For Pedro ran easily his best race to date on heavy ground at Listowel and any further rain would greatly aid his cause. Paddy Gunzales has been attempting to make all in bumpers and though unsuccessful hasn't been beaten far and has all the attributes to make a hurdler. Tongie showed real potential when last seen earlier this year but he looks more like a staying type and may find the guaranteed fitness of ROMAN GOLD too much. Gordon Elliott's charge showed ability in bumpers and travelled well for a long way on his reappearance and hurdling debut over 2m4f at Punchestown. He didn't find as much as expected at the finish but the lack of a run could have been the reason and he's given another chance here.
Fiddlers Bow (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, some progress into moderate 10th after 4 out, ridden and no impression next, kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 20 3/4l behind Undressed (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn Yielding - Soft in Mar.
Fintown Boy (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Slight mistake 1st, soon towards rear, slight mistake 4 out, soon ridden and no extra, weakened and tailed off, 10th of 11, dist behind Moylisha Tim (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn gd in Oct.
For Pedro (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Raced 5th, 4th after 5th, pecked 8th, closer in 4th after 8th, 5th before 3 out, no impression in 4th 3 out, no extra, weakened, 6th of 16, dist behind Edith Somerville (10-11) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn gd in Sep.
Harry's Place (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Stateable Case.
Paddy Gunzales (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Led, disputed 6f out, ridden in 3rd 2 1/2f out, no extra in 5th 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 22 1/4l behind Moylisha Tim (12-0) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f gd in Sep.
Roman Gold (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, ran freely early, 2nd halfway, challenged 3 out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, no extra in 3rd before last, dropped to 4th run-in, 4th of 11, 10 1/2l behind Moylisha Tim (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn gd in Oct.
Tongie (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Soon tracked leaders, some slight mistakes and inclined to jump slightly left, took keen hold and close up from 6th, on terms from 3 out, led before straight, pressed 2 out, just headed last, kept on without matching winner run-in,, 2nd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Knockrea (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn sft in Apr.
Westfield King (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Mid-division, moderate 8th halfway, ridden into 6th after 3 out, no extra before straight, 8th of 16, 36l behind Ordinary World (11-4) at Tipperary 2m mdn Good - Yielding in Oct.
Crack On Corrie (IRE) Oscar M out of Henris Blaze.
Eglise Des Champs (IRE) Robin Des Champs M out of Deep Gold.
Righty Rue (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and dropped towards rear 4f out, no extra, 12th of 16, dist behind Pride Of The Braid (11-9) at Wexford 2m gd in Apr.