Awkward Moment progressed over hurdles and was having his first start for over a year on the Flat at Galway last month. Carloswayback took on the very best over timber after landing a Limerick maiden a year ago and though he cut little ice in that company he's a full-brother to Roberto Goldback and should make a chaser as should Medical Card, who will want a real test of stamina. Eight Is My Number won a bumper a year ago and a maiden hurdle at Gowran in April. He ran a shocker in a small field at Perth a few days later and could have been feeling the effects so must be kept on the right side as he makes his chasing debut. Four Commanders was decent over timber but looks like making a better chaser after a fine debut behind False Economy at Limerick. He will be difficult to beat on that form but THE ENGINEER looked like a horse with a big future when runner-up to Ipsos Du Berlais in a Galway bumper and is given the nod to make a winning start over the bigger obstacles.
Accordion To Paddy (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, 17th of 22, well behind Ten Bob (10-11) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Oct.
Arkwright (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Tr ldrs, 2nd 1/2way, no extra from 4out, pu after next, in a race won by Paddyonas (12-0) at Horse And Jockey 3m ire ptp gd in Mar, 11 ran.
Awkward Moment (IRE) 11-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, 8th 4 out, 6th next, moderate 5th and no impression from 2 out, 5th of 12, 6l behind Hunting Tower (11-1) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl gd in Sep '10.
Carloswayback (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Settled in 4th, pushed along in 3rd when not fluent 3 out, soon no extra, distant 3rd after 2 out, 3rd of 4, well behind Hidden Cyclone (11-10) at Navan 2m 7f nov hdl sft in Mar.
Gloonan Hill (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Towards rear for most, never a factor, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Streamtown (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs gs in Oct.
Imperial Joey (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Prominent, 3rd approaching straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 10l behind Letter Of Credit (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Medical Card (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Mid-division, in touch approaching 2 out, soon no extra, 11th of 17, 11l behind He'llberemembered (10-4) at Naas 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Oct.
Mylerstown (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, 6th 5 out, no impression approaching straight, 9th of 18, 37l behind Noras Fancy (11-12) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Oct.
Yes Tom (IRE) 2-1fav (11-7) Held up in touch, chased leaders after 6th, ridden 3 out, weakened and hit last, 4th of 10, 23l behind Arctic Court (10-10) at Ayr 3m nov hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Apr.
Baily Dusk (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Soon towards rear, pulled up before 7 out, in a race won by Rocco's Hall (11-12) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f beg chs in Aug, 11 ran.
Eight Is My Number 11-10 (11-6) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, closed 8th, ridden after 3 out, soon beaten, 3rd of 4, 36l behind Blenheim Brook (11-6) at Perth 3m nov hdl (2) gd in Apr.
Four Commanders (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, dropped to moderate 4th before straight, 3rd before 2 out where badly hampered and left 2nd, kept on well without troubling winnner run-in, 2nd of 15, 3l behind False Economy (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs in Oct.
Maddoxtown (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Chased leaders early, 8th halfway, headway into 5th 3 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out, 4th and kept on one pace from last, 4th of 15, 16l behind Castle Ranger (11-1) at Downpatrick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 gs in Oct.
Scavenger Lad (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 16, well behind Texas Jack (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Oct.
The Engineer (IRE) 2-1fav (11-7) Prominent, 3rd for much, improved to be on terms from 3f out, soon led, ridden clear before straight, headed and no extra from under 1f out, 2nd of 11, 10l behind Ipsos Du Berlais (12-0) at Galway 2m N H flat hvy in Oct.
Chase The Favorite (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th entering straight, no impression in moderate 4th 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 21l behind Leceile (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m mares mdn hdl gd in Oct.