Zulu Principle is an interesting newcomer having won at Dundalk in December on only his third start. Banyan Tree was a useful two-year-old who never ran last year but made a good impression on his hurdling debut at Cork last month. He goes on the short-list along with four-times Flat winner Scottish Boogie but this should chiefly concern the consistent but so far luckless LUDDENMORE, who produced the best piece of form on show when just touched off by Plan A at Gowran, and Akatara, a very good second to Caribbean Sea at Kilbeggan last time.
Banyan Tree (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Held up, progress straight, kept on without threatening under pressure from between last 2, 4th of 19, 2 3/4l behind Kalann (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Bondage (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Towards rear, closer in moderate 8th after 3 out, 6th approaching straight, mistake and no extra from 2 out, 6th of 14, 37l behind Couleur De La Loi (11-1) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
City Line (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Mid-division, moderate 5th after 3 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 17l behind Sounds Of Thunder (11-2) at Tramore 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Luddenmore (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along before 5 out, on terms when slight mistake 2 out, soon headed, beaten when not fluent last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Devils Bit (11-2) at Wexford 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Scottish Boogie (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, moderate 4th from 3 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 4th of 17, 16l behind Total Reality (10-11) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl in Apr.
Sokool (FR) (8-12) won at Chinon(FR) 1m 3yo stk gd in Jul, 10 ran (flat).
Zulu Principle 3-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, challenged from early straight, led narrowly 1f out, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong, all out, won at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol in Dec beating Leaves You Baby (8-11) by hd, 8 ran (flat).
Billy Congo (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Towards rear for most, no impression before 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 40l behind Caribbean Sea (11-2) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f 4yo mdn hdl gf in Apr.
Granville Bennett (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, weakened before 4 out, fell 3 out, in a race won by Caribbean Sea (11-2) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f 4yo mdn hdl gf in Apr, 12 ran.
Luck Pennie (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Prominent, 4th halfway, driven along 4 out, weakened after 3 out, 9th of 20, 20l behind Plan A (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Jan.
One Fair County (IRE) King's Theatre gelding out of Soeur Ti.
Purple Land (USA) 12-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 6th 6 out, no impression from before straight, 12th of 19, 19l behind Kalann (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Roybuoy 50-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 5th before straight, kept on same pace under pressure from between last 2, 5th of 19, 4 1/2l behind Kalann (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Treguier (FR) Port Lyautey gelding out of Jorba De Coeur.
Akatara (IRE) 5-2 (10-11) Soon led, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, kept on, pressed leader run-in, just held, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Caribbean Sea (11-2) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f 4yo mdn hdl gf in Apr.
Bespoke Baby (IRE) 66-1 (9-13) Mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Domination (11-2) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl gd in Apr, 15 ran.
Dart Queen (GER) 50-1 (10-2) Rear of mid-division, weakened from 4 out, 15th of 18, well behind Ruler Of All (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Unconditional (IRE) Oscar filly out of Maith An Cailin.
Down Under (IRE) Milan gelding out of She's All That.
Bruff (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Aniston.