chased leaders early, towards rear when badly hampered 4th, soon no danger, pulled up straight
prominent, a little keen and soon disputed lead, slight mistakes 3rd and 4 out, headed and kept on without matching winner run-in
waited with, 10th after 4th, distant 7th after 3 out and one pace
soon disputed lead, headed approaching straight, no impression approaching 2 out, one pace
waited with, soon towards rear, fell 4th
raced in 7th early, 6th after 4th, distant 6th after 3 out and no extra
waited with, a little keen early, slight mistake 1st, 9th after 4th, no extra from 3 out
soon tracked leaders, closed up from 3 out, soon on terms, led run-in and stayed on best
disputed lead early, prominent, not fluent 5th, pushed along in 4th from 3 out, no impression approaching 2 out, one pace
mid-division early, 12th after 4th, no extra and kept on same pace from 3 out
soon tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, pushed along in 5th from 3 out, one pace after
raced in 8th early, no extra from 3 out
waited with, slight mistake 1st, slightly impeded 4th, soon 11th, some headway but no impression from 3 out, one pace
waited with, soon towards rear, slightly impeded 4th, never a factor, completely tailed off
raced in 9th early, 7th after 4th, no extra from 3 out
ANNAMIX hasn't run since finishing runner-up on heavy ground at Vichy in 2016 but has three Grade 1 entries and is obviously highly regarded. There will be some long faces if he can't beat these though Cool Getaway cost a massive £305,000 at the sales after landing a point at Tattersalls Park, also in 2016. Another winner between the flags, Press Conference, was well beaten on his hurdles debut at Punchestown but there should be more to come as there should from Big Nick, who was only caught in the dying strides in a bumper at this meeting a year ago.
Accidental (IRE) Miguel Angel gelding out of Airlie Beach.
Annamix (FR) (10-7) 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Mick Taros (10-7) at Vichy 2m 1f gs in Sep.
Aonghus Song (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Mid-division, no impression on leaders in 11th after 5th, kept on one pace to moderate 8th, never a factor, 8th of 18, dist behind Tornado Flyer (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn gd in Dec.
Big Nick 11-4 (11-11) Towards rear, took closer order from 4f out and went 3rd 3f out, ridden from 2f out and improved to dispute lead inside final furlong, headed close home and kept on without matching winner, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind High Sparrow (11-11) at Limerick 2m hvy in Dec.
Classic Concorde (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Towards rear, stumbled on landing at 5th and unseated rider, at Navan 2m mdn Yielding in Dec.
Cool Getaway (IRE) 5-4 (11-10) Mid div, prog to 3rd 4out, eff to ld aftr 2out, qcknd well apr str, mstk last, in command cl hm, won at Tattersalls Farm 3m mdn sft in Nov beating King Of Kilmeague (11-10) by 3l, 10 ran.
Need For Gold (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, no impression from 3 out, mistake next, 8th of 13, dist behind Avellino (11-5) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f mdn hvy in May.
Press Conference (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Chased leader, 7th after 5th, 8th after 4 out, soon pushed along, no impression before 2 out, weakened before last, 7th of 18, 28l behind Tornado Flyer (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn gd in Dec.
The Shunter (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Disputed, led and disputed after 1st, headed 3 out, ridden and no extra before next, weakened, 10th of 11, dist behind Gallant John Joe (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn gd in Nov.
Too Much To Ask (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, towards rear halfway, no extra before 4 out, behind and pulled up before 2 out, at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hvy in Dec.
West Is Best (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Towards rear for most, no impression 3 out, no extra before straight, 12th of 16, dist behind Western Honour (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn Yielding in Dec.
William Wolf (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Always behind, slight mistake 5th and mistake 7th, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, last of 11, dist behind Monbeg Worldwide (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn gd in Nov.
Brindabella (IRE) 66-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, no impression straight, never a factor, 10th of 12, dist behind Jeremys Flame (11-6) at Naas 2m Yielding in Dec.
Gameasapebble (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Waited with, 8th approaching halfway, dropped off pace from 4th, soon no danger, 7th of 11, dist behind Beautiful Citi (11-3) at Listowel 2m mdn Yielding - Soft in Sep.
Georgia Grace (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, never a factor, no extra after 3 out, weakened, completely tailed off, 11th of 14, dist behind Stucker Hill (11-6) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hvy in Dec.