in rear when slight mistake and unseated rider at 1st
in rear, mistakes 1st and 3rd, fell 5th
rear of mid-division, jumped right at 2nd, moderate 6th 4 out, no impression from next, never a factor
led, joined 4 out, led from next, ridden after 2 out, strongly pressed at last, headed inside final furlong, kept on under pressure close home
tracked leader in 2nd, dropped to 4th 4 out, pushed along in 4th on inner next, ridden and went 2nd 2 out, close 2nd at last, led inside final furlong, stayed on well under pressure close home
tracked leaders in 5th, headway into 3rd and pushed along 3 out, ridden in 3rd next, kept on under pressure in 3rd inside final furlong
tracked leaders in 3rd, 2nd and not fluent at 4th, disputed lead 4 out, headed and ridden 3 out, dropped to 4th next, tired before last, no impression
tracked leaders, slight mistake 7th, ridden in moderate 5th 3 out, no impression
always behind, trailing throughout, never a factor
PALOMA BLUE, placed behind Samcro and Summerville Boy in Grade 1 contest over hurdles at Leopardstown and Cheltenham, is a very interesting recruit over fences and has a chasing pedigree so should be going on to better things. Jetz only won once in nine starts over hurdles but ran in the top races and was in touch when falling three out on his chasing bow here a couple of weeks ago. Duca De Thaix eventually finished runner-up in that latter event though stable companion Roaring Bull may have more scope on his debut over fences after warming up with a comfortable victory over timber. The remainder have a bit to find with decent hurdler Art Of Security likely to find this on the short side as he makes his chasing debut.
Art Of Security (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, ridden into mid-division 3f out, no impression 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 12th of 18, 18 3/4l behind Neverushacon (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 6f hcp Soft - Heavy in Oct.
Chateau Conti (FR) 8-1 (11-12) Rear, headway to 4th at 5th, progress to 2nd at 6th, no impression on clear leader before 2 out, dropped to 3rd after last, soon weakened, 4th of 9, 28 3/4l behind Blow By Blow (11-12) at Galway 2m 7f sft in Oct.
Clash Of D Titans (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Mid-division and 9th from halfway, no impression in 8th from before 2 out, ridden and kept on into moderate 6th run-in, 6th of 16, dist behind Voix Du Reve (11-12) at Galway 2m 2f Yielding in Oct.
Duca De Thaix (FR) 7-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, headway travelling well in 2nd after 2 out, ridden and no impression on winner run-in, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Us And Them (11-12) at Navan 2m 1f gd in Nov.
Jetz (IRE) 5-2fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, ran freely, 2nd halfway, pushed along in 3rd when mistake and unseated rider 3 out, at Navan 2m 1f gd in Nov.
Or Jaune De Somoza (FR) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division early, 7th approaching halfway, pushed along approaching 3 out, lost place and no impression 2 out, weakened, tailed off, 15th of 17, dist behind Antey (11-12) at Punchestown 2m sft in Apr.
Paloma Blue (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, slight mistakes 1st and 2nd, ridden in 4th 3 out, 5th and slight mistake next, weakened, last of 10, dist behind Draconien (11-12) at Punchestown 2m (1) Yielding - Soft in Apr.
Roaring Bull (IRE) 8-11fav (11-12) Raced in 2nd, travelling smoothly and on terms straight, soon led, pressed from 2 out, stayed on best from last, won at Clonmel 2m gd in Nov beating Capital Force (11-12) by 2l, 4 ran.
The Jam Man (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, never a factor, reminders after 4th, detached before 5 out, weakened, completely tailed off, 6th of 9, dist behind Us And Them (11-12) at Navan 2m 1f gd in Nov.