chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway to lead after 2 out, niggled to assert before last, hampered by loose horse last, ridden and kept on well run-in
always towards rear, refused last
chased leaders, 5th halfway, mistake 2 out, ridden into 3rd entering straight, 2nd and no impression leader approaching last, kept on same pace
towards rear for most, never a factor
mid-division, unseated rider 2nd
chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden 2 out, no impression in 4th last, kept on same pace
towards rear for most, never a factor
always towards rear, tailed off
mid-division early, closed and hampered 4th, 4th next, ridden in 7th 2 out, kept on one pace straight
led, badly hampered 4th, jumped right 4 out, disputed before 2 out, ridden and headed after 2 out, no extra in 5th entering straight, kept on one pace
chased leaders, badly hampered and unseated rider 4th
mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and no extra 2 out
mid-division, ridden in 9th 2 out, no impression and kept on one pace
mid-division, headway into 5th 4 out, challenged 2 out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, no extra in 3rd approaching last, kept on same pace
chased leader in 2nd, disputed before 2 out, ridden and headed after 2 out, no extra in 4th entering straight, kept on one pace
Irish racegoers will be delighted to see AP McCoy here and his mount, SPORTSMASTER, is taken to make a winning start over timber and complete a hat-trick in the process. Twice a winner on the Flat in June for Andy Oliver, he doesn't have a National Hunt pedigree but is just the type Edward O'Grady does so well with. Ruby Walsh is on board Willie Mullins' ex-French Sarabad, runner-up in a Listed hurdle and a conditions race at Auteuil. He's an obvious threat though neither of those races has worked out particularly well. Dermot Weld has an interesting newcomer in Hisaabaat, another without a jumping pedigree but a lightly-raced and progressive type on the level and likely to do well in his new career. That remark also applies to Discoteca, twice a winner at Windsor this year for Andrew Balding and now with Gordon Elliott, who is also represented by the lightly-raced Raajih.
Chill (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 4th approaching straight, 2nd before 2 out, challenged briefly last, soon no chance with winner, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind In Bloom (10-7) at Navan 2m 3yo mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Cool Kid 50-1 (8-12) Dwelt, towards rear, kept on without threatening under pressure from 2f out, 7th of 16, 11l behind Solar Verde (9-0) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn gd in Sep (flat).
Discoteca 9-2fav (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, joined and strongly pressed throughout final furlong, just held on, all out, won at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct beating Vimiero (9-2) by shd, 12 ran (flat).
Florry Knox (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Always behind, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Ut De Sivola (11-0) at Clonmel 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy.
Hisaabaat (IRE) 4-1fav (8-1) Led early, prominent, led again approaching straight, soon headed, 3rd over 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Park Ranger (8-11) at Listowel 1m 1f hcp hvy in Sep (flat).
King Of The Ring 12-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, closed 4 out, close 4th before straight, 3rd before 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, 4th when not fluent and kept on same pace from last, 4th of 16, 20l behind Wrekin Rock (10-7) at Gowran Park 2m 3yo mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Long Time Coming (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Towards rear, moderate 11th at 5th, no danger and kept on same pace from before 3 out, 9th of 16, 39l behind Wrekin Rock (10-7) at Gowran Park 2m 3yo mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Raajih 9-2 (9-2) Held up, pushed along over 5f out, outpaced over 4f out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 12l behind Gulf of Naples (9-2) at Catterick 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs in Aug (flat).
Red Calima (IRE) 8-11fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden entering straight, headway under pressure to challenge between horses 1f out, soon led, driven out to hold on, won at Leopardstown 1m 4f mdn stks gf in Jul beating Benefit Of Porter (9-13) by hd, 7 ran (flat).
Sarabad (FR) (10-5) 2nd of 17, 1 1/2l behind Sidi Bouknadel (10-3) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 1f hdl sft in Oct.
Sportsmaster (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway into 3rd 3f out, ridden to challenge in 2nd 1f out, led final 100 yards, kept on well, won at Curragh 1m 4f app stks sft in Jun beating Teajaybe (8-6) by 2l, 11 ran (flat).
Sunset Stanza 4-1 (9-5) Mid-division best, ridden and no impression 3f out, 9th of 18, 13l behind Tugboat (9-5) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo mdn sft in Oct (flat).
The Drunken Dr (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 7th of 11, 31l behind Limpopo Tom (9-13) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol (flat).
To The Sky (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, closer in 9th entering straight, ridden into 4th 2 out, no impression before last, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 2 3/4l behind Leroy Parker (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 3yo mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Quintara (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 11th and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 10th of 16, 34l behind Leroy Parker (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 3yo mdn hdl sft in Nov.