chased leaders, a little keen, 6th after 3rd, closer order but pushed along after 3 out, ridden to chase winner from before 2 out where slight mistake, left to challenge from last, kept on run-in, not quite get to winner
Brog Deas Nua finished runner-up on his hurdling debut but has been in poor form recently while Pershing hasn't progressed as expected having had 23 career starts without winning. Trade Marked is likely to do better in time though hasn't run since February but Mouskersize, who is moderate on the Flat, made a bright start over hurdles at Galway and should get into the frame again. Baily Smile has been racing over much further after an initial better run at around this trip but the presence of Ruby Walsh on EYES OF A TIGER looks significant and, after three solid bumper efforts, he can make a successful debut over timber. Racing Again looks best of the remainder despite a disappointing run at Downpatrick.
Athdara Steeler (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Alw twrds rr, last frm 7th, to 5out, cto when pu bef 4out, at Inchydoney 3m mdn gd in May.
Baily Smile (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Soon disputed lead, slight mistake 2nd, led from 4th, joined 7th, not fluent 3 out, soon headed, not much room on inner before straight, soon 6th and no impression, slight mistake 2 out, one pace,, 5th of 8, 18 3/4l behind High In The Clouds (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn gd in Sep.
Black Worcester (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, mistake 3 out, tailed off, 16th of 18, dist behind Beau Et Sublime (11-12) at Roscommon 2m mdn Good - Yielding in Aug.
Brog Deas Nua (USA) 16-1 (9-4) Rear of mid-division, 19th halfway, never a factor, kept on one pace from 2f out, 15th of 22, 15 1/2l behind Snap Click (8-10) at Navan 1m 2f hcp gf in Sep.
Chanceiton (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Held up, soon 13th, pushed along over 6f out, one pace from before straight, 10th of 16, 27 1/2l behind Walkers Point (11-9) at Cork 2m gd in Aug.
Eyes Of A Tiger (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Led and ran freely, headed after 2f, regained lead after 7f, 5 lengths clear halfway, reduced advantage over 7f out, asserted briefly again over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, strongly pressed entering straight, headed 1f out, no extra in 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 6, 7 3/4l behind Rosshaven Lady (11-7) at Galway 2m 2f gd in Sep.
Hatch Hall 12-1 (11-2) Held up, 9th from 5th, no impression and kept on same pace from 3 out, 7th of 11, 17 1/2l behind Rocky Court (11-4) at Bellewstown 2m 1f mdn sft in Aug.
Kicker King (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression entering straight, soon no extra, last of 10, 20 1/4l behind Have A Few (11-7) at Listowel 2m mdn sft in Sep.
Pershing 3-1fav (10-3) Held up towards rear, ridden 3f out, moderate 6th 2f out, no impression, 5th of 8, 9 1/4l behind Papabili (10-3) at Laytown 7f mdn pol in Sep.
Racing Again (IRE) 4-1fav (11-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, dropped to last when bumped slightly 4 out, mistake next and ridden, went 3rd again before 2 out, kept on one paced in 3rd, 3rd of 5, 22 1/2l behind Killiney Court (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn gd in Aug.
Thomas Wedgwood (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Held up, pushed along from 4 out, no impression approaching straight, 8th of 18, 37 1/4l behind Beau Et Sublime (11-12) at Roscommon 2m mdn Good - Yielding in Aug.
Trade Marked (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Settled in rear and always behind, no impression from 3f out, never a factor, last of 12, 7 1/4l behind Settle For Red (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Feb.
A Minute To Go (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden after 4 out, no impression in moderate 6th entering straight, fell 2 out, at Killarney 2m 1f mdn Good - Yielding in May.
Mouskersize (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Soon tracked leaders in 4th, 3rd from 3 out, pushed along to chase winner from 2 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace from before last, 2nd of 7, 9l behind Tetraites (11-7) at Galway 2m mdn gd in Sep.