It's hardly surprising to see Liam Burke turning ORDINARY MAN out so quickly after his demolition job at Tramore on Thursday as he'll go up by much more than the 4lb penalty he receives. He's still extremely well treated compared to his chase mark and can follow up despite a big weight. Roadtoabbeyfeale is improving and comfortably won a maiden hurdle at Listowel but this is very much tougher but The Sneezer, much better known as a chaser these days, reverts to hurdling on a 30lb lower mark and should make his presence felt. Talab had dropped to a fair mark before a good run at Kilbeggan while Cherryantor showed his first sign of form when gaining a shock victory at Roscommon.
Ordinary Man (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Prominent, led on outer after 6th, went on approaching 2 out, stayed on well, easily, won at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 sft beating Neighbourly (10-13) by 8l, 13 ran.
Roadtoabbeyfeale (IRE) 10-3 (11-12) Waited with, soon mid-division, good headway to track leaders from 3 out, led into straight, soon asserted, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Listowel 3m mdn hdl sft in Sep beating Kilnafrehanstar (11-5) by 4 1/2l, 16 ran.
Cloughmile (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Waited with towards rear, closed 3 out, 3rd before straight, 4th approaching 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 12l behind Galianna (11-5) at Listowel 2m 4f mare hcp hdl 8Evens16 sft in Sep.
Moonlight Sapphire 11-1 (10-7) Rear of mid-division, 12th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 7th of 17, well behind Get In There (9-11) at Galway 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 gd in Aug.
Talab 14-1 (11-12) Always close up, 2nd halfway, led 4 out, ridden and headed next, kept on under pressure from 2 out, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Thewesthowaya (11-0) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Sep.
Pigeon Creek (IRE) 11-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression in 6th approaching 2 out, kept on under pressure to go moderate 2nd close home, 2nd of 10, 13l behind North Star Lad (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn hdl sft in Sep.
The Sneezer (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Led and soon clear, joined 6 out, led again from 4 out until headed 2 out, no extra approaching last, left moderate 4th run-in, 4th of 10, 26l behind Un Hinged (10-1) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs sft in May.
Bourbon Ellie (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Waited with towards rear, closed after 3 out, no impression in moderate 4th and kept on from next, 4th of 8, 6l behind Aughnacurraveel (11-5) at Tipperary 3m hdl hvy in Jul.
Magdoodle (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Soon mid-division, kept on same pace under pressure from before 2 out, 7th of 19, 18l behind Street Runner (10-2) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 gs in Aug.
Wontbelongnow (IRE) 6-1fav (11-4) Mid-division, 8th 4 out, ridden in moderate 5th 2 out, kept on into 3rd from last, 3rd of 18, 6l behind Realt Den Chathair (11-10) at Clonmel 3m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (5yo+) gf in Sep.
Definite Ridge (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Mid-division, no impression from 4 out, pulled up entering straight, in a race won by Realt Den Chathair (11-10) at Clonmel 3m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (5yo+) gf in Sep, 18 ran.
Hello Louie (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Tracked leader in 2nd, led before 3 out, headed and dropped to 3rd approaching 2 out, soon no impression and dropped to 4th run-in, 4th of 10, 24l behind North Star Lad (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Killcara Boy 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 3 out, soon no extra and kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 27l behind Tofino Bay (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chs sft in Sep.
A Decent Excuse (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway after 4 out, 8th 3 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 20, 14l behind Sea Stallion (11-8) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Cherryantor (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) won at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 in Sep beating Easy Reach (11-5) by 7l, 15 ran.
Special Token (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Prominent, pecked 2nd, lost place and mistake 6 out, soon no extra, 8th of 10, well behind Colls Corner (11-3) at Listowel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Sep.
Letterlee Star (IRE) 9-2fav (9-7) Soon mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression before 5 out, moderate 6th 3 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 33l behind Shellys Creek (9-10) at Gowran Park 3m hcp chs 0-116 in Mar.
The Colleen Ban (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Led, clear early, joined from 5 out, headed and weakened from before 3 out, 13th of 15, well behind Galianna (11-5) at Listowel 2m 4f mare hcp hdl 8Evens16 sft in Sep.
Never A Secret (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, headway into 3rd 5 out, ridden 3 out, no extra in 5th 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 27, 21l behind Hidden Shamrock (11-2) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Sep.
Friendly Society (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Never a factor, behind when pulled up after 8th, in a race won by Bangonform (11-0) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Aug, 11 ran.
Another Flutter (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Led and disputed early, chased leader from 5th, mistake 6th, weakened after 5 out, pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Western Promise (10-6) at Listowel 3m hcp chs 0-102 hvy in Sep, 17 ran.