chased leaders early, soon mid-division, dropped towards rear halfway, progress into 5th when fell 4 out
always towards rear, several slight mistakes and not fluent, ridden and no impression before 2 out, weakened and tailed off
chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 5th 5 out, progress into 2nd 2 out, ridden and no impression on winner early straight, slight mistake last, kept on same pace
made all, asserted before last, not extended
chased leaders, 4th halfway, dropped towards rear before 5 out, ridden in 6th before 3 out, no impression in 5th 2 out, kept on one pace straight
mid-division early, soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, progress into 3rd 6 out, slight mistake 3 out, ridden in 4th after 2 out, 3rd and no impression before last, kept on same pace
chased leader in 2nd, jumped right 3 out, ridden in 3rd after 2 out, no extra before last
held up towards rear early, progress in 5th 6 out, 4th next, reminder 3 out, ridden and no extra approaching next
From an early entry of four, Willie Mullins has chosen Outlander, who will be making his debut over timber having last been seen when a beaten favourite in the Champion INH Flat Race here in April of last year. He'd earlier completed a hat-trick of bumper victories so could be anything. Mells Theater won a point in May and wasn't far behind the prolific Pulled Mussel on his hurdling debut at Cork. but this can go to NO MORE HEROES. Gordon Elliott's charge, a winner between the flags, scored a spectacular victory in a Leopardstown bumper in December then beat the highly regarded Milsean at Naas. The runner-up won by 25l on his next start so the form looks strong. The remainder look to be playing for a minor berth.
Adventure Boy (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Towards rear, some headway moderate 5th 2 out, mistake last, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 8l behind Mill Forge (11-5) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Bellaney In Motion (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Prominent, led after 3f, ridden and headed 3f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, well behind Farewelltocheyenne (11-9) at Downpatrick 2m 2f NH flat sft in Aug.
Mells Theater (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Chased leader in moderate 2nd, moderate 3rd from 6th, no impression and one pace from 2 out, 3rd of 14, 11l behind Pulled Mussel (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl sft.
No More Heroes (IRE) 6-5 (11-8) Settled moderate 3rd, closer halfway, improved to challenge 3f out, disputed 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Naas 2m 3f NH flat in Feb beating Milsean (11-13) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Trust No One (IRE) 66-1 (11-9) Towards rear, no danger approaching 4 out, one pace, 19th of 24, well behind Killer Crow (11-12) at Naas 2m 4f mdn hdl sft.
Undressed (FR) 7-1 (11-7) Rear, 10th halfway, pushed along under 5f out, came wide entering straight, ridden 2 1/2f out, 8th 1f out, kept on for pressure to 6th, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Moscow Magic (12-0) at Naas 2m 3f NH flat.
Warreedy (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, no extra 5 out, pulled up after next, in a race won by Ourbeautifuldream (11-5) at Cork 2m 3f mdn hdl gd in Aug, 15 ran.
Maurash (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders on outer, 5th halfway, pushed along before 3 out, no extra in 9th before 2 out, 8th of 15, 34l behind Indian Fairy (10-8) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Outlander (IRE) 11-4fav (12-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, 3rd and no impression leaders 1 1/2f out, no extra from 1f out, 6th of 11, 9l behind The Liquidator (12-0) at Punchestown 2m NH flat (1) sft in Apr '13.