Winning point-to-pointer and bumper Rough Justice isn't one of his stable's leading lights over timber and should do better when sent chasing though this isn't the strongest of maidens. Shemshal ran quite well on his hurdling bow at Punchestown so it was a surprise to see him back in a bumper at Down Royal where he started favourite but ran poorly. Coolfighter, a regular winner on the Flat in Germany, had shown some potential before a very poor effort at Thurles which didn't look his form. APACHE JACK has been alternating between bumpers and hurdles but this should be his game now and his latest run, when attempting to concede weight at Down Royal and not beaten far, should be good enough for this.
Apache Jack (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders and 6th halfway, headway into 3rd after 2 out but ridden and no impression on first 2 before last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Doesheeverstop (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 6f mdn hdl in Nov.
Charles Magnes (FR) Spadoun gelding out of Madame Johann.
Coolfighter (GER) 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, no danger from 3 out, weakened,, 14th of 18, well behind Giantofaman (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Divine Rhapsody (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, improved to dispute briefly halfway, 3rd 5 out, ridden in 5th entering straight, no extra before 2 out, 9th of 15, 16l behind Clonard Lad (11-12) at Naas 2m 4f mdn hdl in Nov.
Inch Rock (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, 7th 3 out, soon ridden and no extra, kept on one pace, 7th of 15, 20l behind Kalaroa (11-1) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Isle View (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Prominent, 3rd for much, no extra straight, 8th of 12, 23l behind Massini's Brook (11-9) at Clonmel 2m N H flat in Nov.
Master Frankie (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Led, headed 4f out and soon no extra, weakened,, 13th of 14, 48l behind Western Boy (11-11) at Thurles 2m N H flat in Nov.
Oscar's Fancy (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Soon close up and disputed lead at ordinary pace, quickened pace from before 4 out, headed next, dropped to 4th and no extra from before straight, jumped a bit left and kept on same pace from last, 5th of 9, 19l behind Castletown Bridge (11-12) at Sligo 2m 2f hvy in May.
Perrie Hill (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Held up in 7th, remote 7th 4 out, ridden in moderate 4th after next, no impression, 4th of 9, 23l behind Grey Monk (11-4) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Poseidon's Warrior (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Deep Kitty.
Quickasyoucan (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, took keen hold early, pushed along in 4th 2f out and soon no impression, no extra final furlong, 6th of 7, 10l behind Ebazziyr (12-0) at Down Royal 2m N H flat in Nov.
Rough Justice (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Prominent, 4th approaching 4 out, close up next, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 4th of 15, 36l behind The Housekeeper (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Rudolf (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Held up, 12th approaching 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by The Housekeeper (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov, 15 ran.
Scarvy Bridge (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Led, headed 5f out, weakened quickly, completely tailed off, last of 15, well behind Lots Of Memories (11-11) at Punchestown 2m 2f N H flat sft in Apr.
Shemshal (FR) 5-2fav (11-7) Mid-division, closer in 4th 4f out, ridden 3f out, no extra in 6th 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 10, 38l behind Moonshine Lad (11-9) at Down Royal 2m N H flat sft in Nov.
Vinnie Vitae (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Waited with, soon towards rear, 10th under 4f out, no impression and kept on straight, 7th of 12, 19l behind Massini's Brook (11-9) at Clonmel 2m N H flat in Nov.
Springtown (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Always rear well off pace, not fluent 5th, no threat after halfway, completely tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Theatre Mill (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl gf in Oct.