held up towards rear, closed up 5f out, not much briefly over 4f out, pushed along over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, headed closing stages
held up, soon towards rear, closed and stumbled slightly under 4f out, pushed along over 2f out and headway, challenged over 1f out, stayed on well to lead closing stages
tracked leader, soon 2nd, pushed along early straight and edged left, one pace from over 1f out
tracked leaders, a little keen, soon 3rd, green at road well before halfway, pushed along before straight, soon slightly impeded, no impression from under 2f out, one pace from over 1f out
led, pressed straight, headed over 1f out, one pace
swished tail from early, a little keen, soon raced in 5th, green at road well before halfway, pushed along and not much room briefly over 5f out, soon quickly lost place and dropped to rear, no impression 4f out, soon no extra, eased final furlong
tracked leaders, a little keen, soon 4th, pushed along over 3f out, no impression over 2f out, no extra and eased over 1f out
held up towards rear, closed up 5f out, pushed along over 2f out, soon challenged, no impression and one pace over 1f out
GROTESQUE went for 85,000 euros after landing the odds on his debut between the flags at Tinahely last March and didn't reappear until December when narrowly beaten by Bacardys in a Leopardstown bumper. He looks a smart prospect and looks another winner for Jamie Codd. Blast Of Koeman ran well over hurdles at Punchestown in January and may have found the ground too testing when reverting to a bumper at Leopardstown. Rapid Fritz was beaten a long way into third at Clonmel and will need to do better and There You Go should do better when tackling a set of hurdles.
Blast Of Koeman (IRE) 6-1 (11-13) Held up towards rear, headway on outer to chase leaders approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 5th of 10, 10 1/2l behind Sunni May (11-13) at Leopardstown 2m hvy in Feb.
Grotesque 5-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, progress to challenge from over 2f out, soon pushed along, gained narrow lead over 1f out and wandered, headed and kept on without matching winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Bacardys (11-9) at Leopardstown 2m hvy in Dec.
Jump For Dough (IRE) 80-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden into 5th 3f out, no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 30 3/4l behind Any Drama (11-12) at Thurles 2m hvy in Jan.
Now Mcginty (IRE) 16-1 (11-13) Soon raced in 5th, closer order halfway, pushed along briefly on inner under 4f out, dropped to last approaching straight and pushed along again, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 7, 18l behind Augustin (12-0) at Thurles 2m hvy in Feb.
Rapid Fritz (IRE) 40-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders, closed up approaching straight, soon pushed along, 2nd 2f out, one pace, dropped to 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 8, 19l behind Peace N' Milan (11-6) at Clonmel 2m hvy in Feb.
Berry (IRE) Classic Cliche M out of Laura Croft.
Theatre Wine (IRE) King's Theatre M out of Mistletoeandwine.
Beyond The Law (IRE) Westerner gelding out of Thegoodwans Sister.
Laoch Beag (IRE) King's Theatre gelding out of Innocentines.
There You Go (IRE) 18-1 (11-9) Settled behind leaders early, mid-division halfway, ridden in 6th after 4 out, no impression before 2 out, 5th of 10, dist behind Balko Des Flos (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn sft in Jan.