chased leader in 2nd until fell 4 out
led, joined before 3 out and soon headed, no extra and weakened before next, kept on into moderate 2nd run-in
in rear early before soon settling in 3rd, improved to dispute lead before 3 out and led from next, stretched clear before last and kept on well run-in, easily
chased leaders early before soon dropping to rear, took closer order from 4 out and improved to dispute lead before next, headed from 2 out and soon ridden, no impression before last where not fluent, dropped to 3rd close home
Koroleva attempted to make all over 2m3f here a couple of weeks ago but had no answer when Star Maker quickened past and could only finish third. The winner is trained by Gordon Elliott, who could have a smart hurdler on his hands in the shape of SOLINDIAN. He was trained by Willie Mullins when landing a Kilbeggan bumper in August and has been purchased by Qatar Racing. Jack Wade ran quite well here a fortnight ago and Paul Rothwell should find a little race for him soon while He's No Molly has plenty of scope and is one for the future.
Solindian (FR) 11-8fav (12-0) Close up, 4th halfway, progress 4f out, travelled well to lead narrowly under 2f out, strongly pressed approaching straight, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, asserted closing stages, won at Kilbeggan 2m 2f gd in Aug beating Decor Irlandais (12-0) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.
Koroleva (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Led, pressed from 2 out and soon pushed along, headed before last and soon dropped to 3rd, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 7, 7 3/4l behind Star Maker (11-8) at Downpatrick 2m 3f mdn gd in Sep.
He's No Molly (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Mid-division, 7th halfway, slight mistake 4 out, ridden in moderate 6th and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, dist behind Getabird (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hvy in Dec.
Jack Wade (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Towards rear and 10th from halfway, closer in 5th from 2 out where not fluent and soon pushed along, ridden and no impression from last, kept on into moderate 4th run-in, 4th of 12, 15 3/4l behind Thisonesforollie (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 5f mdn gd in Sep.
Imperial Reprise (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Towards rear when slightly hampered 2nd, 8th halfway, struggling from 3 out, bad mistake next and soon no extra, 7th of 9, dist behind Percy (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 3f mdn sft in Mar.
Liar's Dice (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Mid-division, ridden and no extra 4 out, weakened before next, pulled up before 2 out, at Tipperary 3m mdn gd in May.