Winning point-to-pointer Gate Please made a fair start in bumpers behind Ardboe Abbey at Roscommon where the quick ground looked against him. Moorhill Lad has run well enough against decent opposition to be considered but Cooper's Dream ran poorly when tried over 2m4f last time. The remainder with experience look moderate so this looks a battle between two newcomers, one trained by Dermot Weld and the other by Willie Mullins. The former is represented by INDIAN WINTER, who is mainly Flat bred but is a half-brother to the useful bumper Endless Intrigue. Unless the ground becomes too testing he may just have too much pace for Mullins' Shes Tensixtysix, a full sister to the dual bumper winner Sir Vincent and likely to do better when tackling hurdles.
Admiral Hawke (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden approaching straight and soon no impression on easy winner, moderate 5th 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 33l behind The Westener Boy (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat sft in Jan.
As De Pique (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Alw cl up, went on aftr 3out, 5l clr & ev ch when UR 2out, in a race won by Gathabawn Lily (10-13) at Oldcastle 3m ire ptp gs in Apr, 17 ran.
Ballymassey Boy (IRE) 28-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division at ordinary pace, 9th before halfway, no impression straight, 10th of 13, 37l behind Magic Spear (12-0) at Killarney 2m 1f N H flat gd in Jul.
Dr Beaujolais (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, weakened from 4 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Tristram Shandy (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in Jun, 17 ran.
Gate Please (IRE) 10-3 (12-0) Waited with in mid-division, 9th approaching 4f out, ridden to chase leaders 2f out, soon no impression, kept on without threatening, 4th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Ardboe Abbey (12-0) at Roscommon 2m 4f N H flat gd in May.
Good Christian (IRE) Kris Kin gelding out of Tricky Dee.
Green Thirty Two (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 10th of 14, well behind Thomas Edison (11-12) at Bellewstown 2m 1f 5yo mdn hdl sft in Jul.
Indian Winter (IRE) Indian Ridge gelding out of Chill Seeking.
Max Discount (IRE) 25-1 (12-0) Always towards rear, 15th of 16, well behind Cheyenne Girl (11-0) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f N H flat in Jul.
Moorhill Lad (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, 7th halfway, 4th 4f out, ridden and no impression entering straight, went moderate 3rd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Top Madam (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m N H flat gs in May.
Robert Henry (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 8th 6f out, ridden into moderate 7th 2f out, 4th and no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 18l behind Polish Partisan (11-7) at Sligo 2m 2f N H flat gd in Jul.
Barna Jewel (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Led and clear, reduced advantage after 6f, headed halfway, ridden in 2nd 2f out, no extra in 3rd 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 13l behind Celtic Abbey (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m N H flat hvy in Jul.
Cooper's Dream (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, soon no impression, 9th of 18, 21l behind Magic Vixen (11-9) at Limerick 2m 4f mrs N H flat in Jul.
Garranlea Maree (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, some slightly slow jumps, 7th of 11, well behind Johny's Lantern (10-10) at Limerick 2m 3f Mares Hurdle (5yo+) gd in Apr.
La Femme Blanche (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Prominent, 2nd over 4f out, soon lost place and no impression, 12th of 14, well behind Falcarragh (12-0) at Wexford 2m 2f N H flat sft in Jul.
Shes Tensixtysix (IRE) Norwich mare out of Another Partner.
Victory Vic (IRE) Old Vic mare out of Rahan Bridge.