The veteran Patrickswell had dropped to a lowly mark when scoring at Bellewstown and an 8lb rise looks tough though he's won from higher in the past. Midfield General looked one-paced on his handicap debut at Leopardstown and though dropped a couple of pounds may still be too high and TOCCATA BLUE looks the one to be on. Ger Lyons' charge found 6f at Fairyhouse too short a week ago and though both victories have come over a mile he should stay this without too much fuss. Susiescot had Packsapunch a short-head behind over 7f here last August but that was on testing ground and neither have been in the best of form.
Susiescot (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Chased clear leader and moderate 6th halfway, no impression under 2f out, kept on one pace into 4th final furlong, 4th of 8, 10l behind Fionnuar (9-1) at Naas 1m hcp 60-90 gf in Jun.
Patrickswell (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Soon led and made virtually all, driven along 2f out, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong, won at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 gf beating Catwilldo (8-2) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Toccata Blue (IRE) 8-1 (8-2) Chased leaders on outer, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Greek Canyon (8-11) at Fairyhouse 6f hcp gf.
Right Divine (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Soon disputed lead and clear setting strong pace, reduced lead 1 1/2f out, still on terms 1f out, soon headed and no extra, 7th of 16, 4l behind Jumbo Steps (9-7) at Gowran Park 7f hcp 47-70 gf.
Midfield General (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden in 2nd entering straight, dropped behind leaders 2f out, soon no impression, eased close home, 4th of 6, 6l behind Great Explorer (10-2) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp gf.
Packsapunch (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride and towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, 10th of 12, 22l behind Vasoni (9-6) at Sligo 6f hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Smoke Charger (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Soon mid-division, progress to chase leaders under 2f out, 7th and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 15, 9l behind Maundy Money (9-7) at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-65 gf.