Winning bumper Fakir led until the last before weakening quickly over 2m4f at Punchestown and will be suited by dropping back in trip. Fusain, from a yard in top form, also ran well for a long way in the same race. FESTIVAL D'EX was a very impressive bumper winner on that track in April and can make a successful hurdling debut as Tiger Tap Tap, the selection on his neck defeat by Sir Erec at Leopardstown last Christmas, didn't run very well on his reappearance behind Surin at Naas. Pure Genius, a winner on the Flat in France, was well supported for his debut over timber at Cork but probably needed the run on heavy ground after a long absence.
Aircraft Carrier (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, lost place well over 2f out, last of 12, dist behind Sassie (8-10) at York 2m hcp (3) sft in Oct.
Allieyf 100-1 (11-7) Chased leaders early, 9th halfway, weakened before 4 out, 17th of 24, dist behind Front View (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn sft in Nov.
Comporta 50-1 (11-7) Towards rear, kept on one pace in straight, slight mistake last, never a factor, 9th of 18, dist behind French Dynamite (11-2) at Thurles 2m mdn sft in Nov.
Dreal Deal (IRE) 66-1 (11-9) In rear, some progress into moderate 10th 3 out, no impression, 10th of 17, dist behind Envoi Allen (11-12) at Down Royal 2m mdn sft in Nov.
Dya Understand (IRE) Famous Name gelding out of Liz Bailey.
Fakir (FR) 7-1 (11-7) Disputed lead, led from 5th, joined 3 out, ridden and headed entering straight, weakened before last, 7th of 22, 10 3/4l behind Blue Sari (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn sft in Nov.
Festival D'ex (FR) 9-1 (11-4) Waited with, soon towards rear, improved into moderate 2nd approaching straight, closed and led under 2f out, quickly asserted and stayed on well, won at Punchestown 2m Yielding in Apr beating Whatsnotoknow (11-4) by 10l, 19 ran.
Flash (FR) 100-1 (11-9) Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 11th of 22, dist behind Cavalry Master (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn sft in Nov.
Fusain (FR) 10-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 5th 3 out, pushed along entering straight, no impression, 8th of 22, 11 1/2l behind Blue Sari (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn sft in Nov.
Goaheadwiththeplan (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Chased leader, 5th halfway, headway to 3rd on outer under 4f out, improved to lead under 2f out, headed and ridden over 1f out, soon dropped to 3rd, no extra in 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 9, 8l behind Dewcup (11-7) at Punchestown 2m sft in Nov.
Handsworth (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Mid-division on inner, slight mistakes 3rd and 4th, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 11th of 22, 19 3/4l behind Blue Sari (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn sft in Nov.
Howsitgoinglohan (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along and no impression under 3f out, kept on one pace, 11th of 14, 28 1/2l behind Bioverdia (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m 2f gd in Apr.
Misneach (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Waited with, soon towards rear, pushed along 6f out, soon no impression and weakened, tailed off, last of 25, dist behind Front View (11-7) at Punchestown 2m Yielding in Apr.
Pure Genius (FR) 7-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, not fluent 2nd and 3rd, 5th halfway, 4th before 3 out, ridden in 3rd and no impression before 2 out, 4th when slight mistake last, kept on one pace, 4th of 22, 7 1/4l behind Tiger Voice (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Rocconrockall (IRE) 66-1 (11-9) Hampered 1st, soon rear of mid-division, no impression before 4 out, moderate moderate 10th entering straight, never a danger, 9th of 25, dist behind Embittered (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Sunday At Julia's (IRE) Milan gelding out of Taleia.
The Broghie Man 10-1 (11-7) Mid-division, very slow 2nd, headway approaching 3 out where not fluent, went 5th entering straight, pushed along and no impression after 2 out, no extra run-in, 5th of 18, 17 1/4l behind French Dynamite (11-2) at Thurles 2m mdn sft in Nov.
Aera (GER) 33-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, fell 1st, at Cork 2m mdn sft in Nov.
Breezy Bell (GER) 100-1 (11-2) Waited with, soon in rear, kept on same pace without threatening from before 2 out, 18th of 25, 37 1/4l behind Conflated (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn sft in Nov.
La Feline (FR) 33-1 (10-13) Waited with, soon towards rear, no danger over 6f out, tailed off, 12th of 14, dist behind Uisce Solas (11-9) at Wexford 2m Yielding in Apr.
Miss Cognac (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Mid-division, mistake 1st, slightly hampered 5th, slight mistake 7th, moderate 6th 4 out, no impression, 5th of 13, 27 3/4l behind Larquebuse (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Patty D (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders when fell 1st, at Thurles 2m mdn sft in Nov.
Samsara Lady (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) Mid-division early, fell 3rd, at Navan 2m 4f mdn sft in Nov.
So Near So Farhh 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 12th of 22, 22l behind Blue Sari (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn sft in Nov.
Stormy Tale (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Soon raced in 7th, pushed along from 4f out, effort straight, no extra from over 1f out, last of 12, 13 3/4l behind No Trouble (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Nov.
Sunday A Paris (FR) (10-7) 5th of 8, 23 1/4l behind Goliath Du Berlais (10-12) at Auteuil 2m 1f Grp 3 (1) hvy in Mar.
Happie Days (IRE) 80-1 (11-11) Mid-division, progress into 3rd on outer when ran around 3f out, soon ridden, 6th 2f out, no impression, 8th of 16, 21 1/2l behind Joshua Webb (11-11) at Navan 2m Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Forrard Away (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Slightly hampered 1st, towards rear for most, 21st of 25, dist behind Embittered (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Tiger Tap Tap (GER) 2-1fav (10-13) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, slight mistake 3 out, switched out to progress before 2 out, close 4th on outer and slight mistake 2 out, no extra before last, 4th of 7, 22 1/2l behind Surin (10-10) at Naas 2m (1) Soft - Heavy in Nov.