Plenty of runners here but few with realistic chances on form and bumper winners Glenlo Abbey and Jakros, who both have the potential to go on to better things, are penalised and may find it difficult to concede weight to more experienced rivals. A chance is taken on QOUBILAI, who is hardly a safe option having failed to complete the course in three of his four starts but who looked a potentially decent stayer when a close third behind King's Bastion at Leopardstown's Christmas fixture. Energiser would be suited by plenty of rain as he's an out-and-out stayer and Kembla Grange ran reasonably well when tried over 3m1f at Perth last time though the ground was very fast that day.
Glenlo Abbey (IRE) 5-2 (11-12) Soon mid-division, closer in 7th 3 out, challenged and on terms last, every chance under pressure run-in, kept on without quite matching winner, 2nd of 20, hd behind Playboy Luke (11-12) at Gowran Park 3m mdn hdl in Apr.
Jakros (IRE) 5-4fav (12-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to 2nd 7f out, lef 5f out, ridden clear over 2f out, stayed on strongly, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f N H flat gd in Oct beating Three Monkeys (11-9) by 17l, 10 ran.
Killary Bay (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 9th halfway, no extra from 3 out, 10th of 18, well behind Seeability (11-12) at Naas 3m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Lonesome Dove (IRE) 11-8fav (10-11) Tracked leaders when jumped left at 1st and lost place, not fluent thoughout, 6th halfway, weakened 4 out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Benefit Scheme (10-11) at Listowel 2m mares nov hdl gd in Sep.
Another Palm (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, no extra from over 3f out, 13th of 24, well behind Auspicious Outlook (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 2f N H flat gd in Apr.
Castel Moton (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 8th halfway, 7th 3 out, some progress next, 4th and no impression last, one pace run-in, 5th of 13, 10l behind Nivek's Dream (11-1) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gf in May.
Energiser (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden into 5th before 2 out, no extra entering straight, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 17l behind Wreckitman (10-13) at Sligo 3m mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Exit To Fame (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Always in rear, badly hampered 1st, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Ihaventabob (10-12) at Listowel 3m hcp chs 0-102 gd in Sep, 18 ran.
Glam Gerry (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Held up in rear, headway approaching straight, 5th 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 7l behind A Fine Young Man (12-0) at Naas 2m NH flat sft in Mar.
Loughnagall (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 7th under 4f out, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 7th of 17, 18l behind Red Tiger (12-0) at Listowel 2m 4f N H flat gd in Sep.
Mr Pernickety (IRE) 40-1 (11-9) Mid-division, kept on without threatening from before 2 out, 7th of 23, 31l behind First Lieutenant (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Qoubilai (FR) 5-1fav (11-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Nakajima Nate (11-1) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gf in May, 17 ran.
Saville Row (IRE) Snurge gelding out of Designer Lady.
Strong Euro (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Towards rear for most, some late headway, never a factor, 13th of 22, 50l behind Seafield (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl in Oct.
Wild Salmon (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 7th of 16, 39l behind Magnanimity (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Easily Pleased (IRE) 11-8fav (11-8) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 4th 2 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra from last, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 7l behind One Fine Morning (11-8) at Galway 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Kembla Grange (IRE) 9-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, pushed along and not fluent 9th, chased winner approaching last, kept on, always held, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Abbey Lane (11-5) at Perth 3m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Pocketfullapennies (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Prominent, soon 3rd, lost place from after 4 out, soon no impression, 10th of 15, 39l behind Sweet My Lord (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Apr.
Belle Brook (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, 3rd 5f out, ridden and kept on same pace in 4th straight, 4th of 16, 9l behind False Messenger (11-4) at Wexford 2m 4f mrs N H flat gd in May.
Catleen (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, outpaced after 2 out, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off, 10th of 11, 44l behind Whatdoidowiththat (10-12) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gs in Oct.
Lord Redsgirth (IRE) 5-4 (12-0) Ww mid div, prog 5out, 2nd 3out,ld app last found extra, won at Castletown-Geoghegan 3m ire ptp gs in Apr beating Oscar Charlie (12-0) by 10l, 11 ran.
Just Jennings (IRE) 40-1 (10-5) Jumped right and very awkward, soon last, lost touch 5th, fell 6th, in a race won by Lucky Score (10-5) at Cartmel 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd in Aug, 5 ran.
Highland Flash 10-1 (11-7) Mid div, in tch when mstk 5out& 3out, wknd & pu bef 2out, in a race won by Nutin Fancy (11-7) at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp sft in Apr, 11 ran.