chased leaders, left in lead from 10th, not fluent 3 out, headed before next, one pace from last
held up, mistakes, soon off pace and never a factor
led, headed after 8th, hampered 10th, no impression from 3 out, soon weakened
held up in rear, soon off pace and never a factor
chased leaders, pushed along to close 3 out, led before 2 out, stayed on well run-in
prominent in 2nd, led after 8th, fell 10th
chased leaders, slight mistake 8th, hampered 10th, slightly impeded 3 out, kept on same pace from next
Flaviana is officially rated 3lb higher than Fintara but Robbie Power rides the latter. Both carry penalties, however, as does Jaime Sommers who has been on the go since February. ELLIE MAC (NAP) made a satisfactory debut over fences at Killarney and improved over this trip to finish second at Listowel. A useful hurdler, this looks a good opportunity for her to open her account over the larger obstacles. Hugo 'n Taz was third at Sligo last month but is already starting to look a little exposed while Runyon Rattler is probably;y best watched tackling fences for the first time.
Fintara (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders on inner, 4th and mistake 5 out, ridden from next, moderate 5th 2 out, moderate 4th at last, kept on without threatening to go 2nd inside final furlong, not trouble winner, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Thecraicisninety (11-2) at Sligo 2m 1f hcp gd in Sep.
Flaviana (IRE) 7-2fav (10-10) Held up in 6th, mistakes throughout, dropped to last and trailing when until mistake and unseated rider at 5th, at Sligo 2m 1f hcp gd in Sep.
Jaime Sommers (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Led, headed after 8th, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra in 4th when mistake last, 4th of 9, 13l behind Camelia De Cotte (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4f gd in Sep.
Duke Cass (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Chased leader, 7th 4 out, weakened after 3 out, eased before 2 out, 10th of 14, dist behind Deor (10-11) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp sft in Sep.
Ellie Mac (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 4th and mistake 4 out, ridden next, kept on same pace, disputed 2nd last, 2nd run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Camelia De Cotte (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4f gd in Sep.
Round Tower (IRE) 9-1 (11-9) Led, headed 6th, 3rd 4 out, ridden and weakened from 3 out, 5th of 12, 18 1/4l behind Dont Kick Nor Bite (11-8) at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp gd in Oct.
Runyon Rattler (IRE) 11-1 (11-6) Towards rear, 10th 4 out, good headway on inner after 3 out, 4th 2 out, ridden and no impression, dropped to 5th run-in, 5th of 14, 15 1/2l behind Deor (10-11) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp sft in Sep.
Hugo 'n Taz 7-1 (11-6) Tracked leader in 2nd, clear of remainder 3 out, slight mistake and ridden 2 out, soon no impression on winner, dropped to moderate 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 8 1/2l behind Thecraicisninety (11-2) at Sligo 2m 1f hcp gd in Sep.