Too Scoops was a classy bumper and hurdler before turning his attention to chasing. He was well supported to make a winning debut over fences at Gowran earlier this month but was just starting to feel the pinch when coming to grief at the second last. He'll have learnt from that but will need to if he's to see off the attentions of stablemate ELEGANT STATESMAN. Very lightly-raced, he's already won a bumper and a maiden hurdle and though a beaten favourite on his chasing bow at Listowel he was up against a couple of useful prospects and acquitted himself well. Way Up In The Air has done well in bumpers and over hurdles and is no forlorn hope to make an impact over the bigger obstacles despite being by Rock Of Gibraltar. Jim Will Fix It has been a big disappointment after his excellent early form which saw him finish a close second to Foildubh at Navan two years ago.
Carpet Elegance (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 3rd 3 out, challenged next, ridden to lead entering straight, headed before last, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 19, 4 1/2l behind King Of Oriel (11-2) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf.
Elegant Statesman (IRE) 11-4fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4 out, 3rd into straight, soon no impression, kept on run-in, 3rd of 16, 6l behind Run With The Wind (11-12) at Listowel 2m 1f beg chs in Sep.
Jim Will Fix It (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Led, headed 8th, lost place from 7 out, dropped behind 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Bangonform (10-5) at Listowel 3m hcp hdl gd in Jun, 17 ran.
Too Scoops (IRE) 7-4fav (11-12) Prominent, led 5th, joined from before straight, still on-terms and every chance when fell 2 out, in a race won by Art Of Logistics (11-11) at Gowran Park 2m 2f beg chs gd, 10 ran.
Fairy Island (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Chased leaders and keen hold, ridden and weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Lots Of Memories (11-11) at Punchestown 2m 2f N H flat sft in Apr.
Way Up In The Air (IRE) 13-2 (11-10) Waited with in rear, closer in 7th from 4 out, 3rd approaching straight, travelling well and challenged from 2 out, soon on terms, not match winner and kept on same pace closing stages, 2nd of 15, 2l behind Silver Friend (11-9) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Apr.
Be Positive (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Chased leaders mainly 8th, slight mistake 6th, no extra from 4 out and well beaten when slight mistake 2 out, 7th of 12, 43l behind Nearest The Pin (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f beg chs gd in Sep.