This is for maiden hunter-chasers but there are several with the potential to go on to better things. Edward O'Grady's Val D'Auberge would enter the equation if getting a run from his first reserve spot as he impressed at Lisronagh earlier this month. Goonyella is a very progressive youngster with plenty more to offer while Johnnyofcourse has plenty of experience under Rules which he could put to good use under Jamie Codd. Mister Philson has won seven times between the flags and finished runner-up in a similar race to this at Downpatrick in May while Pocketfullapennies made a winning start between the flags at Loughanmore earlier this month. This can go to NEAR PERFECTION, who won a couple of minor point-to-points in the spring then reappeared to land an open at Lisronagh. His trainer and rider are always to be feared in these events and look to have another nice prospect on their hands.
Back Door Approach (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Mid div, 5th 6out, cl 4th & prog aftr 4out, 3rd from 3out, 2nd & mstk 2out, no ch with wnr bef last, kow, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Dbanks (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gs in Nov.
Castleview Mills (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Twrds rr, prog in 3rd by 8th, 5th 4out, 3rd 3out, went 3l 2nd 2out, 6l 2nd last & so best in race for 2nd, 2nd of 10, 9l behind The Blarney Rose (10-13) at Boulta 3m ire ptp hvy in Nov.
Clount's Native (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Alw rr, last by 6th, fair 6th bef 2out, nev a dngr, 5th of 7, 30l behind Oscar Delta (11-4) at Ballindenisk 3m ire ptp hvy.
Gale Force Oscar (IRE) Evens (11-4) Mid div, 5th & mstk 5th, 3l 3rd aftr 5out & mstk 4out, 4th & rddn aftr 3out, wknd bef 2out, 5th of 8, 15l behind Theroadtocroker (12-0) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp gf in Oct.
Goonyella (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Pr & disp, went on 3out, row, won at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp hvy beating Ballyculla (12-0) by 4l, 13 ran.
Johnnyofcourse (IRE) Evensfav (11-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along after 4 out, closed and went 2nd before 2 out, challenged last, no impression under pressure run-in and dropped to 3rd, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind The Mull (11-0) at Down Royal 2m 4f hts chs sft in Mar.
Lanespark (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Made virtually all, went clr from 5out & mstk 4out, 10l adv gng best 2out, sow, won at Avaune 3m ire ptp sft beating Sh Bam (12-0) by 10l, 13 ran.
Mister Philson (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Pr & disp, disp with wnr from 4out, not go with wnr when mstk 2out, no ex, 2nd of 8, 15l behind Slippers Percy (11-4) at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp hvy.
Near Perfection (IRE) Evens (12-0) Tr ldrs, disp gng well bef 3out, rdn 2out, rallied to chall but 1/2l down & lft clr last, won at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp hvy beating Whitty's Choice (11-4) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.
Nevskij (IRE) 6-4 (12-0) Ld, went clr 3out, rddn 2out, mstk & sn rddn, red adv & no ex bef last, hdd under 50 yards out, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Fence Me In (12-0) at Ballindenisk 3m ire ptp hvy.
Pocketfullapennies (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Alw pr, rdn in cl 2nd 2out, rdn in cl 4th last, rallied to ld close home all out, won at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp hvy beating Glenwood Prince (11-4) by hd, 11 ran.
Shannon Fall (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Chsd ldrs, 5th from 6th until pushed bef 5out, mod 5th & wkng bef 4out until to when pu bef 3out, in a race won by Nevskij (12-0) at Boulta 3m ire ptp hvy in Nov, 12 ran.
Spin Box (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Mid div, rdn in 6th 4out, no further prog, bhnd & pu 2out, in a race won by Onefortheroad Mac (12-0) at Maralin 3m ire ptp sft in Mar, 16 ran.
Survival (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs in 4th until 5th when fell 7th, in a race won by Lanespark (11-4) at Avaune 3m ire ptp sft, 13 ran.
Thetalkinsover (IRE) 9-2 (12-0) Twrds rr, prog 1/2way, 6th from 6out, mod 8th 4out until to 5th when b mstk 3out, pu aftr 3out, in a race won by Nevskij (12-0) at Boulta 3m ire ptp hvy in Nov, 12 ran.
Unanswered 10-1 (12-0) Ww, gd prog to tr ldrs aftr 4out, not qckn 3out, sn wknd, 7th of 14, 19l behind Tammys Hill (12-0) at Glenbane 3m ire ptp gd in Oct.
Val D'Auberge 2-1 (11-4) Ww, steady prog from 5out, eff to ld last, row, won at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp hvy beating Paddycards (12-0) by 3l, 14 ran.
Davy From Milan (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs in 3rd on outer, went 5l 2nd bef 3out, closed in 3l 2nd bef last & usp flat, just failed, 2nd of 12, nk behind Nevskij (12-0) at Boulta 3m ire ptp hvy in Nov.
Coolnagorna Giggs (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Trkd ldrs, 9th 1/2way, rddn 5out, kow up to go 2nd 3out, wo before last, qcknd to line, won at Ballydarragh 3m ire ptp gs beating Liberty One (11-4) by 2l, 17 ran.