The classy hurdler Waaheb won three bumpers and will be fancied to make a winning debut under Flat rules before reverting to the winter game. Thomas Edison has shown promise over trips too short though he'll need to raise his game but the dual bumper winner Storm Away won't need to improve much to gain her first success as she's been thereabouts in all races to date in similar grade. The Galileo colt SARDINIA made a belated debut at Roscommon last month over a trip too short and stayed on strongly in the closing stages. This should suit him much better and he looks the one to be on. Jim Bolger's newcomer News At Six is one to keep an eye on in the betting.
Bonapartes Retreat (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Soon led, 8 lengths clear before halfway, headed approaching 3 out (usually 4 out) and soon no extra, 7th of 8, well behind Dark Prospect (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs sft in Sep '12.
Nakajima Nate (IRE) 28-1 (9-11) Never better than mid-division, 11th of 13, 9l behind Supernovae (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Nov.
Prince Rudi (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, mistake 4th, 8th 5 out, some headway into moderate 5th when jumped right 2 out, left 4th last and kept on into 3rd run-in, 3rd of 12, 10l behind Solstice Knight (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-123 in Apr.
Thomas Edison (IRE) Evensfav (9-13) Waited with towards rear, went moderate 6th approaching 2f out, kept on without troubling winner final furlong to go moderate 2nd on line, 2nd of 14, 8l behind Long Dog (9-5) at Sligo 1m 2f mdn stks sft in Aug.
Thuigim (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and weakened entering straight, 9th of 10, 46l behind The Game Changer (11-2) at Cork 2m N H flat hvy in Mar.
Undertheboardwalk (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Held up, 8th halfway, moderate 7th 3 out, went 4th entering straight and good headway approaching last, challenged between horses to lead late run-in, cosily, won at Wexford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd in Jun '12 beating Claragh Native (10-4) by 1l, 11 ran.
Waaheb (USA) 11-2 (11-12) Mid-division, 6th halfway, 4th 3 out and soon ridden along, no impression on easy winner entering straight and kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 21l behind Un De Sceaux (11-12) at Punchestown 2m nov hdl hvy in Apr.
Ardkilly Acclaim (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, keen hold early, weakened 5f out, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Caim Hill (10-13) at Listowel 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) in Sep.
Katie T (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Soon mid-division, some headway on outer 4f out, moderate 8th and no impression from before straight, 10th of 14, 24l behind Timikar (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Sep.
Ros Brin (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Waited with behind leaders, ridden into 4th approaching straight, chased leaders and no impression from before last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Immediate Response (11-8) at Clonmel 2m 4f chs in Mar.
Storm Away 9-10fav (10-6) Took keen hold and raced 3rd early, 2nd before halfway, improved to lead 7f out, ridden and strongly pressed from 2f out, headed inside final furlong no extra close home, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Dysart Dancer (10-9) at Tramore 2m ladies mdn stks gd in Aug.
News At Six (IRE) New Approach colt out of Dublin Six.
Sardinia (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Soon chased leaders, pushed along on outer on bend away from stands, ridden in 8th from 4f out, went moderate 6th and no impression from 2f out, went 3rd and stayed on without threatening inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Timikar (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Sep.
Ballykeen (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Held up in rear of mid-division, headway on outer into 6th approaching straight, ridden and no extra from 2f out, 9th of 13, 26l behind Egyptian Warrior (9-13) at Listowel 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Empress Catherine (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden along and some headway in 9th approaching straight, kept on one pace from over 1f out without threatening, 7th of 13, 22l behind Egyptian Warrior (9-13) at Listowel 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Feels So Close (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division, 8th before halfway, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 8th of 15, 13l behind Rasmeyaa (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn sft in Oct '12.
Lady Rutherford (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear, 12th and no danger from before straight, kept on, 8th of 14, 22l behind Timikar (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Sep.
Tetranema (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along 5f out, ridden into moderate 7th 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 17l behind Wandering Star (9-9) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo fll stks gd in Sep.
Echoes In The Wind (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, towards rear, moderate 11th and kept on same pace from before straight, 9th of 14, 10l behind Teocht (9-0) at Tipperary 1m 4f fll mdn stks gd in Sep.
Sea Rocket (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Awkward leaving stalls, soon rear of mid-division, some headway halfway, moderate 7th under 4f out, moderate 6th before straight, chased leaders and no impression from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 7l behind Teocht (9-0) at Tipperary 1m 4f fll mdn stks gd in Sep.
Shield (IRE) 11-4fav (10-3) Chased leaders, ridden 5f out, soon weakened quickly, in rear when eased 3f out, last of 12, well behind Orgilgo Bay (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f mdn stks in Aug.