chased leader in 2nd, dropped to 3rd before last and soon ridden, kept on into 2nd inside final 100 yards, not threatening winner
towards rear, not fluent 1st, again not fluent 4 out, ridden in 7th from next, no impression and dropped to rear from 2 out
raced in rear, badly hampered 4th and slightly hampered next, ridden from 3 out and no impression from before last, kept on into 5th run-in
mid-division and 4th from halfway, ridden in 6th from 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace from last
soon led, pushed along and headed after 2 out, ridden and dropped to 5th from last, no extra and weakened to 7th run-in
mid-division on inner, 6th from 3 out and good progress to track leaders from next, challenged in 2nd at last and soon ridden to lead, kept on well closing stages
mid-division early before soon dropping towards rear, 9th when fell 4th
mid-division, 7th when fell 5th
chased leaders and 3rd from halfway, took closer order from 2 out, improved to lead before last where pressed and not fluent, soon ridden and headed, no impression and dropped to 3rd close home
mid-division and 5th from halfway, closer in 4th from 3 out and ridden from last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in
JUST A NORMAL DAY had been running reasonably well over fences before scoring at Wexford last month. It's a long time since he ran over hurdles but was once promising and looks on a very fair mark if anywhere near his best. Rain In Spain completed a double in the summer but couldn't handle the 5lb rise at Roscommon and the assessor may have hold of her. Maighnealta hasn't won for almost two years but looked on the way back at Gowran on Saturday and wouldn't need much more to get into contention. Authorative created a 33/1 shock here a couple of weeks ago but a 7lb rise makes this more difficult.
Just A Normal Day (IRE) 7-2 (10-13) In touch, left 2nd after 1st, closed after 6th, 3rd after 4 out, travelled well into 2nd after 3 out, led approaching straight, ridden and strongly pressed after 2 out, wandered before last where joined, soon led, ran on strongly, won at Wexford 2m hcp Yielding in Sep beating Burning Issues (10-7) by 5 1/2l, 8 ran.
Fleurys Fort (IRE) 16-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 6th before 2 out, no impression, 7th of 12, 17 1/2l behind The King Of Brega (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp gd in Oct.
Ballinlina Boy 7-2 (11-12) Waited with, soon well off pace, not fluent 5th, moderate 6th approaching straight, kept on same pace from 2 out, 6th of 9, 13 1/2l behind Featherinyourcap (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn Good - Yielding in Sep.
Rain In Spain (IRE) 9-1 (11-9) Mid-division, 6th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 12, 8 3/4l behind Toor General (10-13) at Roscommon 2m hcp gd in Oct.
Fontainbleau (IRE) 25-1 (11-8) Chased leader in 2nd, jumped right 2nd, mistake 5th and soon dropped to 3rd, dropped to 4th from 2 out and soon pushed along, no extra and kept on same pace from before last, 4th of 7, 15 1/4l behind Star Maker (11-8) at Downpatrick 2m 3f mdn gd in Sep.
Muroor 11-1 (10-13) Mid-division and 5th from halfway, pushed along in 4th from 2 out and ridden from last, no impression and dropped to 5th run-in, 5th of 9, 13 3/4l behind Sir Benford Wales (11-10) at Downpatrick 2m 1f gd in Sep.
Alnahar (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Towards rear and 6th from halfway, pushed along after 3 out and went 5th from next, no impression and kept on same pace from before last, 5th of 7, 18l behind Star Maker (11-8) at Downpatrick 2m 3f mdn gd in Sep.
Maighnealta (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Rear of mid-division on outer, slightly hampered 3rd, headway to challenge approaching straight, ridden in 3rd bypassing last, under pressure and no impression closing stages, 3rd of 11, 3 1/4l behind Teqany (11-4) at Gowran Park 2m hcp gd in Oct.
Montys Angel (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Prominent, wandered about before 2nd, led 3rd, quickly clear, veered left after 6th, slight mistake 2 out, reduced lead from before last, headed from over 50yds out, no extra and one pace, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Featherinyourcap (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn Good - Yielding in Sep.
Rathnaleen Girl (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) In rear, progress into 8th 3 out, ridden from next, 5th at last, kept on run-in, 3rd close home, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Toor General (10-13) at Roscommon 2m hcp gd in Oct.
Authorative (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Soon led, not fluent 4th, pressed from 2 out, ridden from last and soon went 5 lengths clear, reduced advantage closing stages but always holding runner-up, won at Downpatrick 2m 3f hcp gd in Sep beating Eight And Bob (11-2) by 1 1/4l, 15 ran.