It's hard to know what to make of Robertstown Rover, who made all for a very easy victory at Fairyhouse last week. That was a poor event and he's up 7lb but a repeat would obviously see him difficult to peg back. However, he was beaten 27 lengths by WHISKEY AND RED over 2m6f here last month and it's difficult to see him reversing that form with the winner, who was having only his sixth start over fences and should complete the double. Another Flutter finished runner-up that day and should get much closer on the revised terms but third Code Dancer had every chance and looks held.
Another Flutter (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders on inner, 4th halfway, headway to lead 4 out and tried to assert before next, strongly pressed approaching last where headed, no impression on winner run-in, 2nd of 17, 5l behind Whiskey And Red (10-8) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Nov.
Clonbeale Vacation (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Disputed lead, 2nd from 4th, 3rd after 6th, 4th when jumped left 4 out, soon no impression, 4th of 7, 34l behind Thouva (11-12) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs.
Abarta (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no impression approaching straight, no extra from 2 out, 5th of 11, 20l behind Far Away So Close (11-2) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs hvy in Nov.
Micks (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Always behind, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Roi Du Mee (9-13) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl hvy, 19 ran.
Tailors Hill (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Mid-division, 9th halfway, driven along and no extra approaching straight, 8th of 15, 23l behind Ros Brin (11-2) at Clonmel 2m beg chs.
Spiker The Biker (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Waited with towards rear, a bit impeded and slow jump 6 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before 4 out, 5th of 7, 28l behind Saoirse Dun (11-9) at Wexford 2m 6f hcp chs 0-102.
Whiskey And Red (IRE) 7-2fav (10-8) Tracked leaders on inner, 7th halfway, headway into 3rd approaching 4 out and 2nd entering straight, challenged approaching last where led and kept on well to assert run-in, won at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Nov beating Another Flutter (11-7) by 5l, 17 ran.
Flying Windsor (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Fell 1st, in a race won by Whiskey And Red (10-8) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Nov, 17 ran.
Code Dancer (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 8th halfway, some headway into 5th 4 out, went 3rd after 2 out, kept on same pace without threatening, 3rd of 17, 12l behind Whiskey And Red (10-8) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Nov.
Lion Valley (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Prominent and disputed lead, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra after 2 out and dropped to 5th at last, kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 10l behind Saoirse Dun (10-12) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Nov.
Robertstown Rover (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Prominent, led from 6th, made rest, went clear after 3 out, stayed on well from last, comfortably, won at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 sft beating Lascalahall (11-6) by 12l, 16 ran.