chased leader, moderate 2nd from 3rd, bad mistake 6th, soon pulled up
held up, rear and slight mistake 6 out, ridden and trailing next, pulled up before 3 out
chased leaders, mainly 3rd, left 2nd at 6th, mistake next, closed on leader 3 out, jumped left and ridden 2 out, stayed on to challenge run-in, led close home
held up, closer before 6th where left 3rd, 4th 4 out, left 3rd next, ridden and no impression on leaders entering straight, kept on one pace
chased leaders early, held up from 4th, progress into 3rd 4 out, ridden when mistake and unseated rider next
led, clear from 3rd, reduced advantage 3 out, ridden before 2 out, strongly pressed run-in and headed close home
Alelchi Inois is five from five over fences and has only had to battle once. He didn't have much to beat in his last two starts in Grade 3 company and will find this opposition tougher with his penalties. His stablemate Un Beau Roman has fallen twice in four starts over the bigger obstacles but has proved himself useful, especially when narrowly beaten by Ted Veale at Roscommon in September. Useful hurdler Azorian could hardly have done any better on his chasing debut behind The Tullow Tank at Fairyhouse and he'll have improved for the outing. The lightly-raced and very progressive Chancol made all for a comfortable victory over the minimum trip here last month and the extra distance here will be in his favour but Enjoy Responsibly has been found wanting in higher grade after his victory at LImerick in June. SIZING GRANITE made an excellent start to his chasing career when beating the odds-on Lieutenant Colonel at Naas where he jumped superbly. He's certain to have come on for the run and looks a smart prospect so is taken to make the transition into this higher grade.
Alelchi Inois (FR) 3-10fav (11-8) Made all, not fluent 2nd, jumped slightly left 2 out, soon asserted travelling smoothly, stayed on well run-in, easily, won at Punchestown 2m 2f nov chs (1) gf in Oct beating August Hill (10-8) by 6l, 4 ran.
Azorian (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Led, jumped slightly left, jumped slightly left and headed 3 out, ridden entering straight, no extra and dropped to 3rd at last, 3rd of 7, 10l behind The Tullow Tank (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs.
Chancol (FR) 13-8 (11-11) Led, took keen hold, jumped slightly left at times, almost joined from 5 out, edging left and asserted approaching last, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Punchestown 2m beg chs gd in Oct beating Mr Fiftyone (11-11) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Enjoy Responsibly (IRE) 9-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along approaching 3 out, soon no extra and dropped to rear, last of 6, 24l behind Ted Veale (11-1) at Roscommon 2m nov chs (1) gd in Sep.
Sizing Granite (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Prominent in close 2nd, improved to lead after 5 out, narrowly led 2 out, pushed along before last, under pressure and driven 100 yards out, kept on best, won at Naas 2m beg chs beating Lieutenant Colonel (11-12) by 1l, 6 ran.
Un Beau Roman (FR) 7-4fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 6th, 3rd halfway, 4th in touch and fell 2 out, in a race won by Cavite Beta (11-2) at Galway 2m 1f nov chs 0-130 gd in Oct, 6 ran.