BLISSFUL MOMENT, runner-up in last year's Duke Of Edinburgh at Royal Ascot, started a short-priced favourite for his hurdling debut at Navan in March but performed moderately. That should have done him good, however, and he can make a successful start to the new campaign. Dr Linzi is a progressive type who won a bumper at Galway before a promising debut over timber at Wexford though Operating has to be the main threat. The Punchestown bumper winner ran into a fine prospect when runner-up to Conbanan Lad there on his hurdling debut and with further progress guaranteed he'll be winning soon. Triple bumper winner Rory O'Moore is a real nice prospect for hurdling and should get involved in a race that should provide plenty of pointers for the winter.
Blissful Moment (USA) 6-5fav (11-12) Rear of mid-division, 9th 4 out, ridden into moderate 6th 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 17, 12l behind Carrig Millie (11-5) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
Dr Linzi (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Chased leaders on inner, 7th halfway, ridden in moderate 4th after 2 out, headway on outer in straight to challenge before last, no impression on winner run-in, 2nd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Ontheground (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Dutsdale Dawn (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Never better than well off the pace in mid-division, 10th of 16, well behind Benevolent (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Oct.
Ember Jack (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, ridden in 7th after 5 out, soon no impression, 7th of 10, well behind Rye Martini (11-4) at Tipperary 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Hair Oil Jimmy (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Led, clear 2nd, reduced advantage before 4 out, ridden and challenged 3 out, headed before 2 out, no extra in 5th last, hampered run-in by loose horse, 9th of 25, 30l behind Local Celebrity (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Dec.
Hot Prospect 11-4 (11-12) Tracked leaders and took keen hold, 5th halfway, 3rd when slight mistake 2 out, soon ridden and no chance with easy winner from early straight, kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 14l behind Rule The World (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
King Boyne Senior (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Led, ridden and headed before straight, under pressure in 3rd 2 out, kept on to 2nd after last, no impression winner, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Sands Cove (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl.
Mr Chopera (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Soon tracked leaders, weakened from 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Bunnenaugh (11-2) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl sft in Aug, 10 ran.
Operating (IRE) 13-8 (11-12) Tracked winner in 2nd throughout, slight mistake 5th, ridden 2 out, no impression on winner entering straight, kept on run-in, 2nd of 14, 3l behind Clonbanan Lad (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Peace In The West (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Seefood (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Push The Button (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Chased leader in 2nd, disputed briefly before straight, ridden in 2nd before 2 out, no extra when mistake last, dropped to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Sands Cove (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl.
Rory O'Moore (IRE) 11-10fav (11-12) Led, mistake 3rd, challenged before 2 out, ridden and headed after 2 out, no extra and kept on same pace from before last, 2nd of 5, 4l behind Shrapnel (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl in Oct.
Thrupenny Blue (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 15, 22l behind Blackstairmountain (11-7) at Tipperary 2m 4yo nhf gd in Jun '09.
War Correspondent (IRE) 2-1fav (11-4) Tracked leader in 2nd early, moderate 5th 4 out, ridden after next, no extra, 4th of 11, 19l behind Seefood (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Carlyan (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, 11th of 14, 34l behind Art Of Logistics (11-9) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gs.