held up towards rear, behind from 3rd, closer before 5 out, ridden into moderate 6th entering straight, stayed on into 3rd before last, 2nd and mistake last, kept on same pace run-in, no chance with winner
Indian File began well over fences with a good third behind Balnagon Boy at Fairyhouse but he's run moderately in two subsequent starts. Katnap has had plenty of experience over fences and finished runner-up five times but he was beaten a long way at Fairyhouse last month while Rory O'Moore has a similar profile, though he's been racing over hurdles recently and not showing much. WES HARDIN only showed moderate form over hurdles but should make a better chaser once he learns to jump better. He made a few mistakes when third on his debut here a month ago but intensive schooling should have ironed out those problems and he looks the one to be on.
Caolaneoin (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Led, joined from 5th, soon headed, 2nd before straight, no extra from before 2 out where not fluent, eased, tailed off, 13th of 15, dist behind Conright Boy (11-1) at Naas 2m hcp Soft - Heavy in Feb.
Indian File (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Soon raced in remote 2nd, mistake 6th, pushed along and made some headway on winner straight, no impression and one pace from before last, dropped to 4th closing stages, 4th of 11, 20 1/4l behind Alisier D'irlande (11-12) at Naas 2m sft in Feb.
Katnap (FR) 5-1 (11-12) Led and soon clear, slight mistake 7th, reduced advantage before 3 out where mistake, ridden and headed entering straight, no extra from 2 out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 29l behind Vedettariat (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hvy in Feb.
Late Night Jazz 33-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along and no impression in 6th entering straight, weakened, 7th of 20, dist behind Au Quart De Tour (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hvy in Jan.
Pause And Ponder (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, slight mistake 1st, moderate 6th from 5th, no danger 8th, completely tailed off, 6th of 9, dist behind Rolly Baby (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f Soft - Heavy in Feb.
Rory O'Moore (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Soon led, joined 5th, soon headed, 4th approaching straight and under pressure, left moderate 3rd from 2 out, no extra, 3rd of 5, dist behind Sempre Medici (11-10) at Gowran Park 2m (1) hvy in Feb.
Sea Buckthorn (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Led, headed before 2 out where not fluent, soon dropped to 4th and ridden, no extra, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 23l behind Deputy Marshall (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn gd in Oct.
Vent De La Cote (FR) 20-1 (11-12) Held up behind leaders, moderate 3rd halfway, slight mistake 8th, closer after 5 out, 4th 4 out, ridden in 3rd and no impression after 3 out, weakened before next, 3rd of 6, dist behind Montys Meadow (11-12) at Thurles 2m 4f hvy in Jan.
Wes Hardin (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Bad mistake 1st, soon raced in remote 3rd, mistake 4 out, pushed along straight, jumped left 2 out, soon made some headway on winner but no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 18 3/4l behind Alisier D'irlande (11-12) at Naas 2m sft in Feb.
Follow The Sign (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Held up, remote 8th after 2nd, never a factor, 8th of 11, dist behind Alisier D'irlande (11-12) at Naas 2m sft in Feb.
Shes A Gangster (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Towards rear, slightly slow 4th, 11th from 6th, pushed along 4 out, no extra from before next, stumbled badly approaching straight, completely tailed off, last of 12, dist behind Mount Gunnery (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 2f hvy in Feb.