disputed after 1st, 2nd halfway, slightly hampered on bend before 4 out, improved to dispute before 2 out, ridden 2 out, under pressure in 2nd and slight mistake last, no extra in 4th run-in
Time For Bucks has been finding the ground too soft after a fine run on good going at Thurles in October while Our Dougal has shown a glimmer of ability but all known form points to this being between Credulous and MY MATADOR. The former should be winning soon after another promising run behind Off The Mark at KIlbeggan but it's Edward O'Grady's charge who gets the nod after a much improved run under Ruby Walsh at Clonmel where he would have gone close but for a bad blunder at the second last.
Buckeye Shan (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Held up, closer in 9th but no impression into straight, kept on one pace, 10th of 17, 35l behind Daring Carlotta (11-7) at Clonmel 2m NH flat gf in Jun.
Glenstile (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, no impression from before 2 out, 16th of 23, well behind Limini (10-11) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd.
Licknabegga (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Towards rear, not fluent 2nd and 3rd, hit 6th, soon no danger, completely tailed off, last of 15, well behind Sheamus (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Oct.
My Matador (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Disputed early, soon chased leaders, 2nd halfway, disputed 5 out, led before straight, ridden and strongly pressed before 2 out, bad mistake 2 out and headed, kept on same pace under pressure from before last, 2nd of 14, 6l behind Sea's Aria (11-2) at Clonmel 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd.
Our Dougal (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, slight mistake 3rd, 7th halfway, lost place 4 out, ridden towards rear before straight, some progress into moderate 8th 2 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 17, 16l behind Damut (10-6) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd.
Piton 16-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, slight mistake 1st and mistake 2nd, ridden 3 out, no impression in moderate 9th before straight, 9th of 14, 44l behind Sea's Aria (11-2) at Clonmel 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd.
Time For Bucks (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Held up, 10th at 6th, moderate 10th approaching straight, soon no extra, tailed off, 8th of 14, 40l behind Black Ice (10-13) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-103 hvy in Dec.
Credulous (IRE) 9-4 (10-13) Led and disputed, improved to lead after 4 out, ridden before 2 out, soon pressed and joined, headed last and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Off The Mark (11-9) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl.
Closh (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, 15th at 6th, slight mistake 7th, no extra from 3 out, tailed off, 16th of 18, well behind Crystal Pearl (10-11) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl sft in Apr.
Definite Lily (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Mid-division, slight mistake 6th, ridden and no impression 3 out, no impression in 9th before straight, kept on one pace, 8th of 16, 22l behind Kala Brandy (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl gd.
Official Lady (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, slight mistake 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, 15th of 18, well behind Key Account (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd.