Echoes Of History, a winner over 1m2f at Cork in 2010, has had just six starts on the Flat and didn't reappear until May. He's a rare runner over hurdles for David Wachman and though there's nothing in his pedigree to suggest he'll make a hurdler connections must have confidence in him. Bombadero's close second to Monksland at Navan in December would make him very difficult to beat in this but he's never come close to a repeat and was well beaten on the Flat at Leopardstown on Thursday. Monterrey showed nothing on his debut for Shark Hanlon at Gowran a couple of weeks ago but he'd beaten subsequent top-class hurdler Zarkandar on the Flat at Deauville in 2010 so is one to keep an eye on. THOMAS EDISON is likely to be at short odds and can hardly be opposed. He inflicted the only defeat on subsequent dual Grade 1 bumper winner Champagne Fever at Leopardstown in December and looked set to make a winning debut over timber in a very strong maiden won by Maxim Gorky at Gowran but came down at the second last. Classy Flat performer Zerashan has struggled so far over timber but there's probably more to come.
Echoes Of History (USA) 11-4fav (8-13) Waited with until ridden to challenge in 2nd and every chance from 2f out, no extra and kept on same pace final furlong, last of 5, 5l behind Barrow Island (9-0) at Cork 1m 2f hcp gs in May (flat).
Monterrey (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 5th approaching 3 out, no extra before next, weakened, 13th of 19, well behind Maxim Gorky (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 2f 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Jun.
Thomas Edison (IRE) 6-4fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, went 4th and tracked leaders when fell 2 out, in a race won by Maxim Gorky (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 2f 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Jun, 19 ran.
Zerashan (IRE) 13-2 (11-11) Tracked leader, 4th halfway, soon pushed along and weakened after 3 out, 12th of 14, well behind Competitive Edge (11-3) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Banagher Glen (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Mid div, 9th aftr a mile & 7th 6out, wknd bef 5out & to when pu bef 3out, in a race won by Mister Spingsprong (12-0) at Athlacca 3m ire ptp in May, 16 ran.
Bombadero (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, some progress from 4 out, no impression from next, 12th of 17, well behind Tristram Shandy (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in Jun.
Brave By Nature (IRE) 18-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, weakened 6f out, completely tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Flash Of Genius (12-0) at Punchestown 2m 2f N H flat hvy in Apr.
Doctor Wayward (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Always behind, 14th of 18, well behind Dreaming On (10-6) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Jun.
Dunfelemy Paddy (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Mid-division, no extra 3 out, 15th of 19, well behind Mount Colah (11-5) at Down Royal 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) sft in Jun.
Green Thirty Two (IRE) 9-2fav (12-0) Prominent, 3rd approaching 2f out, soon no impression under pressure, 8th of 13, 19l behind Rising Euro (11-11) at Ballinrobe 2m N H flat gf in May.
Hawkins Street (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Mid-division best, no impression from 3 out, 13th of 19, well behind Mount Colah (11-5) at Down Royal 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) sft in Jun.
In The Humour (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Close up and disputed lead, headed approaching 8th, weakened from before 3 out, 10th of 18, well behind Whispering Hills (11-12) at Tipperary 3m mdn hdl sft in Jun.
Ned The Vet (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, weakened from 5 out, 15th of 17, well behind Tristram Shandy (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in Jun.
Out Of The Game 33-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, pushed along 4 out, never a factor, 14th of 19, well behind Maxim Gorky (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 2f 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Jun.
Penang Island (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Prominent and led after 4f, headed before halfway and led again over 6f out, strongly pressed and headed entering straight, soon no extra and weakened well over 1f out, 5th of 20, 26l behind Peking To Paris (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4f N H flat hvy in Jun.
Flemany (IRE) Flemensfirth mare out of Waremany.