rear of mid-division, slow 1st, some headway 3 out and pushed along in 7th entering straight, ridden and headway on outer to challenge before last, led run-in and kept on well closing stages
Gold Creek, who is 0-15 over fences, gained a surprise victory over hurdles here three weeks ago before falling at halfway over the bigger obstacles at Naas. Ciankyle appeared to enjoy the heavy conditions when runner-up at Clonmel so could do with some rain but the veteran Bellgrove, who ended a long losing run with an easy course and distance success last month, likes the going and should make a bold bid despite being 5lb out of the handicap. Dontdooddson landed a Killarney handicap and was in touch when falling two out at Clonmel but PRETTY LITTLE LIAR looks the one to beat. She'd been in top form over hurdles, slamming her rivals in a Fairyhouse handicap last month, before making a winning debut over fences here three weeks ago and a mark of 109 looks manageable.
Arthur's Quay (IRE) 18-5fav (11-12) Mid-division, mistake 6 out, 6th 3 out, ridden and no impression before next, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 7l behind Father Jed (10-11) at Listowel 3m hcp Good - Yielding in Sep.
Yaiza (IRE) 40-1 (11-10) Mid-division, weakened 3 out, never a factor, 17th of 18, 33 3/4l behind Farrawaybay (10-11) at Navan 2m 6f hcp gd in Nov.
Ciankyle (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Disputed lead, led before 3rd, pushed along and joined before 2 out, headed after 2 out, ridden in 2nd when not fluent last, no impression, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Shopping Around (11-10) at Clonmel 2m hcp hvy in Oct.
Pretty Little Liar (IRE) 3-1fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, 2nd 4 out, disputed lead next, led travelling well 2 out, soon clear, pushed out run-in, easily, won at Thurles 2m 2f Good - Yielding in Nov beating Shes Some Doll (11-7) by 3 1/4l, 14 ran.
Dontdooddson (FR) 4-1 (11-9) Held up in touch, 5th halfway, travelling well after 3 out, pushed along and no impression in close 6th when fell 2 out, at Clonmel 2m hcp hvy in Oct.
Western Sea (IRE) 13-2 (11-2) Held up in touch, not fluent 6th, 3rd 3 out, mistake 2 out, ridden and no impression in 4th before last, no extra, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 19 3/4l behind She Tops The Lot (11-8) at Tipperary 2m 1f hcp sft in Oct.
Seskin Flyer (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders on outer, ridden in 5th 2 out, 3rd briefly entering straight, 5th and mistake at last, no extra, 5th of 13, 9 1/2l behind All The Chimneys (11-4) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp Good - Yielding in Nov.
My Oakclahome (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Disputed lead, headed and under pressure 3 out, 2nd when mistake and unseated rider 2 out, at Thurles 2m 2f hcp Good - Yielding in Nov.
An Marcach (IRE) 22-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders on outer, ridden 3 out, weakened, 7th of 14, 32 1/2l behind Direct Image (10-12) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp Good - Yielding in Nov.
Howaya Aoife (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Waited with, towards rear and slight mistake 9th, under pressure after 5 out, 8th after 3 out, soon no impression, one pace, 7th of 11, 19 1/2l behind China Princess (11-0) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hvy in May.
Gold Creek (IRE) 9-2jfav (10-1) Rear of mid-division, mistake and unseated rider at 7th, at Naas 2m 4f hcp Yielding in Nov.
Rolling Revenge (IRE) 250-1 (11-11) Soon mid-division, mistake and unseated rider 4th, at Punchestown 3m Good - Yielding in Nov.
Bellgrove (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Always prominent, led approaching 6th, joined 7th and headed 3 out, pushed along after next and led again early straight, kept on well to draw clear run-in, won at Thurles 2m 2f hcp gd in Oct beating Go Battle (10-9) by 5l, 16 ran.