Owega Star, the winner of a Grade 2 over hurdles at Navan in December, will probably do better with some give in the ground. Archie Meade, three times a winner over hurdles, made far too many mistakes and fell on his chasing bow at Fairyhouse in December and hasn't been seen since. Cause Of Causes won five times over hurdles and should make a chaser with ground conditions no problem but THOMOND has always been earmarked for a career over fences and the winning point-to-pointer can make a successful debut here.
Archie Meade (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Mid-division, moderate 7th 3 out, no impression in 7th when fell next, in a race won by Canaly (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f beg chs hvy in Dec, 11 ran.
Black Cache (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Led, headed after 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, 12th of 16, well behind Jack The Hat (10-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.
Caolaneoin (IRE) 7-2fav (11-12) Led, bad mistake 1st, jumped well in the main after, not entirely fluent 5 out and next, strongly pressed 3 out, attempted to assert next, caught and headed before last where dropped to 3rd, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 15, 8l behind Black Benny (11-12) at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chs gf.
Flying Acrobat (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Soon mid-division, no extra from after 3 out, completely tailed off, 17th of 18, well behind Kims Dream (11-10) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in May.
Irish Soul (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 7th 4 out, soon no extra, 8th of 15, 26l behind Courtncatcher (11-6) at Bellewstown 3m hcp hdl 80-116 gd.
New Phase (IRE) 10-1 (11-8) Soon chased leaders, 4th 5 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before 3 out, 5th of 8, 35l behind Simenon (11-8) at Cork 2m hdl gd in May '12.
Owega Star (IRE) 11-10fav (11-12) Well off pace in mid-division, no impression from 3 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 16l behind Esporao (11-12) at Clonmel 2m beg chase in Jun.
Parthian Empire 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 6th halfway, fell 5 out, in a race won by Ancient Days (11-12) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chs gd, 10 ran.
Presenting Nama (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, 4th 6 out, pushed along in 3rd after 3 out, ridden and no impression 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Make Your Mark (11-10) at Tipperary 3m hdl gf in Jul.
Rodriguez (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Mid-division, ridden and weakened before 4 out, 13th of 15, well behind Courtncatcher (11-6) at Bellewstown 3m hcp hdl 80-116 gd.
Shahrafi (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, mistake and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Sizing Symphony (11-12) at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chs gf in Jul, 11 ran.
Cause Of Causes (USA) 25-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division, ridden after 3 out, no impression, 13th of 20, 36l behind Missunited (10-8) at Galway 2m hcp hdl sft.
Coney Choice (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, ridden approaching straight, soon no impression, 13th of 18, 31l behind Celtic Fashion (11-11) at Cork 2m N H flat gd.
Shanpallas (IRE) 11-4fav (11-0) Mid-division on outer, ridden after
Thomond (IRE) 7-4fav (11-12) Chased leaders, closer order from 4 out, challenged and on terms from before last, led and stayed on best run-in, won at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gf beating Countess Salome (11-5) by 2 1/4l, 17 ran.
Allow Ned (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Towards rear, not fluent 5 out, mistake and no danger 3 out, 7th of 9, 41l behind Theshowisover (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs gd in Jul.
Carlos Fandango (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders and 6th halfway, 8th approaching 2 out but no extra early run-in, weakened, tailed off, 10th of 17, well behind Bruff (10-1) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs hvy.
Lamb's Cross 20-1 (10-13) Mid-division early, soon towards rear, fell 7th, in a race won by Chrisdonlady (11-3) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gf in Jul, 14 ran.