prominent early before settling behind leaders, not fluent 5th, 6th before 6 out where not fluent, reminders from 3 out and led briefly before 2 out, soon headed and ridden, no impression and kept on same pace from before last
mid-division on inner, 13th before 6 out, good progress into 6th after next, further headway to lead before 2 out and soon went a few lengths clear, kept on well under pressure to maintain advantage run-in
Few of these arrive in any kind of form though that doesn't apply to QUEENY. Ronnie O'Leary's charge hadn't shown much before attracting support and gaining a narrow-but-comfortable victory over today's rival Returntovendor at Thurles earlier this month. She has a 7lb rise to contend with but another of her main dangers here, Supreme Steel, was held when falling in that race and may have to settle for a place after a fair second at Tramore. The veteran Notification is inconsistent and better handicapped over fences while another in the veteran stage, Honest Robber, who hadn't seen a racecourse until July, will need to do better if he's to get involved.
Notification (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Mid-division on outer, 11th 3 out, ridden and no impression from next, 8th of 22, 26 3/4l behind Pause And Ponder (10-9) at Navan 2m 6f hcp Yielding - Soft in Dec.
Theatre Princess (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Chased leader, 7th after 3rd, 8th after 6th, pushed along in 6th after 4 out, no extra in 8th after 3 out, 8th of 15, 31l behind Back Before Dawn (11-5) at Thurles 3m 1f hcp sft in Dec.
Presentingoscar (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Soon mid-division, 8th from 3rd, pushed along 5th, 10th before straight, no extra, 9th of 14, 32 1/4l behind Mick The Boyo (10-7) at Cork 2m hcp Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Clounts Meadows (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and weakened 3 out, 15th of 17, dist behind Balynaclash Warior (11-2) at Thurles 2m hcp Yielding in Dec.
The Grey Guy (IRE) 16-1 (10-3) Soon prominent, closed up 5th, 4th from next, on terms 4 out, headed after next and no impression from between last 2, 7th of 13, 17 1/2l behind Tuzo (11-8) at Fairyhouse 2m 7f hcp Soft - Heavy in Dec.
Supreme Steel (IRE) 6-1 (10-8) In rear, trailing early and reminder 5th, closer in 6th on outer 4 out when mistake, ridden in 5th next, 5th 2 out, went 3rd at last, kept on without threatening winner to go 2nd near line, 2nd of 11, 3 3/4l behind Sea Scorpion (10-3) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hvy in Dec.
Queeny (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Mid-division, progress to chase leaders after 4th, 7th halfway, 4th after 3 out, challenged entering straight, narrow lead 2 out, ridden to assert before last, kept on well run-in, won at Thurles 2m 7f hcp Yielding in Dec beating Returntovendor (11-5) by 1 1/4l, 18 ran.
Returntovendor (IRE) 4-1fav (11-5) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, led after 3 out, ridden and pressed entering straight, narrowly headed 2 out, under pressure in 2nd before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 18, 1 1/4l behind Queeny (11-1) at Thurles 2m 7f hcp Yielding in Dec.
Barrys Jack (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Held up, 11th from 3rd, moderate 12th before straight and no extra, tailed off, 12th of 14, dist behind Mick The Boyo (10-7) at Cork 2m hcp Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Youcantcallherthat (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, 11th after 6th, no impression in 9th 3 out, soon ridden, good headway to 5th at last, kept on, never on terms, 5th of 13, 12 1/4l behind Logical Song (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f hcp Soft - Heavy in Dec.
Be My Vinnie (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, a little keen, one pace under pressure 2 out, 7th of 10, 14 1/4l behind Catcheragain (11-9) at Thurles 2m hcp Yielding in Nov.
Graphic Legacy (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Held up, moderate 11th from 3rd, slightly impeded 4 out, soon no danger, tailed off, 9th of 15, dist behind Sunni May (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Kilclooney Wood (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, dropped to 13th after 9th, pushed along 10th, no impression from 3 out, 10th of 15, dist behind M M D Sizer (11-4) at Tipperary 3m mdn Yielding - Soft in Apr.
Honest Robber (IRE) 8-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd at 6th, led 8th, ridden and headed before 2 out, no impression before last, 4th of 11, 13l behind Sea Scorpion (10-3) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hvy in Dec.
Soul Season (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Towards rear, 12th from 3rd, bumped slightly 5th, no danger and kept on same pace from before 3 out, 6th of 14, dist behind Haymount (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn sft in Mar.
That's My Robin (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders in 4th early, dropped to rear of mid-division at 5th, no impression from 4 out, 7th of 11, dist behind Brave Out (11-4) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hvy in Dec.
Blues Dancer 50-1 (11-1) Mid-division, 6th after 3 out, ridden before straight, no impression 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 18, 24l behind Queeny (11-1) at Thurles 2m 7f hcp Yielding in Dec.
Paleos Du Charmil (FR) 100-1 (11-4) Held up, last from 3rd, soon no danger, 11th of 16, dist behind Crack Mome (11-9) at Clonmel 2m 1f mdn sft in Dec.
The Ballyboys (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Towards rear, slightly hampered 1st, mistakes 4th and 6th, ridden into 10th before straight, no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 13, 12l behind Secrets Safe (11-2) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp Yielding in Dec.
Johns Choice (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, slight mistake 4 out, ridden and lost place after 3 out, no impression in 9th before straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 8 1/2l behind Secrets Safe (11-2) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp Yielding in Dec.
Shrewdoperator (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Towards rear, 11th from 8th, closed up approaching straight, chased winner and slight mistake 2 out, soon no impression, one pace, 3rd of 13, 7 1/4l behind Forjoethepainter (10-13) at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp hvy in Oct.