took keen hold, led, clear of remainder with eventual winner approaching 5th where pecked on landing, joined straight, narrowly headed after 2 out, kept on without matching winner run-in
mid-division early, slight mistake 1st, soon well off pace and never a factor
waited with, well off pace in 13th at 3rd, headway but no danger after 3 out to chase leaders, ran on without threatening straight
raced in 2nd, slight mistake 2nd, clear of remainder with eventual runner-up approaching 5th where not fluent, on terms straight, gained narrow lead after 2 out, mistake last, kept on well under pressure run-in
chased leaders and off pace, went moderate 3rd at 6th, lost place when slight mistake 2 out and no extra
soon raced in 3rd, not fluent 3rd, not go with leaders approaching 5th, a little slow at 6th and dropped to 4th, weakened from 3 out
took keen hold and held up in rear, soon well off pace and never a factor
mid-division early, a little keen, slight mistakes 2nd and 3rd, headway but no danger after 3 out to chase leaders, mistake 2 out and one pace
mid-division early, moderate 8th at 3rd, never a factor
mid-division early and soon well off pace, slight mistake 3rd, jumped left 4th, soon no danger, well off pace chasing leaders when not fluent 2 out, one pace
chased leaders and off pace, a little keen, slight mistake 2nd, not fluent 5th, soon no danger and kept on same pace
held up, soon well off pace towards rear, jumped left 2nd, not fluent 6th, never a factor
held up towards rear early, a little keen, closer in moderate 7th at 3rd, soon no danger, hit 2 out and one pace
a little keen, soon chased leaders and well off pace, slight mistake 2nd, moderate 3rd and wandered about before 2 out, one pace
chased leaders early, not always fluent jumping, soon well off pace in mid-division and never a factor
waited with, slight mistake 1st, well off pace in 12th at 3rd, never a factor
held up, soon towards rear, inclined to jump slightly left, never a factor
mid-division early, soon well off pace and never a factor
Raya Time has been carrying a penalty since landing a Killarney bumper but has been running very well in defeat, just failing to hold off Milan Native when attempting to make all at Navan last time. The winner finished runner-up in a Grade 2 next time so Henry De Bromhead's charge will surely be winning soon. Owenacurra Lass is also penalised for her bumper victory at Wexford though she was well beaten when runner-up on her hurdling bow. ANNAMIX started odds on when making his debut for Willie Mullins at Limerick in December despite not having run since 2016. He couldn't handle the well supported Press Conference but it was a fine effort and provided the ground doesn't dry out he can go one better. Late Again has shown potential though looks as though she may need further.
Raya Time (FR) 11-10fav (11-12) Led, 3 lengths lead halfway, asserted after 3 out, reduced advantage approaching last, ridden and headed run-in, no impression on winner closing stages, 2nd of 18, 1 1/4l behind Milan Native (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn Yielding in Feb.
Miracle Way (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, slight mistake 2nd, 8th from 5th, pushed along after 8th, soon no danger, one pace, 7th of 15, dist behind Asthuria (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn sft in Nov.
Owenacurra Lass (IRE) 10-3 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 4th approaching halfway, ridden to chase winner from 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 14l behind Royal Illusion (11-9) at Cork 2m Good - Yielding in Nov.
Annamix (FR) 4-6fav (11-4) Prominent, a little keen and soon disputed lead, slight mistakes 3rd and 4 out, headed and kept on without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 15, 2 3/4l behind Press Conference (11-4) at Limerick 2m mdn sft in Dec.
Gloves On (IRE) 25-1 (11-8) Mid-division early, 10th from 3rd, jumped right 4 out, no extra from before next, 20th of 24, dist behind Daybreak Boy (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn gf in Sep.
Justcall'm John (IRE) 22-1 (11-5) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, very modest headway over 3f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 36l behind Beast Of Belstane (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f (5) gs in Jan.
Mighty Jeremy (IRE) 100-1 (11-11) Always towards rear, never a factor, detached halfway and no extra after 4 out, completely tailed off, 16th of 18, dist behind Milan Native (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn Yielding in Feb.
Beat Of The Sea (IRE) 50-1 (8-8) Very slowly away and detached early, in rear, pushed along 4f out, some headway on inner early straight, ridden under 2f out and no impression 1f out, no extra, 9th of 12, 10 1/2l behind Yarraman (8-8) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Mar.
Deilginis (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ridden in moderate 8th 3 out, no impression, never a factor, 6th of 13, dist behind Caravation (11-7) at Navan 2m mdn Yielding - Soft in Mar.
Eversosaucy (IRE) Mastercraftsman M out of Most-saucy.
Flying Vacation (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Waited with, 11th from 4th, went moderate 9th from 4 out, one pace, 10th of 18, dist behind Cash Back (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn Good - Yielding in Mar.
Hansom Lady (IRE) Fairly Ransom M out of Ballycurrane.
Jeremy's Delight (IRE) 80-1 (9-5) Dwelt, mid-division, pushed along and dropped to rear entering straight, weakened, last of 9, dist behind Chess Grand Master (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn pol in Jan.
Late Again (IRE) 5-1 (11-6) Rear of mid-division, 7th halfway, headway in 4th before 4 out, pushed along approaching straight, still well in touch when fell 2 out, at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hvy in Mar.
Robin Gold (IRE) 3-1 (11-6) Ww rr, saddle slipped 3rd, pu bef 4th, at Corbeagh House 3m mdn sft in Dec.
Take A Punt (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, disputed lead at 2nd, headed 4th, 2nd 3 out, ridden in 5th 2 out, no impression, 5th of 17, 10 1/4l behind Cool Saint (10-13) at Limerick 2m 4f mdn sft in Dec.
Muyam Spirit (FR) 100-1 (11-12) Mid-division, jumped left at 6th, no impression when slightly hampered 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 20, dist behind Edene D'Arc (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m mdn sft in Mar.
Currabeha Hill (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Soon led, not fluent 3 out, soon headed and weakened, tailed off, 14th of 17, dist behind Rakhine State (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn Good - Yielding in Feb.
Touch Of Oscar (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden in 5th 2 out, soon no impression, 5th of 20, 19l behind Edene D'Arc (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m mdn sft in Mar.
Lilly Geal (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 12th of 25, 25 1/4l behind Timetoget (11-7) at Punchestown 2m mdn gd in Jun.
Castlebellingham (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd at halfway, ridden in 2nd entering straight, dropped to 3rd 2 out, no impression, 5th of 8, 17 3/4l behind Chavi Artist (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn Good - Yielding in Feb.