A competitive maiden in which LUGHNASA is taken to gain compensation for her fall at Clonmel. She wouldn't have beaten Sarabad on that occasion and was looking weary when coming down two out but looks to have a race like this in her. Dual point-to-point winner Golden Plan stays further than this as he showed when a fine third over 2m4f at Navan last time and he'll appreciate the heavy ground while Notimetoserve will also have no stamina issues though he's been absent since Galway in September. War Correspondent has run his best races over much further but Kick Start can go well on his hurdling bow having run very well behind the high-class Annie Power in a Galway bumper last August.
Breens Boy (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out, 9th next, onepaced, 7th of 19, well behind Mad Brian (11-5) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft.
Bunsen Burner (USA) 5-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, headway in 4th before straight, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra in 4th over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 15l behind Tornedo Shay (11-2) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf in Jan '09.
Captainofthefleet (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, moderate 3rd before 2 out, soon in pursuit of winner but no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 6l behind Courtly Conduct (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Cul Na Shee (IRE) Lomitas gelding out of Puppet Play.
Golden Plan (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, challenged and disputed lead 2 out, soon headed and kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Mullaghanoe River (11-10) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Hurricane Royal (IRE) 9-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders, 7th over 6f out, no extra from 4f out, completely tailed off, 8th of 14, well behind Moorhill Lad (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f N H flat sft in Aug.
Kick Start 10-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway into 5th 3f out, ridden in close 3rd entering straight, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Annie Power (11-2) at Galway 2m N H flat sft in Aug.
Lettermacaward (IRE) 7-4 (12-0) Mostly chsd ldrs unrtil prog 3out to chall 2out, ld last, so best, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in May beating Dungeel (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 17 ran.
Line View (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, kept on same pace from before straight, 12th of 22, 48l behind Champagne Fever (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Midnight Flame (IRE) 14-1 (11-11) Mid-division, no impression before straight, 11th of 15, 31l behind Rathvawn Belle (11-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Feb.
Notimetoserve (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead 2 out, ridden and headed entering straight, under pressure in 2nd last, kept on again closing stages, 2nd of 19, 3/4l behind St Maxime (11-1) at Galway 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Sceptre And Crown (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, no extra from over 2f out, 5th of 6, well behind Made In Germany (11-13) at Navan 2m N H flat hvy in Feb.
Sean Og Coulston (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Held up, 7th halfway, ridden 2f out, under pressure in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 7th of 9, 6l behind Khyber Pass (9-6) at Dundalk 7f 4yo stk pol in Feb (flat).
War Correspondent (IRE) 15-8fav (11-4) Attempted to make all, joined from before straight, headed 2 out, soon no extra, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 7l behind Follow The Sign (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Feb.
Fromthecloudsabove (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Always towards rear, 9th of 13, well behind Claudia Augusta (10-8) at Punchestown 2m 4f mares mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Lughnasa (IRE) 7-4fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, went 2nd and clear of remainder after next, under pressure in 2nd when fell 2 out, in a race won by Sarabad (11-3) at Clonmel 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) hvy in Feb, 18 ran.
Mac Idol (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 4th 5 out, no impression in 5th before 3 out, 5th of 8, well behind Annie Power (11-2) at Clonmel 2m hdl hvy in Feb.
Oscar Town (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, tailed off, 13th of 18, well behind Speckled Wood (10-12) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
The Conker Club (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, never a factor, last of 13, well behind Nouveau Moulin (11-2) at Limerick 2m mrs N H flat hvy in Jan.
Times Like These (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, hampered 4 out, no impression from next, 13th of 19, well behind Mad Brian (11-5) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft.
Another Charm (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 9th halfway, 8th entering straight and no extra from 2 out, 8th of 18, 17l behind Carhue (11-4) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl in Feb.