in rear, not fluent at 3rd, 14th at 8th, under pressure and slightly detached after 10th, never a factor, detached and pulled up after 4 out
in rear, not fluent at 1st, 15th at 8th, detached after 10th, soon ridden, never a factor, pulled up before 5 out
tracked leader, 4th after 7th, lost place at 10th, weakened to rear and pulled up before 2 out
in touch, 5th after 7th, lost place before 3 out, under pressure and detached after 3 out, ridden and kept on after 2 out, no danger
held up towards rear, 10th before 8th, no impression after 4 out, never a factor, detached and pulled up before 2 out
chased leaders, 8th after 7th, progress after 3 out, niggled along in 4th before 2 out, soon ridden, 3rd at last where not fluent, kept on same pace
rear of mid-division, 7th after 7th, pushed along and headway after 3 out, weakened and lost place before 2 out where mistake and unseated rider
soon led, mistake at 2nd and briefly lost lead, headed before 6th, 3rd after 7th, 2nd after 12th, under pressure and weakened before 2 out
chased leaders, reminder in 6th after 7th, headway after 9th, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out
chased leaders, progress to 2nd after 7th, mistakes at 11th and 12th and soon 3rd, headway to 2nd before 2 out, kept on run-in, not trouble winner
towards rear, 9th after 7th, headway after 3 out, no impression on leader in 4th at last, kept on without threatening
rear, 12th before 8th, headway in 7th after 3 out, progress to moderate 5th at last, kept on, never on terms
prominent, progress to lead before 6th, not fluent at last, driven out run-in, comfortably
rear of mid-division, dropped to 13th before 8th, under pressure and slightly detached after 10th, no impression, fell at 12th
in rear, 11th before 8th, under pressure and detached after 3 out, never a factor, tailed off
Almost half of this field are tackling fences for the first time. Ourmanmassini has run in hunter chases and won between the flags but is the senior runner in this and Davy Russell prefers stablemate CREADAN GRAE. Placed twice in maiden hurdles around this time last year, he looks the type to make a better chaser. Statistical was only beaten half-a-length when starting favourite at Tipperary on his chasing bow and wouldn’t need to improve much to go one better. Loupgarou is improving with experience over the larger obstacles and Boston Spray has won a point so the switch to chasing should see him in a better light. Sam King is looking a bit exposed and fell at the first last time.
A Plein Temps (FR) 100-1 (11-12) Towards rear, badly hampered by falling loose horse and unseated rider 2nd, at Galway 2m 2f Yielding in Jul.
Bazarov (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd 3 out, soon dropped to remote 4th and weakened quickly, 5th of 6, dist behind Force Of Forces (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hvy in Feb.
Boston Spray (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th 3 out, moderate 5th and mistake next, 4th and left 3rd at last, no impression, 3rd of 14, 16 1/2l behind Easy Gold (11-4) at Bellewstown 3m mdn gf in Jul.
Brontide (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Prominent and disputed lead, headed after 5f, remained prominent until pushed along and dropped to rear approaching straight, soon no extra, weakened, last of 5, 36 1/4l behind Wicklow Brave (9-9) at Galway 1m 6f sft in Aug.
Creadan Grae (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Close up, dropped to 6th after 7th, no impression in 5th 2 out, kept on one pace to moderate 4th close home, 4th of 10, 15l behind Easy Game (11-0) at Killarney 2m 4f mdn gd in Jul.
Hitdroadjack (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Stumbled slightly approaching 1st, soon chased leaders, 6th halfway, closed from before 7th, 3rd approaching straight, soon no impression and left 2nd from last, 2nd of 12, 20l behind Kamil (11-12) at Limerick 2m 4f mdn gd in Jul.
Loupgarou (FR) 8-1 (11-12) Soon tracked leaders, 3rd approaching 5 out, 2nd approaching straight, on terms 2 out, soon headed, no impression and one pace from before last, 2nd of 11, 8 1/2l behind Theatre Dreams (11-5) at Tipperary 2m 4f gd in Jul.
Naturally Blond (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Led early, headed 2nd, disputed lead from 5th, headed 7th, slight mistake next, 4th 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, 8th of 14, 35 1/2l behind Robin On The Hill (11-0) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp gd in Jul.
Ned's Island (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Disputed, led 1st, headed after 8th, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 8, dist behind October Revolution (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 7f gd in Jun.
Ourmanmassini (IRE) 9-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders on inner, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd after 2 out, under pressure and no impression run-in, kept on one pace, 3rd of 17, 1 1/4l behind Batchelors Walk (11-2) at Roscommon 3m hcp gd in Aug.
Port Rashid (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, last 3 out, soon ridden, went moderate 3rd before 2 out, kept on without threatening easy winner to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 7, 14l behind Show And Go (11-12) at Wexford 2m hcp Good - Yielding in Jul.
Sam King (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Prominent, fell 1st, at Tipperary 2m 4f gd in Jul.
Statistical (IRE) 3-1fav (11-12) Close up and disputed lead, led from 3rd, pecked slightly 8th, joined between last 2, headed and kept on without quite matching winner closing stages, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Ri An Rian (11-11) at Tipperary 2m 4f gd in Jul.
Bringherwithya (IRE) 40-1 (11-1) Mid-division, not fluent 1st, dropped towards rear from 4th, ridden in 13th from next and no impression from 2 out, 11th of 15, dist behind Touchedbyanangel (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 1f hcp gd in Jun.
Sweet Destination (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Prominent early, tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, bumped by rival 4 out, pushed along and lost place approaching next, no extra from 2 out, 7th of 12, 24 1/2l behind Camelia De Cotte (11-7) at Roscommon 2m 5f gd in Aug.