Henry De Bromhead won this last year with Fort George and though Catcherinscratcher has a bit to find she impressed on just her second start over fences at Tipperary. SIN PALO didn't show much over timber but it's been a different matter since tackling fences and he looks the one to beat as he survived a bad mistake at the last to win very easily at Kilbeggan and there's much more to come. Definite Class has progressed with every run over fences and beat the useful Shop Dj at Limerick last time. He's scored on the Flat subsequently and must rate a threat along with The Amarillo Kid, who probably would have won at Tramore anyway though his rivals handed it to him on a plate. Bullock Harbour was having only his second start over fences when beating a big field at Roscommon and is no forlorn hope.
Bullock Harbour (IRE) 9-4 (11-12) Soon led, pressed and joined 2 out, in front again at last, stayed on well run-in, won at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chase gs in Jun beating Oscars Business (11-5) by 2 3/4l, 16 ran.
Sin Palo (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Soon prominent, closed up 5th, left in front and clear 5 out, in command when bad mistake last, stayed on well run-in, won at Kilbeggan 3m 1f beg chase sft in Jun beating Double Seven (11-12) by 8l, 14 ran.
The Amarillo Kid (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Soon mid-division, 5th from 4 out, 2nd and challenged from before 2 out where left clear, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Tramore 2m 6f beg chase gf in Jun beating Mayday Frontier (11-7) by 16l, 13 ran.
Definite Class (IRE) 5-2 (11-2) Rear of mid-division, ridden into 5th before straight, challenged and on terms 2 out, ridden clear from last, stayed on well, won at Limerick 2m 3f Mares Chase (5yo+) gd in May beating Shop Dj (11-2) by 4l, 9 ran.
What A Island (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 8th 5 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace in 6th from before straight, 5th of 16, 40l behind Bullock Harbour (11-12) at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chase gs in Jun.
Catcherinscratcher (IRE) 2-1fav (11-5) Soon led, jumped right, attempted to assert from before 4 out, reduced lead and pressed from before 2 out, stayed on well run-in to assert closing stages, won at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chase sft in Jun beating Empire Theatre (11-5) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.