Winning bumper Poet Power jumped poorly on her hurdling debut at Listowel and may need more time but Gagas Horse showed improved form on his second start over timber on this track and further progress should see him in contention. POLI ROI won a point-to-point and a bumper before taking on the top-class Fayonagh in the championship bumper at Punchestown where he wasn't disgraced. He's taken to make a successful start over timber though this is a tough maiden with both Trainwreck, a winner between the flags, and The Rory Story, who appeared to find 2m4f stretching his stamina in his two hurdles runs, looking likely future winners.
Danse Away (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Soon chased leaders, 5th before 4th, pushed along 3 out, one pace from before straight, 7th of 13, 24 3/4l behind Roaring Bull (11-8) at Tipperary 2m mdn sft in Oct.
Gagas Horse 5-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, progress into mid-division after 3rd, improved into 5th after 3 out, 4th entering straight, ridden from last, stayed on run-in into 2nd close home, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Stratum (11-8) at Galway 2m mdn sft in Sep.
Paulie C (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression after 3 out, soon no extra, 11th of 12, dist behind Stratum (11-8) at Galway 2m mdn sft in Sep.
Poli Roi (FR) 9-2 (12-0) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along 4f out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 12 1/2l behind Fayonagh (11-7) at Punchestown 2m (1) Good - Yielding in Apr.
Rock On Barney (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 2nd 4 out, ridden and disputed lead briefly after 2 out, soon headed and weakened, 11th of 16, 28 1/4l behind Beneficial Society (10-11) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f hcp gd in Jul.
Soleglad (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace from next, 14th of 30, dist behind Mengli Khan (11-8) at Navan 2m mdn Yielding in Sep.
Stowaway Forever (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd entering straight, soon no impression, 5th of 18, 12 1/4l behind Canardier (12-0) at Punchestown 2m 2f Good - Yielding in Apr.
The Bronc (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, disputed lead 6f out, ridden and headed entering straight, weakened, 7th of 14, 31l behind Thermistocles (12-0) at Roscommon 2m 4f Good - Yielding in Jul.
The Rory Story (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th after 3 out and no impression next, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 20 1/4l behind Battleford (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn Yielding in Dec.
Trainwreck (IRE) 2-1fav (11-12) Mid-division, progress into 2nd 3f out, led 2f out, soon ridden, joined 1 1/2f out, headed 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Last Minute Man (11-12) at Down Royal 2m Soft - Heavy in Jan.
Dawn Shadow (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 4th of 11, 11 3/4l behind Ainsi Va La Vie (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m lst (1) hvy in Sep.
Drumbar Millie (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Held up, last from 3rd, 6th from 8th, no impression from 4 out, 6th of 8, dist behind Burren Life (11-4) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn hvy in Sep.
Kool Lady (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, ridden in rear 4 out, soon no extra and weakened, tailed off, 11th of 12, dist behind Moyross (11-12) at Galway 2m 5f mdn sft in Sep.
Lakeside Pearl (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, ridden in rear 3 out, soon no extra, last of 12, dist behind Stratum (11-8) at Galway 2m mdn sft in Sep.
Poet Power (IRE) 2-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, several slight mistakes, moderate 6th halfway, closer before 5 out, 5th 3 out, ridden and no impression before straight, no extra before 2 out where slight mistake, 7th of 13, dist behind Classic Theatre (11-7) at Listowel 2m mdn hvy in Sep.