chased leader early, improved to dispute lead from 2nd, jumped slightly left 5th, headed from 4 out and ridden in 3rd from next, no impression in 2nd from last and dropped to 3rd close home
led early, joined from 2nd, not fluent 3rd and soon dropped to 3rd, improved to dispute again before 6 out, mistake and lost place next, ridden in 5th from 3 out, kept on into 2nd run-in, not threatening winner
towards rear, hampered 1st, took closer order from 6 out, improved to dispute lead before 4 out and soon led, headed after next and ridden, no extra in 3rd from last and dropped to 6th run-in
mid-division, slightly hampered 1st, took closer order to track leaders from 5 out and 4th before next where mistake, good progress to lead after 3 out and stretched clear from last, comfortably
chased leaders, still close-up in 6th before 4 out and soon pushed along, ridden in 4th from 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from last
mid-division, bumped 1st, pulled up before 3rd
slow into stride and raced detached in rear, not fluent 7th and 8th, closed on field from 5 out and hampered next, not fluent 3 out and soon ridden in 6th, no impression from next and kept on into moderate 5th run-in
mid-division, jumped left at times and also not fluent at times, pushed along and dropped to rear from 4 out, no extra and kept on same pace from next
chased leader early, improved to dispute lead from 2nd, headed from 4 out and pushed along before next, soon no extra in 7th
mid-division when hampered and fell 1st
Winning hurdler Open To The World has been struggling over fences while Ballyfinboy hasn't won since scoring here in 2016. Gordon Elliott's Forrardon Xmoor has won three times between the flags but shown nothing under Rules so this should go to DOOLOUGH LAD (NAP). He was carrying a featherweight when scoring over the track and trip two weeks ago and has gone up 10lb but now he's found his form he looks the type to go in again. Invincible Don was behind in the latter race and is 0-20 over fences.
Quiet Account (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Mid-division early, 10th at 5th where slight mistake, not fluent 3 out, jumped left 2 out and one pace, 11th of 27, 10l behind Famous Day (11-5) at Navan 2m 6f hcp gf in Sep.
Open To The World (IRE) 9-4fav (11-10) In rear, pushed along 3rd, reminders 6th, slight mistake and unseated rider 9th, at Sligo 3m hcp gd in Sep.
Doolough Lad (IRE) 20-1 (10-3) Towards rear, some progress into 6th from 6 out, pushed along in 4th from 3 out where not fluent and went 3rd before next, ridden in 2nd from last and kept on well to lead inside final 100 yards, won at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp gd in Sep beating Wee Tiger (9-12) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Ballyfinboy (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) In rear, mistake and unseated rider at 6th, at Sligo 2m 5f hcp gd in Sep.
Maureen's Star (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Mid-division, not fluent 3rd and soon dropped towards rear, 10th from halfway, pushed along from 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next, 7th of 11, 23 1/2l behind Ard Na Carraig (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 1f gd in Sep.
Forrardon Xmoor 5-1 (10-5) Towards rear on outside, awkward 1st, well beaten from 13th, eased before 4 out, soon pulled up, at Perth 3m hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Ardview Boy (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Towards rear early, not fluent 1st, soon improved into mid-division, further progress to lead before 4th, headed and pushed along before 4 out, soon no extra and weakened, 7th of 8, dist behind Doolough Lad (10-3) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp gd in Sep.
Airdrigh (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Raced wide and keen, chased leaders, went left and hit 1st, disputing well held 2nd 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 6, 24 1/4l behind Orioninverness (11-10) at Perth 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Invincible Don (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Mid-division, dropped to 7th and reminders from 6 out, ridden from 4 out and 5th after next, no impression and kept on same pace from 2 out, 5th of 8, 23 1/4l behind Doolough Lad (10-3) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp gd in Sep.
Kilderry Prince (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Towards rear on outer, 8th 3 out, pushed along in 7th and mistake next, soon ridden, moderate 8th at last, kept on one pace to go 5th near line, 5th of 10, 22 3/4l behind Select Opportunity (11-1) at Sligo 2m 5f hcp gd in Sep.