Auden has won twice on the Flat including at Sligo last month which means he has penalties to carry. Hospital ran well when last seen in Early May at Sligo but has never raced on ground this fast. KING WILLIAM had only shown a modicum of ability before a much improved run behind Diplomat at Sligo and with further progress expected he can get on the scoresheet for the first time. Super Cloud is progressing well in bumpers and led for a long way in what looked a strong race of its kind at Killarney last week so he looks the main threat.
Auden (USA) 12-1 (9-5) Dwelt and soon pushed along to chase leaders, ridden in 2nd entering straight, weakened, 7th of 8, 9l behind Waver (9-1) at Naas 1m 2f App hcp gf (flat).
Blue Medecis (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Mid-division on inner, 9th approaching straight, no extra from 2f out, 11th of 14, 11l behind La Oliva (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan (flat).
Dinos Gold (IRE) 40-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and weakened from 4f out, eased, completely tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Some Officer (11-7) at Sligo 2m 2f N H flat gd.
Hospital (IRE) 11-4 (11-4) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden 2 out, no impression before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Kilcarry Bridge (11-1) at Sligo 2m 2f Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) sft in May.
Howlett (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Mid-division, closed over 13f out, challenged 5f out until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 11, 26l behind Plain Sailing (11-6) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd.
King William (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Waited with off pace and moderate 5th halfway, much closer 3 out and 3rd next, ridden and tried to challenge early straight, no chance with easy winner run-in, driven out and kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Diplomat (10-10) at Sligo 2m nh nov hdl gd.
Super Cloud (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Led, ridden and challenged 3f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Frontline (12-0) at Killarney 2m 1f N H flat gf.
Willow Grange (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Waited with, ordinary pace early, progress from before halfway, soon tracked leaders, 5th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 19l behind B L Swagger (11-11) at Clonmel 2m N H flat in Jun.
Amhrann Ellen (IRE) 50-1 (10-4) Towards rear, ridden into moderate 8th 3 out, no impression, 8th of 15, 31l behind Military Bowl (11-12) at Bellewstown 2m 1f 5yo mdn hdl gf.
Twilight Solace (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Mid-division and 11th halfway, pushed along and no impression approaching straight, no extra, 10th of 17, 32l behind Sweetheart Susan (11-1) at Roscommon 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf.