waited with, 6th at 6th, headway and effort straight, moderate 3rd when jumped slightly left 2 out, no impression when jumped left slightly left again last and slightly impeded, kept on into 2nd near finish
soon led, not fluent 2nd and headed, close up and disputed after, not fluent 4th, a little slow 4 out and dropped to 4th, headway again and effort straight, no impression when slight mistake last, one pace and dropped to 3rd near finish
AN FRAOCH MOR, a winner over hurdles at Wexford in March, was going on at the finish on his chasing debut over 2m at Fairyhouse, when Cool Saint was behind, so looks certain to be suited by the extra. Connard failed to complete in his first three starts over fences last winter but ran well on his final start at Gowran which should have given him a confidence boost. Diamond Turf was up with the pace throughout on his chasing debut over 2m5f at Fairyhouse but just got run out of it close home. He's certain to have come on for the experience and can get the better of La Tektor, who jumped moderately when tackling 2m1f here last month.
An Fraoch Mor (IRE) 10-3 (11-3) Tracked leaders on outer, took keen hold, ridden in 3rd entering straight, disputing 3rd when slight mistake 2 out, moderate 3rd at last, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on well close home, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Debuchet (11-3) at Fairyhouse 2m Soft - Heavy in Nov.
At The Acorn (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Waited with, 12th after 4th, some headway but no impression approaching straight, one pace, 8th of 18, 27 3/4l behind Carefully Selected (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f sft in Nov.
Bentham (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Soon close up and disputed lead at times, led before 6th, headed approaching straight, on terms again before 2 out, headed between last 2, no impression and not fluent last, one pace, 4th of 25, 9l behind Conflated (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn sft in Nov.
Brosna George (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) In rear, closer in 5th when big jump and not fluent 4 out, no impression from next, never a factor, 6th of 8, dist behind Debuchet (11-3) at Fairyhouse 2m Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Connard (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, progress to 7th after 9th, good headway on outer after 4 out, no impression in 6th 3 out, rallied before 2 out, one paced before last, 6th of 19, 10 1/2l behind Camden Village (11-11) at Cork 3m mdn Good - Yielding in Apr.
Cool Saint (FR) 7-1 (11-3) In rear, mistake at 1st, no impression from 3 out, went moderate 5th and mistake at last, kept on one pace, 4th last strides, never a factor, 4th of 8, 18l behind Debuchet (11-3) at Fairyhouse 2m Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Diamond Turf (FR) 9-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, disputed lead after 3 out, ridden 2 out, disputed lead at last, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, headed and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 1l behind From Eden (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hvy in Nov.
La Tektor (FR) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division early, moderate 8th from 3rd, impeded 7th, some headway to chase leaders but no impression when slight mistake 2 out, bad mistake last, one pace, 3rd of 14, 23l behind Cash Back (11-12) at Navan 2m 1f sft in Nov.