There were plenty of scorched fingers when WINGTIPS was beaten by Blacklough at Fairyhouse a fortnight ago but there appeared to be genuine excuses and compensation awaits. Tony Martin's charge was a 2/9 chance that day, which isn't surprising as he was a close third in the Champion Four-Year-Old at Punchestown in April, but he was badly impeded at the last and couldn't make up the ground. Another Challenge could prove troublesome as he made all for a very convincing victory in a bumper here in February and is bred for this job while Patriots Vision overcame colliding with the running rail at the start on his debut at Galway to stay on nicely at the finish. Sizing Sahara looks as though he needs more experience but Goodoldhonkytonk, while disappointing when strongly fancied at Cork, is much better than that as he showed on his debut at Roscommon.
Another Challenge (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) Made all, strongly pressed from 2f out, asserted from over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Thurles 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Feb beating Forced Kin (11-0) by 9l, 5 ran.
Wingtips (FR) 2-9fav (11-9) Tracked leaders, close 4th on inner and short of room 2 out, not fluent and 5th at last, ridden run-in and stayed on strongly close home, unlucky, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Blacklough (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft.
Back Off Mate (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Waited with, closer in 9th after 3 out, not fluent next, soon no impression, 7th of 14, 10l behind Art Of Logistics (11-9) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gs.
Courageous Cry (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 8th approaching straight, pushed along in 6th but well in touch when fell 2 out, in a race won by Bullet Street (11-9) at Limerick 2m cond mdn hdl hvy, 16 ran.
Dinos Gold (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Rogue Angel (11-7) at Galway 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Oct, 11 ran.
Hangar Five (IRE) 9-2 (10-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, driven along in 4th approaching 2 out, no extra, 5th of 14, 35l behind Moveable Asset (11-2) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy in Aug.
Kinneagh Cross (IRE) 33-1 (11-8) Waited with, no impression and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 8th of 10, well behind Just A Par (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy.
Madeira Classic (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Waited with towards rear, no extra from before 2 out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Just A Par (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy.
Mala Beach (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Mid-division on outer, 7th halfway, pushed along and no impression in 9th 2 out, 9th of 11, 32l behind Call Rog (11-2) at Wexford 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Massabini (USA) 33-1 (11-7) Prominent and disputed lead, weakening when mistake 3 out, no threat in straight, 10th of 12, well behind Jezki (11-7) at Naas 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Patriots Vision (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Collided with running rail and slowly away, towards rear, 8th and hampered 2 out, ridden into moderate 6th last, stayed on to 3rd run-in, no impression leaders, 3rd of 11, 11l behind Rogue Angel (11-7) at Galway 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Oct.
Sizing Sahara 9-2 (11-6) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd 4f out, ridden entering straight, under pressure in 5th 2f out, soon no extra, 8th of 16, 24l behind Elsie (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 1f nhf gd in May.
Theboss On Thehill (IRE) Bach gelding out of Consproblem.
Twotwentyyards (IRE) 40-1 (11-8) Always towards rear, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Clonbanan Lad (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Goodoldhonkytonk (IRE) 6-4fav (10-13) Prominent, under pressure in 2nd 3f out, no extra from 2f out, 11th of 17, 18l behind Que Pasa (10-11) at Cork 2m mares n h flat 4yo.
Monahans Girl (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Mid-division on inner, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression approaching 2 out, moderate 6th when fell last, in a race won by Cops And Robbers (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Oct, 10 ran.
Morning Air (IRE) 66-1 (10-6) Always behind, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Sizing Rio (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct, 9 ran.
Speckled Wood (IRE) High Chaparral filly out of Like-a-butterfly.
Foolish Notions (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Mid-division, no extra from 3 out, 12th of 16, 28l behind Bullet Street (11-9) at Limerick 2m cond mdn hdl hvy.
Penny Opera (IRE) Presenting filly out of Opera Hat.
Grainne Whale (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Always towards rear, 10th of 14, 21l behind Cloudgazer (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4yo mdn hdl gf in Sep.