tracked leaders, 4th and mistake 4 out, ridden in 4th entering straight, disputed 3rd 2 out, went 2nd before last, no impression on winner at last, dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, no impression
tracked leaders on outer, took keen hold, ridden in 3rd entering straight, disputing 3rd when slight mistake 2 out, moderate 3rd at last, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on well close home
always behind, never a factor
in rear, closer in 5th when big jump and not fluent 4 out, no impression from next, never a factor
in rear, mistake at 1st, no impression from 3 out, went moderate 5th and mistake at last, kept on one pace, 4th last strides, never a factor
prominent early, slow jump at 1st and reminders, mistake 3rd and in rear next, trailing when slow at 6th and pulled up
made all, went clear 2 out, ridden and stayed on well run-in
tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in 2nd entering straight, dropped to 4th after 2 out, no impression, moderate 5th last strides
Brosna George completed a double over hurdles here last winter and though well beaten on his chasing debut at Galway, should do better. Debuchet, runner-up in the 2017 Champion Bumper at Cheltenham, never fulfilled his potential over hurdles but is young enough to make a chaser while Cool Saint, who would have completed a double over timber but for falling at the last at Thurles in January, competed at Grade 3 level in his two later starts. An Fraoch Mor looked a chasing type when landing a Wexford maiden hurdle but CHARLIE STOUT can make his experience count. A winner over fences at Galway, he had no answer to The Red Menace on a return visit but he had better fancied opposition behind and can return to winning ways. Roconga has had 13 starts over fences without winning but usually gets round and can run into a place again.
Charlie Stout (IRE) 5-2 (11-8) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved into 2nd after 3 out, ridden and no impression on leader after last, soon no extra and kept on one pace straight, 2nd of 7, 21l behind The Red Menace (11-8) at Galway 2m 7f Soft - Heavy in Oct.
An Fraoch Mor (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Soon raced in 4th and a little keen, 3rd from 10th, on terms after 3 out, no extra and one pace from between last 2, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Cloudy Morning (10-12) at Wexford 3m hcp Yielding in Apr.
Ballymac Boy (IRE) 66-1 (11-11) Waited with, 10th from 4th, slight mistake 5 out, soon no danger, kept on without threatening straight, 8th of 13, dist behind Cool Colonnade (11-11) at Clonmel 2m gd in Jun.
Brosna George (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, never a factor, tailed off, 8th of 9, dist behind Battleoverdoyen (11-12) at Galway 2m 7f sft in Oct.
Cool Saint (FR) 12-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, no extra after 3 out and soon weakened, behind and pulled up before next, at Limerick 2m 6f (1) hvy in Mar.
Dashing Oscar (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Prominent, 2nd halfway, pushed along and lost place when mistake and unseated rider 2 out, at Galway 2m 6f hcp sft in Oct.
Debuchet (FR) 14-1 (10-5) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 12th of 23, dist behind Ronald Pump (11-6) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp Good - Yielding in Apr.
Roconga (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd entering straight, disputing 2nd when mistake 2 out, ridden in 5th before last, no impression and kept on one pace in 4th run-in, 4th of 11, 14 1/2l behind Act In Time (11-1) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp Yielding in Aug.