Rockdown landed a hunters' event between the flags at Killaloe before beating the well regarded Indevan in a Gowran bumper so should be even better over hurdles. BLUE BICYCLE isn't the most consistent of performers but there was plenty to like about his run behind subsequent Grade 1 winner The Tullow Tank at Naas and a repeat would see him difficult to beat. Shanahan's Turn won a point-to-point before finishing runner-up in a bumper then made a fair start over timber behind Gilt Shadow at Down Royal. Company Coming has a tremendous pedigree for jumping and is one to keep an eye on for the future.
Blue Bicycle (USA) 20-1 (11-12) Settled behind leaders, 10th halfway, ridden entering straight, 8th 2 out, under pressure in 6th last, kept on same pace, 4th of 20, 6l behind The Tullow Tank (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Chief Of Panama (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, last over 3f out, soon no extra, 13th of 14, 36l behind Gocheck (11-7) at Thurles 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
Company Coming (IRE) 9-4 (12-0) Rcd 3rd, disp 6out, cl 3rd 4out, disp 3out, rddn in 3rd 2out, sn cl 2nd & ev ch when outjumped last, sn no ex, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Rocky Stone (12-0) at Inch 3m ire ptp sft in Mar.
Masterofdeception (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, disputed briefly approaching 3 out, ridden in 3rd and no extra before 2 out, 4th last, kept on one pace, 4th of 18, 13l behind Man With Van (11-1) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hdl sft.
Rockdown (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Soon mid-division, chased leaders from after halfway, 3rd approaching straight, challenged and on terms from under 2f out, stayed on well final furlong to edge ahead on line, won at Gowran Park 2m 2f N H flat hvy in Mar beating Indevan (12-0) by hd, 16 ran.
Shanahan's Turn (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Chased leaders 3rd halfway, 2nd before 3 out, lost footing briefly approaching 2 out, ridden in 3rd after 2 out, no impression before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 13l behind Gilt Shadow (11-9) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Silver Tara 20-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, carried slightly wide on bend after 5f, 3rd 5f out, soon ridden and weakened, 9th of 14, 37l behind Chancol (11-11) at Navan 2m N H flat.
Stoney (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 4th before 4 out, 6th before straight, 5th 2 out, soon no impression, kept on one pace,, 6th of 15, 13l behind Oscar Chimes (10-11) at Thurles 2m 2f mdn hdl gd in Nov.