Buy Back Bob's close third to Rebel Fitz at Cork in August was a very good effort and he probably found soft ground against him on his only subsequent start over hurdles. Centurian has done well in bumpers despite not winning and his pedigree is all about jumping. Ridayef has produced one very good run on fast ground at Clonmel and all other starts have been on much softer going. Regal One made a very promising debut over hurdles at Clonmel where he may have won but for a mistake at the last. There's more to come from him but this looks another for Willie Mullins via PASSAGE VENDOME. A winning bumper of fast ground at Tramore, he's done well enough in both starts over hurdles to suggest he'll be winning soon and his trainer looks to have found the right opportunity.
Alasty (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway into 9th entering straight, ridden in 6th 3 out, no impression in 5th 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 18, 18l behind Back To Balloo (11-4) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gd.
Battlemount (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, 6th 4 out, no extra from before next, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Betterthanalright (11-4) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 in Feb.
Buy Back Bob (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, well off pace, progress 4 out, 3rd next, chased winner and no impression under pressure approaching straight, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 17l behind Cash And Go (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Celtic Fashion (IRE) Celtic Swing gelding out of Happy Bay.
Centurian (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Settled in rear, headway on inner entering straight and soon went 2nd, ridden to lead briefly over 1f out, headed and no impression in 3rd final furlong, dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 8, 3l behind Knocklong (10-13) at Naas 2m NH flat in Mar.
Cloncallow (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, no extra and weakened approaching straight, completely tailed off when pulled up 1f out, in a race won by The Westener Boy (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat sft in Jan, 10 ran.
Doctor Wayward (IRE) Dr Massini gelding out of Wayward Lil.
In The Humour (IRE) 28-1 (11-4) Left at start, in a race won by Moyaliff (11-4) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl gd, 17 ran.
Kastani Beach (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Waited with towards rear, moderate 7th over 6f out, soon no extra, completely tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Mini Vic (11-2) at Tramore 2m ldy N H flat sft in Dec.
Matsukaze (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Towards rear, moderate 12th before halfway, no danger and kept on from 4 out, 7th of 17, 23l behind Moyaliff (11-4) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl gd.
Moiqen (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Prominent, left in lead from 4th, reminders approaching 4 out, soon headed and weakened, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Springfield Way (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Passage Vendome (FR) 5-2fav (11-12) Soon tracked leaders, not fluent 2 out, challenged and on terms approaching last where brought a little left and a bit slow, soon beaten and eased near finish, 2nd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Six Stone Ned (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 6yo mdn hdl gd.
Ridayef (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, 5th 2 out, kept on well under pressure run-in without troubling winner, 2nd of 12, 2l behind In A Nutshell (11-3) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl gf in Sep.
Toca Deed (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra approaching straight, 7th of 13, 28l behind Dysart Dancer (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f N H flat gd.
Ansgar (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden early straight and soon no extra, weakened, 15th of 24, 29l behind Harrison's Cave (9-2) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks hvy in Sep (flat).
Bobbys Sparrow (IRE) Artan gelding out of Taipan Sue.
Mcmonagle (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd entering straight, kept on same pace from 2f out, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Vastitas (9-4) at Leopardstown 7f Handicap (50-85) (4yo+) gd in Mar (flat).
Raydari (FR) 50-1 (10-11) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 4 out, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Ut De Sivola (11-0) at Clonmel 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Regal One (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Waited with towards rear, good headway to be close 5th into straight, challenged and on terms from before 2 out, mistake and not match winner from last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Glamorous (11-5) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft.
Trans City (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Mid-division best, no danger 4 out, tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind Sizing Italy (11-4) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl gd.
Why But Why (USA) 7-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 7th after 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next, 9th of 15, 23l behind Shamkhal (11-2) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo mdn hdl gd.
Xsquared (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, well off pace, moderate 7th after 3 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 28l behind Whatever It Takes (10-12) at Clonmel 2m 3yo mdn hdl gd in Sep.