prominent, soon 2nd, slightly slow 5th, pushed along on outer early straight, no impression in 3rd approaching last, one pace
prominent, soon 3rd, pushed along on inner into straight, no impression in 2nd from before last, one pace
towards rear and never a factor, slight mistake 6th, not fluent 2 out, tailed off
in rear, never a factor, slight mistake 4 out, completely tailed off
tracked leaders, soon 4th, pushed along and joined for 4th into straight, no impression from before 2 out, one pace
soon raced in 5th, pushed along from 3 out, disputed 4th into straight, no impression from before 2 out, soon no extra
led, edged right on bend after 2nd, slight mistake 6th, still travelling smoothly straight, asserted from before last, stayed on well run-in, easily
towards rear and never a factor, slight mistake 3rd, tailed off
A Sizing Network has so far failed to live up to expectations over fences but has plenty of time on his side and jumped much better at Fairyhouse last time where he had Rich Coast behind. Dysios has been taking on stiff opposition and has produced a couple of decent efforts though may do better over further. My Hometown has a cracking pedigree for jumping fences and, having already won a point-to-point and a maiden hurdle, should do even better over the bigger obstacles. VELVET MAKER is related to several useful chasers in France and has already proved himself smart in bumpers and over timber. Chasing is much more likely to be his game and he can make a successful start.
A Sizing Network (FR) 11-4fav (11-12) Led, not fluent 6th, pushed along before 2 out, ridden before last, headed run-in, kept on, dropped to 3rd closing stages, no extra, 3rd of 8, 2l behind King of The Picts (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m gd in Oct.
Dysios (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Soon raced in 5th, pushed along from 4 out, no impression from 3 out, one pace, 5th of 7, 16 1/2l behind The Game Changer (11-8) at Roscommon 2m gd in Jun.
Garrai Phaidin (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) In rear, never a factor, tailed off, 5th of 7, dist behind Lord Scoundrel (11-12) at Limerick 2m 4f Yielding in Oct.
How Did He Do It (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Held up behind leaders in 5th, no impression from 3 out, left moderate 4th 2 out, 4th of 9, dist behind The Conker Club (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f gd in Apr.
My Hometown (IRE) 2-5fav (11-7) Close up, soon 2nd, slight mistake 6th, on terms 4 out, led straight, pressed from before last, ridden out run-in, stayed on well, won at Limerick 2m mdn hvy in Dec beating Cest Notre Gris (11-7) by 2l, 15 ran.
Rich Coast 8-1 (11-12) Towards rear, 7th at 3rd, 6th 3 out, 5th 2 out where not fluent, soon ridden, no impression leaders, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 9 3/4l behind King of The Picts (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m gd in Oct.
Velvet Maker (FR) 40-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, weakened after 2 out, 11th of 12, dist behind Douvan (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m (1) gs in Mar.
Sweet Company (IRE) 66-1 (9-8) Towards rear, pushed along entering straight and 15th 2f out, switched left over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 11th of 18, 11 1/2l behind Chinese Light (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m mdn gd in Oct.