led, not fluent 2nd, pushed along from 2 out and soon pressed, headed before last, ridden and no extra run-in, kept on same pace close home
towards rear, 4th from 3 out and pushed along after next, ridden and went 3rd from last, no impression and kept on same run-in
raced in 3rd, mistake 2nd, went 2nd after 2 out and further progress to lead before last where mistake, ridden and kept on well run-in
chased leader in 2nd, slow jump 3rd, pushed along from 2 out and ridden in 3rd from last where not fluent, no impression and dropped to 4th run-in
towards rear, not fluent 2nd, in rear from 3 out and not fluent next, soon pushed along and no impression
Chambord Du Lys looked a smart prospect when landing a Clonmel maiden in February last year and ran well in tough handicaps over the next few weeks. However, she was off for 476 days before returning with a moderate run at Galway last month and may need another outing to get back to her best. COMMENTARIOLUS made a successful debut for Gordon Elliott at Fairyhouse in February after arriving from France. She was a bit disappointing on very testing ground at Limerick the following month but should be forgiven. Cooldine Bog has struck form in recent weeks, landing a Kilbeggan maiden before very good runs in handicaps. He may just have the edge over another Kilbeggan maiden winner Silver Star, though the latter found Navan's ground just too fast on his handicap debut.
Cooldine Bog (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Led and clear early, reduced advantage 4th, slight mistake 7th, mistake 3 out, soon pressed, joined and disputed before straight, ridden and headed before 2 out, under pressure in 3rd and mistake 2 out, kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Kuiper Belt (11-6) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp gd in Oct.
Leap Dearg (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Towards rear and 11th from halfway, pushed along and some progress from 2 out, ridden and no impression from before last, 8th of 13, 16l behind Brex Drago (10-8) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp gd in Sep.
Silver Star (FR) 4-1fav (11-7) Disputed lead early, headed and 2nd after 3rd, almost on terms 6th, disputed lead straight, led 2 out where not fluent, soon went on, hit last, kept on run-in, headed and dropped to 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 16, 3/4l behind Try Again (10-11) at Navan 2m hcp gf in Sep.
Chambord Du Lys (FR) 8-1 (11-2) Raced in 5th and off the pace, 4th approaching 5th and not always fluent jumping after, no impression approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 33 1/2l behind Awayinthewest (11-2) at Galway 2m 5f sft in Sep.
Commentariolus (IRE) 11-10fav (11-7) Ran 4th, slow 1st, not fluent 5th and 6th, pushed along approaching straight and headway to challenge when bumped by rival before 2 out, soon ridden in 3rd and no impression run-in, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Pete So High (11-7) at Limerick 2m hvy in Mar.