towards rear for most, ridden and no impression 3 out
disputed early, chased leaders after 1st, 4th halfway, improved to lead entering straight, asserted approaching 2 out where pecked, ridden before last, kept on strongly run-in, comfortably
chased leaders and ran freely early, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight
settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace
held up towards rear, ridden and progress entering straight, stayed on into 7th 2 out and slight mistake, no impression before last, kept on same pace
chased leaders early, soon settled mid-division, ridden into 6th 2 out, no impression in 4th last, kept on same pace
mid-division, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace
mid-division, progress into 3rd before 2 out, ridden and disputed 2nd 2 out, no extra in 4th before last, kept on one pace
chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden to dispute 2nd 2 out, 2nd and no impression on winner last, kept on same pace
held up towards rear, slight mistake 2nd, ridden 3 out, no impression entering straight, moderate 10th before last, kept on one pace
chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and disputed 2nd before 2 out, 3rd and kept on same pace from before last
chased leaders, led after 1st, slight mistake 5th, ridden and headed entering straight, soon no extra
always towards rear, trailing from 4 out, completely tailed off
prominent early, chased leader after 1st, 2nd halfway, ridden entering straight, under pressure in 5th 2 out, no impression before last, kept on same pace
slight mistake 1st, always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, soon no extra
always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, soon no extra
mid-division best, ridden and no impression after 3 out, kept on one pace
Yes Pat has a penalty for her bumper victory and has only shown moderate form in her two starts over hurdles. BALINABOOLA STEEL made a very promising hurdles debut when beaten only a head over this course and distance earlier this month and looks certain to go well so gets the vote. Arvico Bleu ended the last campaign in a bumper in February but had shown enough in two starts over timber earlier to suggest he'll do well this season though may need more testing conditions. Winning point-to-pointer Celebrity Status made an encouraging debut over timber at Killarney in May and Port Rashid, another winner between the flags, showed enough on that same track last month to be considered for a place on the podium.
Yes Pat (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Mid-division, jumped left 1st and not fluent 2nd, 6th before 4 out where mistake, pushed along from 2 out and soon no impression, 7th of 11, dist behind Ten Theatre (10-11) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn Good - Yielding in Aug.
Arvico Bleu (IRE) Evensfav (11-13) Led, joined from 4f out, narrowly headed over 2f out, no extra and one pace from over 1f out, 2nd of 9, 12l behind Monkshood (11-13) at Clonmel 2m hvy in Feb.
Balinaboola Steel (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Soon raced in 3rd, slight mistake 4th, closer order 3 out, challenged and slight mistake 2 out, slightly impeded before last, kept on without quite matching winner run-in, 2nd of 12, hd behind Guitar George (11-4) at Clonmel 2m mdn gd in Sep.
Brog Deas Nua (USA) 20-1 (11-12) Towards rear, not fluent at 1st, 15th after 5th, no extra and detached after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, at Limerick 2m hcp gd in Jul.
Ceatharlach (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Rear, 8th at 6th, 9th before 8th, no impression in 7th 2 out, weakened, 7th of 9, 19 3/4l behind Champoleon (11-12) at Listowel 3m mdn hvy in Sep.
Celebrity Status (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Raced in 5th early, travelling smoothly and switched right approaching 3 out, no impression between last 2, slight mistake last, one pace, 4th of 13, 8 1/2l behind Act In Time (11-4) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn gd in May.
Lagenod (IRE) 10-1 (12-2) Mid-div best, 5th 6out, wkng up in 8th aftr 5out, to frm 4out, pu bef 3out, at Dromahane 3m mdn gd in Apr.
Port Rashid (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, slight mistake 4 out, ridden into 5th 2 out, no impression on leaders in 3rd last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 17, 12 1/2l behind Balakani (11-2) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn gd in Aug.
Settimo Milanese (IRE) 33-1 (12-0) Mid-division, ridden and weakened from 4f out, last of 18, dist behind Canardier (12-0) at Punchestown 2m 2f Good - Yielding in Apr.
Yaiza (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, ridden after 4 out, 10th and badly hampered 2 out, kept on same pace from last, 6th of 17, 18 1/2l behind Balakani (11-2) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn gd in Aug.
Around The Pound (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Mid-division early, 8th from 6th, slow jump 8th, no impression approaching straight, not fluent 2 out, kept on same pace without threatening, 5th of 13, 16 1/2l behind Kilbarry Marien (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn gd in Sep.
Bon Courage (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Soon chased leaders, 6th from 3rd, pushed along from 4 out, weakened next, 21st of 23, dist behind Lakemilan (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn Yielding in Aug.
Geni Johnson (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Held up, slight mistake 4 out, not fluent next, no impression approaching straight, kept on same pace without threatening, 7th of 13, 25 1/2l behind Kilbarry Marien (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn gd in Sep.
Horsenjockey (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Mid-division early, slight mistake 4th, 6th approaching 4 out where slight mistake, not fluent 3 out, just behind leaders when not fluent next, one pace from before last, 10th of 14, 12 1/4l behind Kilganer Queen (11-9) at Ballinrobe 2m 5f hcp Yielding - Soft in Aug.
Ochto Milano (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Towards rear, 16th after 4th, no headway, never a factor, 16th of 19, dist behind Aydoun (11-7) at Galway 2m 1f mdn sft in Aug.
Tsarina Sophia (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Towards rear, no extra and eased straight, tailed off, 22nd of 24, dist behind Treasure Mountain (11-1) at Cork 2m gd in May.
Whimsical Feeling (IRE) 4-1 (11-10) Twrds rr, 8th 1/2way, not qkcn in poor 9th aftr 4out, no ex in 8th apr str, wknd from 2out, 7th of 11, 35 3/4l behind Cavallo Gold (12-1) at Grennan 3m mdn sft in Nov.