An unusually strong beginners chase with several useful hurdlers making their debuts over fences. They include Castle Wings, who was progressing nicely when last seen in the spring, winning point-to-pointer Farrells Fancy who was placed in a couple of Grade events last backend, and Johannisberger, an impressive winner on just his third start over timber at Roscommon last month. Cavite Beta wasn't as good as some of these over hurdles but made a very promising chasing bow behind Ballyadam Brook at Killarney where the more experienced Mackeys Forge was behind while the progressive hurdler Take A Shot will be better for his chasing debut at Killarney a couple of weeks ago, his first start since last September. BURN AND TURN has come up against a couple of useful performers in his two races over fences and with that experience under his belt can gain his first success over the bigger obstacles.
Cairdin (IRE) Evensfav (11-12) Prominent, tracked leader in 2nd, mistake 7th, driven along approaching 2 out, no impression in 3rd run-in, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 17l behind Murchu (11-12) at Galway 2m 6f beg chase sft in Aug.
Castle Wings (IRE) 11-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra before 2 out, weakened and pulled up before last, in a race won by Marasonnien (11-10) at Punchestown 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) hvy in Apr, 12 ran.
Cavite Beta (IRE) 5-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, led 4th, ridden after 2 out, soon challenged, headed last, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 6l behind Ballyadam Brook (11-12) at Killarney 2m 4f beg chs sft in Aug.
Fair Dilemma (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Tracked leader in 2nd, mistake 4th, led before 4 out, strongly pressed and headed next, no chance with winner approaching last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 13l behind Go All The Way (11-12) at Killarney 2m 4f nov chs sft in Aug.
Farrells Fancy (IRE) 15-8fav (11-8) Attempted to make all, headed approaching 2 out where nodded on landing, no extra and kept on same pace from before last, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Tillahow (11-1) at Limerick 2m 3f hdl hvy in Dec.
In The Well (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Mid-division, slight mistake 3rd, 8th and progress before 4 out, no impression from next, 10th of 23, 27l behind Bourbon Ellie (10-12) at Cork 3m mdn hdl in Jul.
Keep It Cool (IRE) 3-1 (11-11) Prominent in chasing group, lost place after 3 out, soon no impression, 8th of 13, 38l behind Khan Tengri (10-5) at Tipperary 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Jul.
Kildare Blowin (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Prominent early, soon chased leaders, moderate 3rd and no extra from before straight, 6th of 16, 34l behind Heavenly Brook (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f beg chase gd in Apr.
Mackeys Forge (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd 6 out, ridden 3 out, no extra next, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 18l behind Ballyadam Brook (11-12) at Killarney 2m 4f beg chs sft in Aug.
Take A Shot (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Mid-division, ridden and no extra after 4 out, 11th of 15, 31l behind House Rules (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs sft in Aug.
Tequila Lord (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 2nd before straight, ridden in 3rd 3 out, no extra before next, 9th of 13, 14l behind Mountain Lough (10-9) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Aug.
The Shepherd King (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Towards rear for most, never a factor, hampered 3rd, kept on same pace straight, 12th of 15, 33l behind Baily Green (10-9) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl sft.
Willowhill Warrior (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd before straight, ridden 3 out, no extra in 5th next, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 18l behind House Rules (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs sft in Aug.
Johannisberger (IRE) 10-3 (11-12) Settled mid-division, headway in 7th before straight, pushed along into 3rd 2 out where slight mistake, ridden to lead last, soon asserted run-in, comfortably, won at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl sft in Aug beating Zadarska (11-12) by 6l, 18 ran.
Avondhu Lady (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened entering straight, pulled up before last, in a race won by Askanna (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mares chs Grd 3 (1) gs in Apr, 10 ran.
Burn And Turn (IRE) 7-4 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 2nd approaching straight, soon struggling to get to winner, mistake and kept on same pace from last, 2nd of 14, 11l behind Go All The Way (11-12) at Killarney 2m 4f beg chs gd in Jul.
Happy New Year (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Dropped to rear and slow jump 5th, never a factor, pulled up before 7 out, in a race won by Devil's Elbow (11-0) at Limerick 3m chs in Jul, 11 ran.
Merrydown Vintage (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, some slight mistakes, ridden before 5 out, soon no impression, 16th of 19, 39l behind Street Runner (10-2) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 gs in Aug.
Arkmore Vallee (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Soon well off pace in mid-division, ridden from 6 out, poor 12th and no extra from 5 out, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Alf Wright (11-7) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Aug.