tracked leaders, 7th 4 out, ridden and no impression from next
mid-division, 6th 4 out, ridden and no impression from next, slight mistake 2 out, never a factor
rear of mid-division, 13th 4 out, ridden from next, went moderate 5th 2 out, no impression
mid-division, pushed along at 6th, ridden and no impression from 4 out
tracked leaders, improved to dispute lead from 6th, headed 8th, disputed lead again from 10th, headed 4 out, soon ridden and weakened
always behind, under pressure from early and soon trailing, pulled up before 4 out
mid-division, headway into 4th 4 out, went 2nd travelling well 3 out, led after next, pushed along and clear at last, reminders early run-in and soon went clear under hands and heels, comfortably
mid-division, 10th 4 out, soon ridden and no impression
tracked leaders on outer, blundered badly at 11th and dropped to rear, pulled up before 5 out
tracked leaders on inner, bad mistake 11th and lost position, ridden 3 out, moderate 6th next, moderate 5th at last, kept on without threatening to go 3rd inside final furlong
rear of mid-division, pushed along briefly at 3rd, no impression from 4 out, never a factor
mid-division, under pressure in rear of mid-division at 10th, soon no impression, pulled up before 3 out
towards rear, slight mistake 9th, progress into mid-division when slight mistake 6 out, 8th 4 out, ridden and no impression from next
tracked leaders, led from 8th, joined from 10th led again 4 out, ridden and headed after 2 out, no impression on winner at last, kept on same pace in 2nd run-in
towards rear, mistake 4th, slight mistake 10th and mistake next, soon no impression, pulled up before 3 out
always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, pulled up before 2 out
rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor
mid-division, mistake 11th, no impression from next, pulled up before 3 out
always towards rear, pushed along briefly at 6th, no impression from 4 out
towards rear, some progress from 3 out, ridden in moderate 9th 2 out, kept on one pace, never a factor
mid-division on outer, 11th 4 out, soon ridden and no impression
led, joined at 6th, headed at 8th, 5th 4 out, soon ridden and no impression
tracked leader in 2nd early, slight mistake 5th and dropped to 5th, dropped to 14th 4 out, soon ridden and no impression
rear of mid-division, headway from halfway, went 3rd 5 out, ridden in 4th after 3 out, moderate 3rd next, soon no impression on leaders
rear of mid-division on outer, mistake 5th, reminder 9th, soon no impression, pulled up before 2 out
Gordon Elliott has won this hugely competitive handicap for the past four years and makes a concerted bid for number five with no less than a dozen entries. Jockey bookings are unlikely to tell us much as four different riders have been successful on his previous winners. Poormans Hill was fourth in the race a year ago and it wouldn't be a shock to see another good run as he had Out Sam behind when scoring at Downpatrick in March. The latter just got the better of Rogue Angel in the Cork Grand National and there's nothing between them here but Minella Beau was close enough when falling three out and can go close with a clear round. He'd earlier finished third behind Woods Well at Galway so the latter has to be considered. Barry Geraghty has chosen SQUOUATEUR of the J P McManus entries and was on board when his mount was an excellent third in the Paddy Power. He's not the most consistent but gets the nod to see off another of the owner's runners, Spider Web, who battled on to catch Na Trachtalai Abu over this trip in the Munster National at Limerick with several of these behind.
Dounikos (FR) 33-1 (11-10) Always behind, no impression from 4 out, pulled up before last, at Punchestown 3m 1f (1) Yielding - Soft in Apr.
General Principle (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Soon tracked leaders, 4th from 12th, effort straight, stayed on well run-in to lead at line, won at Fairyhouse 3m 5f hcp hvy in Apr beating Isleofhopendreams (10-1) by hd, 30 ran.
Out Sam 13-2 (10-13) Mid-division and 9th early, 6th after 11th, soon progress to track leaders, led from 2 out where slight mistake, stayed on well run-in, won at Cork 3m 4f hcp Yielding in Nov beating Rogue Angel (11-1) by 1 3/4l, 20 ran.
Raz De Maree (FR) 20-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders early, slight mistake 2nd, pushed along briefly 4th, not always fluent jumping after and soon in rear, no impression from 5 out and one pace, 15th of 20, dist behind Out Sam (10-13) at Cork 3m 4f hcp Yielding in Nov.
Rogue Angel (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Prominent, not fluent 4 out, on terms straight, headed from 2 out, kept on well without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 20, 1 3/4l behind Out Sam (10-13) at Cork 3m 4f hcp Yielding in Nov.
Squouateur (FR) 10-1 (11-1) Reminders from early towards rear, pulled up after 5th, at Punchestown 2m 5f hcp sft in Apr.
Tout Est Permis (FR) 15-8fav (11-7) Chased leaders, progress to 2nd at 8th, disputed 4 out, led narrowly 3 out, kept on strongly after last, eased close home, comfortably, won at Galway 2m 7f hcp sft in Oct beating Dont Kick Nor Bite (11-5) by 6l, 9 ran.
Woods Well (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Led, joined 3rd, regained lead after 7th, joined again from 5 out, regained lead before last and soon ridden, strongly pressed inside final furlong but kept on best close home to just prevail, won at Galway 2m 7f Yielding in Oct beating Rashaan (11-8) by nk, 4 ran.
Arkwrisht (FR) 33-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden after 3 out, no impression in 4th 2 out, left moderate 3rd at last, no extra, 3rd of 5, 21 1/2l behind Saint Calvados (11-10) at Naas 2m (1) Yielding in Nov.
Magic Of Light (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) Disputed lead early, 2nd from 3rd, slight mistakes 9th and 4 out, on terms 3 out, headed 2 out, rallied last, led and stayed on best run-in, won at Punchestown 2m 5f hcp sft in Apr beating Goodthynemilan (9-10) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.
Space Cadet (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, no extra and pulled up approaching 17th, at Punchestown 3m 6f hcp sft in Apr.
Spider Web (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Towards rear, mistake in 11th at 9th, headway before 2 out, 4th at last where left 3rd, ridden and stayed on well to lead close home, won at Limerick 3m hcp gd in Oct beating Na Trachtalai Abu (9-10) by 3/4l, 16 ran.
Eight Till Late (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) In touch in rear, pushed along from 2 out, closed and effort approaching last where slight mistake, kept on well without quite matching front pair run-in, just denied 2nd, last of 3, 1 1/4l behind Alpha Des Obeaux (11-10) at Thurles 2m 6f lst (1) gf in Nov.
Mr Diablo (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Held up in last and raced off pace, took keen hold, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 12th of 13, 27 1/2l behind De Name Escapes Me (10-12) at Naas 2m 4f hcp Good - Yielding in Nov.
Minella Beau (IRE) 5-1fav (10-13) Held up on inner and towards rear, 15th early, closed to chase leaders when bumped and fell 3 out, at Cork 3m 4f hcp Yielding in Nov.
Timiyan (USA) 14-1 (10-12) Bumped with rival 1st, waited with, 18th early, some progress when slightly impeded 3 out and 2 out, one pace after, 10th of 20, 24l behind Out Sam (10-13) at Cork 3m 4f hcp Yielding in Nov.
Na Trachtalai Abu (IRE) 40-1 (9-10) Rear of mid-division, 8th after 9th, good headway to close 2 out, led narrowly after 2 out, asserted after last, no extra and headed close home, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Spider Web (9-11) at Limerick 3m hcp gd in Oct.
Our Father (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Towards rear, 10th after 9th, lost place and under pressure after 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 10th of 16, 37 3/4l behind Spider Web (9-11) at Limerick 3m hcp gd in Oct.
Poormans Hill (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Waited with, 13th early, some slight mistakes, pushed along approaching 7 out where not fluent, no impression from 5 out and one pace, 16th of 20, dist behind Out Sam (10-13) at Cork 3m 4f hcp Yielding in Nov.
Mine Now (IRE) 5-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and dropped to rear after 3 out, under pressure in 4th when fell 2 out, at Wexford 2m 7f lst (1) Yielding in Oct.
Young Turk (FR) 8-1 (11-0) Waited with, 6th at 6th, effort and not fluent 2 out, soon no impression, moderate 3rd when bad mistake last and eventually fell, at Cork 2m 4f (1) Yielding in Nov.
Kylecrue (IRE) 33-1 (9-10) Close up on inner, headway to lead after 9th, headed at 11th, lost place before 2 out, no extra after 2 out, 8th of 16, 18 1/4l behind Spider Web (9-11) at Limerick 3m hcp gd in Oct.
Swingbridge (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, mistake 1st, headway to chase leaders halfway, driven approaching 2 out, no extra last, 5th of 8, 6 3/4l behind Kimberlite Candy (11-11) at Ayr 3m hcp (3) hvy in Nov.
Grand Partner (IRE) 11-1 (11-1) Mid-division early, 7th at 4th, headway approaching 4 out, 4th approaching straight, effort on stand's side 2 out, kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 13, 6 1/4l behind Mighty Stowaway (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 7f hcp gd in Nov.
Neddyvaughan (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 3rd at 4th, closed travelling smoothy 4 out, slight mistake 3 out, 2nd approaching straight, slight mistake 2 out, kept on same pace from before last, 2nd of 13, 6l behind Mighty Stowaway (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 7f hcp gd in Nov.
Undressed (FR) 33-1 (10-2) Mid-division early, some headway halfway, no extra from before straight, 9th of 19, dist behind Wounded Warrior (10-12) at Punchestown 3m 6f hcp sft in Apr.
Presenting Julio (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Chased leaders to after 4 out, ridden and weakened after next, fell 2 out, at Cheltenham 3m 1f hcp (3) gd in Nov.
Ned Stark (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Held up, moderate 12th before 8th, never a factor, tailed off, 10th of 14, dist behind Kilcarry Bridge (10-3) at Gowran Park 3m hcp Soft - Heavy in Sep.