Around The Clock and Enchanted Forest are entitled to respect while Patriots Vision made a decent debut at Galway but it's impossible to get away from the claims of ALLY CASCADE and Urano. The former, an impressive bumper winner at Fairyhouse last month, started odds-on for his hurdling debut at Naas a couple of weeks later but couldn't quite handle market rival Jezki. Both the winner and runner-up are tipped for bright futures and compensation awaits though Urano, unbeaten in three bumpers around the Provinces in France, could be anything.
Ally Cascade (IRE) 9-10fav (11-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, slight mistake 4th, led 4 out, pushed along after 2 out, kept on under pressure run-in but no extra and headed closing stages, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Jezki (11-7) at Naas 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Around The Clock (USA) 6-1 (11-7) Chased leaders in 4th, 5th halfway, soon ridden along and no extra, weakened, completely tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Musawama (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f 4yo mdn hdl in Sep.
Bottle Rattler (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, ridden and no extra approaching 3 out, 7th of 9, well behind Sizing Jo'burg (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f 4yo mdn hdl sft.
Urano (FR) (10-3) won at Angers(FR) 1m 6f stk sft in May, 7 ran (flat).
Alpha And Omega (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Towards rear, some headway into 9th after 3 out, left moderate 6th after 2 out, no extra, 7th of 16, 20l behind Bullet Street (11-9) at Limerick 2m cond mdn hdl hvy.
Crazy Lad (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, lost touch after 4 out, weakened, completely tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Sizing Jo'burg (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f 4yo mdn hdl sft.
Enchanted Forest (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 4th 2 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from before last, 4th of 14, 9l behind Art Of Logistics (11-9) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gs.
Foolish Notions (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Mid-division, no extra from 3 out, 12th of 16, 28l behind Bullet Street (11-9) at Limerick 2m cond mdn hdl hvy.
Goodtime Boy (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Always prominent, 2nd halfway and led before 3 out, strongly pressed 2 out and headed last, no extra run-in, 4th of 16, 7l behind Bullet Street (11-9) at Limerick 2m cond mdn hdl hvy.
Kilmainham (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, close 2nd 2 out, soon ridden, no extra run-in, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Blacklough (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft.
Massabini (USA) 33-1 (11-7) Prominent and disputed lead, weakening when mistake 3 out, no threat in straight, 10th of 12, well behind Jezki (11-7) at Naas 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Patriots Vision (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Collided with running rail and slowly away, towards rear, 8th and hampered 2 out, ridden into moderate 6th last, stayed on to 3rd run-in, no impression leaders, 3rd of 11, 11l behind Rogue Angel (11-7) at Galway 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Oct.
Rebel Again (IRE) Blueprint gelding out of Any Dough.
Monahans Girl (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Mid-division on inner, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression approaching 2 out, moderate 6th when fell last, in a race won by Cops And Robbers (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Oct, 10 ran.
Morning Air (IRE) 66-1 (10-6) Always behind, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Sizing Rio (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct, 9 ran.
Penny Opera (IRE) Presenting filly out of Opera Hat.
Speckled Wood (IRE) High Chaparral filly out of Like-a-butterfly.
Surf's Up (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, well off the pace, no extra in moderate 5th from before straight, 7th of 17, 22l behind The Boys Dont Know (10-13) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl.
Cut The Cake (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Soon towards rear, never a factor, 11th of 14, well behind Sizing Machine (10-13) at Down Royal 2m 4yo mdn hdl gs in Aug.
Top Othe Ra (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Keen hold and chased leaders, moderate 2nd halfway, ridden in 4th 3f out, no extra over 2f out, weakened, 7th of 10, 38l behind Posiden Sea (11-4) at Clonmel 2m N H flat.
Theatrical Queen (IRE) King's Theatre filly out of Eaton Lass.