DALE STREET has yet to win a race but keeps bumping into useful rivals as he did when runner-up to Pique Sous here last month. He'll enjoy the extra quarter-mile and should finally get off the mark. Zekarya will be a big threat if making further progress after his excellent run behind American Flyer at Tipperary and though Popmurphy hasn't done as well as expected over timber so far he was useful on the level and should be making his mark soon though he has a penalty for his Flat victory as does Absolute Heretic, who won in South Africa in 2010. Vincent Row has shown some promise in bumpers and has the scope to make a hurdler.
Absolute Heretic (AUS) 12-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway into 6th entering straight, went moderate 3rd last, kept on one pace but no chance with easy winner, 3rd of 14, 13l behind Rule The World (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Popmurphy 5-1 (11-12) Always prominent, no impression under pressure from before last where not fluent, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 16l behind Miriam's Dream (11-4) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Admiral Hawke (IRE) 9-2 (12-0) Led, strongly pressed approaching straight and soon headed, dropped to 4th and no extra in straight, 4th of 16, 21l behind Gate Please (12-0) at Galway 2m 2f N H flat sft in Aug.
An Spailpin Fanach (USA) 10-1 (9-9) 4th of 5, 21l behind Macbeth (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 4f stks in Sep (flat).
Ash Rowe (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, no impression from 3 out, 11th of 13, well behind Flamenco Prince (10-11) at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn hdl gd in Sep.
Dale Street (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden approaching straight and no impression on winner before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 18, 5l behind Pique Sous (11-12) at Thurles 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) in Oct.
Gortroe (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Waited with, pushed along approaching 6 out, no extra from before 3 out, 9th of 14, 30l behind Folsom Blue (11-0) at Limerick 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Home Farm (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders on inner, some mistakes, 6th halfway, no extra from 2 out, weakened, 9th of 17, 47l behind Make Your Mark (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl gd in Dec.
Legal Exit (IRE) 10-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear, headway entering straight, ridden in 4th 2f out, no extra in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 15, 17l behind Balnaslow (12-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f NH flat gs in Apr.
Milanphardantetime (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Always behind, jumped poorly, tailed off and slow jump 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Busty Brown (11-4) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Oct, 12 ran.
Our Best (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Prominent, weakened from 4 out, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Blossom Gate (10-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Real Appeal (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, went 3rd 3 out, no extra from early straight and moderate 6th when blundered and unseated rider last, in a race won by Pique Sous (11-12) at Thurles 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) in Oct, 18 ran.
Skule Hill (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Soon towards rear, niggled along before halfway, no impression approaching straight, 10th of 13, well behind Moscow Chief (12-0) at Tipperary 2m 4f N H flat hvy in Oct.
Sruleen (IRE) 100-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, never a factor, 11th of 16, well behind Ontheground (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Vincent Row (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, headway early straight, went 6th 2f out, kept on one pace without troubling leaders, 4th of 20, 12l behind Champagne Agent (12-0) at Cork 2m 3f N H flat gd in Apr.
Yippee Kiyay (IRE) 5-2 (11-4) Mid-division, headway halfway, chased leaders over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 8, 15l behind Grouse Lodge (11-1) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Zekarya (FR) 7-1 (11-4) Waited with towards rear, headway from before 4 out to track leaders from next, 3rd before straight where raced towards stand's side, chased winner but not getting there run-in, kept on, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind American Flyer (10-11) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl hvy in Oct.