Willie Mullins has chosen this for the introduction to hurdling of the brilliant bumper performer CHAMPAGNE FEVER. The winner of championship events here and at Cheltenham, he'll be at very short odds for his debut over timber and there'll be some long faces at the County Carlow yard if he doesn't make an impressive start. Ardboe Abbey has shown a bit of promise over timber after landing a Roscommon bumper in May while Five Point Plan will have needed his run at Fairyhouse after a long break and has shown some potential. Blinkers may have the desired effect on Andunowhat but she's undoubtedly been disappointing and Fire Belt has an absence to overcome.
Agamemnon (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Always rear, no extra before 3 out, weakened, completely tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Steady Ed (11-12) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy.
Ardboe Abbey (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Soon led and disputed, headed from 2 out and soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 11l behind Blossom Gate (10-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Better Again (IRE) Shantou gelding out of Eimears Pet.
Brock Bawson (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Well off pace towards rear for most, never a factor, tailed off, 18th of 24, well behind Roman Flight (11-4) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Champagne Fever (IRE) 11-4fav (12-0) Made all, ridden and challenged entering straight, asserted over 1f out, reduced advantage and pressed inside final furlong, stayed on again close home, won at Punchestown 2m N H flat G1 (1) hvy in Apr beating Melodic Rendezvous (12-0) by 8l, 10 ran.
Coilogshakeysirgin (IRE) 33-1 (12-0) Towards rear, closer order from over 6f out, 6th 3f out, soon no extra, eased when beaten, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Great Jones (12-0) at Tramore 2m N H flat hvy in Aug.
Fire Belt (IRE) 7-2 (10-11) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd approaching straight, no extra from before 2 out, weakened, 11th of 20, 40l behind Pageboy (10-11) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl sft in Apr.
Five Point Plan (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Soon disputed lead, 2nd approaching 3 out, soon lost place and weakened, completely tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Skibabe (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl in Oct.
Line View (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, 8th approaching 4 out, no impression from next, 8th of 12, well behind American Flyer (10-11) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Manuka King (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Towards rear at ordinary pace, no impression from 3f out, 15th of 18, well behind Gilt Shadow (11-8) at Down Royal 2m N H flat gs.
Overbury Prince (IRE) 6-4 (12-0) Mid div, prog in 4th 4out, chall & ld aftr 2out, sl adv last, so best; finished first, demoted to second, 2nd of 10, nk behind Minella Definitely (12-0) at Inch 3m ire ptp gd in Apr.
Pairc Na Leasa (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Never better than mid-division, 11th of 16, 26l behind Blossom Gate (10-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Sigtrygg Silkbeard (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Settled towards rear, 5th approaching straight, soon ridden and no extra in 6th from early straight, weakened, 6th of 8, 49l behind Heck Thomas (11-10) at Punchestown 2m Maiden Nat Hunt Flat (4-7yo) hvy in Oct.
Unoccupied 50-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, 11th of 13, well behind Oscars Well (11-12) at Punchestown 2m beg chs sft in Oct.
Vintage Supreme (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Raced in 6th, moderate 5th 3 out and no threat when mistake 2 out, tailed off, 4th of 7, well behind Steady Ed (11-12) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy.
Written Inthestars (IRE) 5-4 (12-0) Ld til fell 2out, in a race won by Wee Johnny (12-0) at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp in Jun, 13 ran.
Yippee Kiyay (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, 14th of 16, well behind Home Farm (11-4) at Thurles 2m 2f Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo).
After Dark (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Chsd ldrs in 4th, 3rd from 5out & chall aftr 3out, sl adv last, so best flat, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Mar beating Rotorua (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Andunowhat (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Soon chased leaders, kept on same pace from before straight, 8th of 15, 45l behind Masked Phantom (11-10) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109.
Clara Bel La (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Led, jumped badly left 1st and headed, soon 3rd, not jump well, keen hold into 2nd before 5th, jumped badly left 6 out and ran out, in a race won by Dushybeag (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl sft, 8 ran.
My Old Lady (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, no impression and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 13th of 19, 32l behind Life Of Reilly (11-4) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl gd in Jun '11.
Tellherimhere (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, no threat in straight, 8th of 18, 24l behind Pique Sous (11-12) at Thurles 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) in Oct.