chased leaders early, dropped to mid-division halfway, progress into 4th entering straight, ridden in 3rd before 2 out, stayed on and closer last, challenged and every chance run-in, just held
Hard Bought generally runs well here and scored over fences in November. He's only had three subsequent runs and is one to keep an eye on. Magnetic Force is better over hurdles but gained his first success over fences at Wexford earlier this month and still looks well treated despite a big weight. Runner-up in that latter event was TEMPLEMICHAEL, who was staying on and will be better suited by this longer trip. Davy Russell takes over the reins and his mount can finally lose his maiden tag. Jack The Hat has been alternating between hurdles and fences and has been in good form but Tb Broke Her has a poor strike-rate and looked better suited by a much longer trip when runner-up at Wexford last time.
Magnetic Force (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Towards rear, headway to 5th at 5th, 4th 4 out, progress to 2nd 3 out, travelled well to lead and assert before 2 out, not fluent at last, driven out, won at Wexford 2m hcp gd in Sep beating Templemichael (10-0) by 3l, 11 ran.
Patsio (IRE) 11-2 (11-6) Prominent, mistake at 2nd, soon rear of mid-division, progress to 3rd after 5th, dropped to 5th 2 out where mistake, soon ridden, no extra run-in, 5th of 8, 14 3/4l behind Line View (11-11) at Tramore 2m hcp Yielding in Aug.
Billy De Kid (FR) 8-1 (11-3) Rear of mid-division for most, ridden and no impression after 3 out, 12th of 16, dist behind Gold Smoke (10-12) at Listowel 3m hcp hvy in Sep.
Jack The Hat (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Mid-division early, moderate 7th from 4th, closed 6th, slight mistake 8th, chased leader approaching straight, on terms from before 2 out, led and slight mistake last, headed and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 18, 2 3/4l behind Meadow Cross (11-6) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp gd in Sep.
L'Attesa (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th after 3 out, soon no impression, 6th when mistake at last, 6th of 11, 19 1/4l behind Rosie Alice (11-5) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f sft in Sep.
Cloneen Choice (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Soon led, badly hampered by loose horse before 11th, headed 4 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 9th of 14, 22 1/2l behind Massinis Adventure (10-6) at Wexford 3m 1f hcp gd in Sep.
Fiddlers Bow (IRE) 4-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, mistake 2nd, lost place and towards rear from 6th, ridden and no impression last, weakened, 7th of 8, dist behind Fenlon's Hill (11-6) at Galway 2m 2f hcp sft in Sep.
Double Windsor (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Mid-division, mistake 3rd, 7th before 5 out, ridden in 9th after 3 out and no impression after next, 8th of 10, dist behind Poormans Hill (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp Soft - Heavy in Sep.
Tb Broke Her (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Mid-division, 6th at 8th, 5th 4 out, improved to 4th before 2 out where left 3rd and slightly hampered, soon 2nd, ridden and kept on run-in, not trouble winner, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Massinis Adventure (10-6) at Wexford 3m 1f hcp gd in Sep.
Erkindale Lady (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, 9th at 8th, ridden in 7th before last, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 12 1/4l behind Massinis Adventure (10-6) at Wexford 3m 1f hcp gd in Sep.
Mount Brandon (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Led, headed after 6th, no extra before straight, weakened, 8th of 9, dist behind Time And Times (11-3) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hvy in Mar.
Templemichael (IRE) 9-2 (10-0) Towards rear, 9th at 5th, took closer order in 7th 4 out, pushed along to 3rd 2 out, ridden into 2nd before last, kept on, not trouble winner, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Magnetic Force (10-11) at Wexford 2m hcp gd in Sep.
Model Cloud (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, 8th from 9th, no extra from before 2 out, 11th of 16, dist behind Cadawill (11-1) at Limerick 3m hcp gd in Jul.
Wee Tiger (IRE) 8-1 (10-3) Soon chased leaders, 3rd at 8th, improved to lead from 3 out, soon joined, headed before last where slight mistake, one pace, 5th of 13, 5 1/4l behind Blixt (11-7) at Clonmel 3m hcp gd in Sep.
Hard Bought (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, 10th of 12, dist behind Cahirconree (11-9) at Tipperary 2m 1f hcp gd in May.
Old Supporter (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Led, headed and dropped to 4th before 2 out, weakened before last, 6th of 11, 12 1/2l behind Magnetic Force (10-11) at Wexford 2m hcp gd in Sep.