A much stronger beginners event than is usually the case here. All eyes will be on THE PAPARRAZI KID as he makes his chasing debut as Willie Mullins' charge produced a cracking performance to land a very tough Punchestown handicap over hurdles in April and has always had the look of a chaser about him. He'll need to be good to make a winning start against Stonemaster, who was a high-class hurdler and has gone well in a couple of strong handicaps over fences recently. Tom Horn has only had two runs over fences but has shown up well in both and he's progressing well enough to get involved along with Best Served Cold, though he had to be withdrawn from an intended target at Roscommon recently due to a bout of coughing. Western Man has been hurdling after falling at the first fence at Thurles in April but can make his presence felt if surviving the obstacles.
Best Served Cold 20-1 (11-12) Reminders 1st and led, ridden and headed after 4 out, no extra in 5th entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 34l behind Felix Yonger (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs in May.
Captain Canada 11-2 (11-12) Disputed early, soon chased leader, left in lead 4th, headed 4 out, ridden in 4th after next, soon no impression, slow 2 out, weakened, 4th of 9, well behind Sizing Rio (11-5) at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chase hvy in May.
Excellent As Usual (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, on terms and went clear from 3 out, reduced lead last, caught and dropped to 3rd near finish, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Akatara (11-8) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gf.
Happy Tobe Here (IRE) 8-1 (10-4) Waited with behind, never a factor, kept on run-in, 11th of 17, 39l behind Slivegullion Girl (10-8) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in May.
Pampered Jack (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Chased leaders early, soon settled behind leading trio, 8th halfway, weakened 5 out, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Jubilee Year (11-9) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in May, 16 ran.
Potts Bridge (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Mid-division best, behind 5 out, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Blue Cannon (11-6) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chase gf.
Robbie McMahon (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 6th halfway, driven along in 5th after 3 out and went moderate 4th approaching last, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 9l behind Chebona Bula (11-12) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chase gd in May.
Rockofinspiration 25-1 (11-12) Led early, slight mistake 3rd and headed, mistake 6th, lost place circuit to go, soon no danger, 11th of 14, well behind Beachdale Lad (11-9) at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chase gf.
Roving Lad (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Waited with towards rear, went moderate 8th before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 14, 41l behind Beachdale Lad (11-9) at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chase gf.
Stonemaster (IRE) Evensfav (11-8) Tracked leaders, ridden along in 4th 3 out, soon no impression on leaders, 4th of 14, 6l behind Dont Back Down (11-1) at Punchestown 3m hcp chs 0-123 gf in May.
The Paparrazi Kid (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) Waited with, progress into 2nd on inner before last, ridden to lead run-in and stayed on well, won at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Apr beating Rathlin (11-1) by 1/2l, 22 ran.
Tom Horn (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Prominent, left in front 3 out, headed 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Datokepe (11-9) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chs sft in May.
Western Man (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Waited with in mid-division, 7th before 5 out, 9th before next, no impression and kept on same pace from 3 out, 6th of 14, 26l behind Akatara (11-8) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gf.
Raajih 7-1 (11-5) Towards rear, 8th halfway, went 4th 3 out and 3rd before next, soon no chance with winner, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Chebona Bula (11-12) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chase gd in May.
Ben Of Fore (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, moderate 9th 6 out, soon no extra, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Luna Runner (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 7f beg chase gf, 11 ran.
Noble Pageant (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, hit 1st, fell 5th, in a race won by Beachdale Lad (11-9) at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chase gf, 14 ran.
Bacher Son (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Ld, jnd appr 2out, hdd sn after 2out, 3l 2nd appr last, battled well to hold 2nd, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Cloudy Joker (11-4) at Tallanstown 3m ire ptp gd in Apr.