held up, soon 6th, pushed along straight, no impression from under 3f out, soon no extra
made all, well clear early, reduced advantage approaching halfway, went on from 2f out, soon asserted and kept on well final furlong, comfortably
chased leaders in 3rd, 4th after halfway, pushed along 7f out, dropped to rear approaching straight, weakened, tailed off
chased leader in 2nd, pushed along early straight, no impression and one pace from over 1f out
chased leaders in 4th, 3rd after halfway, pushed along 2 1/2f out, chased winner from over 1f out, one pace
in rear, pushed along in 5th before straight, no impression from under 3f out, kept on without threatening final fulong to go 4th on line
held up, soon 5th, closed to track leaders on inner approaching straight, soon pushed along, no impression from 2f out, one pace, dropped to 5th on line
Unless one of the newcomers is decent this should go to LOUGHADERRA PRINCE, who would have scored on his debut between the flags a year ago but for falling at the last then ran well in very testing conditions in a Listowel bumper on his return in September. Massini Boy did better on very fast going at Thurles last time though Rocklander looks more of a danger after a much improved run at Listowel in June. Crocodile Dundee has been well supported between the flags and in a bumper but has failed to sparkle.
Crocodile Dundee (IRE) 2-1fav (12-0) Ran 2nd to clear leader, closer in 2nd after 5f, 3rd to clear leader halfway, weakened under 4f out, no extra, tailed off, 6th of 10, dist behind Volvalien (12-0) at Listowel 2m sft in Sep.
Loughaderra Prince (IRE) 11-10fav (12-0) Settled behind leaders in 4th, ridden into 3rd 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Cloghala (12-0) at Listowel 2m 4f hvy in Sep.
Massini Boy (IRE) 66-1 (12-0) Soon settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, dropped to rear and ridden over 5f out, no impression before straight, kept on one pace into 4th 1f out, 4th of 7, 13l behind Dani Theatre (11-3) at Thurles 2m gf in Oct.
Rocklander (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Prominent early, soon chased leaders, 2nd halfway, led and disputed 4f out, ridden entering straight, no extra in 3rd 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 7 1/2l behind Bigbadjohn (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4f hvy in Jun.
Blood Crazed Tiger (IRE) 5-1fav (11-7) Led and disputed, headed approaching straight, soon 4th, no extra under 2f out, 10th of 21, 20 3/4l behind Timing'severything (11-7) at Punchestown 2m Good - Yielding in Apr.
Supreme Steel (IRE) Craigsteel gelding out of Tubber Gael Holly.
Kiera Royale (IRE) Beneficial filly out of Llancillo Lady.