tracked leaders, dropped to 5th and pushed along 10th, soon weakened, tailed off
led, ridden and strongly pressed 2 out, headed before last, kept on same pace without troubling easy winner run-in
tracked leaders in 4th and took keen hold, ridden and no impression from 3 out, hung left and saddle slipped entering straight, ran out and unseated rider after 2 out
tracked leaders in 5th, jumped well, headway into 2nd travelling well entering straight, led before last, stayed on strongly run-in, not extended, very easily
towards rear, closer in 5th 3 out, ridden in moderate 3rd entering straight, kept on same pace in 3rd from last
held up in rear, some modest progress after 3 out, moderate 6th and pushed along 2 out, went 4th at last, kept on same pace
towards rear, moderate 6th 3 out, soon ridden, no impression
tracked leader in 2nd, slight mistake 2nd, ridden in 2nd after 3 out, dropped to moderate 4th entering straight, weakened
Timi Roli hasn't done anywhere near as well as expected since landing a Tipperary maiden though the quicker ground should aid his cause. Lion In His Heart makes a quick reappearance after swerving and unseating his rider at Listowel on Monday but that isn't the first time he's done something similar so he looks one to avoid. Toushan doesn't win very often and appears to need much softer ground while Last Encounter has had his last nine starts over fences. The latter would have an obvious chance on his hurdles form though that was a long time ago but HIGH NELLIE, who has also been operating over the bigger obstacles, has more recent form over timber. Twice a winner over fences in April, she won a maiden hurdle on good ground here in September and her allowance can see her back in the winner's enclosure.
Bay Of Freedom (IRE) 10-3 (10-13) Tracked leaders, jumped left, 3rd halfway, slight mistake 4 out and soon no extra, behind and pulled up before next, at Fairyhouse 2m 7f Soft - Heavy in Feb.
Last Encounter (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Led, joined briefly 6th, mistake next and headed, remained prominent, pushed along approaching straight, soon no impression, bumped last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 10, 29 1/2l behind Amaulino (11-9) at Tipperary 2m 7f sft in May.
Lion In His Heart (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Mid-division, swerved left after 4 out and unseated rider, at Listowel 2m hcp gd in Jun.
Timi Roli (FR) 33-1 (10-0) Raced in 9th early, mistake 3 out, no extra from before next, 16th of 20, 29 1/2l behind Davids Charm (10-8) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp sft in Dec.
Toushan (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Held up, 10th at 7th, closed and effort 2 out, stayed on well run-in, not quite get to winner, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Castafiore Park (10-12) at Wexford 3m hcp sft in May.
Freewheelin Dylan (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Prominent, on terms 4th, headed approaching 11th, lost place and slightly slow 13th, soon reminders and no extra, pulled up before 2 out, at Punchestown 2m 7f hcp hvy in Jan.
Qui Bono (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) In rear, slight mistake 5th, moderate 8th 4 out, no impression, never a factor, 7th of 13, 35 1/2l behind Its All Guesswork (11-4) at Bellewstown 3m mdn gd in Jul.
High Nellie (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 5th at 6th, soon 4th, lost position and no impression from 4 out, kept on same pace without threatening after, 5th of 14, 31 1/4l behind Heron Heights (11-5) at Punchestown 3m 1f hcp sft in Apr.