took keen hold, slight mistake 2nd, mid-division, jumped slightly left 5th, pushed along before 4 out where not fluent, soon no impression, no extra, mistakes straight, virtually pulled up run in, completely tailed off
Willie Mullins has a cracking record in this and BLEU ET ROUGE could be another for the yard. Twice narrowly beaten on the level in the French Provinces, he is bred for jumping and can make a successful start. St Stephens Green landed a Kilbeggan bumper in good style before a promising start over timber behind the long odds on Tycoon Prince at Punchestown. He will be difficult to beat on that form and the selection will need to be smart. Madfuninthewest was unlucky to fall two out at Gowran in February as he was in touch at the time and his later runs have been confidence boosters in bumpers. Wrap Star never won in a dozen Flat starts but should make a hurdler judged on a decent run at Fairyhouse.
Bel Ami De Sivola (FR) 4-1fav (11-4) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, ridden in 10th entering straight, no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 20, 32 1/2l behind Castello Sforza (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m Soft - Heavy in Apr.
Bermeo (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th entering straight, no impression before 2 out, weakened, 5th of 10, 34 1/2l behind A Great View (11-4) at Limerick 2m mdn sft in Nov.
Bleu Et Rouge (FR) (10-1) 2nd of 7, shd behind Bon Augure (10-1) at Saint-Malo 1m 4f sft in Aug.
Kakadu (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd early, a little keen, 4th before halfway, under pressure from 4f out, no extra and detached approaching straight, tailed off, 8th of 9, dist behind Chain Gang (11-7) at Listowel 2m Soft - Heavy in Sep.
Madfuninthewest (IRE) 11-4fav (11-7) Chased leaders early, mid-division halfway, progress into 4th 4f out, ridden in 3rd over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 12 1/4l behind Ballinderry Moth (11-0) at Killarney 2m 1f sft in May.
Mountains Of Cache (IRE) 33-1 (9-8) Soon pushed along detached towards rear, 9th halfway and soon no impression, 8th of 10, 29 3/4l behind Walk Of Shame (9-8) at Dundalk 1m mdn pol in Oct.
Previctorious (IRE) 50-1 (11-8) Soon chased leaders, not fluent 4th, closer order 6th, pushed along from 2 out, moderate 7th before straight and no impression, not fluent last, no extra, 7th of 10, 27 1/4l behind Tycoon Prince (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn gd in Oct.
St Stephens Green (IRE) 5-1fav (11-8) Chased leaders, closer order 6th, 2nd before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 6 1/2l behind Tycoon Prince (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn gd in Oct.
The Glimmerman (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Mid-division, dropped to 10th 4f out, soon ridden and no extra from 2f out, 12th of 14, 30 1/2l behind Along The Shore (9-6) at Limerick 1m 3f hcp sft in Oct.
Total Silence (IRE) Milan gelding out of Anaglogs Leader.
Wrap Star (IRE) 7-2fav (11-2) Tracked leaders, pushed along in 4th into straight, not fluent 2 out, no impression from before last in 3rd, one pace, 3rd of 9, 4 1/4l behind Squouateur (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn Yielding in Nov.
Fly Round The Bend (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, no impression in last from 3 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 9, 20l behind Squouateur (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn Yielding in Nov.
Head Turner (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Towards rear, pushed along from 3 out, 7th into straight, no impression from before 2 out where slight mistake, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 18 3/4l behind Squouateur (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn Yielding in Nov.