Despite winning a bumper, Willie Mullins has been unable to find a race over timber for Champagne Agent, who has occupied a place in seven of his eleven starts. GOLDEN WONDER finished runner-up to Mullins' Perfect Gentleman at Punchestown last time with subsequent winner Bennemeade in third. Dessie Hughes' charge can go one better here though there are plenty of dangers including Our Ellie B, who has been going well and will surely be winning soon. Aonvarr was only caught on the run-in at Cork and shouldn't be inconvenienced by the longer trip nor should Troll D'Oudairies, who was staying on strongly over 2m2f at Sligo last time.
Adam's Return (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Waited with, 8th 4 out, moderate 6th and kept on same pace from next, 6th of 17, well behind Goodoldhonkytonk (10-11) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Aonvarr (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Led, ridden and challenged 2 out, headed before last, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 22, 3 1/2l behind Shamar (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Best Value (IRE) 11-2 (11-9) Mid-division, 10th 4 out, ridden and no impression 3 out, moderate 8th 2 out, kept on one pace from before last, 5th of 16, 12l behind Lastofthepilots (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Champagne Agent (IRE) 2-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 5th 4 out, ridden in moderate 4th from next, left moderate 3rd at last, kept on one paced to go 2nd run-in, 2nd of 19, 34l behind Mad Brian (11-5) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Come Follow Me (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Ld, hdd 5th, 3rd 1/2way, dropped to 6th and no extra str, 6th of 17, 22l behind Coursing Ben (11-4) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Dave's Stamper (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Waited with, 16th early, some headway from before 3 out, no impression from next, 10th of 19, 20l behind Shanpallas (10-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 gd in May.
Drumfire (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 7th on outer 3 out, soon ridden, no extra from next, 6th of 25, 32l behind Indevan (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in May.
Glen Orchy Lad (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Held up, mistake and unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Mountain Heather (11-8) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Aug '10, 14 ran.
Golden Wonder (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Mid-division early, 8th halfway, headway into 5th 2 out, ridden in 4th entering straight, kept on run-in to 2nd close home, 2nd of 17, 8l behind Perfect Gentleman (11-12) at Punchestown 3m mdn hdl gd in May.
In The Well (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division on outer, never a factor, pulled up after slow jump 4 out, in a race won by Dream Function (11-5) at Clonmel 2m 3f beg chs in Dec, 15 ran.
Obispo (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Soon in rear, kept on without threatening from 2 out, 5th of 15, 18l behind Miranour (10-9) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-102 gf.
Shaniv (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Always prominent, led 4f out, joined from 2f out, soon ridden, led again under 1f out, stayed on well, won at Sligo 2m 4yo nhf gd in May '10 beating Taken Twice (11-0) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Springfield Grey (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Lost chance when bumped into and nearly unseated rider start, pulled up before 1st, in a race won by Elijah Gardner (10-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in May, 18 ran.
Troll D'Oudairies (FR) 11-4fav (11-0) Towards rear at ordinary pace, last when pace quickened before 4 out, moderate 6th next, no impression from before 2 out, moderate 5th and kept on same pace into straight, 4th of 9, 18l behind Castletown Bridge (11-12) at Sligo 2m 2f Conditional Maiden Hurdle (6yo+) hvy in May.
Chestnut Friar (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Towards rear, no danger from 5 out, kept on, 5th of 17, 46l behind Goodoldhonkytonk (10-11) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Maxi's Lady (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, badly hampered 1st, never a factor, 19th of 22, well behind Lady Of Glencoe (11-7) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gf in May.
Mimi And Bow 5-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, struggling from 4 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 21l behind Fromthecloudsabove (10-9) at Wexford 3m mdn hdl gf.
Our Ellie B (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Prominent, moderate 2nd into straight, 3rd and no impression 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 18, 2 1/2l behind Ivy Glen (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl gs.
Ratheniska (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Mid-division, progress into 5th 3f out, improved to lead 2f out, soon ridden clear, stayed on well final furlong, comfortably, won at Wexford 2m mrs N H flat gf in May beating Tirauli (11-1) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
The Housekeeper (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Waited with towards rear, improved 4 out, 4th before straight, 3rd 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 18, 6l behind Tropical Three (11-7) at Limerick 2m 3f mrs mdn hdl sft in May.
Our Girl Rosey (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd approaching 2 out, soon lost place and no impression, 6th of 12, 29l behind Usuel Smurfer (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 6f mdn hdl gf.
The Pooky (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Mid-division, weakened to rear before halfway, trailing before 4 out, pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Perfect Gentleman (11-12) at Punchestown 3m mdn hdl gd in May, 17 ran.
Maurash (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) In tch til wknd to rr 4out, sn bhnd, 7th of 9, 47l behind Suzie Lightning (11-7) at Durrow 3m ire ptp sft in May.