Drumlee makes his hurdling debut having finished last in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham back in March. He's worth noting for the future but MR FIFTYONE may come out best in this. The latter is a half-brother to a winning hurdler and won a bumper at Gowran on last month's racecourse debut. Carrow Queen made a decent enough start over timber when fourth at Sligo only to disappoint last time and Giantofaman never figured on his hurdling bow, although he's been placed in a couple of bumpers since. Maximum Feat and Noble Call could prove best of the remainder.
Drumlee (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, last of 23, well behind Briar Hill (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m N H flat G1 (1) gs in Mar.
Benalex Park 33-1 (11-7) Led, headed 6 out, 4th next, ridden and no extra after 4 out, 9th of 12, 41l behind Ange Balafre (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Mr Fiftyone (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, close 3rd 3f out, ridden in 2nd 2f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead close home, won at Gowran Park 2m N H flat sft in Oct beating Shanahan's Turn (11-9) by 1/2l, 20 ran.
Carrow Queen (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden from 4 out, 7th before straight, soon no impression, badly hampered and kept on same pace from 2 out, 7th of 15, 37l behind Royal Run (10-11) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Sep.
Sli Na Fiarana 11-2 (8-4) Towards rear, pushed along entering straight and no impression on winner in 8th 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 5l behind Castle Guest (9-8) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp sft (flat).
Cango (IRE) 18-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 8th entering straight but no extra from 2 out, 13th of 22, 26l behind Peter From Paris (11-9) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl in Oct.
Gary (FR) 25-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression before 3 out, weakened and tailed off, 14th of 15, well behind Ebazan (11-5) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Giantofaman (IRE) 6-4fav (11-7) Tracked leaders on inner, 3rd 3f out, ridden in 2nd 1 1/2f out, 1L 2nd when wandered around under pressure under 1f out, soon no impression on winner, veered right close home, 2nd of 13, 5l behind Onwiththeparty (11-10) at Sligo 2m 2f N H flat hvy in Oct.
Maximum Feat (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to close 2nd 3 out, soon challenged, ridden in 2nd 2 out, no extra in 3rd last, kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 15l behind Carriganog (11-2) at Clonmel 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Miller Of Glanmire (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 14th of 20, 35l behind Arctic Fire (11-8) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Never Said That (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression 4 out, 8th of 16, 33l behind Bendanella (11-4) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Oct.
New Country (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Sis, rr & ro aftr 5th, in a race won by Creative Boru (12-0) at Necarne 3m ire ptp sft in May, 12 ran.
Noble Call (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Soon led and clear, not always fluent jumping, reduced lead from before 3 out, headed next, soon no extra, 5th of 16, 18l behind Bishopslough (11-4) at Thurles 2m gd in Oct.
O Lucky Them (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Held up in rear and failed to settle, never a factor, no threat from 3f out, 11th of 13, 40l behind Neck Or Nothing (11-3) at Punchestown 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
Colla Pier (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Towards rear and soon behind, mistake 4th, never a factor, 9th of 15, well behind Gilt Shadow (11-9) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl.
Love The Memories (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, 16th of 22, well behind Un De Sceaux (11-11) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Minella Gathering (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, soon pushed along and lost place, no extra, 8th of 11, 50l behind The Game Changer (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft.
Agoodnightatspa (IRE) Definite Article mare out of Emesions Lady.
Max Fine (IRE) 16-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened quickly from 6f out, pulled up entering straight, in a race won by Young Finnegan (11-11) at Cork 2m 2f N H flat hvy in Apr, 17 ran.