It would be nice to think Carlito Brigante could return to his best but it's likely he's been aimed at the Plate and may be just short of peak fitness. Mr Cracker returned to winning ways with a strong performance at Listowel but a 7lb rise gives him a difficult task and runner-up Uncle Tom Cobley may be able to take his revenge. Johannisberger was nowhere near his best at Roscommon last time after an easy victory over the course and distance while Fever Pitch ran very well behind Miss Pepperpot at Killarney. Moon Dice hasn't had much experience which may be his downfall so a chance is taken with HE'S OUR MAN, who is just getting his act together over the bigger obstacles and was a close second over the track and trip last month when attempting to concede weight to the winner.
Mr Cracker (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Soon prominent in chasing group, closed 4 out, soon 3rd, challenged in 2nd from before last, soon led and stayed on well run-in, won at Listowel 2m 3f hcp chs gd beating Uncle Tom Cobley (10-11) by 1 1/2l, 18 ran.
Carlito Brigante (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Led to 2nd, reminders 13th, weakened 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Captain Conan (11-4) at Aintree 2m 4f nov chs G1 (1) gd in Apr, 7 ran.
Moon Dice (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Prominent, close 3rd 4 out, ridden from next, moderate 2nd entering straight, no extra from 2 out, 4th of 9, 14l behind Tribes And Banner (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 2f chs gf in May.
Uncle Tom Cobley (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, closed 4 out, 2nd next, led before 2 out, not fluent last, soon headed and kept on without matching winner, 2nd of 18, 1 1/2l behind Mr Cracker (11-5) at Listowel 2m 3f hcp chs gd.
Shot From The Hip (GER) 16-1 (11-6) Soon mid-division, ridden in moderate 8th 5 out, some headway next, soon no impression, 7th of 18, 23l behind Mr Cracker (11-5) at Listowel 2m 3f hcp chs gd.
Darenjan (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and hung right before 2 out, soon beaten, 5th of 9, 14l behind Kayaan (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in May.
He's Our Man (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th 3 out, soon no impression, 6th of 9, 18l behind Tribes And Banner (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 2f chs gf in May.
Sarteano (FR) 16-1 (11-7) Prominent, lost place from before 4 out, soon no extra and pulled up before last, in a race won by Shanpallas (10-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 gd in May, 19 ran.
Slieveardagh (IRE) 4-1 (11-8) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra after 5 out, 7th of 9, 49l behind Darenjan (10-13) at Thurles 2m hcp chs gd in Apr.
Johannisberger (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, 8th 5 out, chased leaders approaching straight, soon no extra, 11th of 16, 38l behind Golden Kite (10-6) at Roscommon 3m hcp chs gf.
Norther Bay (FR) 14-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, 5th 4 out, ridden and no impression from 2 out, 8th of 19, 18l behind Rawnaq (10-3) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl gf in May.
Monastrell 16-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, closer order in 3rd 4 out, 4th approaching straight, soon no extra and dropped behind, last of 6, 41l behind Arnaud (10-9) at Roscommon 2m chs gf.
Fisher Bridge (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Waited with, 7th after 4 out, 8th after next, soon no extra and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Carrig Millie (9-11) at Punchestown 3m 1f hcp chs 0-150 hvy in Apr, 14 ran.
Playtime Ben (IRE) 5-2fav (11-12) Soon mid-division, bad mistake 6th, progress into 6th 2 out, challenged and carried wide from before last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 15, 2l behind Captain Ocana (11-7) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chase gf.
Fever Pitch (IRE) 11-2 (10-5) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, improved to challenge 5 out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, stayed on to lead after 3 out, headed last, no extra in 3rd run-in, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Miss Pepperpot (9-13) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp chs sft in May.
Bullock Harbour (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Chased clear leader in 2nd, no extra from 3 out and dropped to moderate 5th next, weakened, 8th of 10, 36l behind Carlowsantana (10-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f nov chs in Apr.
For A Finish 12-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, improved into close 2nd 3 out, soon ridden and no impression on winner, moderate 3rd at last, tired run-in and soon well held, 7th of 14, 16l behind Dont Back Down (11-1) at Punchestown 3m hcp chs 0-123 gf in May.
Prince Of Milan (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) Led, headed before 4th, 2nd halfway, 3rd before straight, ridden after 3 out, no extra in 4th 2 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 20, 14l behind Samantha Jones (10-7) at Cork 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gf in May.
Murchu (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) In rear, under pressure from 7th, pulled up after 6 out, in a race won by Panther Claw (11-6) at Navan 3m nov chs hvy in Mar, 16 ran.
Hidden Future (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Towards rear, slightly hampered 8th, some progress into moderate 5th 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 14, 19l behind Dont Back Down (11-1) at Punchestown 3m hcp chs 0-123 gf in May.
Kakagh (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Mid-division, 10th halfway, dropped towards rear when mistake 5 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Goonyella (10-0) at Punchestown 3m 6f hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Apr, 19 ran.