CITY SLICKER looked to be travelling easily on his debut at Navan last month but faded when the pressure was put on. That should have done him the world of good and he gets the vote ahead of Isle View, who ran better than expected on his debut under Rules at Down Royal. Lady Of Glencoe, runner-up in a Listed bumper at Limerick in April, has been a disappointment in subsequent starts but Grand Partner looks the type to do better despite being beaten a long way on his debut here in April.
Adamstown (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Mid div, keen, eff aftr 3out, not go with wnr aftr 2out, no ex late, 3rd of 18, 16l behind Hi Vic (12-0) at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp hvy in Nov.
City Slicker (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Settled in rear of mid-division, 8th halfway, headway early straight and 3rd 2f out, soon ridden and no extra in 4th 1f out, 4th of 11, 20l behind Ned Buntline (11-7) at Naas 2m 4yo nhf in Nov.
Grand Partner (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 4f out, no extra entering straight, 8th of 19, 42l behind Clondaw Kaempfer (10-6) at Fairyhouse 2m nhf gs in Apr.
Indeschemeofthings (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Led, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra over 1f out, 7th of 10, 14l behind O Maonlai (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Nov.
Isle View (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway into 6th 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on into 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Apache Stronghold (11-4) at Down Royal 2m N H flat gd in Nov.
Monastary Road (IRE) Assessor gelding out of Passiflora.
My Boy Ivan (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, no extra from before straight, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Heath Hunter (12-0) at Thurles 2m N H flat in Nov.
Run This Town (IRE) Kutub gelding out of The Link.
The Rebel Call (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Mid div, 6th 6out & prog aftr 4out, cl 2nd bef 3out until 3rd & no ex aftr 2out, kow, 3rd of 13, 6l behind Drop Out Joe (11-7) at Affane 3m ire ptp sft in Nov.
Whinstone Dee (IRE) Desert King gelding out of Deemiss.
Celtic Passion (IRE) Flemensfirth filly out of Still Bubbly.
Lady Of Glencoe (IRE) 11-4fav (10-12) Rear of mid-division on outer, headway into 5th 4f out, ridden and no impression early straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 9l behind Cailin Annamh (11-2) at Wexford 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-5yo) gd in Oct.
No Ones Perfect (IRE) Noverre filly out of Perfect Fun.