Several of these ran in the La Touche here on Thursday including Arabella Boy, who started joint favourite and was making headway when brought down. Outlaw Pete had just taken the lead when unshipping his rider five out while the front-running De Danu fell when fading at the second last. Sizing Australia was a good fourth in the Cross Country at the Cheltenham Festival on ground that was too quick while last year's runner-up Zest For Life was a close third in the Ladies Perpetual here on Tuesday. Cooldine is in a completely different league to these over regulation fences having competed mainly at Grade 1 level since landing the RSA Chase at Cheltenham in 2009. However, this will be his first run over these obstacles and he hasn't been in the best of form so it's ON THE FRINGE, who has returned to action in good form after a very long break and who should be ideally suited by the track, who is handed the vote.
Another Jewel (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders on outer, 4th halfway, disputed briefly 3 out, no extra from early straight, weakened, 11th of 16, well behind Vast Consumption (10-12) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Feb.
On The Fringe (IRE) 11-4fav (11-13) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, 3rd 3 out, ridden to challenge after 2 out, joined leader last, kept on run-in, no extra close home, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Oscar Delta (11-1) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hts chs gs.
Outlaw Pete (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Chased leader, closer in 5th halfway, headway to lead 6 out, unseated rider next (Ruby's Double), in a race won by Uncle Junior (12-7) at Punchestown 4m 1f crs cntry chs (5yo+) hvy, 24 ran.
Sizing Australia (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, effort on inside 2 out, soon ridden, outpaced when switched right before last, kept on same pace, no impression, 4th of 16, 8l behind Balthazar King (10-9) at Cheltenham 3m 7f hcp chs (2) gd in Mar.
Arabella Boy (IRE) 6-1fav (11-12) Held up towards rear, good headway from 5 out, closing in 7th when hampered and brought down 2 out, in a race won by Uncle Junior (12-7) at Punchestown 4m 1f crs cntry chs (5yo+) hvy, 24 ran.
Jacks Island (IRE) 80-1 (10-2) Always behind, struggling 29th, never dangerous, 9th of 16, 31l behind Balthazar King (10-9) at Cheltenham 3m 7f hcp chs (2) gd in Mar.
Long Strand (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Prominent, led 9th and soon clear, reduced advantage halfway and headed 20th, no extra and weakened after 7 out, 10th of 24, well behind Uncle Junior (12-7) at Punchestown 4m 1f crs cntry chs (5yo+) hvy.
Noble Commander (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, no extra after 3 out, weakened, 12th of 16, well behind Mr Eko (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 gd in Mar.
Zest For Life (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, slight peck 15th, dropped to 9th at 20th, moderate 6th travelling well 3 out, moderate 6th when asked for effort next, kept on without threatening to go 3rd on outer straight, 3rd of 18, 7l behind Big Shu (11-0) at Punchestown 3m crs cntry chs (5yo+) gs.
Arkendale (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, headway into 5th 3 out, ridden in 4th and no impression entering straight, weakened before last and pulled up, in a race won by Mister Farmer (9-12) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135 gs, 15 ran.
Cooldine (IRE) 11-4 (11-6) Behind in last, closed 3 out, no impression in 4th approaching next, kept on same pace, 4th of 5, 12l behind Leanne (11-2) at Clonmel 2m 4f chs hvy in Feb.
De Danu (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Led, headed 9th and chased clear leader, closer from halfway and led again 20th, headed 6 out and left in lead again after next, ridden and headed again 3 out, no impression in 4th when fell next, in a race won by Uncle Junior (12-7) at Punchestown 4m 1f crs cntry chs (5yo+) hvy, 24 ran.
Glaczer Flyer (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Mid-div, 8th 1/2way, 3rd app str, 2nd 2out, challenged for ld app last, ko run-in, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Glenfinn Captain (11-4) at Oldtown 3m ire ptp sft in Mar.
Heads Onthe Ground (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, unseated rider 5 out (Ruby's Double), in a race won by Scotsirish (12-0) at Punchestown 3m crs cntry chs (5yo+) hvy in Feb, 10 ran.
Kirbybroguelantern (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Prominent, ridden from 6 out, soon lost place and no impression, 10th of 15, well behind Character Actor (11-12) at Tramore 2m beg chase gd.
Lord Hawkfield (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Prominent, left in lead at 14th, headed 19th, tracking leaders when mistake and unseated rider 6 out, in a race won by Big Shu (11-0) at Punchestown 3m crs cntry chs (5yo+) gs, 18 ran.
Oscar Gale (IRE) 50-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, 6th approaching 3 out, soon no impression, completely tailed off, 6th of 12, well behind Immediate Response (11-7) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Feb.
Paco Jack (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, headway into 9th entering straight, ridden 2 out, 5th and no impression last, kept on same pace, 5th of 24, 9l behind Dedigout (11-8) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 gs.
Roadmaker (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 9th at 25th, 6th 4 out, no extra from next, 11th of 24, well behind Uncle Junior (12-7) at Punchestown 4m 1f crs cntry chs (5yo+) hvy.
Gothic Love (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Mid-division, weakened from 6 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Mandy Carroll (11-2) at Cork 3m mares hunt chs gd, 14 ran.
Will She Be Sober (IRE) 14-1 (12-0) Mid div, rddn 5out, wknd to rr 4out, no dngr & cto, last of 10, 35l behind Milanabbey (12-0) at Borris House 3m ire ptp gf.
Rathkenny Flyer (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Pr, ld halfway,wknd from 4out, pu 3out, in a race won by Craddockstown Lad (11-4) at Quakerstown 3m ire ptp gd, 19 ran.