chased leaders, 5th from 6th, 7th 3 out, chasing leaders and pecked 2 out, kept on well run-in without troubling winner into 2nd near finish
tracked leaders, 3rd from 6th, under pressure and no impression approaching straight, soon weakened, virtually pulled up run-in, completely tailed off
led and disputed, slight mistake 3 out, narrowly headed approaching straight and under pressure, one pace from 2 out, dropped to 3rd near finish
prominent, mistake 3rd, 4th from 6th, slight mistake next, under pressure approaching straight, one pace after 2 out
towards rear, slight mistake 5th, 10th from 6th, not fluent 8th, under pressure approaching straight, soon no extra
close up and disputed lead, slight mistakes 5th and 4 out, gained narrow lead approaching straight travelling smoothly, pushed along to assert from 2 out, ridden out run-in, stayed on well, comfortably
slight mistake 1st, soon chased leaders on inner, 7th from 6th, hit 7th, 6th 3 out and pushed along, not fluent 2 out, no extra
chased leaders, slight mistake 2nd, 6th from 6th, 5th and slight mistake 3 out, still chasing leaders when mistake next, no extra
soon mid-division, slightly slow 4th, 9th from 6th, under pressure approaching straight, soon no extra
towards rear, slightly slow 4th, 11th from 6th, pushed along 4 out, no extra from before next, stumbled badly approaching straight, completely tailed off
tracked leaders, slightly slow 4th, 8th from 6th, bad mistake 7th, soon under pressure towards rear, no danger 3 out
in rear, slight mistake 3rd, still last from 6th, some headway 4 out, 9th 3 out, under pressure to chase leaders approaching straight, kept on same pace from 2 out
After Aspen has done well enough over hurdles and looks the type to make a decent chaser so it would be no surprise to see him make a successful debut over fences. Buck Dancing was heavily supported in a similar race at Thurles last month but made far too many mistakes and was well beaten. MOUNT GUNNERY scored over hurdles here in 2014 and has run two very good races over fences this year following a long absence. He's just handed the vote over Some Drama as a line through his Down Royal conqueror Venitien De Mar gives him a slight edge. Stay With It has won twice over timber but makes his chasing debut at an advanced age.
After Aspen (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, progress to lead after 4 out, headed 2 out, ridden and no impression in 3rd before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 7 1/4l behind Coolaghknock Glebe (11-7) at Down Royal 2m 2f hcp hvy in Feb.
Aranhill Rascal (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, progress into moderate 4th at 8th, closer in 3rd before 4 out, ridden in 4th and no extra after 3 out, weakening when mistake 2 out, 4th of 6, dist behind Montys Meadow (11-12) at Thurles 2m 4f hvy in Jan.
Buck Dancing (IRE) 2-1fav (11-3) Chased leaders early, soon held up behind leaders, mistake 6th, 7th halfway, ridden in 5th 5 out, no impression and left moderate 4th next, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 9, dist behind Westerners Son (11-3) at Thurles 2m hvy in Jan.
Definite Soldier (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Soon chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th after 5 out, soon no impression, poor 4th 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, dist behind Westerners Son (11-3) at Thurles 2m hvy in Jan.
Macs Legend (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, remote 5th after 2nd, jumped left and slight mistake 4 out, remote 6th approaching straight, no impression, 6th of 11, dist behind Alisier D'irlande (11-12) at Naas 2m sft in Feb.
Mount Gunnery 7-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, slight mistake 6th, 5th halfway, progress 4 out, pushed along in 3rd approaching 2 out, no impression before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Venitien De Mai (11-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f hvy in Feb.
Some Drama (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th and no impression before straight, stayed on into moderate 4th before 2 out, no impression on leaders, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 18l behind Noble Endeavor (11-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f hvy in Dec.
Stay With It (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Towards rear, 6th after 4th, progress to 3rd at 8th, improved to 2nd after 4 out, slight mistake 3 out,pushed along in 3rd after 3 out, dropped to 4th 2 out, no impression, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 14 3/4l behind Master Appeal (11-7) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp gd in Aug.
One Cool Princess (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, no impression from before 8th, completely tailed off, 6th of 12, dist behind Carrigmoorna Rock (11-7) at Thurles 2m 4f hvy in Jan.
Shes A Gangster (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, no impression from before 8th, completely tailed off, 7th of 12, dist behind Carrigmoorna Rock (11-7) at Thurles 2m 4f hvy in Jan.
Special Princess (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, slight mistake 10th, pushed along and no impression in 4th 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 12l behind Cyprian Prince (11-12) at Tramore 2m 5f hvy in Dec.
The Living Beauty (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Led, a little keen, tended to jump right, slight mistake 6th, headed after 2 out, weakened approaching last, 7th of 11, 21 1/4l behind Who's That (10-5) at Leopardstown 2m 2f hcp Soft - Heavy in Feb.