Gerdago was just over 6l behind Clarcam at Punchestown and can go well with the experience under his belt. Guitar Pete beat Lindenhurst just over 2l on his debut at Listowel but failed to confirm the form under a penalty at Gowran. GITANE DU BERLAIS improved with each run at Auteuil, scoring there in May before a close third in a Listed contest a month later. He'll be at short odds here and could prove in a different league. The remainder have some improving to do if they are to get involved.
Guitar Pete (IRE) 11-10fav (11-0) Prominent early, slight mistake 2nd, soon chased leaders, moderate 2nd 3 out, closed from before straight, challenged and almost on terms last, every chance run-in, kept on same pace, not match winner, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Lindenhurst (10-11) at Gowran Park 2m 3yo hdl in Oct.
Brookland Chief (IRE) 80-1 (9-5) Led, headed after 2f, pushed along in 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened entering straight, 10th of 12, 28l behind Balmont Belle (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Aug (flat).
Cassells Rock (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression before 3 out, 9th of 13, well behind Orgilgo Bay (10-12) at Punchestown 2m 3yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Gerdago (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, no impression from before straight, slight mistake last, kept on run-in, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Clarcam (10-12) at Thurles 2m 3yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Gitane Du Berlais (FR) (10-5) 3rd of 9, 1l behind Roll On Has (10-5) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 1f 3yo hdl sft in Jun.
Marvelous James (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Led, blundered 3 out and headed next, soon no chance with leading pair and moderate 4th entering straight, no extra, 5th of 13, 24l behind Noble Inn (10-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 3yo mdn hdl gd in Sep.
Annagh Haven (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Mid-division, 8th halfway, closer in 6th after 4 out, ridden in 7th next, no impression and kept on one pace from next, 5th of 13, 26l behind Orgilgo Bay (10-12) at Punchestown 2m 3yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Icy Reply 66-1 (10-0) Towards rear, pushed along 3rd, progress from before 4 out where 7th, no impression in moderate 5th and kept on same pace from before straight, 5th of 11, 30l behind Clarcam (10-12) at Thurles 2m 3yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.