mid-division, bad mistake 1st and lost position, rear of mid-division when not fluent 2nd and 4th, moderate 12th 4 out, soon pushed along, headway after 3 out, improved into 2nd entering straight, ridden to lead after 2 out, stayed on well under pressure
All About Alfie is penalised for his Flat victories and, though he's shown some ability over hurdles, his jumping hasn't been up to scratch. CREDO STAR has shown potential in bumpers and it wouldn't take much for her to get involved here on her hurdling debut so she's handed the vote in a poor contest. Hunting Harry is bred to be a sprinter so it will be interesting to see how he performs on this quick ground but The Nutcracker has yet to reach a place in any of her 14 career starts including two over timber. Sinour might just have enough improvement in him to snatch a place.
All About Alfie (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Soon disputed lead, slight mistake 3rd and headed, 3rd when not fluent 4th, lost place 6th, behind approaching straight, tailed off,, last of 15, well behind Westerners Son (11-5) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116.
Chasing Waterfalls (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 12l behind Im Too Generous (10-13) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gd in Nov.
Pajomi (IRE) Mountain High gelding out of Daragh's Lass.
Raknruin (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Ld, hdd 5th, 1l 2nd 1/2way, 3rd 4out, mstk 3out & lst pl, qckly drpd to rr sn aftr, no dngr from 2out, 5th of 6, 16l behind A Bold Move (12-2) at Borris House 3m ire ptp gd in Mar.
Sinour (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Mid-division, towards rear halfway, no impression 4 out, 10th of 15, well behind Erlkonig (11-7) at Tipperary 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Sparkalark (IRE) 9-2 (12-2) Cl up, 5th aftr a mile, 4l 3rd frm 9th until wknd up aftr 2out, 5th & well btn bef last, 5th of 13, 12l behind Dalia Pour Moi (12-2) at Cregg 3m ire ptp gs in Dec.
Ted (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, 3rd 4f out, pushed along and moderate 4th approaching straight, weakened, virtually pulled up closing stages, last of 7, well behind Alberta (12-0) at Downpatrick 2m 2f NH flat in Mar.
Two Cool Shabra (IRE) 100-1 (11-9) Chased leaders early, mid-division halfway, ridden and weakened before straight, 27th of 29, well behind Domesday Book (11-9) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Dec.
Bleeding Hearts (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Chased leader, pushed along approaching 3 out and lost place when mistake, soon no extra, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Vercingetorix (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Credo Star (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Towards rear, ridden straight and progress in 6th 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Lady Aoife (10-7) at Roscommon 2m 4yo NH flat gd in Sep.
Cuddly Me (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Mid-division, mistake 1st, 12th halfway, no extra 3 out, behind and fell next, in a race won by Velvet Maker (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Jan, 20 ran.
Hunting Harry Kyllachy gelding out of Celestial Princess.
The Nutcracker (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, fell 5th, in a race won by All You Need (11-2) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Mar, 18 ran.
Bawnmore Lass (IRE) Presenting filly out of Sagarich.