Truthwillsetufree looked like landing some decent bets when striking the front over a furlong out at Leopardstown but found the 1m6f just too far. That was a good run and he should be in the shake-up. Waver is consistent and gained due reward when scoring comfortably at Dundalk in October but Placere has ben hit hard by the assessor for her victory here in September. Thomas Edison's last two runs have been at Cheltenham and he's had little experience on the Flat so it's TAGLIETELLE who gets the nod. Gordon Elliott's charge won a handicap at Newmarket for Andrew Balding last summer and provided new connections with their first prize money when he came home a very easy winner over hurdles at Downpatrick last month.
Little Rocky 13-2 (9-7) Raced wide in touch, headway to press leaders over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 7l behind Blue Surf (8-11) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) hvy in Oct '12.
Truthwillsetufree (IRE) 9-4fav (9-8) Raced in 6th, ridden approaching straight and progress to lead under 2f out, headed 150 yards out, kept on one pace under pressure, lost 2nd near line, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Cullentry Royal (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp in Mar.
Waver (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Reminder early, soon towards rear, got a run on rail to lead from under 2f out, stayed on well to draw clear closing stages, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Oct beating Refractor (9-2) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Placere (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Soon chased leaders and a long way off the pace, poor 6th over 5f out, no extra from under 2f out, 12th of 16, 16l behind Quick Jack (9-0) at Navan 1m 5f hcp sft in Oct.
Bank Bonus 4-1 (9-7) Held up, not clear run 4f out, headway 3f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Chester 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Sep '12 beating Daneking (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Polished Rock (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden in 2nd entering straight, 2nd 2f out, dropped to 3rd over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Tooreen Legend (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol in Mar.
Asgardella (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, ridden in 6th 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 12, 14l behind Vote Often (8-9) at Curragh 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) in Mar.
Dysios (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Mid-division and 7th halfway, 9th entering straight and ridden to go 4th over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Teocht (8-7) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp sft in Oct.
Taglietelle 66-1 (8-0) Towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden inside final 2f, never near leaders, 16th of 33, 11l behind Scatter Dice (8-8) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gs in Oct.
Thomas Edison (IRE) 8-1 (10-2) Rear of mid-division, some progress 3f out, kept on without threatening under hands and heels, 7th of 17, 29l behind Sardinia (9-5) at Navan 2m mdn stks in Oct.
Whatuthink (IRE) 20-1 (9-11) Ridden early and soon led, clear after 3f and 8 lengths lead before halfway, reduced lead 6f out and headed approaching straight, no extra under pressure in 4th 1 1/2f out, 4th of 11, 20l behind Black Spot On (8-4) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 47-75 hvy.
King Of Queens (IRE) 14-1 (9-13) Towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 8th of 12, 31l behind Daliyan (9-9) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hvy.