led, pushed along and joined when fell 2 out
rear of mid-division, mistake 1st and not fluent at 5th, progress into moderate 8th 3 out, kept on same pace
tracked leaders on inner, slightly hampered at 1st, 5th and slight mistake 3 out, soon pushed along, went moderate 3rd before last, kept on same pace
tracked leaders on outer, ridden and weakened halfway, pulled up before 3 out
mid-division, closer in 4th 3 out, soon pushed along, no impression from 2 out
rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out, moderate 7th next, fell at last
prominent, 2nd 3 out, headway to dispute lead when left with narrow lead 2 out, soon ridden and joined, led narrowly after last, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace in 2nd close home
mid-division, slow jump at 1st, pushed along after 4 out, not fluent 3 out and soon eased
mid-division on inner, moderate 6th 3 out, pushed along in moderate 6th next, moderate 4th before last, no impression
always behind, ridden from early, never a factor
tracked leaders on outer, slight mistake 4 out and soon pushed along, weakened quickly when mistake 3 out and pulled up
in rear, no impression from 3 out, some modest late progress
in rear, some progress after 3 out, kept on without threatening, never a factor
mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor
prominent on inner, close 3rd on outer when briefly hung left entering straight, close 3rd and left 2nd 2 out, soon ridden to dispute lead, narrowly headed after last, rallied well to regain narrow lead inside final furlong, stayed on well close home
rear of mid-division on inner, no impression from 4 out, never a factor
rear of mid-division, moderate 10th entering straight, kept on without threatening, never a factor
mid-division on outer, ran around approaching 2nd, no impression from 3 out, never a factor
rear of mid-division, slightly hampered at 1st, no impression from 3 out, never a factor
always behind, never a factor
Joseph O'Brien has two entries. Christopher Robin, a winner on the Flat at Limerick last summer, made too many mistakes on his hurdling bow at Punchestown but Star Max showed the benefit of a fair opening run to finish third behind stable companion Konitho at Naas and, with further progress likely, should make a bold bid to get off the mark. Gordon Elliott's Ingenuity looked promising at Punchestown and will have come on nicely while stable companion Coolongolook won twice for Luca Cumani last summer and is just the type his trainer excels with. Colour Me In looked a certain future winner when a close fourth in a big field at Cork though didn't run as well on a return visit but it's about time FUTURE PROOF (NAP) was winning. Noel Meade's charge followed two good opening runs with a close second to Band Of Outlaws, who has since won a better race at Naas.
Aim For Glory (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, hampered in 3rd before 3 out, pushed along in 4th from 2 out, soon no impression and dropped to 5th run-in, 5th of 17, 8 1/2l behind Band of Outlaws (11-0) at Limerick 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Dec.
Capilano Bridge (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, some progress on outer 4f out, ridden in 7th over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 9, 12 1/4l behind Aliym (11-7) at Naas 2m gd in Jan.
Christopher Robin (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Soon raced in 8th, no impression when slight mistake 6th, one pace, 10th of 22, dist behind Carlo Biraghi (11-4) at Punchestown 2m mdn gd in Jan.
Cocoroco (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) Rcd in rr, still 5th & last when fell 5th, at Belharbour 3m mdn gd in Feb.
Coolongolook 20-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp (3) gs in Oct beating Escapability (8-9) by 1l, 10 ran.
Flash De Clerval (FR) Maresca Sorrento gelding out of Nonita De Clerval.
Future Proof (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, left in share of lead before 3 out, led from 2 out and soon pushed along to assert, ridden and strongly pressed run-in, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 17, 3/4l behind Band of Outlaws (11-0) at Limerick 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Dec.
Ingenuity 20-1 (11-4) Soon raced in 7th, not go with leaders 6th, slight mistake 3 out, kept on without threatening straight, 6th of 22, 15 1/2l behind Carlo Biraghi (11-4) at Punchestown 2m mdn gd in Jan.
Key Commander (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) In rear, slight mistake 4th, moderate 17th when slightly hampered after 2 out, kept on without threatening, 12th of 24, 22 1/4l behind Konitho (11-7) at Naas 2m mdn Yielding in Jan.
Kindred (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Dwelt towards rear, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 34 1/2l behind Ibraz (9-2) at Nottingham 1m stks (5) gf in May.
Morning Skye (IRE) 7-2fav (9-9) Chased leader, led over 1f out, held on near finish, won at Catterick 1m 4f hcp (5) gd in Oct beating Icario (9-8) by nk, 15 ran.
Nathaniel's Dream Nathaniel gelding out of Damelina.
Rock On Seamie (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Chased leaders early, soon dropped to mid-division, pushed along from 3 out, no impression and eased before next, 12th of 17, dist behind Band of Outlaws (11-0) at Limerick 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Dec.
Sirjack Thomas (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Towards rear, pushed along and no impression entering straight, kept on well on outer from over 1f out to go moderate 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 8 3/4l behind Insignia Of Rank (8-13) at Limerick 1m hcp sft in Oct.
Star Max (GER) 6-1 (11-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, pushed along in 3rd and mistake 2 out, disputing 3rd and no impression when bad mistake at last, kept on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 24, 6 1/2l behind Konitho (11-7) at Naas 2m mdn Yielding in Jan.
Trumps Up 100-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, slight mistakes 1st and 3rd, no impression from 3 out, weakened, last of 24, dist behind Konitho (11-7) at Naas 2m mdn Yielding in Jan.
Zoffalee (FR) 33-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, raced in 4th early, remote 5th halfway, some headway and pushed along over 3f out, no impression from under 2f out, 5th of 7, 20 1/4l behind Chess Grand Master (9-4) at Dundalk 2m pol in Feb.
Colour Me In (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, slight mistake 4 out and no impression in 6th early straight, no extra from 2 out, 6th of 22, 24 3/4l behind Fakir D'Oudairies (10-8) at Cork 2m mdn sft in Jan.
Feyan (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Stumbled before 1st and always towards rear, not fluent 3 out, pushed along and no impression from before next, 15th of 17, dist behind Band of Outlaws (11-0) at Limerick 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Dec.
Lucia's Bob (IRE) 50-1 (10-3) Towards rear, slight mistake 3 out, no impression when slight mistake 2 out, 14th of 19, dist behind Authorizo (10-10) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn Yielding in Jan.
Flying Mary (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Mid-division early, slight mistake 4 out, 13th approaching straight, soon no impression, slightly impeded 2 out and no extra, 13th of 18, 31 1/2l behind French Made (10-0) at Clonmel 2m mdn Yielding in Jan.
Little Saint (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 5th halfway, switched left early straight, ridden and no impression under 2f out, soon no extra, 5th of 7, dist behind Blue Sari (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m sft in Jan.
Institution (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, 13th on outer after 3 out, soon pushed along, never a factor, 11th of 24, 22l behind Konitho (11-7) at Naas 2m mdn Yielding in Jan.