FLEMENSTAR, a winning point-to-pointer and hurdler, made a promising start over fences behind Bog Warrior over the C&D and looks one to follow this season. He easily holds Oconnells Pike and Salute Him on that run and Nearest The Pin looks the main threat as he jumped well before making a mistake at the last on his chasing bow behind Days Hotel at Punchestown and will certainly improve. Fever Pitch didn't show much on his chasing bow at Limerick but will do better in time and Cottrelsbooley is an interesting recruit to the bigger obstacles.
Auenschutze (GER) 20-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division for most, never a factor, 12th of 18, well behind Bog Warrior (11-12) at Navan 2m beg chs.
Cottrelsbooley (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Led and soon clear, reduced advantage entering straight, jumped left 2 out and soon strongly pressed, narrowly headed soon after last, kept on one pace under pressure run-in, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Owega Star (10-9) at Naas 2m 4f hdl hvy in Oct.
Fever Pitch (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 7th halfway, moderate 8th entering straight, left 4th 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 32l behind Rockyaboya (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs gd.
Flemenstar (IRE) 9-4fav (11-12) Chased leader in 2nd, 3rd 4 out, ridden into 2nd 2 out, no impression winner before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 18, 8l behind Bog Warrior (11-12) at Navan 2m beg chs.
High Desert (GER) 4-1 (11-4) Chased leader in 2nd, 3rd before 4 out, ridden in 4th 3 out, stayed on into 2nd before 2 out, challenged last, kept on run-in, no extra close home, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Benny's Fagartha (10-9) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl sft.
Kalarna (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Ww, gd prog 3out to ldrs, not qckn 2out, left alone, 6th of 10, 45l behind Not Before Eight (12-0) at Maralin 3m ire ptp sft.
Nearest The Pin (IRE) 5-4fav (11-12) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway into 5th 3 out, ridden into 3rd entering straight, 2nd and no impression leader before last where mistake, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 10l behind Days Hotel (11-12) at Punchestown 2m beg chs hvy in Oct.
Oconnells Pike (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway into moderate 4th 4 out, no impression leaders, kept on one pace, 4th of 18, 22l behind Bog Warrior (11-12) at Navan 2m beg chs.
Salute Him (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Towards rear, some headway into moderate 10th 3 out, kept on one pace, 9th of 18, 48l behind Bog Warrior (11-12) at Navan 2m beg chs.
Grougha Lady (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Mid-division, weakened after halfway, completely tailed off, last of 17, well behind One In A Milan (11-12) at Naas 3m mdn hdl.