Plenty of theses are making progress and are likely to be suited by the trip but it's about time OUR VINNIE was winning and this looks a god opportunity. He was strongly fancied to land a similar event at Leopardstown last month but was run out of it by Willie Mullins newcomer Ballycasey, who looks a nice prospect. The Crafty Butcher ran well to finish third in that event on his debut under Rules and can improve while the likes of winning point-to-pointer A Blow In, the progressive Irish Thistle, and Supreme Bob, who looked in need of further when staying on over 2m at Cork, can all have their say.
Artic King (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division but well in touch, no extra approaching 2 out, weakened, 12th of 17, 43l behind One In A Milan (11-12) at Naas 3m mdn hdl in Nov.
Busty Brown (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Ww rr, to last from 4out & cto 3out, so past btn horses from 2out & 2nd early flat, nvr nrr, 2nd of 17, 6l behind Sh Bam (12-0) at Boulta 3m ire ptp sft in Nov.
Finish The Story (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Tracked leader, niggled along from under 6f out, led briefly approaching 2f out, soon headed, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Perfect Gentleman (12-0) at Cork 2m N H flat hvy.
Rockcliffe Bill 25-1 (11-7) Waited with in rear at ordinary pace, headway to chase leaders from 2f out, kept on well without threatening under pressure inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Lastofthepilots (11-9) at Limerick 2m N H flat hvy in Dec.
Romeo Is Bleeding (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Ww, prog 4out, 4th 3out, left 3rd 2out, ko sme pce last, 3rd of 11, 14l behind Baldadash (12-0) at Askeaton 3m ire ptp hvy in Feb.
Sasa Semo (FR) Passing Sale gelding out of Gastibelza.
Supreme Bob (IRE) 11-4 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 4th for much, no impression under pressure in 3rd approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Perfect Gentleman (12-0) at Cork 2m N H flat hvy.
The Stump Jump 20-1 (12-0) Never a factor, weakened from 4f out, completely tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind The Westener Boy (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat sft.
Dushybeag (IRE) 9-1 (11-9) Chased leaders on outer, 4th halfway, ridden approaching straight and dropped to 6th, no extra, 6th of 10, 42l behind Morning Royalty (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf in Dec.
Irish Thistle (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden entering straight and no impression on easy winner in moderate 3rd 2f out, 2nd over 1f out and kept on one pace, 2nd of 10, 20l behind The Westener Boy (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat sft.
Let Me Fly (IRE) Alderbrook gelding out of Star Bui.
Our Vinnie (IRE) 6-4fav (11-7) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden into 4th entering straight, 2nd 1 1/2f out, kept on, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Ballycasey (11-10) at Leopardstown 2m 4f N H flat in Dec.
Thats Just It (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace, 8th of 13, 26l behind Thomas Edison (11-9) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf sft in Dec.
The Crafty Butcher (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Mainly mid-division, towards rear halfway, headway into 5th 3f out, ridden entering straight, 4th 1f out, kept on into 3rd inside final furlong, no impression leaders, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Ballycasey (11-10) at Leopardstown 2m 4f N H flat in Dec.
A Blow In (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Soon led, strongly pressed straight, headed and no impression from 1f out, dropped to 3rd near finish, 3rd of 18, 11l behind Hidden Identity (11-9) at Limerick 2m mrs nh flat hvy in Dec.
Kayf Jewel (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, disputed briefly 6f out, ridden approaching straight and dropped to 5th over 2f out, no extra, 5th of 10, 31l behind Dr Machini (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m mares n h flat.
Made For Sharing (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Waited with towards rear at slow pace, no danger and kept on from before straight, 7th of 11, 23l behind Murchu (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Tipsey Dawn (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, disputed halfway, ridden in 6th before straight, no extra and weakened, 16th of 19, well behind Blossom Gate (10-10) at Cork 2m N H flat in Jul.