Winning point-to-pointer Bar Stool Bob ran into some strong opposition earlier in the year and performed with credit so has to be on the shortlist despite a long absence. MM DAZZLER showed some potential between the flags and made a bright start under Rules when runner-up to Western Boy in a Thurles bumper last month. Normal progress can see him successful. Monte Wildhorn ran well behind Massini's Brook at Clonmel when Montys Meadow was just behind and that pair can make their mark while Molly's Affair showed enough last season to get involved if ready after a break. Arctic Wolf should improve and looks best of the remainder.
Arctic Wolf 14-1 (11-9) Rear of mid-division, ridden to go 7th entering straight, kept on one pace without troubling leaders,, 5th of 14, 13l behind Western Boy (11-11) at Thurles 2m N H flat in Nov.
Bar Stool Bob (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, challenged 3f out, disputed entering straight, ridden 2f out, no extra in 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 17, 10l behind The Job Is Right (12-0) at Limerick 2m 2f N H flat sft in May.
Clounts Meadows (IRE) Wareed gelding out of Knockreer Native.
Fruits Of Gold (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Mid-division and headway into 4th before halfway, no extra from 3 out and weakened, eased when beaten in straight, completely tailed off, 19th of 22, well behind Peter From Paris (11-9) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl in Oct.
Garri Rua (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Chased leaders early, mid-division in 7th halfway, ridden and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 9th of 17, 17l behind Araku Valley (10-13) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Keist (IRE) 66-1 (11-3) Towards rear, no danger from before 7th, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind The Crafty Butcher (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar.
Lilshane (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Liagry Road Lass.
Major Fiasco (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Tr ldrs, 6th 1/2way, 4th 3out, close 3rd when fell next, in a race won by The Nephew (11-7) at Oldtown 2m ire ptp sft in Mar '12, 11 ran.
Mm Dazzler (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Settled towards rear, progress into 5th approaching straight, 3rd 2f out and no impression on winner in 2nd 1f out, kept on inside final furlong,, 2nd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Western Boy (11-11) at Thurles 2m N H flat in Nov.
Monte Wildhorn (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 4th for much, ridden in 3rd from 2f out, drifted left towards stand's side inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Massini's Brook (11-9) at Clonmel 2m N H flat in Nov.
Montys Meadow (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Waited with in rear of mid-division, 9th under 4f out, ridden in 8th early straight, went moderate 4th and kept on without threatening from 1f out, 4th of 12, 6l behind Massini's Brook (11-9) at Clonmel 2m N H flat in Nov.
Texas Tea (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, weakened 4f out, virtually pulled up straight, completely tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Moyle Park (11-2) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf sft in Dec '12.
Tulsa Jack (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Mid-division on inner, ridden 4f out, soon no impression, eased final furlong, 14th of 25, 26l behind Moyle Park (12-0) at Punchestown 2m nhf sft in Apr.
Littlemissthistle (IRE) Classic Cliche mare out of Which Thistle.
Molly's Affair (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Chased leader in close 2nd, disputed from 4f out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Garron Crest (11-2) at Wexford 2m sft in Apr.
She Be Fine (IRE) Golan mare out of Dining Hall.
Gemini Blue (IRE) Blueprint filly out of Zomany Citizen.
Well Done Dolly (IRE) Ivan Denisovich filly out of Tarafiya.