An unusually strong-looking beginners' event to start off the evening. TURBAN is certain to come in for support despite being beaten when odds-on for his chasing debut at Limerick in December. He's certain to improve for that experience and gets the nod as Darwins Fox was really disappointing at Fairyhouse the same month after a couple of promising opening efforts and may need a confidence-booster. Dul Ar An Ol is getting on in years but keeps on running well and produced his best effort so far over fences at Fairyhouse last week but Letter Of Credit is probably better over further, though the testing ground will aid his cause. Ballyadam Approach is another who looks more of a staying type and may find this on the short side.
Ballyadam Approach (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 3rd approaching straight, challenged and every chance 3 out, no extra from before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 9l behind Novarov (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Mar.
Captain Luke (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Waited with, 7th 6 out, kept on same pace from before 4 out, 8th of 10, well behind Dont Back Down (11-9) at Cork 2m 4f Amateur Beginners Chase (5yo+).
Churchfield Champ (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, no impression from 6 out, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Toostrong (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chase gd.
Darwins Fox (FR) 9-4fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, close 5th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 11, 32l behind Canaly (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f beg chs hvy in Dec.
Dul Ar An Ol (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Prominent, close 3rd 3 out, soon ridden, went 2nd after 2 out, kept on without threatening winner, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Toner D'Oudairies (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f beg chs sft.
Great Rory (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Tracking leaders when bad mistake and unseated rider 4th, in a race won by Mart Lane (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chase sft, 14 ran.
Hansupfordetroit (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) In rear, mistake 2nd, never a factor, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Mart Lane (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chase sft, 14 ran.
Hard Bought (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, trailing and no impression before 7 out, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Forty Foot Tom (11-12) at Thurles 2m 5f beg chase gd.
Hevelius 10-1 (11-5) Waited with, closer in 7th before 3 out, no extra from next, 11th of 12, 33l behind Mackey Boy (10-7) at Listowel 2m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (5yo+) hvy in Sep.
Letter Of Credit (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 7th before 4 out, no impression in 5th early straight, no extra approaching last, 7th of 16, 47l behind Marito (11-12) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chs hvy in Nov.
Lisclogher Lad (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Soon tracked leaders, fell 6 out, in a race won by Nevskij (11-7) at Cork 3m hts chs, 17 ran.
Sh Bam (IRE) 11-1 (11-1) (poor visibility in back straight) tracked leader, 2nd halfway, no extra approaching 2 out, 9th of 16, 41l behind All Honours (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95.
The Quiet Enforcer (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th before straight, no extra from before 2 out, pulled up before last, lame, in a race won by Baily Green (11-12) at Roscommon 2m beg chase gd in May, 13 ran.
Turban (FR) 10-11fav (11-12) Chased leaders, off the pace, mistake 2nd, closed in 2nd from before last where pecked, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Beeverstown (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs hvy in Dec.
Arnaud (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, 17th of 22, 31l behind Captain Arceus (10-9) at Fairyhouse 2m ext hcp hdl.
Crazy Lad (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, led before 5th, ridden and headed 4 out, soon weakened, 13th of 16, well behind Scouting Party (11-3) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Tellherimnothere (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden and no impression before 4 out, moderate 5th when unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Lord Ben (11-12) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chase gs, 9 ran.
The Bog Road Girl (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Bad peck 4th, soon towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 10, well behind Dont Back Down (11-9) at Cork 2m 4f Amateur Beginners Chase (5yo+).
Abbey Rock (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, moderate 6th 5 out, 7th and no extra from before next, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind A Fine Young Man (11-9) at Cork 2m beg chs in Mar.