raced in 6th early, improved to chase leader on inner into straight, 3rd from before 2 out, no extra from before last
raced in 3rd early, pushed along approaching 3 out where slight mistake, soon no extra, slight mistake last
held up in rear, took keen hold, not always fluent jumping, some headway and under pressure from 3 out, soon no extra
led early, soon joined, pushed along 5th and headed, weakened from before 3 out, tailed off
raced in 7th early, mistake 2nd, improved to chase leader from before straight, challenged from before 2 out, soon on terms, led between last 2 and edged slightly right, kept on run-in, just held on, demoted to 2nd
held up in 8th early, closed up from 3rd to soon track leaders, pushed along approaching straight, soon dropped to 4th, no extra approaching 2 out where slight mistake
raced in 5th early, no impression approaching straight, soon no extra
raced in 4th early, slight mistake 4th, pushed along 5th, lost place and no impression from before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off
close up, soon disputed lead, slightly awkward at 5th and led, pressed from before 2 out, soon joined, headed between last 2 and impeded, switched left, rallied and stayed on well run-in, just failed, promoted to 1st
Landofhopeandglory lost his unbeaten record to Bapaume in a Leopardstown Grade 2 after beating him narrowly here earlier. He was conceding 3lb and only beaten just over a length and collateral form puts him about level with DINARIA DES OBEAUX. Gordon Elliott's filly finished 7l behind Bapaume when the latter was runner-up in the Grade 1 Spring Hurdle at Leopardstown but that was only her second run over timber and she looks to have the scope to go on to better things. Ex Patriot was a further 5l behind in that latter event and may do better over further while Prospectus was a long way behind Landofhopeandglory at Leopardstown. The selection's stable companion Mengli Khan was only a length behind Ex Patriot here last month when conceding 5lb and looks to have a very bright future.
Landofhopeandglory (IRE) 9-4 (11-1) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 1st, moderate 4th from 3rd, soon chased clear leader, closed to challenge straight, kept on same pace run-in and just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Bapaume (10-12) at Leopardstown 2m (1) Yielding in Dec.
Amaulino (FR) 7-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders on outer, 2nd 4 out, led briefly entering straight, ridden and headed 3 out, moderate 3rd and left 2nd at last, no extra in 3rd again inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 9 1/4l behind Thirsty Work (11-9) at Navan 2m Yielding - Soft in Jan.
Bobabout (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Tracked leader in 2nd and soon clear of remainder, ran freely, not fluent 4th, pushed along and no impression on winner 2 out, soon no extra, 3rd of 6, 18 3/4l behind Yaha Fizz (11-6) at Naas 2m sft in Feb.
Champagne Pat (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Towards rear, moderate 7th at 6th where slight mistake and reminders, no impression approaching straight, soon no extra, 6th of 8, 31 1/2l behind Prospectus (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m Yielding - Soft in Jan.
Ex Patriot (IRE) 22-1 (11-0) Held up, 7th after 3rd, went moderate 5th approaching straight, disputed moderate 3rd and not fluent last, one pace, 5th of 8, 14 3/4l behind Mega Fortune (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m (1) sft in Feb.
Mengli Khan (IRE) 9-4fav (11-7) Soon tracked leaders in 3rd, closed up 3 out, challenged next, slight mistake last, kept on without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 16, 1l behind Ex Patriot (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn sft in Jan.
Sword Fighter (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Held up, bumped at 2nd, 6th after 3rd, slight mistake 4th, not fluent next, under pressure 3 out, soon in rear and no extra, not fluent last, last of 8, dist behind Mega Fortune (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m (1) sft in Feb.
Charms Bracelet (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 6th after 3rd where not fluent, not fluent next, moderate 4th when slight mistake last, one pace, 6th of 20, 12 3/4l behind I See You Well (11-7) at Naas 2m mdn Yielding - Soft in Jan.
Dinaria Des Obeaux (FR) 10-3 (10-7) Prominent, 2nd after 3rd, soon 3rd, pushed along from 3 out, bad mistake 2 out, dropped to moderate 4th approaching straight, slight mistake last where disputed moderate 3rd, one pace, 3rd of 8, 10 1/2l behind Mega Fortune (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m (1) sft in Feb.
Prospectus 3-1 (11-0) Held up, soon raced in 6th, pushed along from 3 out, improved to chase leaders in 4th approaching straight, chased leader 2 out, stayed on well run-in to lead from 100yds out, won at Fairyhouse 2m Yielding - Soft in Jan beating Dakota Moirette (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.