PONMEWORD was having his 14th start over fences when gaining his first success at Limerick on St Stevens Day but he's been running well previously and there was no surprise about the result. He'll definitely be raised by more than the 4lb extra he carries here and has to be the selection to follow up. Ardglen was 10l behind on that occasion and can hardly be expected to reverse the form over this longer trip while Count Salazar, who attracted some support, unseated his rider at the halfway stage. Son Of Moyne beat Annacarton 4l at Thurles in October but ran poorly on his only subsequent start at Naas the following month.
Ardglen (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Soon disputed lead, under pressure in 2nd approaching straight, soon 3rd, no impression in 2nd from 2 out, not fluent and kept on same pace from last, 4th of 10, 10l behind Ponmeword (10-6) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 hvy.
Annacarton (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, no extra into straight, refused last, in a race won by Ponmeword (10-6) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 hvy, 10 ran.
Count Salazar (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Waited with in rear, unseated rider 6th, in a race won by Ponmeword (10-6) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 hvy, 10 ran.
Urban Gale (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Rear of mid-division, headway into 7th halfway, struggling in 9th 4 out, no extra and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Fever Pitch (11-8) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116, 15 ran.
Son Of Moyne (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Led or disputed lead, headed 6th and no extra from 4 out, weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Saoirse Dun (9-10) at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109 in Nov, 15 ran.
Ponmeword (IRE) 3-1fav (10-6) Waited with towards rear, progress from before 3 out, soon close up going well, in front before 2 out, soon clear, stayed on well, won at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 hvy beating Yeoman (10-12) by 6l, 10 ran.
Borolee (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Mid-division, progress into 2nd 4 out, close 3rd when bad mistake next, soon dropped to 5th, no impression from 2 out, 5th of 16, 32l behind Robertstown Rover (9-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 sft.
Torremuelle (IRE) 8-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden 3 out and dropped to 4th next, no impression when pecked on landing last, no extra, 5th of 9, 21l behind Urban Gale (11-3) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Nov.