held up early, soon mid-division, 6th halfway, closer in 3rd 4 out, closed up behind leader on inner 3 out, 3rd and slight mistake 2 out, soon ridden, no impression last, kept on same pace
THE CHAPEL FIELD won comfortably on his reappearance over this trip on heavy going at Fairyhouse then probably found 2m too sharp when scrambling home at Thurles. He's up another 9lb but is obviously progressive and a hat-trick beckons. Golden Glen showed real stamina when scoring over 2m5f on heavy going at Tramore and is another who wasn't suited by dropping back to the minimum here last time. Gunfire Reef has only won over fences and though 15lb lower over hurdles failed to take advantage at Wexford last time. Crimson Chief has never won under Rules nor has Cousin Pascal, another winner between the flags.
Bianca Minola (FR) 16-1 (11-10) Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 14th of 15, dist behind Iknowwhereiamnow (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hvy in Nov.
The Chapel Field (IRE) Evensfav (11-4) Mid-division, 4th halfway, headway to challenge 3 out and led next, pushed along and soon asserted, 3 lengths clear last, ridden and kept on run-in, won at Thurles 2m hcp sft in Nov beating Western Doyen (11-1) by 3/4l, 18 ran.
Southerner (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Towards rear, moderate 7th before 8th, moderate 6th at 11th, kept on one pace to moderate 4th close home, tailed off, 4th of 10, dist behind Stoneford (11-12) at Cork 3m mdn hvy in Apr.
Cousin Pascal (FR) 8-1 (11-13) Held up in rear, ridden and no impression after 3 out, kept on one pace from 2 out, never a factor, 5th of 14, 37 1/2l behind Young Dev (12-4) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Golden Glen (IRE) 11-4fav (11-0) Chased leaders, challenged 3 out, ridden in close 5th next, under pressure in 3rd last, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 8 1/4l behind Lily Trotter (10-10) at Cork 2m hcp sft in Nov.
Gunfire Reef (IRE) 4-1 (11-10) Waited with in rear, some headway in 11th from 10th, pushed along in 6th on outer approaching straight, soon no impression, chased front pair from 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 14, 15l behind Caddy Shack (11-2) at Wexford 3m hcp hvy in Oct.
I'm Not Alone (IRE) 33-1 (11-10) Towards rear, no impression from 3 out, some modest late progress, never a factor, 8th of 16, 17 1/4l behind Solar Heat (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hvy in Nov.
Knockraha Boss (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd after 4 out, ridden to lead after 3 out, headed approaching 2 out, no extra before last, 6th of 14, 10 1/2l behind Lily Trotter (10-10) at Cork 2m hcp sft in Nov.
An Marcach (IRE) 6-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra before 3 out, 11th of 14, 32 1/4l behind Lily Trotter (10-10) at Cork 2m hcp sft in Nov.
Love N' Peace (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Held up, closer in 5th halfway, 4th from 7th, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened, 7th of 10, dist behind Analyse That (11-2) at Clonmel 2m 3f hcp hvy in Mar.
Elusive Exclusive (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Towards rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 16th of 21, 21 1/4l behind Treacysenniscorthy (11-3) at Punchestown 3m hcp sft in Nov.
Dicey (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Mid-division on outer, dropped towards rear after 8th, no extra after 4 out, weakened, completely tailed off, 15th of 18, dist behind Mossy White (11-11) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp sft in Nov.
Mosstown Miller (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Soon led, headed after 3rd, tracked leaders and 6th halfway, pushed along and no impression after 3 out, ridden and no extra after next, 8th of 18, 22 1/2l behind The Chapel Field (11-4) at Thurles 2m hcp sft in Nov.
Crimson Chief (IRE) 5-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear, progress into 9th before straight, ridden in 5th 2 out, 4th and kept on one pace from last, 4th of 14, 7 1/2l behind Robin Gold (11-6) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp sft in Oct.