SPEED DEMON won a point-to-point at Askeaton in February and Gordon Elliott's charge may well be good enough to land this. He has recent bumper winner Gocheck to beat though the latter is penalised for his win at Thurles. Ebazziyr also carries a penalty having scored at Gowran on his debut but has failed to show any improvement in a couple of subsequent starts, while Isle View finished third here on his racecourse bow but is having his first outing of the year.
Ebazziyr (IRE) 14-1 (12-0) Waited with, well off pace towards rear, closer in 7th before straight, kept on same pace under pressure from under 2f out, 6th of 11, 6l behind Wicklow Brave (11-13) at Tipperary 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
Gocheck (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Waited with towards rear, closer in 11th over 3f out, progress on outer straight, challenged in 2nd from over 1f out, soon gained narrow lead and stayed on well, won at Thurles 2m N H flat gd in Oct beating Desertmore Stream (11-9) by nk, 14 ran.
Isle View (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Tracked leaders, improved to lead over 2f out, soon ridden and strongly pressed, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 13, 13l behind City Slicker (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Dec.
Quickasyoucan (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) In rear, headway on outer 5f out, moderate 9th 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong, 7th of 25, 13l behind Moyle Park (12-0) at Punchestown 2m nhf sft in Apr.
Carnduff (IRE) Heron Island gelding out of Ellens Perk.
Drumhart (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Nancylu.
Speed Demon (IRE) 4-5 (11-7) Tr ldrs in 3rd, improved to ld app 2out, asserted on run-in, won at Askeaton 3m ire ptp hvy in Feb beating Verko (11-7) by 10l, 8 ran.