prominent, soon 2nd, on terms approaching 12th, soon headed, slight mistake 15th, on terms approaching 4 out where slow jump and headed, dropped to 3rd from 2 out, kept on run-in, just failed for 2nd
The veteran Witness Of Fashion showed he wasn't done with yet when scoring at Fairyhouse and can't be dismissed from just 5lb higher. Frankly All Talk fell 2 out when there with every chance here last time and connections will be hoping for compensation with his young rider's claim a bonus. CASTAFIORE PARK gained his first victory over fences at Down Royal where he was always going well. He's been hit with a 9lb rise but looks progressive and can go in again. Roxboro Road has plenty of ability and may have taken a hand in the finish but for slipping up here last time while Arctic Light is surely better than he showed at Navan where the heavy ground didn't suit.
Biddy The Boss (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Led, joined after 5 out, headed approaching 3 out, ridden in 5th entering straight, soon no extra, 10th of 14, 26 3/4l behind Something Sweet (10-1) at Thurles 2m 4f hcp Yielding - Soft in Nov.
Frankly All Talk (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 4th, led 5 out, slight mistake 3 out, pushed along approaching 2 out, under pressure in close enough 2nd when mistake and bumped before falling 2 out, at Punchestown 2m 7f hcp sft in Nov.
Deputy's Pass (IRE) 8-1 (10-3) Chased leader, 4th after 4th, bad mistake and unseated rider 3 out, at Punchestown 2m 7f hcp sft in Nov.
Castafiore Park (FR) 7-2 (10-5) Tracked leaders, 2nd 4 out, improved to lead after 3 out, ridden and joined before 2 out, regained lead at last, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Down Royal 3m hcp sft in Nov beating Guided By You (10-10) by 4 3/4l, 8 ran.
Luckyinmilan (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Mid-division, mistake at 1st, weakened 3 out, pulled up before last, at Punchestown 2m 7f hcp sft in Nov.
Princely Conn (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, bad mistake 6th, slight mistakes 7th and 8th, soon trailing, jumped left 3 out, last of 12, dist behind Fiveaftermidnight (10-7) at Naas 2m 4f hcp Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Carrignagapple 20-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, mistake 1st, led and disputed from 3rd, headed 11th, ridden 5 out, moderate 3rd when left moderate 2nd 2 out, 3rd before last, no impression, 3rd of 14, 14l behind Rocky's Silver (11-8) at Punchestown 2m 7f hcp sft in Nov.
Lady Writer (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Towards rear early, mid-division well off pace halfway and remote 6th 4 out, no extra, kept on one pace in straight, never a factor, 6th of 11, dist behind Sinoria (11-7) at Thurles 2m 2f sft in Nov.
Baily Gorse (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, bad mistake 5th, mistake 9th, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 13th of 17, dist behind Faugheen (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f sft in Nov.
Flynsini (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Rear of mid-division, ridden 8th, ridden in 6th 5 out, moderate 4th when left 3rd 2 out, moderate 4th at last, no impression, 4th of 14, 16 1/2l behind Rocky's Silver (11-8) at Punchestown 2m 7f hcp sft in Nov.
Arctic Light 9-4fav (10-0) Always towards rear, no extra from 5 out, slow 3 out, 11th of 12, dist behind Fiveaftermidnight (10-7) at Naas 2m 4f hcp Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Witness Of Fashion (IRE) 11-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, 8th on inner 3 out, ridden and went 4th next, good headway to lead at last, stayed on well run-in, won at Fairyhouse 2m 7f hcp Soft - Heavy in Nov beating Turndownthevolume (11-2) by 4l, 16 ran.
Roxboro Road (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, 3rd after 4th, slipped up before 4 out, at Punchestown 2m 7f hcp sft in Nov.