tracked leaders on inner, mistake at 1st, niggled along in 4th and slight mistake 4 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, kept on same pace in 3rd from 2 out, not trouble leaders
led, joined at 8th, ridden and headed 3 out, soon weakened
tracked leaders on outer, improved into 2nd 3 out, 2nd and slight mistake 2 out, soon ridden, no impression on winner at last, kept on same pace run-in
towards rear, progress into moderate 6th 5 out, moderate 5th and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace
tracked leader in 2nd, improved to dispute lead at 8th, led from 3 out, pushed along after 2 out, stayed on well under hands and heels run-in, comfortably
always behind, slight mistake 1st, never a factor
in rear, mistake at 1st, trailing when pulled up quickly after 7th
in rear, bad mistake and unseated rider at 2nd
mid-division, dropped to rear of mid-division at halfway, no impression from 4 out, never a factor
rear of mid-division early, mid-division when slight mistake at 5th, 5th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression
Winning bumper and hurdler Advantage Point was well supported for his chasing bow at Gowran but only got as far as the fourth where he unseated his rider. Brog Ahaon improved markedly over hurdles, landing a Kilbeggan maiden in August, but ECLAIR DE BEAUFEU can make a successful chasing bow. A dual winner over timber, he led into the straight in the County Hurdle at Cheltenham only to unseat his rider at the last. Notebook is another smart hurdler having finished runner-up in a Grade 3 at Thurles in February while Quantatmental has a fitness advantage and his close second to Bay Hill in a Bellewstown handicap hurdle has been boosted by the winner.
Advantage Point (IRE) 15-8 (11-12) Chased leader, disputed after 1st, bad mistake and unseated rider 4th, at Gowran Park 2m 2f sft in Oct.
Brog Ahaon (IRE) 11-4 (11-4) Led and made all, 2 lengths clear at 4th, increased advantage before 4 out, reduced advantage and pushed along before last, kept on well run-in, won at Kilbeggan 2m mdn Yielding in Aug beating Tara Dylan (11-5) by 2 3/4l, 13 ran.
Eclair De Beaufeu (FR) 5-1 (11-4) Soon chased leaders in 3rd, closed approaching 3 out, pushed along approaching straight, soon dropped to 5th, weakened 2 out, last of 6, dist behind Mister Blue Sky (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m (1) Good - Yielding in Apr.
Ingleby Mackenzie 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, effort straight, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 13, 4 1/4l behind Power Drive (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Sep.
Notebook (GER) 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leader in moderate 2nd, closer 2nd 2 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, went 2nd again before last, kept on same pace in 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 6 1/2l behind Gardens of Babylon (11-4) at Punchestown 2m Good - Yielding in May.
Princely Conn (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, soon no extra and weakened, 7th of 11, dist behind Sayo (11-12) at Galway 2m 2f Soft - Heavy in Oct.
Sillogue Pio (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Tracked leader, led after 4th, headed before 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before next, at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Subset (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Prominent, not fluent 6th, moderate 3rd when fell 4 out, at Tipperary 2m 1f Yielding in Oct.
De Bennette (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Soon led, briefly joined from 3 out, soon regained lead and ridden from next, strongly pressed and headed from last, soon dropped to 3rd, no extra and kept on same pace close home, 3rd of 18, 3 1/2l behind Glendaars Warrior (11-8) at Roscommon 2m hcp gd in Jun.
Quantatmental (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 5th, ridden after 3 out, dropped to 5th 2 out, no impression, 5th of 11, 15 1/4l behind Without Limites (10-10) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp Good - Yielding in Oct.