soon well off pace in mid-division, no impression from 5 out
well off pace in mid-division, niggled along from early, mistake 5 out, no extra from next
well off pace towards rear, no extra from 5 out, pulled up before 3 out
soon led and clear, not fluent 3 out, reduced lead next, closely pressed last, stayed on best under pressure run-in
chased leaders, moderate 7th after 5 out, no impression from next
chased leaders, moderate 7th 4 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace
soon well off pace towards rear, never a factor
chased leaders, well off pace, moderate 3rd from 5 out, 4th and no extra from 2 out
soon mid-division and well off pace, moderate 8th 4 out, soon no impression under pressure and kept on same pace
well off pace in mid-division, closer in moderate 5th 4 out, no impression under pressure in moderate 3rd and kept on same pace 2 out
chased leaders, well off pace, moderate 4th approaching 5 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 3 out
towards rear for most, no danger and kept on from 4 out
chased leader, closed 2 out, almost on terms last, every chance run-in, no extra and kept on same pace close home
chased leaders, moderate 5th after 5 out, mistake and no extra from next, tailed off
Your Busy progressed nicely over hurdles and his close second to Sizing Australia at Thurles in October is comfortably the best chasing form on offer here. It will be a surprise if he isn't there at the business end but several of these were better hurdlers and at least one of them may prove his superior over fences. They include Baron De'L, who wasn't far behind Luska Lad in a Grade 3 at Punchestown in October, Gudnis Gracious Me, who won three times over timber last summer, and MAGNUM FORCE, who gets the vote as he is equally adept on the Flat and over hurdles and looks the type to do well over the bigger obstacles. Beckwith Star was making his chasing debut when a very good second to Politeo at Limerick and is another with a chance in an open contest.
Arguidos (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Towards rear, slight mistake 6th, no danger from before 5 out, 9th of 15, 46l behind Baily Rock (11-12) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chase in Apr.
Baron De'l (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Always towards rear, 16th of 24, 32l behind The Shepherd (10-9) at Leopardstown 3m hcp hdl 0-140 hvy in Dec.
Dosco's Dream (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway entering straight, briefly went 5th 2 out, soon no impression, eased when beaten run-in, 19th of 25, 32l behind Cantrell (10-12) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Mar.
Down In Neworleans (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Led, clear early, pressed from before straight, headed approaching last, soon dropped to 3rd and kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Ruler Of All (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m nov hdl (4-6yo) sft in Mar.
Down The Dale (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Soon led, joined from 2 out, dropped to 3rd before straight, soon no extra, 7th of 15, 16l behind Lucky Spring (11-7) at Sligo 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 gf.
Georgie 14-1 (11-12) Never better than mid-division, 11th of 16, 25l behind Baizically (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chase sft in Mar.
High Talk (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Mid-division best, 7th before 4 out, soon no impression, 8th of 12, 24l behind Killultagh Queen (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f beg chase gd in Apr.
Lismakeery (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Prominent, 2nd halfway, led before 3 out, ridden and headed entering straight, no extra in 3rd last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 16, 31l behind Sicilian Secret (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Magnum Force (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Led, headed approaching 5 out where slight mistake and unseated rider, in a race won by Gimli's Rock (11-2) at Down Royal 2m hdl G2 (1) in Nov, 6 ran.
Stakers (NZ) 10-1 (10-6) Towards rear, pushed along approaching 6 out, soon no extra and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Salesin (11-5) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 gd in Apr, 13 ran.
Your Busy (IRE) 7-4fav (11-12) Soon mid-division, closed to track leaders 5 out, almost on terms from before next, ridden to challenge and disputed lead 2 out, slight mistake and headed from last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Sizing Australia (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs gd in Oct.
Clan Music (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Towards rear, 10th before 6 out, no impression under pressure in moderate 4th approaching last, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 10l behind Turnonthegas (11-2) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 in Apr.
Gudnis Gracious Me (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Soon led, headed after 4 out, led again after 2 out, headed early straight, weakened before last, 7th of 8, 18l behind Voler La Vedette (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 2f mrs lst hdl gd in Oct.
Patjoe Lad (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Alw rr, detd & pu 4out, in a race won by Honours Rule (12-0) at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp in Apr, 16 ran.
Lios Na Ratha (IRE) 6-4fav (11-9) Towards rear, keen hold early, progress into 4th approaching straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on well without threatening into 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind You Sir (11-7) at Cork 2m 2f NH flat hvy in Nov '05.
Golden Barrell (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Mid-division, progress approaching straight, 3rd 2 out, ridden to challenge and on terms with every chance when fell last, in a race won by Oh Houdini (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs gd in Jul, 16 ran.
Sea Master (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Soon chased leaders, 2nd 3 out, no impression under pressure in 4th and kept on same pace from next, 4th of 20, 17l behind Captain Paulie (11-7) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Apr.
Total Containment (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Twrds rr, 9th 1/2way, prog aftr 4out, ld bef 3out, chall 3out, hdd aftr 2out, wknd & eased flat, 6th of 12, 16l behind Border Pass (12-0) at Inch 3m ire ptp gd in Apr.
Beckwith Star (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, ridden after 3 out, 2nd entering straight, kept on same pace without threatening easy winner from 2 out, 2nd of 10, 9l behind Politeo (11-4) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chase sft in Mar.