tracked leaders, headway into 2nd entering straight, wandered around slightly on outer approaching 2 out, ridden to lead before last, attempted to run out at last, soon clear and flicked tail run-in, stayed on strongly, comfortably
tracked leaders and took keen hold early, soon 2nd, improved to dispute lead 4 out, led travelling well entering straight, ridden 2 out, headed before last, dropped to 3rd at last, no impression run-in
Hunters Call won a Gowran bumper in June before running well in a much better race at Galway. He should make a hurdler but will do well to beat either Powder Hound or MACBRIDE on his hurdling debut. The former won a tough handicap at Chester for Andrew Balding and was expected to do well over hurdles but couldn't manage a victory in three starts and was beaten when long odds-on at Kilbeggan in July. He will do better this campaign but Aidan O'Brien's charge can have his measure. He completed a hat trick of bumper victories in the summer of last year and though not jumping fluently on his hurdling debut in January he'll have been given plenty of schooling and looks a scopey type.
Bobbie's Diamond (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Towards rear, 8th after 4th, pushed along and no impression when mistake and unseated rider 3 out, at Cork 2m mdn sft in Nov.
Fightforyourdreams (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 8th halfway, slight mistake and ridden 4 out, soon no impression, 7th of 11, dist behind Moylisha Tim (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn gd in Oct.
Hunters Call (IRE) 25-1 (12-0) Held up, headway on outer to chase leaders 2f out, soon no impression, kept on, 4th of 7, 4 1/4l behind Fugi Mountain (12-0) at Galway 2m sft in Aug.
Like A Demon 50-1 (11-4) Detached at start, slowly away, raced in detached 13th, niggled along after 7th, 12th before 8th, no impression, never a factor, 12th of 14, dist behind Ma Garrett (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn gd in Oct.
Macbride (IRE) 9-4fav (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 3 out, no impression before next, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 19l behind I'm All You Need (10-9) at Thurles 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Jan.
Papa's Way (IRE) 50-1 (9-1) Chased leader, 5th halfway, ridden and lost place approaching straight, no extra, weakened, 13th of 15, 20 1/4l behind Clondaw Warrior (9-11) at Galway 1m 4f hcp sft in Jul.
Powder Hound 1-2fav (11-6) Mid-division, improved into 3rd before 3 out, further progress into 2nd after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, no impression from before last and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Damefirth (10-11) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn gd in Jul.
Eglise Des Champs (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, ridden and trailing 4 out, weakened and completely tailed off, last of 11, dist behind Roman Gold (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn gs in Oct.
Herecomesthewolf (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) Led, 3 lengths advantage halfway, headed 2 out, soon no extra, weakened, 10th of 14, dist behind Ciandarragh (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f mdn sft in Aug.
Jumpingjude (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Towards rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 15th of 25, dist behind Indevan (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn gf in May.
Take A Chance On R (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Keen hold and prominent at ordinary pace, weakened from over 5f out, completely tailed off, last of 18, dist behind Gilt Shadow (11-11) at Down Royal 2m gs in Nov.
Killare Castle (IRE) 12-1 (12-2) Chsd ldrs in 3rd until 4th frm 7th, wknd bef 3out until to when pu bef 2out, at Tralee 3m mdn sft in May.