Hartside made his hurdling debut at Gowran following a hat-trick on the Flat but jumped very novicey in the early stages and couldn't get involved. He'll be better for the experience and has the beating of Faanan Aldaar on that run. FATCATINTHEHAT started odds-on for his hurdling bow at Clonmel but couldn't quite cope with Crouching Harry, though he travelled well for most of the race. He'll definitely have come on for that effort and has the beating of third-placed Hazariban, who is a good yardstick, while Dayrina was held when falling.
Fatcatinthehat 4-9fav (11-0) Tracked leaders on inner in 4th, 3rd before 2 out where not fluent and ridden to go 2nd at last, kept on under pressure run-in, not reach winner, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Crouching Harry (10-9) at Clonmel 2m 3yo mdn hdl.
Gentle Aussie (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) In rear for most, no extra and eased from over 1f out, last of 8, 31l behind Van Rooney (9-5) at Killarney 1m 3yo mdn aut gs in May (flat).
Hartside (GER) 3-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, slow 1st and jumped right 2nd, 3rd halfway, ridden and no impression in 4th after 2 out, no extra, 4th of 12, 11l behind South South West (10-13) at Gowran Park 2m 3yo hdl sft.
Hazariban (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, headway on outer to challenge 2 out where mistake, ridden and dropped to 3rd at last, no extra run-in, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Crouching Harry (10-9) at Clonmel 2m 3yo mdn hdl.
Linkup (IRE) 66-1 (10-8) Always towards rear, ridden and no extra approaching 3 out, weakened, tailed off, last of 12, well behind South South West (10-13) at Gowran Park 2m 3yo hdl sft.
Mudaffar (USA) 50-1 (11-0) Led and disputed, led 4th, strongly pressed after 3 out, ridden and slight mistake when headed 2 out, soon no extra, 13th of 17, 32l behind Flaxen Flare (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 3yo mdn hdl sft.
Waky Dancer (IRE) Ivan Denisovich gelding out of Waky Nava.
Dayrina (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along and dropped to 5th early straight, no extra in moderate 4th when fell last, in a race won by Crouching Harry (10-9) at Clonmel 2m 3yo mdn hdl, 9 ran.
Faanan Aldaar (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Mid-division, 7th halfway, no impression in 6th early straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 14l behind South South West (10-13) at Gowran Park 2m 3yo hdl sft.