prominent, jumped slightly right and bumped 1st, on terms after 3rd, led 7th, joined from 4 out, led again from next, joined before 2 out, soon headed and switched left, chased winner and kept on same pace from last
bumped slightly 1st, in rear, no impression approaching straight, not fluent 3 out, pulled up before 2 out
soon tracked leders, 4th at 5th, slight mistakes 7th and 8th, closed up from 3 out, on terms before 2 out, headed between last 2, 3rd and slight mistake last, one pace run-in
tracked leaders early, mistake 5th and towards rear, mistake and pulled up after 9th
tracked leaders, soon 3rd, slight mistake 10th, closed 2 out, led between last 2, stayed on well run-in
held up, 6th at 5th, not fluent 10th, moderate 5th approaching straight and no impression, soon no extra
led and bumped slightly 1st, joined after 3rd, slight mistake 7th and headed, on terms again from 4 out, headed and not fluent 3 out, soon no extra, pulled up before last
held up, 5th at 5th, moderate 6th approaching straight and no impression, kept on same pace
Without Limites carries a penalty for his all-the-way victory on his chasing debut on heavy going at Wexford where he jumped well. He'll have these at a stretch but a fast pace in testing conditions should suit GOOSE MAN, who was beaten 5l into second and was staying on at the finish. Champoleon is another who will relish a stiffer test while dual hurdles winner Exactoris has come up against some smart novices in his three starts over fences. The latter's yard is also represented by All The Answers, who needs to prove himself on the ground, while useful hurdler Milsean has so far disappointed over the bigger obstacles though is the type to come good at some stage. Lyreen Lad won a maiden hurdle at Tipperary in April and will have needed the experience on his chasing debut at Cork last month though is unproven on this sort of ground.
Without Limites (FR) 5-6fav (11-12) Made all, soon went on, not fluent 2nd, reduced lead approaching straight, stayed on well to assert run-in, won at Wexford 2m 4f hvy in Oct beating Goose Man (11-12) by 5l, 11 ran.
All The Answers 11-1 (11-12) Mid-division early, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th before straight, no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 24l behind Dinaria Des Obeaux (10-10) at Wexford 2m sft in Oct.
Champoleon (FR) 14-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd early, dropped to 6th at 10th, no impression from 3 out, 5th of 7, 25 1/2l behind The Storyteller (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f sft in Dec.
Exactoris (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Held up, 8th halfway, ridden in 7th before straight, left 6th and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 23 1/2l behind Dinaria Des Obeaux (10-10) at Wexford 2m sft in Oct.
Goose Man (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) A little keen early, chased leaders, soon 4th, not fluent 7th, closed approaching straight, chased winner 2 out, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Without Limites (11-12) at Wexford 2m 4f hvy in Oct.
Lyreen Lad (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 5th after 7th, improved to 4th before 11th, no impression on leaders after 4 out, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, dist behind Youcantcallherthat (11-5) at Cork 2m 5f Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Milsean (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, not fluent 1st and 2nd, soon dropped to mid-division, mistake 4 out and reminders, ridden from 3 out and no impression from next, 8th of 10, 31l behind Newsworthy (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f gd in Jul.
Next Bend (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, closer on outer 4 out, ridden in 4th next, soon no extra, weakened from 2 out, 5th of 7, dist behind Bon Papa (11-12) at Punchestown 2m Soft - Heavy in Nov.