chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd before 4 out, improved to lead 2 out, ridden and challenged before last, narrowly headed approaching last, soon regained lead, kept on under pressure run-in, headed close home
The last three renewals have been won by odds-on favourites and though DATOKEPE is unlikely to start such a warm order he looks a nice prospect and can recoup losses sustained in his two latest starts in good class bumpers here and at Fairyhouse. Dessie Hughes' charge has experience over timber having made a reasonable debut at Gowran back in April. Big Robert ran well enough on his debut over timber at Listowel to suggest this three-times Flat winner can make a hurdler while Seafield has shown promise between the flags and in bumpers here and at Naas. Sensational Sema started odds-on for his point-to-point debut at Quakerstown in April and duly obliged so it would be no surprise to see him competitive here.
Alroy (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Led, driven along and headed 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Steel Park (10-11) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl gd.
Big Robert 16-1 (11-12) Held up, progress into moderate 4th entering straight, kept on one paced from 2 out, 4th of 18, 13l behind Dilshaan's Prize (11-12) at Listowel 2m mdn hdl gd in Sep.
Bold Apache (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 16, 9l behind Solent Ridge (10-0) at Naas 6f hcp 47-60 gf in Jun (flat).
Corrage Storm (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, 12th of 18, well behind Meath All Star (11-11) at Cork 2m nhf gs in Jul '08.
Datokepe (IRE) 6-4fav (12-0) Tracked leaders, closer in 3rd travelling well before straight, soon led, joined 1 1/2f out, headed 1f out, dropped to 3rd and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Moymore Lad (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat gf.
Doorock (IRE) 66-1 (7-11) Never a factor, 18th of 26, 9l behind Thats A Fret (8-4) at Curragh 6f hcap in Sep (flat).
Hawks Cliff (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Mid-division, some progress 5 out, moderate 9th and no extra 2 out, eased, 9th of 23, 44l behind Lucky William (11-12) at Navan 2m 6yo mdn hdl sft in Feb.
Kilshanna (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Prominent early, 4th halfway, weakened to rear 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Prima Vista (11-12) at Galway 2m 5yo mdn hdl gd.
Prayer From Heaven (IRE) 25-1 (12-0) Prominent, 4th from 4f out, lost place and no impression straight, kept on same pace, 7th of 10, 13l behind Moymore Lad (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat gf.
Seafield (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, 3rd 4f out, 7th and no extra entering straight, 9th of 24, 35l behind Auspicious Outlook (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 2f N H flat gd in Apr.
Sensational Sema (IRE) 4-6 (12-0) Bhd, mstk 2nd, 10th 1/2 way, prog to 6th 4out, 4th next, went 3rd & mstk 2out, chall & ld last, kow flat, won at Quakerstown 3m ire ptp sft in Apr beating Kilmurry Kid (12-0) by 1l, 11 ran.
Strong Euro (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 14th of 20, well behind Anshan Dreams (11-12) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl.
Subbie Royal (IRE) 25-1 (10-3) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 4 out, 12th of 17, well behind Altnadua (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 3yo hdl gd in Nov '07.
Top Four (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Held up, 10th halfway, progress 3 out, moderate 6th after 2 out, kept on from last, 4th of 15, 15l behind The Cockney Squire (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl sft in Apr.
El Romo (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Prominent on outer, 3rd halfway, 2nd brielfy 3 out, no extra approaching 2 out, 8th of 16, 10l behind Double Seven (11-2) at Sligo 2m 2f 4yo mdn hdl in Sep.
Golden Ticket (AUS) 9-10fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, pushed along approaching straight, no extra under pressure from 2f out, 10th of 20, 31l behind House Rules (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo nhf.
Masked Phantom (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division, some headway on outer halfway, moderate 7th entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 18, 28l behind Big Game Hunter (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Sep.
Carrigeen Eile (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Mid div, prog to 2nd by 6th, ld 4out, sn adv, kow, won at Monksgrange 3m ire ptp sft in Mar beating Poppy's Pet (12-0) by 3l, 15 ran.
Davids Delight (IRE) Kalanisi mare out of Church Light.
Mayo Mystique (IRE) Heron Island mare out of Van Castle.
Mine The Post (IRE) 50-1 (9-9) Always towards rear, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Saajidah (9-0) at Killarney 1m 3f 3yo fll stks gf in Aug (flat).
Victorian Lace (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Always behind, 14th of 15, well behind Jerry's Agent (11-4) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Mar.
The Studies 66-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, tailed off, 17th of 20, well behind Fosters Cross (9-2) at Navan 2m mdn stks (flat).
Tango Jo (FR) Rochesson gelding out of Fitanga.
Mister Jim Jim (IRE) 50-1 (11-8) Towards rear, kept on same pace from 5f out, 17th of 30, well behind Our Matti (11-9) at Navan 2m 4yo nhf sft in Dec '07.