mid-division early, 6th halfway, headway to 2nd after 3 out, led 2 out, ridden and kept on well from before last
mid-division, ridden in 9th 3 out, kept on to 5th 2 out, no extra before last
chased leaders, 2nd before 4th, improved to lead after 3 out, bad mistake 2 out and headed, no extra
never a factor
chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 4th before 2 out, no extra before last, kept on same pace
never a factor
always towards rear, ridden before 5 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out
led, ridden and headed after 3 out, soon no extra
chased leaders, 8th halfway, weakened before 4 out
slowly into stride, soon mid-division, 9th halfway, headway in 6th 5 out, ridden and dropped to 9th after 3 out, 8th 2 out, kept on one pace
chased leaders, 7th halfway, weakened before 6 out, trailing when pulled up before 3 out
mid-division, ridden in 8th 3 out, kept on to 6th 2 out, no extra before last
always towards rear, ridden before 5 out, weakened and completely tailed off
chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace from before last
chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden approaching 2 out, stayed on to 2nd last, kept on run-in, not reach winner
Head Waiter has been very consistent over hurdles and fences and will have come on for his recent outing at Cork, his first run since November. Blaze Trailer had 27 starts over timber without winning but was having only his fifth race over fences when scoring at Downpatrick last month. However, connections are unlikely to be thrilled with an 8lbs rise so GOLDEN KITE is taken to defy his big weight. Adrian Maguire's charge has won five of his 16 career starts and will have come on for his pipe-opener over timber at Cork last month, his first run since landing a novice chase at Clonmel in September.
Golden Kite (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Held up on outer towards rear, 6th 4 out, driven along approaching straight, no impression from 3 out, 6th of 8, 24l behind Go On Ya Boyo (9-10) at Cork 2m ext hcp hdl in Mar.
Noble Prize (GER) 4-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, mistake in 3rd at 7th, ridden in 4th 4 out, dropped to moderate 5th and no impression from before 2 out, 5th of 8, 17l behind Wins Now (11-5) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f chs in Sep.
Scavenger 6-1 (11-0) Towards rear, 8th 4 out, no impression from next, 7th of 12, well behind Final Question (11-2) at Cork 2m 4f hcp chs 0-123 hvy.
Head Waiter (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th entering straight, no impression from 2 out, 4th of 12, 31l behind Final Question (11-2) at Cork 2m 4f hcp chs 0-123 hvy.
Blaze Trailer (IRE) 9-2 (11-11) Held up, progress into 4th 4 out, 3rd next, close 2nd travelling best when left in lead 2 out, clear last, very easily, won at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 in Mar beating Springmount (10-13) by 12l, 7 ran.
Air of Confusion 25-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Mister Farmer (10-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Mar, 13 ran.
Running Late (IRE) 8-1 (10-4) Held up, blundered 13th, soon weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Ellerslie George (10-10) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf in Sep, 10 ran.
Artiste Bay (FR) 14-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, 7th of 16, 23l behind Jack Absolute (11-4) at Limerick 2m 3f cnd hcp chs sft.
Kilbane River (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Led and disputed, headed from 9th, disputed from 4 out, soon headed, weakened from 2 out, 5th of 12, 44l behind Final Question (11-2) at Cork 2m 4f hcp chs 0-123 hvy.
Casadei (IRE) 40-1 (10-10) Soon dropped back into mid-division, towards rear when fell 21st, in a race won by Garde Champetre (11-8) at Cheltenham 3m 7f crs cty chs (2) gs in Nov, 12 ran.
Shan Brogeen (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Soon mid-division, 10th at 9th, weakened from before 5 out and pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by O'Muircheartaigh (11-3) at Gowran Park 3m hcp chs 0-123 gf in Oct, 16 ran.
Oola Lad (IRE) 13-2 (10-5) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway into 2nd before 3 out, led approaching last where fell, in a race won by Oscar Dubh (10-12) at Wexford 2m 3f nov hcp chs (0-109) gd in Mar, 12 ran.
Come To The Party (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Mid-division, weakened 6 out, pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Hidden Present (10-3) at Gowran Park 3m hcp chs 0-102 in Mar, 16 ran.
Oscar Glory (IRE) 11-2fav (10-11) Held up towards rear, hampered 9th, headway approaching 15th, weakened after 4 out, fell 2 out, in a race won by Mister Apple's (11-3) at Cheltenham 3m am hcp chs 0-125 (3) gf in Oct, 17 ran.
Bold Fencer (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Never a factor, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Hidden Present (10-3) at Gowran Park 3m hcp chs 0-102 in Mar, 16 ran.
Pommier D'Estruval (FR) 20-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, challenged 8th until after next, weakening when hampered approaching 4 out, 7th of 9, 36l behind Award Winner (11-2) at Bangor 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Mar.
Hey Porter (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 4 out, weakened entering straight, left poor 4th 2 out, 4th of 12, 26l behind Noble Concorde (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f beg chase hvy.