held up, 7th after 3rd, slight mistake 4th, progress 7th, tracked leaders and mistake 3 out, kept on without matching 1st 2 from before last
held up, 10th approaching 5th, not fluent 8th, under pressure from 4 out, no extra and pulled up before 2 out
prominent, soon 2nd, on terms before 5th, headed approaching straight, remained prominent until no extra and one pace from 2 out
soon tracked leaders, 3rd after 3rd, soon lost place, prominent again 8th, no impression from before 2 out where collided with wing, no extra after
held up, 8th after 3rd, soon progress, no extra and one pace from 2 out
held up, 9th after 3rd, not fluent 7th, slight mistake 4 out, no impression approaching 2 out, soon no extra
held up, 11th approaching 5th where slightly slow, closed from before straight, on terms between last 2, led from last, soon asserted, kept on, reduced lead close home
led, joined from before 5th, led again approaching straight, slight mistake 2 out, headed between last 2, slight mistake last and one pace
tracked leaders, 4th after 3rd, pecked slightly 7th, under pressure 8th, soon no extra, pulled up before 3 out
towards rear, not fluent 4 out, closed and not fluent 3 out, challenged and on terms between last 2, headed from last, soon no impression, kept on closing stages but not get back to winner
soon chased leaders, 5th after 3rd, not fluent 8th, not fluent 3 out, no impression approaching 2 out
tracked leaders, slight mistake 2nd, 6th after 3rd, pecked 6th, mistake 7th, not fluent 8th, no extra and one pace from 2 out
Effernock Lad dead-heated for this last year and looked on the way back when getting the heavy ground he needs at Gowran last month when a close third to Persian Wind. Runner-up that day was DONT KICK NOR BITE, who had earlier won over 2m5f at Sligo. Robert Tyner's mare will hopefully get the strong gallop she needs and can make her stamina count in a tricky handicap. First To Boogie is better over further but the progressive Robin Des Mana makes his handicap debut after a battling victory on very testing ground at Clonmel. Bilbo Bagins won over hurdles here in March and was having only his second start over fences when a close third at Thurles and looks well enough treated to get into the action.
Kilfenora (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, pushed along halfway, no impression from 4 out, mistake 2 out, never a factor, 7th of 10, dist behind Al Boum Photo (11-12) at Navan 2m 1f Soft - Heavy in Nov.
First To Boogie (IRE) 7-2jfav (10-1) Held up, 9th at 6th, not fluent 12th, some headway to chase leaders but no impression straight, one pace, 4th of 11, 22 1/4l behind Coeur Joyeux (10-2) at Punchestown 2m 7f hcp Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Robin Des Mana (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Led, inclined to jump slightly left, mistake and almost unseated rider 4th and headed, raced in 5th until led again before 6th, joined approaching straight, led 2 out, pressed and kept on best run-in, won at Clonmel 2m hvy in Dec beating Kiera Royale (11-5) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Angus Milan (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Mid-division, ridden after 3 out, weakened next, tailed off, 10th of 15, dist behind What A Moment (11-10) at Cheltenham 3m 1f hcp (3) gs in Nov.
Dont Kick Nor Bite (IRE) 4-1 (11-3) Held up, soon in rear, closed up to be prominent when slight mistake 2 out, chased winner and kept on well from last, not quite get there, 2nd of 8, nk behind Persian Wind (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hvy in Nov.
Ontopoftheworld (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd after 3 out, under pressure and slight mistake 2 out, soon no extra, 7th of 9, 10 1/4l behind Crazywork De Vassy (10-8) at Down Royal 2m hcp sft in Nov.
Sizing Titanium (IRE) 5-1 (12-2) Ld till jnd 2nd, regaind nrw ld 1/2way, hdd appr str, rdn & up sn aftr, drpd to 4th 3out, wknd last, 5th of 8, 25l behind Eddies Miracle (12-2) at Ballinaboola 3m in Nov.
Effernock Lad (IRE) 9-1 (11-3) Led, headed before 4th, remained close up, on terms again approaching straight, narrowly headed 2 out, no extra and one pace from last, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Persian Wind (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hvy in Nov.
Asitsohappens (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Mid-division, improved to chase leaders before 6th, 3rd halfway, ridden and dropped towards rear 4 out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, dist behind Eiri Na Casca (10-13) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp Yielding in Nov.
Bilbo Bagins (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Held up, 11th halfway, progress into 5th before 3 out, ridden in 4th 2 out, under pressure in 3rd last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Solar Heat (11-5) at Thurles 2m 2f Yielding in Nov.
Spider Web (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Held up, slight mistake 1st, moderate 9th after 2nd, slight mistake 5th, no impression from before 3 out, 6th of 11, dist behind Bamako Moriviere (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m Good - Yielding in Oct.
All The Chimneys (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Slightly impeded 1st, held up, soon towards rear, pecked 3rd, 8th approaching 7th, pushed along in 7th approaching 3 out, chased leaders and no impression from next, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 25 1/2l behind Surrogate Lad (10-1) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp sft in Nov.