Captainofthefleet looked ready for a step-up in trip after being outpaced by Fire Belt over this course and distance when TURICA was around 3l behind. King Blue and Crabtrees Glory were well beaten and it's the progressive Turica, who could be ridden with more restraint this time, who can come out best and take this. Ballyroe Rambler looks to be improving as he followed a very good second at Wexford with a decent effort in a better race at Naas. Rory's Brother has been chasing without showing much but his close third at Tipperary in May puts him in with a shout.
Captainofthefleet (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Led, not fluent 3rd, headed approaching 5 out, remained prominent, still every chance last, kept on without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Fire Belt (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft.
Ballyroe Rambler (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Settled behind leaders, 9th halfway, ridden in 7th 2 out, under pressure in 6th last, kept on one pace, 6th of 20, 7l behind The Tullow Tank (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl.
Baraka Boy (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Led and disputed, mistake 3 out, soon headed, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out, 10th of 14, 45l behind Golden Ticket (11-5) at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109.
King Blue (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Waited with towards rear, went moderate 7th before straight, soon no impression, kept on without threatening, 5th of 10, 17l behind Fire Belt (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft.
Mclovin (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Alw pr, cl 2nd 3out, sn not qckn, ko, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Carnglave Cat (12-0) at Limavady 3m ire ptp gf in Mar '12.
Prof Walshe (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, 7th before halfway, no extra from before straight, 5th of 14, 42l behind Aerlite Supreme (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Robyn Rua (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Went left 2nd, always towards rear, 10th of 16, well behind Cherish The Pear (10-11) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl sft in May.
Rory's Brother (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Prominent in leading trio, 3rd and bad mistake 4 out, soon lost place, moderate 10th 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 25l behind Golden Ticket (11-5) at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109.
Salahoona (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Soon rear of mid-division on inner, 11th before halfway, dropped behind 3 out, completely tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Aerlite Supreme (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Thomas Moore (IRE) 50-1 (9-8) Towards rear, pushed along and some headway early straight into 7th 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong to go 4th near line, 4th of 13, 6l behind Al Murqab (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 1f mdn stks sft (flat).
Crabtrees Glory (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Waited with towards rear, last 5 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before 3 out, 8th of 10, 44l behind Fire Belt (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft.
Oh Wow (IRE) Loup Sauvage mare out of Blaheen.
Tortueuse (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra before 2 out, 12th of 20, 28l behind The Tullow Tank (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl.
Turica (IRE) 13-2 (10-11) Prominent, led approaching 5 out, strongly pressed and headed last, kept on same pace under pressure run-in, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Fire Belt (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft.