5th and ridden 2 out, went 2nd before last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Jack The Hat (10-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.
Vicalus (IRE) 2-1fav (11-11) Settled towards rear, 12th approaching 3 out, no impression in straight, kept on one pace, 11th of 16, 37l behind Lapse Of Reason (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Sox's Girl (IRE) 11-2 (10-7) Soon mid-division, improved to track leaders approaching straight, 2nd before 2 out, no extra under pressure and kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 17, 3 1/2l behind Mrs Mac Veale (10-9) at Limerick 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 80-109 gd.
Serra Nova (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, fell 2 out, in a race won by Datokepe (11-9) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chs sft in May, 14 ran.
I See No Stones (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden and no impression 3 out, 6th of 10, 34l behind Dr Schultz (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Mon Carlos (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Soon mid-division, 8th approaching straight, chased leaders from 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next, 5th of 18, 10l behind Invincible Don (11-6) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Sep.
Four Wives (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Waited with towards rear, progress to chase leaders approaching 3 out, no impression and looked an awkward ride between last 2, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 10l behind Ancient Sands (11-10) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Aug.
The Flying Doc (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Led, headed before straight, dropped to moderate 3rd before 2 out, soon no impression, 5th of 12, 12l behind Emily Gray (11-7) at Limerick 2m mares mdn hdl gd.
Gothen Niece (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Soon chased leader, closer in 2nd before straight, soon 3rd and no extra from before 2 out, bad mistake and kept on same pace from last, 4th of 12, 24l behind Henrietta's Way (10-11) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-103 hvy in Dec.
Caitlin Brook (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Chased leader and 3rd halfway, headway to join issue 2 out, soon ridden and lost place, no extra, 9th of 16, 27l behind World Citizen (10-11) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Sep.
Sea Of Erris (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, ridden in 9th after 4 out, weakened next, 9th of 12, 47l behind Billybuster (10-11) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Beneficial Banks (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway into 8th after 4 out, ridden and no impression 3 out, moderate 6th 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 20, 24l behind Tipped Up Harry (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Dec.
Catawollow 7-1 (9-4) Soon mid-division, 9th before 6 out, towards rear and ridden from 3 out, 8th approaching straight, soon no impression, 7th of 13, 16l behind Danequest (11-3) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd.
Our La Scala Diva (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Always prominent, led briefly after 5th and disputed from 7th, led briefly again after 3 out, headed approaching next where dropped to 3rd, soon no extra and moderate 4th from early run-in, 4th of 16, 19l behind Lapse Of Reason (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Tip For The Top (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Rear of mid-division, pushed along in 8th entering straight and no threat from 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 23l behind Lapse Of Reason (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf.