COURTLY CONDUCT showed plenty of promise in bumpers in 2009 and didn't reappear until Punchestown at the end of last month where he ran really well behind the highly regarded Clonbanan Lad. He only ran out of steam close home that day and will strip fitter this time. He's handed the vote though Ciarans Oscar ran very well when just held by Cal Rog here last time though that was over 2m4f which may be his trip. Dr Linzi carries a penalty for landing a Galway bumper in September and his latest run at Naas is best ignored as he probably found the ground too testing after a fine previous effort over this C&D. Zane Grey is one to keep an eye on for the future.
Dr Linzi (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Mid-division, some headway into moderate 3rd 3 out, no extra from early straight, weakened run-in, 5th of 14, well behind Rory O'Moore (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl.
Banana Flambe (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened from 4f out, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Some Article (10-6) at Punchestown 2m nhf gs in Apr.
Ciarans Oscar (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders on inner, 5th halfway, 4th 2 out and headway to challenge when wandered about approaching last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Call Rog (11-2) at Wexford 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Courtly Conduct (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, went 3rd and ridden 2 out, kept on one paced, 3rd of 14, 11l behind Clonbanan Lad (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Flying Acrobat (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace from 3 out, 9th of 18, 31l behind Pique Sous (11-12) at Thurles 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) in Oct.
Fourmilewater (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Ran loose before start, prominent, not fluent and weakened 4 out, tailed off, last of 18, well behind Playtime Ben (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Sep.
Lortzing (IRE) Spartacus gelding out of Lowtown.
New Buddy (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Mid-division, 7th 3 out, no impression before next, 7th of 14, 10l behind Blacklough (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft.
Paddy Wicklow (IRE) Statue Of Liberty gelding out of Pregonda.
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.
Zane Grey (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Mid-division, progress into 5th on outer 3f out, ran slightly wide off bend entering straight, no extra from 1 1/2f out, 7th of 13, 19l behind Some Article (10-6) at Punchestown 2m nhf gs in Apr.
Cheap As Chips (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 11th of 17, 46l behind The Boys Dont Know (10-13) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl.
Paddys Angel (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, no extra and weakened approaching straight, 10th of 12, 48l behind Casablanca Lily (10-13) at Limerick 2m ladies NHF hvy.