Fairy Court ran well on his bumper debut at Killarney but not so well on much softer ground at Listowel last time. Garden Valley has shown promise and was prominent for a long way in a much stronger bumper at Fairyhouse last month where Whynotgiveup was a big disappointment and finished tailed off. Lol Jk ran moderately on very testing ground at Listowel after a much better run at Cork and should get competitive but the booking of Nina Carberry for SHOTAVODKA is a positive sign and the son of Alderbrook, who is related to plenty of winners, can progress from his fourth place at Limerick in May and take this.
Analyse That (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Ld, jnd aftr 8th, just hdd when lft in ld 4out, hdd bef 3out, wknd qckly & poor 4th when pu bef 2out, in a race won by Rolling Aces (12-0) at Lismore 3m ire ptp gs in Mar, 14 ran.
Fairy Court (IRE) 14-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, closer in 3rd approaching straight, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 3rd of 18, 12l behind Ravensbury (12-0) at Listowel 2m N H flat sft in Sep.
Loch Garbh (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Prominent, dropped to 5th 2f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 9l behind Whatareyousaying (11-2) at Clonmel 2m 4f N H flat in Sep.
Molaise Lad (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Ww rr, prog from 8th to 4th 5out, fell next, in a race won by Lord Hawkfield (12-0) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp gf in May, 13 ran.
Shotavodka (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Rear of mid-division, headway from 3f out, ridden in 5th 2f out, 3rd over 1f out, no extra and dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 16, 5l behind Rourke's Cross (12-0) at Limerick 2m 5yo nhf gd in May.
Belle Naturelle (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, completely tailed off, 18th of 23, well behind Sixteen Forty Two (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Jul.
Garden Valley (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Chased clear leader, distant 7th halfway, much closer in 2nd entering straight, no extra in 5th over 1f out, 6th of 14, 15l behind Alexandr Nevsky (11-3) at Fairyhouse 2m ldy N H flat gd in Sep.
Lol Jk (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 4th entering straight, soon no extra, 7th of 13, 25l behind Murchu (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4f N H flat sft in Sep.
Whynotgiveup (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Chase clear leader, distant 2nd halfway, no threat from 3f out, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Alexandr Nevsky (11-3) at Fairyhouse 2m ldy N H flat gd in Sep.