held up towards rear early, progress into mid-division at 4th, slight mistake 3 out, ridden into 5th after 2 out, no impression when slight mistake last and left 4th
chased leaders, jumped left 2nd, slight mistake 5th, 4th halfway, progress in 3rd and slight mistake 2 out, ridden before straight, stayed on to challenge entering straight, joined leader last, disputed run-in and rider lost whip, just prevailed at line
chased leader and ran freely, 2nd halfway, jinked left before 2 out, lost place approaching flight. ridden and no extra after 2 out
always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out
soon towards rear, ridden 3 out, no impression next
chased leaders, 5th halfway, slight mistakes 6th and 3 out, progress into 2nd before 2 out where slight mistake, ridden in 4th after 2 out, kept on same pace under pressure from before straight, left 3rd last
slight mistake 1st, always towards rear, ridden 3 out, no impression next
always towards rear, behind and slight mistake 6th, weakened 4 out, completely tailed off
led, ridden after 2 out, headed before straight, no extra in 6th before last where bad mistake, left 5th
mid-division, 6th halfway, 8th 3 out, ridden after 2 out, 6th before straight, stayed on into 3rd approaching last where bad mistake and unseated rider
chased leaders, 3rd halfway, slightly hampered before 2 out, soon lost place, ridden in 7th after 2 out, no impression before straight
mid-division, closer in 6th 4 out, slight mistake next, improved into 2nd 2 out, ridden to lead before straight, strongly pressed entering straight, joined last, disputed run-in, just denied at line
Pros 'N' Cons has undoubtedly been disappointing after a good run at Thurles in November and faces some in-form rivals here. Mr Steadfast was sent to Carlisle to lose his maiden tag in a bumper where he showed real battling qualities which he may need here. THE GATECHECKER (NAP), a winning point-to-pointer and bumper, was in the lead at this trip before run out of it by Star Counsel over 2m6f at Killarney and should go one better. Mayameen, a close third behind Patsio at Tipperary, looks best of the remainder.
Mr Steadfast (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, challenged over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, just held on, won at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Oct beating Divine Port (11-7) by nk, 11 ran.
The Gatechecker (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Mid-division, not fluent 2nd, went 4th before 8th, progress to lead 2 out, soon ridden, headed run-in and no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Star Counsel (11-5) at Killarney 2m 6f mdn hdl.
Ballybryan (IRE) 18-1 (11-4) Veered right start and refused to race, in a race won by Patsio (11-12) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl, 19 ran.
Bishop Maxwell (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on from under 4f out, 8th of 15, 35l behind Potters Point (12-0) at Punchestown 2m NH flat gd.
Castlebeach King (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Soon prominent, on terms 5th, mistake 8th, weakened from next, pulled up before 3 out,, in a race won by Ryansbrook (11-4) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Jan, 12 ran.
Froggy (IRE) 28-1 (11-2) In rear, no impression from 4 out, moderate 8th next, no impression, 8th of 14, 27l behind Mells Theater (11-2) at Sligo 2m 4f cond mdn hdle sft.
Generous Guest (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, slight mistakes 3rd and 4th, ridden and no impression 4 out, weakened and completely tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Full Cry (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl gd.
Grey Mountain Mist (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, slight mistake 1st, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 9th of 14, 47l behind Mells Theater (11-2) at Sligo 2m 4f cond mdn hdle sft.
Mayameen (USA) 25-1 (10-13) Led, soon clear, slight mistakes 2nd and 3 out, reduced lead before straight, pressed 2 out, headed between last 2 and 3rd from before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 19, 4 1/2l behind Patsio (11-12) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl.
Six Men Or Dooley (IRE) 150-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, moderate 7th approaching 5th, soon no impression, 14th of 23, well behind Limini (10-11) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd.
Pros 'n' Cons (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, mistake 5th, 6th from next, brought down 7th, in a race won by Ballycorrigan (11-7) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl gd, 16 ran.
Too Many Notes (IRE) 40-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, 9th halfway, close up on outer into straight, on terms approaching 2 out, soon headed, no impression when rider lost whip run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Killer Miller (11-4) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl.