FLAMING DAWN makes her debut over hurdles but by the way he galloped on to land a bumper here last month he'll be even better suited by this stiffer test and can complete the double. Pay Your Way dead-heated for a point-to-point at Kinsale in November and Adrian Maguire's charge will be ready for his debut under Rules. The Parishioner has run in a couple of strong maidens without being disgraced and though Willow Grange was well beaten at Thurles last time his earlier form definitely puts him in the frame. Express Du Berlais will be better for his hurdling debut at Down Royal in November, his first start since landing a point in April.
Flaming Dawn (IRE) 5-4fav (11-9) Tracked leaders, led after 5f, challenged over 3f out, ridden to assert under 2f out and clear inside final furlong, stayed on well,, won at Tramore 2m ldy N H flat sft in Dec beating Phil The Flyer (11-7) by 13l, 11 ran.
Ballinakill Boy (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Tr ldrs, rdn in 5th bef 4out, no ex from 3out, 8th of 11, 21l behind Kellslodge (11-6) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gd in Dec.
Brandon Hill (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Trkd ldr in 10l 2nd, mstks 7th & 6out, chall well aftr 4out & ld bef 3out, hdd bef 2out, ko, 4th of 11, 7l behind Massinimoss (12-2) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp in Dec.
Fethard Player (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Tracked leader in 3rd, pushed along approaching straight and 6th 2 out, no extra before last, weakened,, 9th of 18, 29l behind Thunder And Roses (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Pay Your Way (IRE) 5-4 (12-2) Trkd ldr in 2nd, ld frm 6out & chall 4out, ld & 2l adv bef 2out, red adv last, edged right flat & no ex, jnd on line, won at Kinsale 3m ire ptp in Nov deadheating with Breezy Kin (12-2), 10 ran.
Trioka Bob (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Soon towards rear, moderate 8th from 7 out, dropped behind 4 out, soon no danger,, 6th of 10, well behind Captainofthefleet (11-12) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Willow Grange (IRE) 11-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 8th 2 out and no impression approaching last where left moderate 6th, kept on one pace,, 6th of 18, 21l behind Thunder And Roses (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Express Du Berlais (FR) 4-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, headway to dispute briefly 2 out, soon headed and no extra in 6th when mistake last, 6th of 11, 21l behind Doesheeverstop (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 6f mdn hdl in Nov.
Knockraha Boss (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, poor 7th 7f out, soon no danger, completely tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Rathvinden (12-0) at Cork 2m N H flat in Nov.
Pay No Heed (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Mid-division on inner, no impression from 3 out, weakened, 17th of 30, 50l behind Vautour (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Dec.
The Parishioner (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 6th, 7th 4 out, ridden from next, no impression from 2 out, 7th of 19, 17l behind Moyle Park (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Ichey Feet (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders in 6th, 4th at 7th, ridden and no impression on winner approaching 2 out, kept on one pace,, 4th of 10, 33l behind Wicklow Gold (11-4) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Star Child 66-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, ridden and no extra 4 out, weakened,, 12th of 14, well behind Our Katie (11-7) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl in Nov.