Ian Ferguson does very well here with his former point-to-pointers so recent winner Adamstown has to be respected. However, it's another winner between the flags, MOONSHINE LAD, who looks the one to be on as he's joined Gordon Elliott after a very impressive victory at Lingstown in the spring. Shemshal was sent over hurdles after a couple of reasonable bumper runs and he looks the best of those with experience while Noel Meade's newcomer The Herds Garden, the first foal of a 7f winner, should have more natural pace than most.
Adamstown (IRE) 7-1 (12-2) Ww, prog to mid div 1/2 way, gd prog to ld 2out, row, won at Castletown-Geoghegan 3m ire ptp gd in Oct beating Tumbledown Shack (12-2) by nk, 17 ran.
Cloch Fada 8-1 (10-11) Fell 2nd, in a race won by Swing Hard (10-11) at Taylorstown 3m ire ptp gs in May '12, 15 ran.
Glenfane (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 4f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 8, 25l behind Bonobo (12-0) at Tramore 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
Knockrea (IRE) Pierre gelding out of Glynn Cross.
Moonshine Lad (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Alw pr, ld 4out, alw in command, impsve, won at Lingstown 3m ire ptp in Mar beating The Last Samuri (12-0) by 10l, 10 ran.
Mr Raj (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division on outer, ran wide on bend after 2f, lost place briefly, soon mid-division on outer again, ran out on bend 7f out and unseated rider, in a race won by Onwiththeparty (11-10) at Sligo 2m 2f N H flat hvy in Oct, 13 ran.
Shemshal (FR) 6-1 (11-12) Settled in rear, switched left and headway on outer entering straight, went 5th at last where not fluent, kept on same pace run-in, 5th of 14, 10l behind Somethingwonderful (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Gone Platinum 12-1 (10-9) Chased leaders and 7th halfway, ridden approaching straight and no impression in 5th from 2f out, no extra, 5th of 15, 21l behind Storm Away (10-7) at Tipperary 2m 4yo nhf gf in Jun.
Got The Nac (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Hey Jude.
The Herds Garden Multiplex gelding out of Eternal Legacy.
Theatre One (IRE) King's Theatre gelding out of Jessica One.