After landing a point-to-point on his debut, Up Ou That made a winning start in bumpers at Fairyhouse before finishing mid-division in Grade 1's at Cheltenham and Punchestown. Much is expected of him over hurdles and he'll prove a big test for ORDINARY MAN, whose hurdling experience may just come to the fore though it was a last-flight mistake that cost him victory at Clonmel last week. Gran Torino has shown plenty of promise in good class bumpers and looks a likely type for hurdling despite a poor debut last December while Down In Neworleans may have made a winning start over hurdles at Listowel if that 2m4f event had been over this trip and rates a big threat.
Cadeaux Fax 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division best, towards rear when ran out 5 out, in a race won by Commandment (11-12) at Thurles 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) gd in Oct, 18 ran.
Down In Neworleans (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, headway to lead before 3 out, ridden and challenged entering straight, headed after 2 out, no extra in 3rd before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 18, 9l behind Ballyhaunis (11-12) at Listowel 2m 4f 5yo mdn hdl in Sep.
Might Be Magic 11-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, mistake and dropped to 4th 3 out, no impression when blundered 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 15l behind Lancetto (11-12) at Wexford 2m 5yo mdn hdl gd in Mar.
Up Ou That (IRE) 16-1 (12-0) Soon led, ran wide 5f out, headed before straight, soon no impression, 8th of 17, 14l behind Hidden Universe (11-4) at Punchestown 2m N H flat G1 (1) gd in Apr.
Cannot Give (USA) 20-1 (11-4) Never better than mid-division, 9th of 18, 35l behind Commandment (11-12) at Thurles 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) gd in Oct.
Aon Sceal (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra before straight, 11th of 23, 26l behind Bishopsfurze (12-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat gd in Apr.
Bach's Symphony (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Jumped left 1st, prominent, slow jump 5 out, moderate 4th after 4 out, soon weakened and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Commandment (11-12) at Thurles 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) gd in Oct, 18 ran.
Clashnabrook (IRE) 2-1 (11-7) Mid div until 2nd by 7th, 10l 3rd with prospects when fell hvly 3out, in a race won by Royal Reveille (11-7) at Glenbane 3m ire ptp gd in Oct '09, 9 ran.
Comicbookcharacter (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, progress to lead 3 out, headed next and dropped to 3rd, soon no extra, 4th of 11, 23l behind Askanna (11-2) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hdl in Oct.
Definite Print (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Prominent early, soon towards rear, tailed off, 14th of 18, well behind Tough Talkin Man (11-4) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn hdl in Sep.
Gran Torino (IRE) 7-4fav (12-0) Led, pressed approaching straight, headed and dropped to 3rd 2f out, soon no extra under pressure, kept on one pace, 3rd of 18, 13l behind Lambro (12-0) at Clonmel 2m 4f N H flat in Sep.
Kitty's Lord (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Hazy Sunset.
Minor Power (IRE) Zindabad gelding out of Ardent Love.
Mr Eko (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, some headway into moderate 11th 2 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 9th of 20, 38l behind Far Away So Close (11-4) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl in Oct.
No Score (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, jumped poorly, 22nd of 30, 39l behind Oneeightofamile (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Ordinary Man (IRE) 11-8fav (11-4) Always prominent, disputed lead from 3 out, led and ridden before 2 out, soon strongly pressed, headed inside final furlong no extra close home, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Peqeno Diablo (10-11) at Clonmel 2m 5yo mdn hdl in Oct.
Sea Of Thunder (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 9th halfway, no extra from before 2 out, 10th of 16, well behind Fully Funded (11-12) at Wexford 2m 2f 5yo mdn hdl in Oct.
Stand Alone (IRE) Revoque gelding out of Farrangalway Lass.
Oscars Well (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Never a factor, 15th of 24, well behind Auspicious Outlook (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 2f N H flat gd in Apr.
Rockofinspiration 16-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, headway after halfway, close up 9th approaching straight, no impression from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 25, 15l behind Backspin (12-0) at Punchestown 2m 1f 5yo nhf gd in Apr.
Venture Lazarus (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Alw last until sl prog in 8th aftr 5out, b mstk 4out & to 3out, pu bef 2out, in a race won by Benedictus (12-0) at Cloyne 3m ire ptp gd in Mar, 10 ran.