held up, closer in 4th at 12th, 3rd 4 out, closed on leader approaching 2 out where badly hampered, under pressure in 3rd before last, kept on same pace run-in
held up towards rear, bad mistake 9th, soon pulled up
chased leader, disputed from 5th, led after 7th, joined from 11th, slight mistake 5 out, headed before next, ridden after 3 out, under pressure in 3rd before 2 out, left in lead after 2 out, headed last, kept on same pace run-in
chased leaders, slight mistake 8th, 3rd halfway, improved to dispute from 11th, led before 4 out where slightly left, ran around approaching 2 out where dived left and bad mistake, soon headed, rallied to lead again last, kept on well under pressure
settled behind leaders, slight mistake 8th, 4th halfway, 3rd from 12th, ridden 5 out, no extra next and weakened, pulled up before last
held up towards rear, 5th 5 out, ridden in 4th and no impression 3 out, soon no extra and kept on one pace form before next
led, joined from 5th, headed after 7th, mistake 11th, ridden in rear 5 out, weakened before 3 out
Gordon Elliott has won two of the four previous renewals and DARLING MISS has leading claims. She gets a change of headgear having found one too good in both starts so far over fences but looks the one to beat given she’s also rated higher over hurdles than Ayr Of Elegance. The latter beat Inishbel over timber at Limerick and makes her chasing bow along with Brogine. Tell Me Annie has more experience over the larger obstacles having placed on a couple of occasions in seven attempts to date and could be in the mix once again.
Ayr Of Elegance 7-1 (11-8) Mid-division, 4th 3 out, pushed along in 3rd before 2 out, 2nd before last, ridden and kept on, dropped to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Josephina (10-5) at Tramore 2m hcp gd in Aug.
Brogine (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) In rear, no impression, modest headway before 2 out, never a factor, 11th of 19, dist behind Mr Smith (9-12) at Galway 3m hcp gd in Aug.
Darling Miss (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, jumped right 1st, 3rd halfway, mistake 8th, ridden entering straight, challenged 3 out, under pressure in 5th 2 out, stayed on into 2nd last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Grey Waters (11-7) at Roscommon 2m 5f sft in Aug.
Dolly Dancer (IRE) 11-1 (11-4) Soon led, headed before 4th and not always fluent jumping after, kept on without matching principals from after 2 out, 6th of 20, 7 1/2l behind Bercasa (11-6) at Galway 2m hcp gd in Jul.
Inishbel (IRE) 7-2 (10-11) Soon raced in 2nd, pushed along after 3 out, dropped to rear approaching straight, soon slightly impeded, headway again to chase winner last, kept on without bridging gap run-in, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Ayr Of Elegance (10-11) at Limerick 2m 4f gd in Jul.
Madaboy Cross (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, ridden into 6th entering straight, sprawled badly on landing 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 32 1/4l behind Grey Waters (11-7) at Roscommon 2m 5f sft in Aug.
Tell Me Annie (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Raced in 2nd, on terms approaching 6th, soon led, slight mistake 4 out and joined, headed approaching straight and pushed along, on terms 3 out, headed approaching 2 out, one pace after, 2nd of 5, 5 1/2l behind Pravalaguna (10-7) at Cork 3m Yielding in Aug.
Yeats Mardy 7-1 (11-10) Mid-division, mistake 10th, ridden and dropped towards rear 4 out, no impression from 3 out, pulled up before last, at Tramore 2m 5f hcp gd in Aug.