prominent, not fluent 2nd, jumped left 3rd, dropped to 5th and slightly slow 6 out, soon pushed along and made ground again, pushed along from next, 6th 4 out and under pressure, 4th into straight, 3rd 2 out, soon no impression, one pace
The four-year-old Sin Miedo was brought down by a faller on his chasing debut at Tramore and probably needs more experience as does four-times hurdles winner Harangue, well beaten on his debut over fences. Old Laxey hasn't looked a natural over the bigger obstacles and could need further while Plan A has been extremely disappointing since making a promising chasing debut behind Special Tiara at Ballinrobe. BLACKLOUGH was much the best of these over hurdles with two victories and several placed efforts in top handicaps to his credit. His pedigree suggests he can do even better over fences and he's taken to make a successful start to his new career.
Blacklough (IRE) 9-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders on inner, ridden in 3rd 2 out, kept on same pace straight, 4th of 25, 10l behind Deep Trouble (10-9) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl in May.
Casa Jove (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, ridden and no extra 5 out, weakened, 14th of 19, well behind Baby Whizz (11-1) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 gf.
Harangue (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Always towards rear, ridden in moderate 7th after 3 out, no impression, 6th of 9, 44l behind Darroun (11-10) at Tipperary 2m 7f beg chs gd in Oct.
It's All An Act (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Took keen hold, not fluent 3rd, soon chased leaders, 6th after 6th, 7th approaching straight, soon slightly impeded, no extra and eased from 2 out, 9th of 16, 22l behind Pierlow (11-6) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Old Laxey (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden entering straight, kept on one paced in moderate 3rd from 2 out, 3rd of 6, 22l behind Cavite Beta (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs gd in Aug.
Trans City (IRE) 11-2 (10-5) Mid-division, no extra from before straight, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Alpha And Omega (10-3) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Oct.
Sin Miedo (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Held up in 5th, brought down 4th, in a race won by Un Beau Roman (11-12) at Tramore 2m beg chs gd in Aug, 6 ran.
Plan A (IRE) 4-1 (11-8) Rear of mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden along in 7th after 3 out, no headway in straight, 7th of 11, 33l behind Westhaven (9-13) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp chs in Jul.
Empresario (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Led and clear, reduced lead before 3 out, headed approaching 2 out, soon weakened, mistake 2 out, pulled up before last,, in a race won by Park Ranger (11-0) at Galway 2m cond hcap hdle in Aug, 15 ran.