always behind, no impression from 4 out, never a factor
mid-division, no impression from 4 out, never a factor
mid-division, ridden 3 out, moderate 5th 2 out, soon no impression
tracked leaders in 5th, pushed along in moderate 7th on outer 2 out, soon ridden, went moderate 2nd when not fluent at last, stayed on well run-in, not reach winner, never nearer
mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor
tracked leaders, 2nd 3 out, soon ridden, no impression on winner in 2nd 2 out, soon weakened
always towards rear, never a factor
rear of mid-division on outer, ridden on outer entering straight, no impression
always towards rear, never a factor
mid-division, headway entering straight, ridden in 4th and slight mistake 2 out, moderate 3rd at last, kept on one pace
in rear, some modest late progress from 3 out, never a factor
tracked leaders in 4th, slight mistake 4 out, ridden and weakened from next
made all, clear for much racing at fast pace, pushed along 2 out, well clear at last, ridden run-in, kept on well, reduced advantage inside final furlong
tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in moderate 3rd 2 out, moderate 4th at last, no impression
SHARE THE HONOUR wouldn't win this on his hurdles form of last season but he's improved significantly on the level this summer, scoring at Galway in August before an unlucky run at Leopardstown last month. He's on a lowly mark back over timber and can take advantage. Kilkeaskins First made great strides last year, defying a 9lb rise for an easy victory at Kilbeggan with another comfortable success at Navan in September. He has a long absence to overcome but Patrick Dempsey can get one ready. Banjo didn't stay 2m4f at Cork after just failing to concede 27lb to Baby Bellini at Galway and Paul Townend is a significant booking while Western Honour was having his first start for Gordon Elliott when just touched off at Thurles and makes his handicap debut. Warnaq, who won on the Flat at Naas three weeks ago, has only had four runs over timber and has shown plenty of promise.
Schmidt (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Towards rear early and took keen hold, soon tracked leaders, lost position 2 out, soon no extra, last of 11, dist behind Hearts Are Trumps (11-7) at Punchestown 2m hcp gd in Nov.
Ange D'Or Javilex (FR) 12-1 (10-10) Mid-division, dropped towards rear early straight, no extra after 3 out, 11th of 13, 22l behind Wonder Laish (11-6) at Navan 2m hcp gd in Nov.
Linger (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Held up, moderate 7th and slight mistake 3 out, soon no extra, 7th of 10, dist behind Jaunty Thor (11-1) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp gf in Nov.
Western Honour (IRE) 11-8 (11-12) Chased leaders, soon 4th, slight mistake 4 out, closed approaching next, on terms before straight, not fluent last, kept on well without quite matching winner and just denied at finish, 2nd of 7, hd behind Jimmy Rabbitte (11-12) at Thurles 2m mdn gd in Nov.
Stander (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, no impression when slight mistake 3 out, one pace, 12th of 23, 32 1/2l behind Cooldine Bog (11-9) at Cork 2m 4f hcp Good - Yielding in Nov.
Kilkeaskins First (IRE) 7-1 (10-5) Prominent early, soon chased leaders, improved to dispute after 3rd, led 4th, ridden to assert before last, kept on well run-in, won at Navan 2m hcp Yielding in Sep beating Fiesole (11-4) by 5l, 16 ran.
Banjo (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Soon chased leaders, 6th halfway, one pace from 3 out, 9th of 23, 24 1/4l behind Cooldine Bog (11-9) at Cork 2m 4f hcp Good - Yielding in Nov.
Captain Morley 25-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride, always rear, pushed along entering straight and no extra over 2f out, last of 13, 36 1/4l behind Downdraft (9-6) at Naas 1m 2f hcp Good - Yielding in Oct.
Kelter's Dawn 66-1 (11-4) Mid-division best, slightly impeded 2nd, no impression from before 2 out, slight mistake last, 7th of 10, 14 1/4l behind Boot Camp (11-4) at Down Royal 2m mdn gd in Jun.
Share The Honour 8-1 (8-9) Towards rear and 9th from halfway, pushed along and some progress from 2f out, short of room over 1f out and again short of room inside final furlong, kept on well, never nearer, 6th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Mawaany (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp gd in Oct.
Back To Bataan (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Towards rear, pushed along after 6th, some headway and one pace from before 2 out, 6th of 10, 13 3/4l behind Boot Camp (11-4) at Down Royal 2m mdn gd in Jun.
Winston Wolfe (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Soon chased leaders, 5th approaching 4th, 4th after 4 out, slight mistake next, no impression approaching last where slight mistake, one pace, 6th of 24, 7 1/2l behind Buttons And Bows (11-0) at Cork 2m mdn Good - Yielding in Nov.
Warnaq (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, progress to lead after 1 1/2f, travelled well and 2 lengths clear over 3f out, ridden under 2f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Naas 1m 2f hcp Yielding in Nov beating See Of Rome (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 16 ran.
Folly Dat (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Led, 5 lengths clear halfway, slight mistakes 6th and 4 out, pushed along and headed before last where mistake, ridden and no impression in 3rd run-in, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 9 1/4l behind Wonder Laish (11-6) at Navan 2m hcp gd in Nov.
The Chapel Field (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Held up, slightly impeded 1st, not fluent 3rd, 11th approaching halfway, went moderate 7th approaching straight, kept on same pace without threatening, 5th of 15, 26 1/2l behind Scheu Time (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hvy in Mar.
Euro So Brave (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division on inner, closer in 7th 3 out, ridden in 4th before 2 out, moderate 3rd at last, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on without threatening winner, 2nd of 16, 3 1/2l behind The Church Gate (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp gd in Nov.
Wade Harper (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Towards rear and 12th from halfway, pushed along and no impression from 2 out, 10th of 13, 31 3/4l behind Brex Drago (10-8) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp gd in Sep.