chased leaders, closer in 3rd from 4 out, dropped to moderate 4th 2 out, not fluent last, kept on same pace run-in
always towards rear, no extra approaching straight, tailed off
led, slight mistake 3rd, headed next, dropped to 7th approaching straight, soon no impression
chased leaders, 8th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on one pace
soon mid-division, closer in 6th approaching straight, slight mistake 3 out, soon no impression, kept on one pace
prominent, jumped left 1st, weakened 5 out, completely tailed off
held up, 10th early, no extra approaching straight, completely tailed off
held up, 11th early, 10th approaching straight, soon no impression
held up, 12th early, not fluent 5 out and pushed along briefly, 9th approaching straight, soon no impression
towards rear, moderate 11th approaching straight, soon no impression
tracked leaders, closer in 2nd from 4 out, no impression from 2 out, soon dropped to 3rd and kept on same pace
prominent, on terms 3rd, led next, asserted after 3 out, well clear from before last, stayed on well, easily
tracked leaders, 5th approaching straight, slight mistake 3 out, 3rd 2 out, soon in pursuit of winner but no impression, slight mistake last, kept on same pace run-in
soon chased leaders, closer in 4th from 4 out, pushed along approaching straight, soon no impression
Shield won a Leopardstown bumper in March and ran well on the Flat at the Curragh last month. Blow The Doors Off landed a Sligo bumper in May and there was plenty to like about his first start over hurdles at Galway last month when runner-up to Very Wood. Valmy Baie has already had four runs over timber in France and has joined Gordon Elliott after an excellent second at Enghien in February. Valseur Lido landed a bumper in France a year ago over 1m4f and will be much better suited by this stiffer test while Katie T should go well after a decent effort here a fortnight ago. VOLUPTUEUX showed the benefit of his opening run when well supported in a bumper at Limerick and coming home in fine style. He's given the nod in a race that should produce plenty of future winners.
Blow The Doors Off 4-1 (11-7) Soon chased leaders, 2nd approaching 3 out, pushed along before straight, no impression and kept on same pace from last, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Very Wood (11-7) at Galway 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Cappagh Castle (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, ridden and no extra before 4 out, weakened and tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind The Game Changer (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft.
Federici 16-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along before straight, ridden and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 13l behind The Game Changer (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft.
Kylestyle (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Raced in 5th, no impression under pressure into straight, no extra from 1f out, 6th of 10, 14l behind The Winkler (11-3) at Galway 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Oct.
Long House Saint (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway into 6th 3 out, improved to challenge entering straight, ridden in 2nd approaching last where mistake, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Ange Balafre (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Oryx Falcon (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Park Athlete.
Plastiki 25-1 (9-2) Chased leaders at ordinary pace, no extra from 2f out, 15th of 17, 33l behind Tin Town Boy (8-4) at Galway 1m 4f hcp 50-80 sft in Aug (flat).
Seven Acres (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Mid div, still bhnd ldrs when fell 3out, in a race won by Didyouno (11-9) at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp gd, 13 ran.
Shield (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Mid-division, lost place over 3f out, soon weakened, 17th of 23, 40l behind Briar Hill (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m N H flat G1 (1) gs in Mar.
The Mad Well (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Mid-division, hampered 1st, slight mistake and reminder 2nd, slight mistake 3rd, soon rear of mid-division, ridden in moderate 7th and no impression 4 out, no extra, 6th of 11, 43l behind The Game Changer (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft.
Valmy Baie (FR) (10-5) 2nd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Polidam (10-7) at Enghien(FR) 2m 2f 4yo hdl hvy in Feb.
Valseur Lido (FR) 6-1 (9-10) won at Lyon-Parilly(FR) 1m 4f 3yo nhf in Nov '12 beating Virca De Thaix (9-13) by nk, 10 ran.
Voluptueux (FR) 9-2 (11-5) Waited with, soon rear of mid-division, closer in 6th approaching straight, 3rd 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, drifted a bit left closing stages, won at Limerick 2m N H flat gd in Oct beating Belle Indigo (10-10) by 5l, 16 ran.
Katie T (IRE) 13-2 (10-11) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, closer in 3rd 4 out, ridden into 2nd 2 out, pressed winner when mistake last, kept on same pace run-in, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 11, 2l behind The Game Changer (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft.