held up mid-division, 9th halfway, pushed along 4f out, ridden 2f out and progress to 4th over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong and led 100 yards out, stayed on well
held up mid-division, 8th halfway, pushed along entering straight, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, no impression on principals 1f out, kept on one pace to go 4th final 100 yards, nearest finish
Construct had been running well over 1m4f before stepping up to this trip in November and battling to his first success on the track. He's only up 4lb and looks certain to go well. Great Trango won a lucrative handicap hurdle at Galway in 2019 and, though running poorly over fences recently, has Jamie Codd in the saddle. Thosedaysaregone was in superb form over hurdles at this time a year ago for Charles Byrnes and it wouldn't be a shock to see a return to form for new handler William O'Doherty. TOP LINE TOMMY scored over 1m4f last month and didn't get the run of the race on a return visit a few days later. He looks the type to be suited by the trip and Derek O'Connor can steer him home. Melliferous has had three runs in maidens and makes her handicap debut over this much longer trip.
Construct 9-2 (8-12) Soon prominent and raced in 2nd, closed up travelling smoothly approaching straight, soon led and pressed, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 2m pol in Nov beating Bold Approach (10-0) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Great Trango (IRE) 18-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division, reminders in rear after 3rd, pushed along and detached before 6th, no extra after 8th, well behind when pulled up before 3 out, at Thurles 2m 6f hcp Soft - Heavy in Jan.
Father Ailbe (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra before 2 out, 9th of 14, dist behind Mattie's Mountain (10-11) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hvy in Dec.
Thosedaysaregone (IRE) 9-4 (11-12) Raced off pace in 3rd, almost refused at 6th, dropped to moderate 5th at 7th, moderate 4th at 8th, trailing after 3 out, kept on one pace to moderate 4th, never a factor, 4th of 5, dist behind Mengli Khan (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 3f sft in Sep.
Battle Of Benburb (IRE) 16-5 (9-9) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and switched left 1 1/2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on final 100 yards, 4th of 14, 3l behind Palace Rock (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn pol in Feb.
Lusis Naturea 11-2 (11-10) Mid-division, ridden in 6th 3 out, no impression, 6th of 14, 12 3/4l behind Presenting Dylan (11-11) at Roscommon 2m hcp gd in Sep.
Top Line Tommy (IRE) 3-1fav (10-3) Towards rear, pushed along early straight and some headway under 2f out, 8th and ridden 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 5 3/4l behind Drakensberg (9-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Feb.
Willywampus (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Mid-division, ridden in 6th before 2 out, no impression, 8th of 9, 22 1/4l behind Zoffanien (11-7) at Naas 1m 7f hcp Yielding - Soft in Feb.
Anyonecanhaveitall 25-1 (9-1) Mid-division, soon 7th, 8th approaching straight and pushed along, kept on same pace without threatening from over 1f out, 6th of 10, 6 3/4l behind The Mouse Doctor (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Feb.
Behind The Wall (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden 2f out, no impression, 7th of 14, 6 3/4l behind Tooreen Angel (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn pol in Feb.
Melliferous (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Soon led, pushed along and edged right early straight, soon headed, 3rd over 1f out, ridden and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Palace Rock (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn pol in Feb.
Ardamir (FR) 28-1 (9-10) Slightly bumped rival start, soon tracked leaders on outer, 2nd over 4f out, pushed along into straight, soon no impression and one pace, 8th of 14, 11 1/2l behind Irish Poseidon (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Dec.
Alexei Vronsky (IRE) 80-1 (11-7) Towards rear, 7th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 7th of 8, 37 1/4l behind Teahupoo (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m hvy in Jan.
Herculaneum (IRE) 17-2 (9-12) Mid-division, pushed along entering straight, ridden under 2f out and soon no impression, no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 9 1/4l behind Drakensberg (9-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Feb.
Tipping Point (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, lost place over 4f out and towards rear entering straight, weakened, last of 14, dist behind Place Des Vosges (11-8) at Tipperary 1m 5f hcp Yielding - Soft in Aug.
King's Song (FR) 40-1 (11-6) Prominent early, soon chased leaders, kept on same pace from 3 out, 8th of 17, 30l behind Neverushacon (11-11) at Punchestown 3m hvy in Nov.
Dusty Winds (IRE) 33-1 (9-12) Dwelt, always towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 11th of 14, 11 1/2l behind Stay With Me (8-12) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Jan.