Plenty of runners here but STYLE OF CAMPILE ran so well behind the odds-on Apt Manor at Galway that she must get the nod. Noel Meade's mare lost plenty of ground at the start that day but stayed on so strongly from the rear that she was only a neck behind the winner at the line. Taralga, three times a winner on the Flat, has shown promise over timber and is one to keep an eye on but Three Monkeys was a long way behind the selection at Galway and it's difficult to see a form reversal. Table Forty Six is a more likely threat as she made a very promising start to her hurdling career when a close fourth at Naas on Sunday and she's certain to have come on for the experience. Tommy Stack's Magen's Star has been running well on the level and is an interesting newcomer to hurdles.
Magen's Star (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Soon led and clear, attempted to assert under pressure from 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon dropped to 3rd and kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Clearwater Bay (9-2) at Listowel 1m 4f cond Stakes gd in Sep (flat).
Style Of Campile (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Towards rear early, 8th halfway, good headway in 5th 2 out, led entering straight, ridden and challenged run-in, headed close home, 2nd of 16, nk behind Apt Manor (11-7) at Galway 2m Mares Maiden Hurdle (5yo+) gd in Oct.
Taralga (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Prominent, disputed lead from 4th, led from 4 out, ridden after 3 out, headed 2 out, no impression and dropped to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 17, 8l behind St Devote (11-12) at Limerick 2m 5yo mdn hdl gd in May.
Queen Andromache (USA) 5-1 (11-1) Mid-division, moderate 8th 4 out, no extra from next, 12th of 17, well behind Regal D'estruval (11-4) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gf in Jul.
Table Forty Six (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, closed from 3 out, no impression under pressure in 3rd and kept on same pace from before last, 4th of 22, 6l behind Si C'etait Vrai (11-7) at Naas 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Alvatar (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Unruly before start, always towards rear, 13th of 15, well behind Flying Bella (10-6) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Apalachicola (IRE) 50-1 (10-4) Led, strongly pressed and headed over 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 20, 16l behind Divine Rhapsody (10-4) at Punchestown 2m nhf gd in Apr.
Bee Fallon (IRE) Bob Back mare out of Native Promise.
Coolharbour Breeze (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 13th of 18, well behind Ballyhaunis (11-12) at Listowel 2m 4f 5yo mdn hdl in Sep.
Man Turk Lady (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Always behind, 16th of 17, well behind Charger (11-4) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl gf in Oct.
Miss Odetta (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, no extra from 4f out, weakened, tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Definite Class (11-2) at Wexford 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-5yo) gd in Oct.
Nuggets Of Wisdom (IRE) Flemensfirth filly out of De La Renta.
Play The Wing 25-1 (11-2) Prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden and weakened from 5f out, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Definite Class (11-2) at Wexford 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-5yo) gd in Oct.
Sarahs Lass (IRE) 50-1 (11-6) Never a factor, 19th of 22, well behind Our Victoria (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 2f mares n h flat gd in Oct.
Takasima (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leader in 2nd, led under 4f out, headed entering straight, soon no extra, 6th of 16, 7l behind Driveheron (9-6) at Sligo 1m 4f hcp 47-65 in Sep (flat).
Three Monkeys (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway into 6th after 3 out, ridden in 7th and no extra before straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 21l behind Apt Manor (11-7) at Galway 2m Mares Maiden Hurdle (5yo+) gd in Oct.
Tingamajig (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Bhd, last to 5th, 10th 1/2 way, last when mstks 9th & 5out, mod 6th next till pu 2out, in a race won by Buck Magic (11-7) at Kilmallock 3m ire ptp gd in Apr, 11 ran.
Whats Up Britta (IRE) Milan mare out of Dainty Daisy.
Nippy Nora (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in moderate 6th 3f out, weakened, 9th of 16, 19l behind Luna Runner (11-2) at Wexford 2m mrs N H flat gd in Jun.
Bob West (IRE) Bob Back mare out of West Alone.
Gleniff Horseshoe (IRE) Tikkanen mare out of Greenfieldflyer.