BANG BANG ROSIE was having her first start for Willie Mullins when landing a Punchestown bumper in taking fashion and looks to have been found a good opportunity on her hurdling bow, especially with her allowance. Falak won a Nottingham handicap for Roger Varian in the summer and will have needed his opening run for Gordon Elliott though the stable could have a better chance with Dortmund Park, a dual bumper winner in France and looking in need of the experience at Navan last month. Winning bumper Thermistocles led for a long way before fading when tackling this trip at Down Royal and should be much better for the run. Catwalk King ploughed through the mud to win a Cork bumper in the spring so conditions are in his favour.
Cappacon (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, weakened and tailed off, 8th of 12, dist behind Getabird (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hvy in Dec.
Catwalk King (IRE) 13-2 (12-0) Close up, soon narrow leader, joined from 6f out, pushed along approaching straight and headed, soon lost place and no impression, weakened, 6th of 7, 30 3/4l behind Dead Right (11-7) at Punchestown 2m Good - Yielding in Apr.
Cote Tete (FR) 7-1 (11-12) Held up behind leaders, closed up travelling smoothly straight, pushed along from 2 out, no impression approaching last, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 31 1/2l behind Blow By Blow (11-12) at Navan 2m 7f mdn hvy in Dec.
Dont Stop (IRE) 9-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, progress to 3rd at 5th, improved to 2nd at 6th, 3rd at 10th, mistake 3 out and lost place, pulled up before 2 out, at Galway 2m 7f hcp hvy in Oct.
Drimsree Lad (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, pushed along at 7th and soon lost place, no impression from 4 out, 10th of 16, dist behind Mount Hanover (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hvy in Dec.
Eusebius (IRE) 100-1 (11-11) Mid-division, ridden and no impression after 3 out, no extra before next, 14th of 19, dist behind Morgan (11-11) at Naas 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Feb.
Monstrosity (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Led or disputed lead, headed entering straight, pushed along and soon no extra, weakened, 5th of 7, dist behind Warlike Intent (12-0) at Clonmel 2m Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Theatre World (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, ridden 3 out, no impression next, kept on one pace, 9th of 15, 32l behind Product Of Love (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn gd in May.
Thermistocles (IRE) Evensfav (11-12) Prominent, slight mistake 2nd, 2nd halfway, led briefly 3 out, pushed along and headed before next, no impression in 4th approaching last, no extra, 5th of 9, 13 1/2l behind Bosco Di Alco (11-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn Yielding in Sep.
Call A Cab (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Held up towards outer, not fluent 1st, 16th approaching 5th, good headway to chase leaders when wandered before last where not fluent, no impression and kept on run-in, 5th of 17, 6 1/4l behind Gran Geste (11-9) at Navan 2m mdn hvy in Dec.
Dortmund Park (FR) 2-1 (11-7) Disputed lead early, headed 2nd, soon 4th, ridden and no impression before 2 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 21, 16 1/2l behind Speak Easy (11-7) at Navan 2m mdn sft in Dec.
Falak (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Chased leader, mid-division and mistake 4th, no impression after 3 out, no extra after 2 out, 7th of 16, 28 1/4l behind Ten Ten (11-9) at Down Royal 2m mdn sft in Nov.
Fr Gilligansvoyge 100-1 (11-9) Towards rear for most, never a factor, tailed off, 13th of 15, dist behind Downtown Getaway (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m sft in Dec.
Misty Hollow (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, lost position 4 out, soon dropped behind, no impression straight, 18th of 21, dist behind Speak Easy (11-7) at Navan 2m mdn sft in Dec.
Bang Bang Rosie (IRE) 11-8fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, 3rd 5f out, travelled well to challenge 2f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, soon asserted, kept on strongly inside final furlong, won at Punchestown 2m Soft - Heavy in Nov beating Calicojack (12-0) by 6 1/2l, 6 ran.