Talkofgold has her first run under Rules away from Hexham but she gave supporters of the odds-on Gettysburg Address a fright at that course earlier this month and will again be helped by Ross Chapman’s claim. PAT’S OSCAR only went down by a neck over course and distance last time. That was easily her best run to date over timber and she wouldn’t need much more to go one better today. Lucinda Russell has inherited Punchestown bumper winner Simone and Rose Tree has also shown promise in that sphere so looks best of the rest.
Talkofgold (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Tracked winner, ridden before last, every chance last 50 yards, just held, 2nd of 4, hd behind Gettysburg Address (11-5) at Hexham 2m 4f (4) gs in Sep.
Amarillo Rose (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Chased leader in 2nd, dropped to 3rd and bad mistake 4 out, soon lost place, pushed along from 3 out and soon no extra, 5th of 9, dist behind Slippery Serpent (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 3f mdn Soft - Heavy in Sep.
Boals Corner (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Soon towards rear, behind 6th, 17th of 20, dist behind Ornua (11-4) at Down Royal 2m mdn gd in May.
Pat's Oscar (IRE) 5-1 (12-1) Behind, headway 4 out to chase leaders, challenged 2 out, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Apachee Prince (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f hcp (5) gs in Sep.
Simone (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Towards rear, headway and pushed along under 4f out, 4th approaching straight, challenged 1f out, led inside final furlong and stayed on best, won at Punchestown 2m 1f gd in May beating Lighthouse Warrier (12-0) by 1 1/4l, 16 ran.
Wide Awake 100-1 (10-9) Held up behind, outpaced after 3 out, never on terms, 7th of 9, 20 1/4l behind Drummullagh Rocky (11-2) at Perth 2m 4f mdn (4) sft in Jul.
I'll Run With You (IRE) 33-1 (10-3) Last pair, effort when not fluent 2 out, weakened before last, last of 5, 37 1/2l behind Boy In A Bentley (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 6f (4) gs in Aug.
Rose Tree (IRE) 5-2 (10-6) Chased leader, led over 7f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4 3/4l behind Buy Mistake (10-13) at Hexham 2m (6) gd in Aug.