chased leaders, slight mistakes 1st and 8th, 4th approaching 6 out, went 2nd approaching straight, soon led, mistake 2 out, kept on run-in, reduced lead close home
prominent, slight mistake 1st, led before 3rd, pressed approaching straight, soon headed and no extra
soon led, headed before 3rd and raced in 2nd after, dropped to 6th approaching straight, soon no extra
held up, not fluent 1st, not fluent 2nd and reminder, jumped slightly left 3rd and pushed along briefly, bad mistake and unseated rider 8th
tracked leaders, slight mistake 1st, 3rd approaching 6 out, 4th approaching straight, no extra from before 2 out
mid-division early, held up, improved into 5th approaching straight, chased leaders and not fluent 2 out, kept on well run-in into 2nd at line without reaching winner
not fluent 1st and towards rear, no impression from 3 out
took keen hold early, tracked leaders, slight mistake 6th, mistake 7th, no impression from before 5 out, pulled up before 4 out
held up, slightly impeded 1st, no impression from 3 out
mid-division early, some slight mistakes, 6th approaching 6 out, no extra when bad mistake 2 out and pulled up before last
not fluent 1st, soon in rear and not always fluent jumping after, pushed along 8th, soon no danger, pulled up before 2 out
mid-division early, 5th approaching 6 out, went 3rd approaching straight, soon chased winner, kept on same pace run-in and dropped to 3rd at line
Goulane Chosen has only won once in 17 starts over fences though that was on this track. He's changed stables and could still be capable of better though LAID BACK LUKE will take some beating. A novice chase winner at Fairyhouse, he's been in top form on the Flat winning easily at Gowran last month so a return to fences should see him very difficult to beat. Tisamystery won this last year when rated just 2lb lower though that was on good ground as was his latest success at Galway. He wouldn't want any more rain unlike Coeur Joyeux, a very easy winner on heavy going at Sligo and still in touch when falling at the last at Galway. Cahirconree found 3m1f stretching his stamina at Kilbeggan after winning over a mile shorter at Tipperary so this trip should suit.
Goulane Chosen (IRE) 40-1 (11-3) Mid-division on outer, ridden and no impression from 2 out, 16th of 25, 23 1/4l behind Magic Of Light (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 5f hcp Good - Yielding in Apr.
Laid Back Luke (IRE) 14-1 (9-11) Soon led on inner, pushed along before straight, went on from over 2f out, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Gowran Park 1m 6f hcp hvy in Oct beating Prospectus (9-5) by 8 1/2l, 18 ran.
Round Tower (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Tracked leader, 3rd halfway, lost place approaching 2 out, soon no extra, weakened, eased, 18th of 22, dist behind Ben Dundee (10-11) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp sft in Oct.
Ballela Boy (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, dropped off leaders in 5th halfway, slight mistakes 7th and 8th, ridden into moderate 4th 4 out, kept on one pace straight, lost 4th close home, 5th of 11, 21l behind Call The Taxie (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f Yielding in Sep.
Cahirconree (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear early, mid-division halfway, 7th 3 out, ridden in 6th next, no impression before last, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 10 1/2l behind Mr Boss Man (11-1) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp gd in Jun.
Coeur Joyeux (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Soon tracked leaders, 4th after 5th, slight mistake 3 out, still prominent when fell last, at Galway 2m 2f hcp sft in Oct.
After Aspen (IRE) 33-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, 8th halfway, mistake 10th, no extra after 4 out, weakened, pulled up before 2 out, at Naas 3m hcp Soft - Heavy in Mar.
Golanbrook (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Soon mid-division, lost place and reminders 4th, soon no danger, 7th of 16, 36l behind Mallowney (11-4) at Punchestown 2m hcp Yielding in May.
Motown Bob (IRE) 9-2 (11-1) Always behind, under pressure 7th, pulled up before 3 out, at Roscommon 3m 1f hcp gd in May.
Rebelion Boy (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Held up, took keen hold, 7th from 4th, remote 6th before straight and one pace, 9th of 11, dist behind Tout Est Permis (11-2) at Gowran Park 2m 2f Soft - Heavy in Sep.
Theos Well 8-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, progress into 5th 4f out, ridden and no impression 2 1/2f out, no extra 2f out, 5th of 9, 18 1/4l behind Lord Erskine (9-7) at Listowel 1m 4f hcp hvy in Sep.
Tisamystery (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Soon tracked leader, on terms 4 out, led approaching straight, stayed on well from last, won at Killarney 2m 1f hcp gd in Aug beating Chief Of Panama (11-6) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.