REINE ANGEVINE started favourite on her debut at Roscommon but couldn't quicken at a crucial stage and had to settle for third. She'll be better for that and can gain her first success in a race that may not take too much winning. Awespicious wasn't fancied on his debut over hurdles at Cork and slipped up on the Flat after the fifth last while Balnagon Boy makes his debut under Rules after landing a point-to-point at Ballingarry in June. Honey Pound was well beaten on his debut at Leopardstown in January so it could be Paul Rothwell's newcomer Bottle Rattler who provides the main threat.
Awespicious (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, ridden and no extra 4 out, soon slipped up on flat, in a race won by Pageboy (11-6) at Cork 2m 4yo hdl, 6 ran.
Ballycummin Castle (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden 5f out, soon no impression, 7th of 11, 13l behind Gold Bullet (11-7) at Clonmel 2m N H flat sft in Jun.
Balnagon Boy (IRE) 5-2 (10-11) Ww, gd prog 3out, ld 2out, row, snug, won at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp in Jun beating Saltmills Blackie (11-7) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Bottle Rattler (IRE) Gamut gelding out of Merulana.
Coolroe Warrior (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, no extra approaching 4f out, completely tailed off, 17th of 18, well behind Oscars Joy (11-7) at Limerick 2m N H flat gd in Jul.
Hawaii Five Nil (IRE) Gold Well gelding out of Polish Rhythm.
Honey Pound (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Chased leaders early, 6th halfway, ridden and dropped to rear 3f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 19l behind Jezki (11-2) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf in Jan.
Third Opinion (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Waited with, no impression approaching straight, kept on, 7th of 22, 22l behind Run 'n' Jump (11-0) at Cork 2m mdn hdl.
Electuary (IRE) Bahri filly out of Alassio.
Reine Angevine (FR) 4-5fav (11-1) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 2nd entering straight, ridden to challenge 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 2 3/4l behind Gallant Tipp (11-2) at Roscommon 2m 4yo nhf sft.
Sareva (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, tailed off, last of 23, well behind Grand Jesture (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf gs in Apr.