mid-division early, 8th at 4th, pushed along from 4 out, soon no impression, fell last
close up and disputed at times, slight mistake 4 out, 3rd approaching straight, soon one pace and slight mistake last
prominent early, chased leaders, inclined to jump left, 6th at 4th, pushed along 4 out, soon no impression, no extra 2 out and pulled up before last
mid-division early, 7th at 4th, headway approaching 4 out, 4th approaching straight, effort on stand's side 2 out, kept on same pace from before last
led, disputed at times, not fluent 3 out, stayed on well to assert from before last
mid-division early, 9th at 4th, switched right after 4 out and headway, moderate 5th approaching straight, kept on same pace
pushed along early, tracked leaders, 5th at 4th, pushed along again 4 out, soon no impression and one pace
tracked leaders, 3rd at 4th, closed travelling smoothy 4 out, slight mistake 3 out, 2nd approaching straight, slight mistake 2 out, kept on same pace from before last
waited with, last when jumped left 4th and pushed along briefly, jumped left at times after, pushed along again 4 out, soon no impression and one pace
pushed along from early, chased leaders, under pressure in 10th at 4th, dropped behind and no danger from 8th, pulled up before 4 out
waited with, 11th at 4th, pushed along after 8th, one pace from 4 out
waited with, 12th at 4th, headway on outer 4 out, moderate 6th approaching straight, kept on same pace without threatening
chased leaders, 4th at 4th, slight mistake 4 out, soon no impression, jumped left 2 out and no extra, pulled up before last
Cecil Corbett is the only course and distance winner in the line-up and pops up every now and then as he did over 3m1f at Gowran last month. Mighty Stowaway didn't have much to do to lose his maiden tag at Thurles on Monday but did it well over a distance too short. Shanpallas doesn't win very often and was a long way behind Neddyvaughan at Wexford last time. The winner is 9lb higher but should make a bold bid to give his rookie trainer another victory. CONDUCT YOURSELF was around 6l third in that latter event but has a nice pull in the weights and will enjoy the longer trip so gets the nod. Oathkeeper has yet to win in nine starts over fences but Carlitos Bay would have a chance on his recent run at Down Royal where he was only headed at the last over that 3m trip.
Colms Dream (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Held up, took keen hold, headway 12th, mistake 14th, struggling 4 out, well beaten next, pulled up before 2 out, at Aintree 3m 1f hcp (2) gd in May.
Drumconnor Lad (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Led and disputed early, headed and dropped to 2nd after 2nd, not fluent 5th, took closer order from 4 out and ridden after next, dropped to 3rd before 2 out, no extra and kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 6, 10 3/4l behind Eight Till Late (11-7) at Down Royal 2m hcp gd in Nov.
Cecil Corbett 12-1 (11-12) Mid-division, slight mistakes 6th and 5 out, closer approaching 3 out and pushed along to go 3rd 2 out, mistake last and no extra run-in, 5th of 11, 6 1/2l behind He Knows My Name (10-6) at Down Royal 3m hcp Good - Yielding in Nov.
Grand Partner (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Towards rear, not fluent 3rd and hampered next, pushed along in 13th from 5 out and pulled up before 3 out, at Galway 2m 2f hcp Yielding in Oct.
Mighty Stowaway (IRE) 8-11fav (11-12) Chased leader, pushed along when slight mistake 5 out, switched right to inner between last 2, challenged approaching last where on terms and quickly led, stayed on well to assert run-in, won at Thurles 2m 2f gd in Nov beating Punches Cross (11-12) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Shanpallas (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, progress entering straight, ridden in 7th 2 out, no impression in 5th last, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 13 3/4l behind Neddyvaughan (10-2) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp Yielding - Soft in Oct.
Justmemyselfandi (IRE) 16-1 (10-3) Soon led and a little keen, joined before 8th, soon headed and remained prominent, 5th approaching straight, soon switched left, bumped with rival 3 out and impeded, slightly impeded 2 out and one pace, 11th of 20, 31 1/2l behind Out Sam (10-13) at Cork 3m 4f hcp Yielding in Nov.
Neddyvaughan (IRE) 2-1fav (10-2) Chased leader in 2nd, disputed from 6th, 2nd again before 5 out, disputed again 4 out, led before straight, ridden and pressed 2 out, kept on well from last, won at Wexford 2m 4f hcp Yielding - Soft in Oct beating Peculiar Genius (10-1) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Oathkeeper (IRE) 9-2 (10-13) Mid-division and 7th before 5 out, pushed along after next and went 5th from 2 out, soon ridden and further progress into 3rd, no impression on principals and kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 10, 4 1/4l behind Full Cry (11-8) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp gd in Sep.
Heist (IRE) 33-1 (11-10) Always towards rear, never a factor, in rear before halfway, detached before 9th and reminders, no extra, tailed off, 8th of 11, dist behind He Knows My Name (10-6) at Down Royal 3m hcp Good - Yielding in Nov.
King's Song (FR) 8-1 (11-3) Held up, 5th halfway, slight mistake 5 out, pushed along after 3 out, ridden entering straight, no extra before 2 out, 6th of 8, 20 3/4l behind Time For Mabel (11-6) at Clonmel 3m hcp gd in Nov.
Conduct Yourself (IRE) 11-2 (11-1) Soon prominent, disputed from 5th, led 3 out, pressed 2 out, soon ridden, headed before last, no extra in 3rd run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Jaunty Thor (11-1) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp gf in Nov.
Carlitos Bay (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Soon led, slight mistake 10th, pushed along after 3 out and strongly pressed next, soon edged left, headed early run-in and no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 4l behind He Knows My Name (10-6) at Down Royal 3m hcp Good - Yielding in Nov.