tracked leaders, 6th approaching 5th, weakened from before 2 out
took keen hold, tracked leaders, 4th approaching 5th, on terms approaching straight, soon led, headed between last 2, no extra, one pace
tracked leaders, 5th approaching 5th, no extra and one pace 2 out
soon tracked leaders, 3rd approaching 5th, challenged from 3 out, on terms next, headed run-in, kept on without matching front pair
held up towards outer, not fluent 1st, 16th approaching 5th, good headway to chase leaders when wandered before last where not fluent, no impression and kept on run-in
soon chased leaders, 8th approaching 5th, closed to track leaders into straight, challenged travelling smoothly from before 2 out, soon on terms, led run-in, kept on well, headed on line
mid-division early, 10th approaching 5th, improved to be prominent into straight, close up and mistake last, soon no impression
held up, 13th approaching 5th, no impression and slight mistake 2 out, one pace
led, wandered slightly before 4th, joined approaching 5th, soon headed, remained prominent, no extra and one pace from before last
chased leaders, took keen hold, 9th approaching 5th, mistake 3 out and one pace after
a little keen, chased leaders, 7th approaching 5th, improved to be prominent into straight, challenged from before last, stayed on well run-in to lead on line
soon prominent, on terms approaching 5th, soon led, slight mistake 6th, joined approaching straight, soon headed, no impression when not fluent last, no extra, one pace
mid-division early, 12th approaching 5th, closed up to chase leaders when not much room before last, soon one pace
mid-division early, 11th approaching 5th, closed up straight, prominent approaching last, kept on well without matching principals run-in
held up, jumped right 2nd, 15th approaching 5th, some headway straight, soon one pace
held up, last approaching 5th, no extra and slight mistake 3 out
held up, 14th approaching 5th, some headway straight, soon one pace
Plenty of runners but few of any real interest. The form of Cask Mate's second to Us And Them on his hurdling debut at Cork was enhanced when the winner landed a better race at Punchestown. However, the latter had earlier been beaten in a Thurles bumper by GRAN GESTE and Liz Doyle's charge, a brother to a winning hurdler in France, can make a successful debut over timber. Choungaya, from Us And Them's yard, makes his racecourse debut but cost 165,000 euros and has to be respected along with Moonshine Bay, a winning point-to-pointer who will be better for his recent bumper run.
Aughnamaulmeen (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Towards rear, 7th at 3rd, detached from next and pushed along, soon no extra, completely tailed off, 7th of 8, dist behind Carter Mckay (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hvy in Nov.
Love And Wishes (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) In rear, pushed along and some headway approaching straight, soon chased leaders and no impression, 6th of 15, 27 3/4l behind Awbeg Prince (12-0) at Cork 2m 3f Yielding in Aug.
McCrackens Gate (IRE) 50-1 (12-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and no extra 4f out, weakened and tailed off, 5th of 6, dist behind Bang Bang Rosie (11-7) at Punchestown 2m Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Aforementioned (FR) Zanzibari gelding out of Parcelle De Sou.
Call A Cab (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Peppardstown.
Cask Mate (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Prominent, 3rd at 4th, closed before 3 out where almost on terms, ridden before last, kept on same pace run-in, not match winner, 2nd of 23, 3l behind Us And Them (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Choungaya (FR) Walk In The Park gelding out of Autorite.
Cracking Up (IRE) 80-1 (11-7) Held up, slight mistake 5th, slight mistake 8th, soon pushed along and no impression, no extra from 3 out, 17th of 19, dist behind Burrows Saint (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Crown Of Thorns 33-1 (11-7) Soon prominent, 2nd approaching 4th, slight mistake 7th, soon under pressure, no extra 2 out, 15th of 19, dist behind Burrows Saint (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Curious Times (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Mid-division, 6th 3 out, pushed along in 4th and fell next, at Down Royal 2m mdn sft in Nov.
Gran Geste (FR) 13-2 (11-10) Mid-division, progress 3f out, ridden in 5th 2f out, stayed on into 2nd 1f out, kept on well final furlong to lead close home, won at Thurles 2m Yielding in Oct beating Boot Camp (11-10) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Jimmy Rabbitte (IRE) Dubai Destination gelding out of Time To Act.
Moonshine Bay (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 5th approaching straight, soon no impression, 8th of 15, dist behind Downtown Getaway (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m sft in Dec.
Rakhine State (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Held up, 12th at 3rd, soon headway, mistake 5th, moderate 6th approaching straight, kept on same pace, 6th of 18, 30 1/2l behind Game Of War (11-4) at Clonmel 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Dec.
Bracka Lily (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, kept on same pace, never a factor, 11th of 25, 33 1/4l behind Discorama (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn sft in Dec.
Brindabella (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Rear, hampered 1st, ridden and no extra 4 out, weakened, 19th of 22, dist behind Spades Are Trumps (11-9) at Punchestown 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Flemen Majic (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Towards rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 8th of 10, 35l behind Ratoute Yutty (11-2) at Navan 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Annie Mae's Vision (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Mid-division, mistake and fell 4 out, at Cork 2m mdn hvy in Dec.