Some Officer makes his hurdling debut after a bumper success on this course followed by a fine run in a better race at Galway. Like Popmurphy, a winner on the Flat and very consistent over hurdles, he's penalised and the concession of so much weight to Definite Elegance won't be easy with conditions in favour of Denis Hogan's mare. OUR MAIMIE was beaten a long way by Some Officer in a bumper but has done much better over hurdles and her latest second to Scarlet Prince over this track and trip just about gives her the edge.
Popmurphy 8-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden into 2nd entering straight, no impression winner after 2 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 20, 12l behind Young Finnegan (11-12) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl hvy in May.
Some Officer (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in 2nd from 3f out, 3rd entering straight, 4th 1f out, rallied inside final furlong and stayed on well close home, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Merrion Row (11-7) at Galway 2m N H flat.
Cheyenne Girl (IRE) 4-1 (11-3) Led, ridden and headed 2 out, kept on same pace from last, dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Scarlet Prince (11-6) at Sligo 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks gd.
Acclaimed Piper (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Mid-division, 11th halfway, tracking leaders in close 7th when mistake and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Cool Oscar (11-9) at Thurles 2m 6f am hcp hdle 80-95 in Oct, 18 ran.
Better Back Bob (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Ww, prog 5th 4th 4out, sn no ex, 4th of 12, 12l behind Uppertown Hawk (12-0) at Toomebridge 3m ire ptp hvy in Apr '12.
Bye Bye O Bye (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, moderate 4th halfway, closer 4 out, weakened quickly and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Flanagans Field (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl gf, 11 ran.
De Marshall (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Waited with, towards rear early, no impression 3 out, kept on same pace, 9th of 18, well behind Dale Street (11-12) at Limerick 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jul.
End Zone (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Brd 3rd, in a race won by Golden Plan (11-4) at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp hvy in Dec, 18 ran.
Gone Bust (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Soon tracked leaders on outer, ridden and weakened from 3 out, 7th of 10, 38l behind Scarlet Prince (11-6) at Sligo 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks gd.
In The Long Grass (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Behind, struggling 5th, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Shangani (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn hdl (5) sft in Mar '12, 14 ran.
Mon Carlos (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Mid-division, 6th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 10th of 20, 32l behind Notable Graduate (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl.
Mountain Stream (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Towards rear, kept on without threatening under pressure straight, 10th of 18, 19l behind He'llberemembered (11-7) at Navan 2m N H flat gf in Sep '09.
Westend Music (IRE) Westerner gelding out of Notre Dame.
Ballyadam Dancer (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 8th of 12, well behind Sea Rocket (10-13) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd.
Definite Elegance (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway into moderate 7th 4 out, ridden and no impression before next, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 20l behind Looking For Toby (10-11) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f mdn hdl gf.
Our Maimie (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) In touch in rear, niggled along 5 out, some progress from 3 out, ridden in moderate 3rd next, kept on same pace from last, went 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Scarlet Prince (11-6) at Sligo 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks gd.
Slim Pickens (IRE) Craigsteel gelding out of Couleurs D'automne.
Tara Dream (IRE) 80-1 (11-12) Mid-division early, weakened halfway, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Cairdin (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Oct '11, 16 ran.
Caballo De Marcus (USA) 16-1 (11-4) Towards rear, no danger and kept on same pace from 3 out, 7th of 18, 31l behind Tales Of Milan (11-2) at Limerick 2m 6f Amateur Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (4yo+) gd in Jul.