Airspace won this a year ago from stall one and, again well berthed and just 3lb higher, can go well again. Nidian and Expire battled out the finish at Navan and the form looks strong with the runner-up coming out and scoring at Naas on Wednesday but neither are well drawn and it would be no shock if Fiddle Player, who finished fourth at Navan, were to reverse the positions. JEDWARD was having only her fourth start when an excellent third in a huge field over the C&D last month. She's certain to improve for that and a middle berth shouldn't be a problem. Jouster drops to this trip for the first time and blinkers will need to work, and though Ability N Delivery has been going well on Polytrack he was beaten in this a year ago.
Airspace (IRE) 18-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on far rail, 6th 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 7th of 15, 5l behind Patrickswell (8-1) at Navan 6f hcp gf.
Mountain Coral (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 10th of 16, 12l behind Northern Rocked (8-9) at Naas 7f hcp 60-100 in Apr.
Nanotech (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, no extra from over 2f out, 10th of 11, 18l behind Look Busy (9-2) at Cork 6f stks sft in May.
Expire (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Made all, ridden and drew clear inside final furlong, won at Naas 5f mdn stks beating Red Army Blues (9-5) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Empirico (FR) 12-1 (8-12) Switched left after leaving stalls and towards rear, not clear run 2f out, kept on from over 1f out without threatening, 8th of 15, 5l behind Patrickswell (8-1) at Navan 6f hcp gf.
Maarek 3-1fav (9-9) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden into 4th 2f out, close 3rd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind He's Got Rhythm (9-12) at Down Royal 7f stks.
Bankroll 14-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden to go 3rd over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 7l behind Alnashmy (9-5) at Tipperary 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn gf.
Jedward (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Chased leaders on far side, ridden to challenge 1f out, kept on final furlong, just held, 3rd of 30, hd behind Roicead (9-8) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 gd in May.
Croi Mo Ri (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Led, headed 2f out, soon no extra and weakened, 11th of 14, 6l behind Tornadodancer (8-8) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov.
Nidian (IRE) 11-2 (9-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd 2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, stayed on to narrow lead final 100 yards, kept on under pressure, all out, won at Navan 6f mdn stks gf beating Expire (9-5) by hd, 10 ran.
Jouster (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Soon chased leaders, 5th before straight, kept on same pace under pressure in 3rd from over 1f out, 3rd of 15, 5l behind Great Huzzar (9-0) at Roscommon 7f mdn stks.
Laldie (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, no extra in 6th 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 27, 9l behind Queenie Keen (9-2) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 gf.
Liberty Island (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden 1 1/2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Patrickswell (9-9) at Down Royal 5f hcp 50-80.
Statue Of Dreams (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) Hanpered leaving stalls, towards rear, ridden into 8th 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 11, 4l behind Patrickswell (9-9) at Down Royal 5f hcp 50-80.
Inishmot Duchess (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Always prominent, slight advantage halfway, headed under 2f out, kept on well under pressure on stands' side to regain lead final 100 yards, won at Cork 6f 3yo hcp 50-80 gd beating Khelino (9-8) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Ability N Delivery 8-1 (9-4) In rear, headway over 1f out, edged right and kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, not trouble winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Sherjawy (9-0) at Kempton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Ruby Suesday 8-1 (9-3) Led, strongly pressed early straight, headed 2f out, soon no impression on winner, no extra final furlong, 7th of 12, 6l behind Ted Dolly (8-12) at Cork 7f hcp 50-80 gd.
Fiddle Player (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden into 4th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Nidian (9-9) at Navan 6f mdn stks gf.
Just For Mary 14-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, 10th of 11, 6l behind Patrickswell (9-9) at Down Royal 5f hcp 50-80.
Mountain Mama (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Behind and outpaced, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 9th of 11, 5l behind Patrickswell (9-9) at Down Royal 5f hcp 50-80.
Newpark Rio (IRE) 33-1 (7-11) Prominent, no extra from over 1f out, 11th of 17, 8l behind Mini Chou (8-2) at Navan 5f app hcp 50-90 gd in Oct.
Polar Explorer (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) In rear, no impression from 3f out, 11th of 16, 18l behind Mrs Batt (9-2) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-60 sft in Apr.
Call This Cat (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Prominent, dropped to moderate 4th 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace under pressure, 6th of 15, 13l behind Vastitas (9-0) at Roscommon 7f 3yo fll stks gd.
Kateeva (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Close up, 4th over 2f out, no extra final furlong, 12th of 15, 11l behind Geraldines Lass (9-3) at Navan 5f Apprentice Handicap (47-75) (3yo+) gf in May.