mid-division, slight mistake 2nd, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened
chased leaders early, dropped to mid-division halfway, ridden in 6th entering straight, 3rd and no impression on leaders last, kept on run-in
settled behind leaders early, lost place halfway, towards rear and slight mistake 4 out, weakened
disputed, led before 2nd, kept wide, slight mistake 4 out and mistake 3 out, slight mistake 2 out, soon ridden, pressed last, soon headed run-in, no extra in 2nd closing stages
slight mistake 1st, soon settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened
chased leaders, slightly hampered 2nd, 4th halfway, ridden into 2nd before 2 out, stayed on to press leader last, soon switched to inner and led run-in, kept on well closing stages
held up, towards rear halfway, ridden into moderate 7th before 2 out, kept on one pace
disputed, headed before 2nd where jumped left, 2nd halfway, ridden and no extra after 3 out, weakened
slight mistake 1st, towards rear early, mid-division before halfway, progress into 4th after 3 out, ridden and no extra entering straight
prominent early, slow 1st and soon mid-division, closer in 6th halfway, improved into close 2nd before straight, ridden in 3rd before 2 out, no extra in 4th before last, kept on one pace
towards rear for most, slight mistake 2nd, ridden and no impression before straight, weakened
mid-division, closer in 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened
chased leaders, slightly hampered 2nd, 3rd halfway, mistake 3 out, closer entering straight, ridden in 4th before 2 out, no extra in 5th and slight mistake 2 out, kept on one pace
Lesssaidthebetter is aptly named in a race where any kind of form is virtually non-existent. Golan Cloud made a reasonable start at Cork in January then finished tailed off in two subsequent starts. Getaday showed a bit of potential between the flags but nothing so far over timber though Paul Townend is a positive booking. MAKKA PAKKA moved to Mags Mullins in the summer and was noted staying on late on his hurdling debut at Galway and that could be good enough for this. Smoking Gun's yard can do nothing wrong and he's potentially better than he showed last winter but Dynamic Allen went backwards after a fair debut over hurdles at Fairyhouse. The four-year-old filly Longtimesincejaspr may prove best of the remainder with her allowances.
Dix De Der (FR) 100-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, never a factor, last of 13, dist behind Borderline Chatho (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn Good - Yielding in Nov.
Getaday (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Waited with, a little keen, 11th at 3rd, soon no danger, not fluent 3 out, kept on same pace without threatening after, 5th of 17, 37 1/2l behind Royal Rendezvous (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn Yielding in Oct.
Golan Cloud (IRE) 28-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, 5th from 6th, dropped towards rear 4 out and no danger, mistake 3 out and no extra, last of 9, dist behind Antey (11-11) at Cork 2m 4f mdn Soft - Heavy in Mar.
Makka Pakka (IRE) 66-1 (11-8) Waited with, 9th from 3rd where slight mistake and slight mistake next, 8th approaching 2 out where not fluent, kept on without threatening after, 5th of 14, 19l behind Felix Desjy (11-10) at Galway 2m mdn Yielding in Oct.
Popcorn Sutton (IRE) 50-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, soon 4th, closed up to be prominent under 4f out, pushed along into straight, kept on same pace from 2f out, 5th of 6, 17 1/4l behind Acronym (12-0) at Clonmel 2m gd in Nov.
Smoking Gun (IRE) 10-1 (11-11) Mid-division on outer, ridden in 8th before 2 out, no impression, 9th of 21, 21 3/4l behind Whisperinthebreeze (11-11) at Naas 2m mdn sft in Feb.
Watching Brief (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, never a factor, 13th of 17, dist behind Lord In Red (11-4) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn gd in Oct.
A Dos No Bueno 66-1 (11-3) Took keen hold and prominent, 3rd before 3rd, soon 2nd, dropped to 3rd again and no impression approaching straight, one pace, 4th of 13, 22 3/4l behind Jan Maat (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn gd in Oct.
Lesssaidthebetter 50-1 (11-2) Held up early, mid-division halfway, closer in 6th 4 out, ridden and no extra after 3 out, 8th of 12, dist behind Barwell (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn Yielding in Oct.
Dynamic Allen (FR) 33-1 (11-5) Towards rear, moderate 13th 3 out, late headway after 2 out, kept on without threatening, 8th of 21, dist behind I Am Sailing (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hvy in Mar.
Kiss Me Kayf (IRE) 40-1 (10-13) Mid-division early, towards rear after 4th, no impression 4 out, weakened, 12th of 13, dist behind Under Surveillance (11-7) at Thurles 2m mdn gf in Nov.
Brazen Bay (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 4 out, 9th of 20, dist behind Sams Profile (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn Yielding in Nov.
Longtimesincejaspr (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Mid-division, ridden in 6th when mistake 2 out, soon no impression, 6th of 14, 17 1/2l behind Fintown Boy (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp gd in Nov.