always prominent, 3rd halfway, close 2nd 2 out, led entering straight, ridden and headed approaching last, kept on same pace
raced in 2nd, led before 2 out, soon ridden and strongly pressed, headed entering straight, no extra from before last
held up towards rear, 8th before 2 out, soon ridden and no impression
held up towards rear, 10th and ridden approaching 2 out, no impression, behind when mistake last
always behind, trailing from 2 out
led, clear early, headed and weakened quickly before 2 out
mid-division, 6th approaching 2 out, headway early straight, 2nd and ridden last, no impression last 100 yards, kept on
mid-division on outer, 7th before 2 out, soon ridden and no impression
tracked leaders in 4th, close up approaching 2 out, soon ridden and no impression
held up, 9th after 3 out, progress next, 6th early straight, kept on from last
tracked leaders in 5th, improved into 3rd 2 out, led travelling best approaching last, ridden and ran on well, very easily
This should prove a good guide to the comparative merits of UK and Irish juvenile form as Paul Nicholls has left INDIAN DAUDAIE, a fine third behind Local Hero on his debut for the yard in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham, in Ireland after the original abandonment of this meeting. With improvement likely he can beat off the home challenge though Unaccompanied and Sailors Warn in particular look strong rivals. The former was the impressive winner of a moderate maiden at Punchestown and deserves this step-up in grade but Sailors Warn looks a bigger threat judged on a comfortable victory over that good yardstick Fearless Falcon in a Grade 2 here in December when Toner D'Oudairies could only finish fourth. Tillahow just got the better of Fearless Falcon at Punchestown a month ago and has a little to find while Louisville Lip, highly regarded by connections, takes a massive step-up from beating Maxim Gorky at Thurles.
Fearless Falcon (IRE) 6-4fav (10-10) Led, jumped slightly left, challenged 2 out, ridden and disputed entering straight, narrowly headed last, kept on run-in, just held close home, 2nd of 7, nk behind Tillahow (10-10) at Punchestown 2m hdl Grd 3 hvy in Jan.
Indian Daudaie (FR) 5-1 (11-7) Held up in 5th, headway to 3rd after 3 out, driven to challenge between last 2, one pace approaching last, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Local Hero (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 1f 4yo hdl Grade 2 (1) gs in Jan.
Kalann (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Held up in touch, close 8th 3 out, progress next, 5th and ridden straight, one pace, 5th of 10, 11l behind Sailors Warn (10-12) at Leopardstown 2m 3yo hdl Grd 2 (1) sft in Dec.
Louisville Lip (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, 7th and headway after 4 out, 4th after next, 3rd travelling well 2 out, led before last, stayed on, won at Thurles 2m 4yo hdl sft in Jan beating Maxim Gorky (10-9) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.
Maxim Gorky (IRE) 5-2fav (10-9) Mid-division, 5th and headway 4 out, close 2nd from 3 out, led after 2 out, headed before last, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Louisville Lip (10-9) at Thurles 2m 4yo hdl sft in Jan.
Pena Dorada (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, led until after 1st, chased leaders until weakened after 4 out, 9th of 15, 48l behind Sam Winner (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m juv nov hdl Grd 2 (1) gs in Nov.
Sailors Warn (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, 7th 3 out, smooth headway next, led travelling best before last, soon ridden clear, easily, won at Leopardstown 2m 3yo hdl Grd 2 (1) sft in Dec beating Fearless Falcon (10-12) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Tillahow (IRE) 9-2 (10-10) Chased leader in 2nd, improved to challenge 2 out, ridden and disputed entering straight, narrow lead last, kept on run-in, all out close home, won at Punchestown 2m hdl Grd 3 hvy in Jan beating Fearless Falcon (10-10) by nk, 7 ran.
Toner D'Oudairies (FR) 6-4fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, 4th from halfway, ridden after 2 out, 3rd and no impression last, one pace, 4th of 10, 9l behind Sailors Warn (10-12) at Leopardstown 2m 3yo hdl Grd 2 (1) sft in Dec.
Chaperoned (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Settled behind leaders, mainly 6th, left 5th 5 out, headway in 4th 2 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, kept on run-in, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Tillahow (10-10) at Punchestown 2m hdl Grd 3 hvy in Jan.
Unaccompanied (IRE) 4-5fav (10-9) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, mistake 4 out, progress to lead 2 out, smoothly drew clear before last where not fluent, kept on well run-in, easily, won at Punchestown 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec beating Virgil Earp (11-0) by 9l, 7 ran.