tracked leaders, 4th at 5th, pushed along in 2nd before straight, 3rd before 2 out, soon no impression, fell last
tracked leaders, slightly slow 2nd and pushed along briefly, 5th at 5th, mistake 8th, not fluent next, still chasing leaders into straight, no impression 2 out
chased leaders, slight mistake 5th, soon raced in 7th, no impression from before straight
soon mid-division, 9th at 5th, slight mistake 8th, no impression approaching straight
soon mid-division, 8th at 5th, no impression approaching straight
held up, slight mistake 4th, 11th at 5th, no impression 9th, pulled up before 2 out
held up, 13th at 5th, improved to chase leaders on outer into straight, wandered before 2 out, soon no impression
held up, 14th at 5th, never a factor
towards rear, slight mistakes 2nd and 9th, never a factor
disputed lead, slow jump 1st, slight mistake 7th, headed approaching next, slightly slow 9th and soon no extra, weakened
prominent, slight mistake 2nd, soon disputed lead, slight mistake 7th, headed before next but remained prominent, lost place into straight, no impression 2 out
prominent, a little keen, close up from 4th, soon on terms, led before 8th, slight mistake 3 out, ridden from 2 out, soon strongly pressed, joined approaching last where left with decisive advantage, kept on, reduced lead close home
chased leaders, 6th at 5th, went 3rd into straight, 2nd before 2 out, challenged and on terms approaching last where mistake and almost unseated rider, rallied well but not get back to winner
held up, slight mistake 3rd, 10th at 5th, not fluent 9th, slight mistake 3 out, soon no extra
held up, 12th at 5th, no impression approaching 3 out, pulled up before 2 out
held up, reminder after 3rd, slightly slow next, pulled up before 6th
Theatre Wine has a penalty for her bumper victory on heavy ground at Wexford but looked a certain future winner when beaten a short-head on her hurdling debut. However, she was found to be coughing post-race when beaten a long way at Clonmel so that has to be ignored. Ask Susan is also penalised for her bumper success at Tramore but she had earlier finished runner-up over timber twice so the experience should stand her in good stead. West Bridge came up against some decent performers when runner-up in three maidens in the spring and will have needed her comeback here on New Year's Day so she can get involved, though CHAMBORD DU LYS looks the one to be on. Placed in a bumper in France in 2015, she made her hurdling debut for Willie Mullins on very heavy ground at Limerick last month and though finding Coquine D'aunou just too strong the winner didn't let the form down in a Grade 2 subsequently.
Theatre Wine (IRE) 9-10fav (11-7) Chased leaders, slight mistake 6th, 4th halfway, slight mistake 3 out, soon ridden and no extra, weakened before 2 out, 9th of 18, dist behind Rosshaven Lady (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn gd in Oct.
Ask Susan (IRE) 10-3 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along briefly 6f out, headway into 2nd 3f out, led 2 1/2f out, soon ridden, strongly pressed 1f out, stayed on well under pressure inside final furlong, won at Tramore 2m hvy in Dec beating Mr Showtime (11-11) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Ask The Legend 20-1 (10-11) Disputed lead, headed before 8th, dropped to 5th approaching 3 out, weakened, pulled up before 2 out, at Tramore 2m 5f mdn Soft - Heavy in Jan.
Leahs September (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders early, no impression from 6 out, soon behind, 12th of 15, dist behind Coquine D'aunou (10-13) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hvy in Dec.
Midnight Surprise (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Mid-division early, 11th at 2nd, moderate 10th approaching straight and no impression, 10th of 24, dist behind Barra (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn sft in Jan.
Pariah (IRE) 40-1 (10-13) Prominent, disputed lead from 4th, headed 6th, ridden in 5th after 3 out, weakened, 7th of 15, dist behind Coquine D'aunou (10-13) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hvy in Dec.
Play At Midnight (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Raced in rear, pushed along from 4f out and soon no danger, 9th of 13, 36 1/4l behind Ballyluskey (12-0) at Limerick 2m Soft - Heavy in Dec.
Queens And Aces (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, fell 1st, at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn sft in Jan.
Right So Joe (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, slight mistake 3 out, no danger after, 17th of 25, dist behind Art Of Security (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn sft in Jan.
Roisin A Chroi (IRE) 9-2 (10-11) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, disputed 3rd from 8th, pushed along before 4 out where not fluent, soon under pressure, 4th approaching 3 out, soon no extra, 4th of 9, dist behind Brightest Flame (11-4) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn Soft - Heavy in Jan.
Une Lavandiere (FR) 50-1 (11-7) Hampered 1st, held up, 15th at 2nd, headway approaching straight, soon no impression, one pace, 6th of 24, dist behind Barra (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn sft in Jan.
West Bridge (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, closer in 3rd before 3 out, 2nd 2 out, soon ridden, no extra in 4th last, kept on one pace, 6th of 17, 13 1/2l behind Montana Belle (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn sft in Jan.
Chambord Du Lys (FR) 8-11fav (10-13) Tracked leaders on inner, 4th and pushed along briefly 3 out, ridden in 2nd before 2 out, no impression on winner approaching last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 15, 5l behind Coquine D'aunou (10-13) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hvy in Dec.
Raveloe 7-2 (10-12) Held up, ridden and struggling 7f out, rallied 3f out, 4th 2f out, no impression and well held by front trio over 1f out, 4th of 9, 15 1/2l behind Dont Tell Val (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f (6) gs in Oct.
Slievenamon (IRE) 66-1 (11-6) Mid-division, ridden and weakened from 3f out, never a factor, last of 20, dist behind Fayonagh (11-9) at Naas 2m Yielding - Soft in Nov.
Western Daru (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 1st, jumped left at 6th and soon ran out off next bend, at Tramore 2m mdn hvy in Dec.
Valiant Vixen (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Held up in touch, no impression in 9th approaching straight, no extra from over 2f out, 10th of 11, dist behind Paloma Blue (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m sft in Jan.