held up, a little keen, bumped rival 2nd, 7th after 5th, headway and slightly impeded last, moderate 3rd approaching straight, stayed on well inside final furlong, 2nd near line, not quite get to winner
It's very unusual to find one of Willie Mullins' charges at the bottom end of a moderate handicap but Bosman Rule has shown little since switching to fences and was a long way behind Tesseract over a longer trip here in August. The winner didn't run very well at Killarney later and makes his handicap debut and is in the same ownership as Coeur Joyeux, a very easy winner on heavy going at Sligo last month and likely to make further progress. Tisamystery had Rocky Court behind when scoring at Killarney and has more experience than most of these while PUMBAA bounced back to form on testing ground at Sligo, when Presenting Mahler was behind, and with more rain forecast is taken to complete a quick double. Ontopoftheworld made very good progress earlier this year and would be a threat if ready after a long break.
Pumbaa (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Led, raced on inner, joined approaching 4th, soon led again, closely pressed before 2 out, went on from before straight, soon asserted and stayed on well, won at Sligo 2m 1f hcp hvy in Sep beating Crazywork De Vassy (10-7) by 4 3/4l, 6 ran.
Tesseract (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Chased leaders early, 5th and slight mistake 7th, towards rear and slight mistake 5 out, ridden and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 7, 17 1/2l behind Peregrine Run (11-12) at Killarney 2m 5f gd in Aug.
Presenting Mahler (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Led, headed after 1st, 3rd 3 out, headway to lead approaching straight, headed 2 out, every chance at last, ridden and kept on same pace run-in, dropped to 4th closing stages, 4th of 11, 2l behind Drakaina (9-12) at Limerick 2m hcp sft in Oct.
Black Zero (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Raced 3rd, 4th after 8th, under pressure and weakened after 4 out, 6th of 9, 37 1/2l behind Kylecrue (11-2) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hvy in Sep.
Coeur Joyeux (IRE) 11-10fav (11-12) Disputed lead early, soon led, slight mistake 2nd, pressed approaching 2 out, asserted straight, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Sligo 2m 5f hvy in Sep beating Class Honours (11-1) by 19l, 5 ran.
Rocky Court (IRE) 4-1 (11-8) Soon raced in moderate 4th, ridden to close straight, kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Tisamystery (11-1) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp gd in Aug.
Ontopoftheworld (IRE) 10-11fav (11-9) Chased leaders in 3rd, 2nd from 6th, challenged before 3 out, disputed 3 out, ridden in 2nd before last, no impression on winner run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Sunsetstorise (10-10) at Navan 2m 1f hcp hvy in Mar.
Show And Go (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, 5th from 6th, close up when not fluent 3 out, 4th approaching straight, soon 3rd and no impression, one pace, 3rd of 7, 12 1/4l behind Presenting Mahler (9-11) at Listowel 2m 1f hcp hvy in Sep.
Aspen Colorado (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Held up, slight mistake 1st, last from 6th, mistake 8th, soon no danger, tailed off, 5th of 7, dist behind Presenting Mahler (9-11) at Listowel 2m 1f hcp hvy in Sep.
Bosman Rule (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Chased leader in 2nd, led briefly 6 out, disputed briefly 4 out, ridden in 3rd after 3 out, no extra in 4th 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 19l behind Une Lavandiere (11-5) at Listowel 2m 6f hvy in Sep.
Cnoc Na Sioga (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) In rear, 8th after 6th, good headway 5 out to lead before 4 out, under pressure approaching straight, strongly pressed 2 out, soon headed and no extra, 5th of 9, 15 1/2l behind Crocodile Dundee (11-4) at Tipperary 2m 1f hcp sft in Oct.
Benemeade (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, progress on inner 3 out, closer behind leaders before 2 out, slight mistake 2 out and soon ridden, no extra before last, 7th of 11, 13 1/4l behind Hurricane Darwin (11-2) at Navan 2m 4f hcp Yielding in Sep.
Tisamystery (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Soon tracked leader, on terms 4 out, led approaching straight, stayed on well from last, won at Killarney 2m 1f hcp gd in Aug beating Chief Of Panama (11-6) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.