SNAKE EYES was third in a Fairyhouse bumper on his racecourse debut in April and has reportedly been schooling well over timber. He can take this before going on to better things. The others haven't a great deal to recommend them though Bincombe was third at Exeter before being found out in better company at the same track earlier this month. Old Pals Act may also prove a bit better than he's shown so far while newcomer Star Presenter wouldn't need to be anything special to grab a place.
Bally Lagan (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway 4f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 8th of 10, 22l behind Ourmanmassini (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs.
Bincombe 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, lost place 2nd, in rear 5th, no impression after, tailed off, 6th of 11, 46l behind Landscape (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) sft.
Bold Raider (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden after 6th, weakened approaching 3 out, 9th of 14, 38l behind Kings Lad (10-12) at Wincanton 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) gs.
Jack The Cracker 66-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, some headway after 6th, weakened approaching 3 out, 12th of 15, 42l behind Karazhan (11-0) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (5) gd.
Minella Definitely (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 35l behind Regal Encore (11-7) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) sft in Oct.
Old Pals Act (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Led until approaching 2 out, soon beaten, 7th of 14, 37l behind Kings Lad (10-12) at Wincanton 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) gs.
Piano Concerto (USA) 14-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 3 out, no extra between last 2, 7th of 13, 13l behind Kings Flagship (10-12) at Wincanton 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Snake Eyes (IRE) 3-1fav (10-4) Mid-division, headway in 5th 4f out, led entering straight, ridden 1 1/2f out, challenged inside final furlong, headed final 100 yards and no extra, 3rd of 19, 2l behind Clondaw Kaempfer (10-6) at Fairyhouse 2m nhf gs in Apr.
Star Presenter (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Star Councel.
Realta Mo Croi (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Always towards rear, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Robbie (11-12) at Southwell 2m nov hdl (4) gd.
Shady Lane 33-1 (10-12) Held up, headway 5f out, weakened 3f out, 11th of 12, 31l behind Glorious Twelfth (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 1f mares n h flat (4) sft in Apr.