Nina Carberry will be intent on winning this race named after her and ALLY CASCADE can carry her to victory. Noel Meade's charge made a very satisfactory debut behind Definite Dream at Tipperary in April and, with that experience under his belt, can take this. Grove Field finished around six lengths behind in that event but he also showed promise and is expected to do better. The Pounds has shown ability but probably needs further and Colley Row may prove more of a threat as he was going on nicely at the finish behind Stolberg at Listowel last month. Captain Lob was well beaten in a bumper over the C&D in April but ran very well when sent over hurdles the following month.
Captain Lob (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th entering straight, kept on into 2nd before last, no impression winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Balnaslow (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 5yo mdn hdl in May.
Grove Field (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, ridden entering straight, went 4th 1f out, kept on one pace without threatening leaders, 4th of 17, 8l behind Definite Dream (12-0) at Tipperary 2m N H flat sft in Apr.
King Boyne Senior (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Always behind, last of 23, well behind Captain Arceus (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Moon Over Mandalay (GER) 15-8fav (12-0) Mid-division, 8th before halfway, no extra and pulled up 6f out, in a race won by Piper Hill (10-11) at Thurles 2m NH flat gf in Apr, 16 ran.
Notorious Villain (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Rosy Ribbons.
Rohan's Pride (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 4th and no impression 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 17, 8l behind Celerity Rules (11-7) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Sep.
St Jimmy Needle Gun gelding out of Lady Margaretta.
The Pounds (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden in 5th entering straight, moderate 4th 2f out, went moderate 3rd final furlong, kept on one paced, 3rd of 14, 16l behind Melanjo (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4f N H flat hvy in May.
Ally Cascade (IRE) 11-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, good headway to go 2nd entering straight, challenged from 2f out, kept on under pressure, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 17, 3/4l behind Definite Dream (12-0) at Tipperary 2m N H flat sft in Apr.
Colley Row (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, closed to track leaders in 7th before straight, no impression under pressure and kept on without threatening from over 1f out, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Stolberg (11-0) at Listowel 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Sep.
Sterling Cooper (IRE) Selkirk gelding out of Ooh Aah Camara.
The Job Is Right 7-4 (11-7) Chsd ldrs in 3rd until 4th from 6out, chall from 2out & ev ch last, no ex nr fin, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Atriptomilan (11-7) at Inch 3m ire ptp gd in Apr.