Vinnies Son started favourite on his debut in a Ballinrobe bumper but was well beaten and better must have been anticipated. Cracking Man scored on heavy going at Wetherby last June before beaten at odds-on at Down Royal a fortnight later and hasn't been seen since. PEPPARPOT could be the one to be on as he didn't perform badly on his hurdling debut and has since scored on the Flat. PJ's Dream found 3m much too far at Kilbeggan last time while Nell's Nan showed a bit of potential on fast ground at Bellewstown and Reem Machine ran well for a long way on heavy ground at Cork in March.
Cracking Man (IRE) 4-5fav (11-0) Mid-division, 6th halfway, headway in 3rd 4f out, challenged 3f out, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 18l behind Mister Nibbles (10-9) at Down Royal 2m N H flat sft in Jun '12.
Pepparpot (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Chased leader, 5th halfway, challenged briefly entering straight, no extra from 2 out, weakened, 7th of 15, 13l behind Everything Zain (10-12) at Thurles 2m 3yo mdn hdl in Oct.
Reem Machine (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division early, keen hold into 6th at 4th, 4th halfway, ridden 2 out, no extra before last, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 22l behind Never Enough Time (11-12) at Cork 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Vinnies Son (IRE) 3-1fav (12-0) Held up towards rear, ridden into 7th 2 1/2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 13, 33l behind Love On Top (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m N H flat sft in May.
Josam (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, no impression when mistake 2 out, kept on same pace, 7th of 13, 46l behind Faanan Aldaar (11-0) at Roscommon 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Famous Ballerina (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Mid-division, 8th halfway, slightly hampered 3 out, headway into 5th when mistake and unseated rider next, in a race won by Banana Flambe (11-12) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl gd in May, 14 ran.
Nell's Nan (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 16l behind Military Bowl (11-12) at Bellewstown 2m 1f 5yo mdn hdl gf.
Palace Hall (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Soon chased leaders, not always fluent jumping, no extra from 5 out, 15th of 20, well behind Que Pasa (11-5) at Down Royal 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) gf in Jun.
Pj's Dream (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Soon mid-division, 8th before 4 out, no extra 3 out, 11th of 14, 41l behind Akatara (11-8) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jun.
Misty Lady (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Soon towards rear, 8th early, no impression from 3 out, 9th of 10, well behind Toye Native (11-3) at Down Royal 2m hdl gf in Jun.
November Power (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 12th of 15, 10l behind All About Timing (8-8) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun (flat).