mid-division, 5th halfway, stumbled after 6th and soon pushed along in rear, moderate 7th after 3 out, kept on one pace
led early, chased leader, 2nd halfway and closer before 6th, slight mistake in 3rd 4 out, ridden after 2 out and headway to challenge when mistake last, rallied under pressure to lead final 100 yards, kept on well close home
towards rear, pushed along in 6th before 3 out, ridden and some headway in 4th 2 out, no impression in 3rd run-in, kept on one pace
chased leader, 4th halfway, slow 4 out, ridden and no impression in 5th after next, not fluent 2 out and no extra, weakened
mid-division, headway halfway and went 2nd before 6th, slight mistake 3 out and soon pushed along, ridden and no impression in 3rd approaching last, no extra run-in
towards rear, never a factor, pushed along and no impression approaching 4 out, no extra, behind and pulled up before 2 out
mid-division, slight mistake 4th, pushed along and no impression in 7th approaching 4 out, soon no extra, weakened, pulled up before 2 out
mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th after 4 out and 4th next, no impression after 2 out, kept on one pace
prominent and led after 1st, clear from 3rd and 7 lengths lead halfway, reduced advantage before 6th, ridden after 2 out and joined briefly last, under pressure run-in and headed final 100 yards, no impression on winner close home
Our Boy Boru has been looking high in the weights after his Navan maiden victory while Apache Jack is only dropping slowly in the ratings though did run well for a long way over 3m at Fairyhouse last time. Colwinston is 0-13 and was well beaten on his only start over this trip but Our Valentina, the winner of a Navan maiden and a Carlisle handicap, looks quite well treated despite a disappointing run at Newcastle. This looks a question of whether URBANIST stays the trip as he was only caught in the dying strides by Mick The Boyo at Naas and the winner franked the form on a return visit on Saturday. Shane Nolan's charge has never raced beyond the minimum but looks so well treated that he's handed the vote.
Westerners Son (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Led early, mid-division and reminders after 2nd, in rear and not fluent 3rd, soon detached and no extra from halfway, tailed off, 6th of 12, dist behind Knockraha Pylon (10-13) at Thurles 2m hcp hvy in Jan.
Our Boy Boru (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th from 4th, dropped to rear before 3 out and no impression, kept on without threatening straight into 3rd near finish, 3rd of 6, 36l behind Beyond The Law (11-9) at Clonmel 2m 3f hvy in Jan.
Seskinane (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Towards rear, progress to 9th after 8th, no impression on leaders, weakened before 2 out, 11th of 18, dist behind Allez Kal (10-2) at Limerick 3m hcp hvy in Dec.
Apache Jack (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, improved to dispute lead 5 out, led next, ridden entering straight, joined 2 out, headed at last, soon no extra, dropped to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 12 1/4l behind Dromore Lad (10-10) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp sft in Jan.
Colwinston (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden to challenge 3 out, no extra in 3rd before 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 15 3/4l behind Stooshie (11-4) at Down Royal 2m mdn hvy in Dec.
Our Valentina (IRE) 13-8fav (11-3) In touch, outpaced 4 out, rallied after 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 5 3/4l behind Beyondtemptation (10-12) at Newcastle 2m 5f hcp (4) sft in Dec.
Illuminati (FR) 33-1 (11-3) Held up, moderate 19th before 4th where slight mistake, no impression 3 out, not fluent next, no extra, last of 22, dist behind Definite Income (10-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp Good - Yielding in Oct.
Urbanist (IRE) 11-4 (10-3) Tracked leaders, close 5th 3 out, ridden from 2 out, went 2nd at last, led inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, headed near line, 2nd of 11, nk behind Mick The Boyo (10-11) at Naas 2m hcp Soft - Heavy in Jan.
Swift (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 10th of 16, 27 1/2l behind Solar Heat (11-5) at Thurles 2m 2f Yielding in Nov.