chased leaders, 7th at 6th, no extra straight
soon prominent, dropped to 9th at 6th, under pressure next, soon no danger, completely tailed off
tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, 3rd at next, dropped to moderate 6th after 3 out, no extra from before next
mid-division early, not always fluent jumping, 10th at 6th, soon headway, no extra and one pace from before 2 out
tracked leaders, 4th at 6th, closed up from 7th, soon on terms, headed 3 out and slight mistake, weakened, tailed off
mid-division early, slight mistakes 1st and 2nd, 8th at 6th, closed 4 out, slight mistake 3 out, travelling smoothly before straight, soon on terms, led from 2 out, ridden out and stayed on well run-in
soon chased leaders, 6th at 6th, slight mistake 4 out, not fluent 3 out, weakened, tailed off
waited with, 14th at 6th, headway 3 out, soon switched left, challenged from before 2 out where slight mistake, one pace last
waited with, jumped left at times, last at 6th, some headway and kept on same pace from before 2 out
waited with, slight mistake 2nd, 16th at 6th, soon headway, no extra from before straight
mid-division early, improved to lead from 4th, not fluent 5th, joined 8th, led again 3 out, soon joined, headed before straight, no extra from before 2 out
waited with, 15th at 6th, went moderate 7th after 3 out, chased leaders and no impression from before 2 out, one pace
soon led, headed from 4th, remained close up, under pressure 4 out, no extra from before straight
soon chased leaders, 5th at 6th, on terms after 3 out, headed from 2 out, one pace last
waited with, 13th at 6th, some headway and kept on same pace from before 2 out
mid-division early, 11th at 6th, soon pushed along and no danger, tailed off
waited with, 12th at 6th, no extra approaching straight, soon pulled up
The veteran Analyse That is the only course and distance winner in the line-up and is on the same mark as when successful in March though would prefer some rain. Time Is Time was in winning form on good ground last summer and has the bonus of Jamie Codd in the saddle while Derek O'Connor is an eye-catching booking for Belle West, who looks to be improving and makes her handicap debut. Barry O'Neill is on board All About Alfie, who beat a huge field in a Naas handicap in December and has run reasonably well from his new mark in subsequent races. BOTHAR DUBH (NAP) easily won a point-to-point in December then caught the eye in a better handicap than this at Leopardstown. He was well supported in a big field at Navan last month but just came up short and compensation awaits.
All About Alfie (IRE) 13-2 (11-11) Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd 2 out, 3rd at last, no extra run-in, 4th of 15, 3 3/4l behind Father Jed (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp gd in Jan.
Scaramucci (IRE) 100-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, slightly hampered 3rd and slight mistake 6th, no impression from 3 out, 14th of 24, 25 1/2l behind Dream Conti (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn Yielding in Jan.
Time And Times (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd and slight mistake at 4th, led after 3 out, joined briefly and ridden 2 out, headed before last, weakened, 7th of 15, 8 1/4l behind Father Jed (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp gd in Jan.
West Is Best (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Soon tracked leaders, disputed 3rd approaching straight, no extra and one pace from before 2 out, 6th of 17, 18 1/4l behind Thereisnodoubt (11-9) at Clonmel 2m hcp Yielding in Jan.
Bantiss Jack (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Close up, soon 2nd, not match winner from before 2 out where slight mistake, no extra and one pace after, 5th of 17, 13 3/4l behind Thereisnodoubt (11-9) at Clonmel 2m hcp Yielding in Jan.
Bothar Dubh 6-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, 5th 3 out, went 3rd next, ridden in 2nd approaching last, strongly pressed winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace and not match winner last strides, 2nd of 20, nk behind Goose Man (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp Yielding in Jan.
Currig's Girl (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, soon 3rd, 4th after 3rd, pushed along in 6th after 5th, 7th approaching straight and one pace, 5th of 13, 24 1/4l behind Mountain Fox (11-12) at Thurles 2m mdn gd in Nov.
Wilde Breeze (IRE) 40-1 (11-10) Soon mid-division, no impression from before straight, kept on, 7th of 25, 13 1/2l behind Bye Bye O Bye (11-9) at Punchestown 3m hcp gd in May.
Time Is Time (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) In touch on inner, 5th after 5th, not fluent at 9th, took closer order 3 out, no impression on leaders in 3rd before 2 out, under pressure and ridden in 4th after 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 12 1/2l behind Cappacon (11-12) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp Yielding in Sep.
Belle West (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Prominent early, 7th halfway, fell 3 out, at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn Yielding in Jan.
Taggle Og (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Led from 2nd, ridden and headed after 3 out, no impression in 9th when mistake 2 out, 7th of 16, 11 3/4l behind Still Alive (10-1) at Limerick 2m hcp sft in Dec.
Analyse That (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Soon detached in rear, pulled up after 4 out, at Tramore 2m hcp sft in Jan.
Goulane Jessie (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Prominent, 4th after 6th, pushed along and lost position approaching straight, soon no extra, 10th of 17, 23 3/4l behind Chosen Hour (11-0) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp sft in Dec.
Mlily (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Mid-division early, 8th after 6th, one pace from before straight, 13th of 17, 27 1/2l behind Chosen Hour (11-0) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp sft in Dec.
My Forever Friend (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Soon led, headed approaching 3rd, raced in 2nd after, no extra from 3 out and pulled up 2 out, at Fairyhouse 3m hcp Yielding - Soft in Jan.
Spirit Of Afection (IRE) 25-1 (10-3) Held up, 12th from 7th, headway 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next, 6th of 16, 18 1/4l behind Jo Go (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 7f hcp sft in Nov.
Kilcolman Dj (IRE) 50-1 (10-1) Raced in 7th early, 8th from 7th, no extra straight, 13th of 20, 26 1/2l behind Global Racing (10-9) at Punchestown 3m hcp gd in Jan.