prominent, on terms 3rd, slightly awkward 5th and headed, slight mistake 7th, under pressure approaching 4 out, soon lost place, slow jump 3 out, soon no extra, eased straight, pulled up before last
held up, not fluent 4th, 8th after 5th, jumped left 8th, headway 4 out, 5th approaching straight, chased leaders in 3rd when mistake 2 out, soon no impression, kept on without reaching 1st 2 run-in
DAVINIA'S TIP made all for a very easy victory over this trip on heavy ground at Tramore but couldn't handle the step-up to Grade 2 company and an extra half-mile here two weeks ago. She wouldn't have finished in front of runner-up Elsie in that latter event even if she had managed to stay on her feet but the shorter trip should be in her favour and she can get back to winning ways. Benrouge and Captain Canada have been making too many mistakes and winning point-to-pointer Mr Cosmopolitan ran a shocker at Limerick last month. Saddlers Luck was a long way behind the selection at Tramore but Drumlee would be a danger if jumping round without mishap though he again made mistakes behind Urano at Cork.
Davinia's Tip (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Led, headed after 4 out, dropped to 4th and fell 2 out, in a race won by Vroum Vroum Mag (11-3) at Thurles 2m 4f nov chs Grd 2 (1), 8 ran.
Elsie (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, 3rd 2 out, soon no impression, mistake and hampered last where left moderate 2nd, no extra, 2nd of 8, 26l behind Vroum Vroum Mag (11-3) at Thurles 2m 4f nov chs Grd 2 (1).
Benrouge (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Disputed lead, jumped slightly left 2nd, soon led, jumped slightly left 4th, joined from 5th, bad mistake 4 out, headed straight, dropped to moderate 3rd 2 out and no extra, 3rd of 12, 25l behind Dromnea (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs in Dec.
Buochas Le Dia (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) In rear, not fluent jumping, behind and eased straight, 5th of 7, well behind Urano (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f beg chase hvy.
Captain Canada 4-1fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, 4th after 7th, dropped to moderate 5th approaching straight, no impression when slighly impeded 3 out, soon no extra, 9th of 18, well behind Who Let De Dogsout (11-5) at Cork 2m 5f beg chs hvy in Nov.
Drumlee (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Prominent, slight mistake 5th, on terms before straigt, close up when slight mistake 3 out, no impression and one pace from next, 2nd of 7, 13l behind Urano (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f beg chase hvy.
Like It A Lot 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division, 8th halfway, in touch when hampered approaching straight, soon eased, 12th of 14, 39l behind Bentelimar (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 4f nov hcp hdl sft in Dec.
Mr Cosmopolitan (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Chased leaders, 9th after 7th, 10th before straight, soon no extra, 10th of 16, well behind Cork Citizen (11-7) at Limerick 2m 6f hts chs in Dec.
Saddlers Luck (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leader in 2nd on outer, 3rd after 5th, bad mistake 4 out and dropped to 5th, driven after 3 out, no extra, 4th of 6, 25l behind Davinia's Tip (11-0) at Tramore 2m beg chase sft.
Toubaloo (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division, moderate 5th 4 out, soon ridden and no impression, remote 4th when left 3rd at last, 3rd of 9, 32l behind Florishwells D'ete (10-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f beg chase.