chased leaders, slight mistake 2nd, 3rd halfway, slight mistake 5 out, ridden in 6th after 3 out, kept on into 4th 2 out, no extra before last, kept on one pace
chased leaders early, soon mid-division, dropped towards rear 4th and reminder, slight mistake 6th and reminder, ridden and weakened 4 out, pulled up before 3 out
chased leader in 2nd, ridden after 3 out, stayed on to lead entering straight, pressed from last, kept on well under pressure
held up early, mid-division in 6th halfway, ridden into 4th after 3 out, under pressure in 3rd 2 out, no impression before last, kept on one pace
mid-division, closer in 4th 3 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, 2nd 2 out, pressed winner from last, no extra close home
mainly mid-division, slight mistake 5th, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression 3 out, soon no extra
held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, soon no extra
chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra before 3 out
held up, progress into 3rd 5 out, 5th after 3 out, ridden in 6th 2 out, no impression before last, kept on one pace
led, ridden and headed entering straight, no extra in 5th 2 out, kept on one pace
Tisamystery gained his only victory over this course and distance last summer before running well in a much better race at Cork so he should make a bold bid to defy a big weight. Venture Lazarus beat The Conker Club convincingly here in October and his two recent runs have been over hurdles so he'll be fancied to win here again. BALLYFINBOY doesn't have the best of strike-rates but he's generally thereabouts at this sort of level and the going looks in his favour so he can get back to winning ways. Pink Coat makes his handicap debut after seven starts over fences and has done enough to warrant respect as he's 8lb lower than his hurdles rating.
Tisamystery (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, ridden in 9th before straight, kept on into 6th 2 out, 3rd and no impression on leaders last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Gentleman Duke (11-0) at Cork 2m 1f hcp gd in Oct.
Pink Coat 5-1 (11-12) Mid-division, improved into 4th before halfway, slight mistakes 6th and 7th, mistake 3 out, ridden and no extra entering straight, 6th of 9, 13 1/2l behind Young Finnegan (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m Yielding in Apr.
Winter Magic (IRE) 7-2 (11-3) Held up, 6th halfway, ridden and no impression entering straight, weakened and pulled up before 2 out, at Navan 2m 4f hcp Soft - Heavy in Apr.
The Conker Club (IRE) 4-1 (9-10) In rear, 7th at 5th, 6th after 6th, progress to 4th 4 out, driven approaching straight, no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 34l behind Rightville Boy (9-12) at Limerick 2m 1f hcp hvy in Apr.
Nimdani (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Towards rear, ridden before 5 out, headway before 4 out, weakened before last, 5th of 6, dist behind Discoverie (10-1) at Catterick 2m hcp (4) sft in Mar.
Venture Lazarus (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 9th halfway, pushed along approaching 3 out and soon no extra, 12th of 15, dist behind Bye Bye O Bye (11-4) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp gf in Apr.
Firmount Gent (IRE) 4-1 (12-1) Ww rr, 10th & last 1/2way, 7th & held bef 2out, wknd & ko bhnd, 6th of 10, 25 3/4l behind Bold Bachelor (12-1) at Rockfield 3m gs in Nov.
Itsonthelist (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Prominent and disputed lead, slow 3 out, pushed along and dropped to rear approaching straight, no extra before 2 out, last of 5, 28 1/2l behind Whatareudoingtome (10-12) at Wexford 3m 1f hcp hvy in Apr.
Analyse That (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 10th of 13, 13 1/2l behind Flaviana (11-6) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp gd in Apr.
Hellofado (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Settled 4th, not fluent 5th, dropped to 5th 2 out, no extra, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, dist behind Deputy Marshall (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn gd in Oct.
Ballyfinboy (IRE) 9-2 (11-1) Tracked leader, left in front after 5th, slight mistake 3 out and stumbled on bend approaching next, headed 2 out, ridden and no impression on winner before last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 6 1/2l behind Final Gift (11-1) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp gd in May.