Seeyouallincoppers had been running well over this trip until finding an extra three furlongs too far at Kilbeggan and Jack Kennedy's claim can help him run into a place. However, DEFINING YEAR was having just his fourth start over hurdles when an excellent third to Beckwith Star here on Monday and, though 5lb higher, this isn't as tough and he can gain compensation. Dollar And A Dream has been narrowly beaten into third in his last two starts and is probably still progressing while It's All An Act completed a quick double in October and is on a fair mark compared to his chase rating. Cristy's Call was engaged to run on the Flat here yesterday.
Seeyouallincoppers (IRE) 4-1fav (11-4) Towards rear, took keen hold, mid-division before 4th, soon tracked leaders, pushed along from 3 out, moderate 4th approaching straight, one pace,, 4th of 16, 20 1/2l behind Do Try Dolly (10-9) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp gf in Jun.
Tribes And Banner (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) A little keen, close up, slight mistake 5th, soon raced in 3rd, 4th 3 out and slight mistake, no impression when slight mistake 2 out, one pace, 7th of 14, 5 1/2l behind Tempo Mac (9-12) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp gf in Jul.
Defining Year (IRE) 5-1fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, closed up 2 out and tracked winner, on terms last, edged left run-in and soon headed, kept on same pace, 3rd of 20, 2 1/4l behind Beckwith Star (11-12) at Galway 2m hcp Yielding in Jul.
Pacelli Road (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, not fluent 3 out, no extra from next, 14th of 20, dist behind Space Ship (11-12) at Down Royal 2m mdn Yielding in May.
Esta Quercus (FR) 33-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, 11th early, not fluent 3 out, kept on same pace from next, 10th of 20, 24 3/4l behind Beckwith Star (11-12) at Galway 2m hcp Yielding in Jul.
Venture Lazarus (IRE) 100-1 (11-6) In rear, pushed along between horses approaching straight, soon not much room, no impression 3 out, one pace, 6th of 7, 6 1/2l behind Swansea Mile (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f gd in Jul.
Dollar And A Dream (IRE) 11-8fav (11-5) Held up, 16th at 3rd, not fluent 4 out and 3 out, soon headway, 9th approaching straight, slight mistake 2 out, 6th at last where not fluent, soon edged left briefly, stayed on well and edged right run-in, not reach leaders, 3rd of 18, 1 3/4l behind Accordion Twilight (10-7) at Limerick 2m hcp Yielding - Soft in May.
O'donoghue's Opera (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Pecked 1st, chased leaders, slight mistake 6th, still chasing leaders from 2 out, 5th at last, kept on same pace, 5th of 20, 5l behind Don Franco (11-5) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp Soft - Heavy in May.
Lost Book (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, ridden into 5th after 2 out, no impression in 4th entering straight, stayed on into 3rd run-in and kept on closing stages, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Kylecrue (10-11) at Ballinrobe 2m 5f hcp Soft - Heavy in Jul.
Afatcat 8-1 (10-12) Mid-division early, improved to chase leaders after 3rd, 4th halfway, moderate 3rd 3 out, ridden in 4th after 2 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 18 1/2l behind Supreme Vic (11-9) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp Soft - Heavy in Jul.
Persian Wind (IRE) 6-1 (10-4) Held up, brought down after 1st, at Kilbeggan 2m hcp gd in Jul.
Black Label 12-1 (9-13) In rear, ridden in 14th over 5f out, detached in rear 3f out, soon driven, never a factor, tailed off, last of 14, dist behind Uncharted Waters (8-11) at Ballinrobe 1m 5f hcp hvy in Jul.
Germany John (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along from 5th, mistake 3 out, no extra from next, 15th of 20, dist behind Shaiyzar (11-6) at Down Royal 2m hcp Yielding in May.
Eric The Third (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Soon prominent, led after 1st, hung right briefly after 4th, headed approaching straight, no impression 2 out, soon no extra,, 14th of 24, dist behind Oscar Sam (10-4) at Navan 2m 4f hcp sft in Jan.
Indian Whiskey (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, soon 3rd, 5th halfway, dropped to rear and niggled along 4 out, soon ridden, pulled up after 3 out, at Tramore 2m 5f hcp sft in Jan.
Baby Whizz (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, 6th from 9th, not fluent next and 11th, soon pushed along, no impression approaching straight, one pace,, 5th of 15, 29 3/4l behind Valours Minion (10-9) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp gd in Jul.
Canova (IRE) 28-1 (11-5) Prominent, ridden 2 out, hampered and left 2nd last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 8l behind The Absent Mare (10-0) at Perth 2m hcp (4) gd in Jul.
It's All An Act (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Held up, slight mistake 5th, 8th after 6th, went 4th 3 out where slightly slow, 3rd 2 out, chased winner from last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 12, 6 3/4l behind Fort Smith (12-1) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp gd in Jun.
Cristy's Call (IRE) 7-2fav (10-10) Chased leaders, slightly slow jump 3rd, closer order next, 5th from 6th, not fluent 7th and pushed along, slight mistake 4 out, soon no impression, no extra when not fluent 3 out, mistake last, 7th of 8, dist behind Be Seeing You (10-3) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp gf in Jul.