It's unusual to find a bumper on this card but it's a attracted a strong line-up. Aidan O'Brien's Egyptian Warrior is much better than he showed at Leopardstown though faces a tough task against useful performers. Made In Germany will have his supporters after his Navan victory while winning point-to-pointer Concordin made a very bright bumper debut behind the useful Akorakor at Fairyhouse. EBAZZIYR is bred to be a champion on the Flat so it was no surprise to see him start favourite on his debut at Gowran last month where he won with a bit in hand. There's more to come from him and he can complete the double.
Ebazziyr (IRE) 3-1fav (12-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along in 10th 4f out, stayed on in 7th 2f out, 2nd 1f out, led final 100 yards, on top at line, won at Gowran Park 2m N H flat gd in Apr beating Afatcat (12-0) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Made In Germany (IRE) 9-10fav (11-13) Disputed lead, headed and ridden over 2f out, challenged again from 1f out and stayed on best under pressure to lead from over 50yds out, won at Navan 2m N H flat hvy in Feb beating Kandinski (11-7) by 1l, 6 ran.
Concordin (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders in 5th, 9th approaching straight and ridden to go 6th 2f out, 4th 1f out and kept on well under pressure to go 2nd near line, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Akorakor (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f NH flat in Apr.
King Shabra (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight, 5th of 9, 25l behind Owen Mc (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat sft in Dec.
Unbreakable (IRE) 11-4 (11-12) Waited with, 9th over 5f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 7th of 14, 33l behind Golantilla (11-5) at Cork 2m N H flat in Jan.
Calella (IRE) Westerner mare out of Limavady Lady.
Egyptian Warrior (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Led at a steady pace, headed soon after halfway, ridden 5f out and soon dropped to rear, no extra, eased when beaten in straight, completely tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Shield (10-12) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf gs in Mar.
Rolling Revenge (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Back To Favour.
Shaiyzar (IRE) Azamour gelding out of Shaiyzima.